VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – The organizers of the Venice Film Festival signed a pledge on Friday to work toward gender equality, hoping to mollify critics who have accused them of sidelining women filmmakers. FILE PHOTO: The 75th Venice International Film Festival – Juries photocall – Venice, Italy, August 29, 2018 – Director of the Venice
WASHINGTON/TORONTO (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump notified Congress on Friday of his intent to sign a trade agreement with Mexico after talks with Canada broke up on Friday with no immediate deal to revamp the tri-nation North American Free Trade Agreement. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about trade at the Granite City
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is prepared to quickly ramp up a trade war with China and has told aides he is ready to impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese imports as soon as a public comment period on the plan ends next week, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday. The White
(Reuters) – Aretha Franklin, who reigned as the undisputed Queen of Soul until her death this month at the age of 76, will be buried in Detroit on Friday after a funeral that will include remarks by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and singing by Stevie Wonder. A woman writes on a large drawing of
TOKYO (Reuters) – Renesas Electronics Corp is considering buying U.S. chipmaker Integrated Device Technology Inc (IDT) as it pursues further growth, the Japanese automotive chipmaker said on Friday. Renesas Electronics Corp’s logo is seen on its substrate at the company’s conference in Tokyo, Japan, April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai The potential acquisition, first reported by
HEIDELBERG, Germany (Reuters) – Armed with a mouse and computer screen instead of a scalpel and operating theater, cardiologist Benjamin Meder carefully places the electrodes of a pacemaker in a beating, digital heart. A three-dimensional printout of a human heart is seen at the Heidelberg University Hospital (Universitaetsklinikum Heidelberg) in Heidelberg, Germany, August 14, 2018.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – When a U.S. appeals court last week rejected an Alabama abortion law, one of the court’s judges bemoaned having to base the decision on Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, calling it an “aberration of constitutional law.” The views of 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief
(Reuters) – Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Friday it had launched legal action against online ticket reseller Viagogo after the firm failed to offer to make changes following a CMA investigation into the secondary ticketing sector. Stadium seats in a file photo. Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley Livepic The CMA said it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Washington’s political leaders gather in the U.S. Capitol on Friday to commemorate the late Senator John McCain, President Donald Trump will travel to one of his private golf clubs for a campaign fundraiser. In a week of solemn events marking McCain’s passing, Trump has been and will be absent, a reflection
BEIJING (Reuters) – China will speed up efforts to create an environmentally friendly pricing system to encourage the conservation of water and power and create incentives for waste disposal, the environment ministry said on Friday. China is in the fifth year of a “war on pollution” aimed at reversing the environmental damage done by nearly
(Reuters) – Nine years after the death of the “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson’s children and other family members came together to launch an auction, accept a posthumous award and remember the singer on what would have been his 60th birthday. Paris Jackson arrives for the opening ceremony of the 25th Life Ball in Vienna,
LESHAN, China (Reuters) – In a mountain village in southwest China’s Sichuan province, authorities have demolished seven small dam projects this year along a river to clear illegal developments in a new nature reserve. Water is released as heavy rain falls at a massive Pubugou Dam on the Dadu river, a tributary of the Yangtze
The Houston Astros formally announced an extension for manager AJ Hinch on Thursday, putting him under contract through the 2022 season. Apr 15, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch walks off the field as he wears patches honoring Jackie Robinson day before the game against the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Funds run by BlackRock Inc voted over Tesla Inc’s objections in favor of a shareholder proposal in June that would have required the electric carmaker to replace Elon Musk with an independent board chairman if the motion had not been defeated, a regulatory filing showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Tesla Motors
(Reuters) – A federal judge in Montana on Thursday issued a court order temporarily blocking the first Yellowstone-area grizzly bear hunts in more than 40 years, siding with native American groups and environmentalists seeking to restore the animals’ protected status. FILE PHOTO: A grizzly bear and her two cubs approach the carcass of a bison
(Reuters) – A tropical wave located southeast of the Cape Verde Islands has a 90 percent chance of developing into a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Thursday. The potential Tropical Cyclone Six is located about 300 miles (480 kilometers) east-southeast of the