PARIS (Reuters) – Protesters have disrupted the opening of a retrospective of Roman Polanski’s work in Paris following new rape allegations against the French-Polish film director. Feminist protesters gather outside the Cinematheque Francaise to demonstrate upon the appearance of director Roman Polanski at an event organised by Cinematheque Francaise in Paris, France, October 30, 2017.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tiger Woods announced on Monday he will make his return to competitive golf at the Nov. 30–Dec. 3 Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas. FILE PHOTO: Golfer Tiger Woods walks into the North County Courthouse in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, U.S., October 27, 2017. REUTERS/Saul Martinez Woods, who continues
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election charged President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and another aide, Rick Gates, with money laundering on Monday. A third former Trump adviser, George Papadopoulos, pleaded guilty in early October to lying to the FBI, it was announced on Monday. It
CARACAS (Reuters) – Three of Venezuela’s largest opposition parties vowed on Monday to boycott mayoral polls later this year in protest at an election system they say is biased in favor of President Nicolas Maduro’s ruling socialists. Julio Borges, president of the National Assembly and deputy of the Venezuelan coalition of opposition parties (MUD) talks
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Puerto Rico’s government power company said on Sunday it will cancel a $300 million contract with a tiny Montana company to restore power to the storm-hit U.S. territory after an uproar over the deal. The contract between Whitefish Energy Holdings and Puerto Rico’s bankrupt power utility came under fire after it
LONDON (Reuters) – Foreign secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday that a key proviso of a 100-year old British declaration which laid the foundations for Israel had not been fully met, striking a sympathetic tone towards the Palestinians. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gives a speech at the British Embassy during his European tour on
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, surrendered to the FBI on Monday and another ex-aide pleaded guilty to lying to agents in the most serious steps yet of a federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Manafort, 68, a longtime Republican operative, arrived at the
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in more than eight years in September, likely as households in Texas and Florida replaced flood-damaged motor vehicles, but underlying inflation remained muted. Households, however, dipped into their savings to fund purchases last month, pushing savings to their lowest level since 2008. Against the backdrop
(Reuters) – Several analysts downplayed concerns about Apple Inc’s iPhone X production issues and were bullish on demand and sales, pushing the company’s shares to a record on Monday. FILE PHOTO: An attendee checks out a new iPhone X during an Apple launch event in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam The Cupertino-based
(The Sports Xchange) – Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller underwent emergency surgery Sunday night on his dislocated left knee suffered in the game against the New Orleans Saints. Oct 29, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller (86) is carted off the field after a leg injury during the second
(Reuters) – Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has apologized to fellow actor Anthony Rapp who said Spacey made a sexual advance to him in 1986 when Rapp was 14 years old. Spacey said in a post on Twitter on Sunday that he was “beyond horrified” to hear Rapp’s story of the encounter, which he said he
(Reuters) – After reading a painful series of “Me Too” stories about sexual harassment and assault on social media, Amanda Crone realized she needed to have a conversation with her husband. So an anxious Crone, 29, a stay-at-home mother of two young children, put on a movie for her kids and went upstairs to the
BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) – Work resumed normally in Catalonia and calm reigned on the streets on Monday despite calls for civil disobedience from secessionist politicians, in early signs the direct rule imposed to stop an independence bid from Spain was taking hold. Spanish and Catalan separatist flags are waved in front of the Generalitat Palace, the
BEIJING (Reuters) – China and Sri Lanka should focus on strengthening cooperation over key investment projects, Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday told his visiting counterpart from Sri Lanka, amid strong local opposition to some major Chinese-invested schemes. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) and Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana shake hands before their
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The first charges from the probe of possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election could be unsealed as early as Monday and a target taken into custody, possibly marking a dramatic turn in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Special Counsel Robert Mueller (R) departs after briefing members of the U.S.