Month: February 2018

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump blasted media mogul Oprah Winfrey on Twitter on Sunday night over a segment on CBS’s 60 Minutes program and again said he hoped she would face him as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race. Actress and television host Winfrey, now a contributor to the CBS program, led a
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares ticked up on Monday, joining a global recovery for equity markets as sentiment improved gradually from a recent shakeout that stemmed from fears of creeping inflation and higher borrowing costs. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.4 percent, having recovered more than 40 percent of their losses
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GANGNEUNG/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – A Russian Olympic medalist has left the Pyeongchang Winter Games on suspicion of doping, a Russian sports official said on Monday, in a case that could jeopardize the nation’s efforts to draw a line under a years-long drug-cheating scandal. Alexander Krushelnitsky, who competes in curling, one of the Games’ least
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LONDON (Reuters) – Dark comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the biggest winner at the BAFTA Film Awards, held in London on Sunday, an event which saw the campaign for women’s rights in the entertainment industry take center stage. “Three Billboards” won five awards, including best film, best actress for its lead performer Frances
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LONDON (Reuters) – Oxfam’s country director in Haiti admitted to using prostitutes at his residence during a relief mission before resigning in 2011, according to an internal investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct released by the charity on Monday. It is the first time Oxfam has directly addressed accusations against Roland Van Hauwermeiren, who has
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MUNICH (Reuters) – European and U.S. officials divided over U.S. President Donald Trump’s foreign policy found common cause this weekend in decrying what they say is Russia’s covert campaign to undermine Western democracies. But despite the transatlantic show of anger at Russia during the Munich Security Conference, Western officials and diplomats also acknowledged an uncomfortable
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RAMON CRATER, Israel (Reuters) – A team of six Israeli researchers on Sunday ended a four-day Mars habitat experiment in Israel’s Negev desert where they simulated living conditions on the Red Planet, Israel’s Science and Technology Ministry said.     The experiment was held near the isolated Israeli township of Mitzpe Ramon, whose surroundings resemble the
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BERLIN (Reuters) – British actor Rupert Everett said his Berlinale entry about the exile of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde in the 1890s was an expression of homosexuals’ tragedy which is still present in some parts of the world today. “The Happy Prince”, written and directed by Everett, is a biography of Wilde’s exile in Paris
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – A Russian medalist at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance, a source at the Games said on Sunday, in a potential major blow to Russia’s efforts to emerge from a drug-cheating scandal. Alexander Krushelnitsky, a bronze-medalist along with his wife in mixed-doubles
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