Day: April 12, 2018

Google poised to emerge unscathed from European antitrust crackdown

April 12, 2018

BRUSSELS/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The European Union’s top antitrust regulator, Margrethe Vestager, has made it her mission to stem alleged anti-competitive abuses by big American tech companies, threatening as recently as last month to break up Alphabet Inc’s Google. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop and mobile device users are seen next to a screen projection […]

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At New York’s Trump Tower, condo prices have lost their glitter

April 12, 2018

(Reuters) – For Todd Brassner, an art dealer who died in a fire that ripped through his Trump Tower apartment last weekend, the New York high-rise he lived in for two decades became unbearable after Donald Trump announced he was running for president. Trump Tower on 5th Avenue is seen in New York City, U.S., […]

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Trump says Syria attack ‘could be very soon or not so soon’

April 12, 2018

WASHINGTON/LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump cast doubt on Thursday over the timing of his threatened strike on Syria in response to a reported poison gas attack, while France said it had proof of Syria’s guilt but needed to gather more information. Fears of confrontation between Russia and the West have been running high […]

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Spotify puts bank IPO paydays under fund manager scrutiny

April 12, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – After shaking up the music industry, Spotify (SPOT.N) is now prompting investors to question the value they get from investment banks underwriting new listings with its low-cost IPO. The Spotify logo hangs on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange with U.S. and a Swiss flag as the company lists it’s […]

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Google poised to emerge unscathed from European antitrust crackdown

April 12, 2018

BRUSSELS/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The European Union’s top antitrust regulator, Margrethe Vestager, has made it her mission to stem alleged anti-competitive abuses by big American tech companies, threatening as recently as last month to break up Alphabet Inc’s Google. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop and mobile device users are seen next to a screen projection […]

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Athletics: Gatlin and Coleman form elite relay team

April 12, 2018

(Reuters) – World champions Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman have formed their own relay team and will learn on Saturday how fast they can run. FILE PHOTO: Justin Gatlin of the U.S. celebrates after winning the “Mano a Mano” challenge, a 100-meter race, at the Brazilian Jockey Club in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 1, […]

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Weightlifting: Russia, India among nations to lose Olympic spots in doping clampdown

April 12, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – Five nations, including Russia, whose doping records have risked weightlifting’s place on the Olympic schedule have been limited to just two athletes for the 2020 Tokyo Games by the sport’s governing body, according to a document seen by Reuters. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is effectively allowing Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia and […]

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ESPN+ streaming service launches Disney’s digital drive

April 12, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) on Thursday debuted its new ESPN+ digital subscription service, the first consumer offering in the traditional media company’s push to become a leader in streaming entertainment. FILE PHOTO: A screen shows the logo and a ticker symbol for The Walt Disney Company on the floor of the […]

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Fashionably late: Saudi Arabia hosts its first-ever fashion week

April 12, 2018

RIYADH (Reuters) – Fashionable women, dark-haired Saudis and blonde Eastern Europeans alike, fill the gold-trimmed halls of Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel, marking the start of Saudi Arabia’s first-ever fashion week. Models and makeup artists preparing for the inaugural Saudi episode of Arab Fashion Week said they were surprised the event was taking place in the deeply […]

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Sales of Afghanistan’s renowned carpets unravel as war intensifies

April 12, 2018

KABUL (Reuters) – Sales of Afghanistan’s ancient carpet-weaving industry have dropped by half in the past year as war with Taliban militants heats up and neighboring Pakistan clamps down on border traffic. Prized by buyers as much for their artistry as utility, carpets are still a chief export of the impoverished nation, but their share […]

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