Month: January 2020

Imelda Staunton to be last Elizabeth in TV’s ‘The Crown’

FILE PHOTO: Cast member Imelda Staunton attends a news conference for the film “Taking Woodstock” by director Ang Lee at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival May 16, 2009. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (Reuters) – British actress Imelda Staunton will play an older Queen Elizabeth in the final season of award-winning television series “The Crown,” the show’s creator …

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End draws near in Trump impeachment trial as Democrats likely to fall short in vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial faces a climactic vote on Friday, when senators are due to decide whether to call witnesses and prolong the historic proceeding or instead bring them to the swift conclusion that Trump wants. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) addresses a news conference with Senators …

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Exclusive: Japan’s Nidec bets on electric cars and acquisitions to treble sales: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Nidec Corp (6594.T) plans to more than treble its revenue over the next five years by focusing on electric vehicle powertrains and buying specialists in motor technologies, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Nidec Corp’s logo is pictured at an earnings results news conference in Tokyo, Japan, July 25, …

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U.S. and others tighten curbs on travel to China, virus toll hits 213

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States and other countries tightened travel curbs on Friday and businesses said they were facing supply problems because of the coronavirus in China, a day after the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency. With the death toll rising to 213, all of them in China, the United States …

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Weinstein accuser expected to testify about alleged rape, relationship with producer

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A onetime aspiring actress who prosecutors say maintained a relationship with Harvey Weinstein after he raped her because she felt “trapped” is expected to testify against the former Hollywood producer at his Manhattan criminal trial on Friday. Film producer Harvey Weinstein and his legal team leave the New York Criminal Court …

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Britain reports two cases of coronavirus, evacuation flight from China lands

BRIZE NORTON, England (Reuters) – Two patients from the same family in England have tested positive for coronavirus, the first such cases in Britain, health chiefs said on Friday as an evacuation flight brought Britons home from the centre of the outbreak in China. A flight carrying passengers from China lands at RAF Brize Norton …

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China virus may cause delays of anti-pollution equipment retrofits on ships

TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Shipping companies may face delivery delays of vessels fitted with exhaust gas filtering equipment that complies with anti-pollution rules that kicked in this year due to the impact from the virus outbreak in China, shipping sources said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A container freighter ship is seen in the port of Civitavecchia, …

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State of emergency declared as bushfire threatens Australian capital

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian officials declared a state of emergency for the capital city of Canberra and surrounding regions on Friday, as soaring temperatures and strong winds threatened to propel a large bushfire beyond the control of firefighters. FILE PHOTO: A plane releases fire retardant over forest during bushfires in South Turramurra, New South Wales, …

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Nintendo CEO says no plans to launch new Switch model in 2020

Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan January 31, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon TOKYO (Reuters) – Nintendo Co Ltd CEO Shuntaro Furukawa said the gaming company has no plans to launch a new Switch model this year. Nintendo launched a handheld-only version of its hit console in September, driving demand for …

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Republicans confident they can block new Trump trial witnesses, but uncertainty remains

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic prosecutors and Republican defenders at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Thursday barreled toward a confrontation over new witnesses, something that would deny Trump the swift conclusion of the matter that he seeks. As U.S. senators spent a second day firing questions at both legal teams, Republicans, who control the chamber, …

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American Airlines, mechanics union reach tentative $4.2 billion contract deal

CHICAGO (Reuters) – American Airlines Holdings Inc (AAL.O) and its mechanics union announced tentative joint collective bargaining agreements on Thursday covering five maintenance and fleet service groups after more than four years of often bitter negotiations. FILE PHOTO – An American Airlines airplane sits on the tarmac at LAX in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March …

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