Month: August 2017

(Reuters) – Rory McIlroy is winless this season but hopeful a return to a familiar stomping ground at this week’s Dell Technologies Championship in Boston will provide him a springboard to another FedExCup playoffs title. World number four McIlroy has been hit with injury this year and will be shutting things down in due course
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(Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) said on Thursday it has received a permit to test self-driving vehicles in California, marking the entry of the world’s largest smart phone maker four months after iPhone maker and arch rival Apple Inc (AAPL.O) received a permit. Its parent company in May secured permission from South Korean
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(Reuters) – A federal judge in California on Thursday rejected a lawsuit by Wyoming potentially seeking more than $1 billion in additional penalties for environmental damages linked by the state to Volkswagen AG’s (VOWG_p.DE) excess diesel emissions scandal. The ruling is a victory for the world’s largest automaker by sales and could help prevent environmental
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s withdrawal negotiations with the European Union failed to make the kind of progress needed to move into a new phase in October, chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier said on Thursday after four days of talks. However, both he and British Brexit Secretary David Davis spoke of a constructive attitude on both
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s eighth navigation satellite imploded shortly after lift off on Thursday, state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. The IRNSS-1H satellite had been expected to join seven others in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) to take the country a step further to developing its own global positioning system. “Satellite
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roger Federer will be hoping that his first-round scare was no more than an early glitch when he takes on Russian Mikhaïl Youzhny at the U.S. Open on Thursday. The Swiss, looking to claim a record-extending 20th grand slam title, needed to play five sets to advance into round two as
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KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May said she wanted to continue as Britain’s leader beyond the next parliamentary election, not due until 2022, dismissing expectations she could stand down after Brexit as early as 2019. May’s authority has been badly damaged by a ill-judged election campaign earlier this year which cost her Conservative
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WASHINGTON/AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Two explosions were reported on Thursday at the flood-hit Arkema SA (AKE.PA) plant in Crosby, Texas, and a sheriff’s deputy was taken to hospital after inhaling chemicals, the company said. The company said further explosions of organic peroxides stored on site were possible and urged people to stay away as the
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Canadian Denis Shapovalov appeared older than his 18 years at the U.S. Open on Wednesday, staying poised to beat eighth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 6-4 7-6(3) and advancing to the third round. Shapovalov, who had to qualify for the main draw, rose his hands in triumph after the television review showed
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Democratic U.S. senator on Wednesday urged the FBI to investigate whether billionaire investor Carl Icahn broke the law when he called for biofuels policies that would have benefited his investments while serving as an adviser to President Donald Trump. Senator Tammy Duckworth said Icahn’s guidance to Trump on the federal biofuel
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LONDON, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Britain’s consumer confidence improved slightly this month on July’s one-year low, although the mood around economic prospects over the next year remained somber, a survey showed on Thursday. The monthly consumer sentiment index from market research firm GfK rose to -10 from -12 in July, confounding expectations for a fall
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