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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance in the front row at a fashion catwalk on Tuesday where she watched a show by emerging designer Richard Quinn. The 91-year-old monarch, dressed in a pale blue suit, sat next to Anna Wintour, editor in chief of American Vogue magazine, as models displayed a
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(Reuters) – Apple Inc is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt for iPhone batteries directly from miners, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing sources. The iPhone maker is seeking contracts to buy several thousand metric tons of cobalt for five years or longer, Bloomberg reported, citing an anonymous source. (bloom.bg/2CAIdXr) Cobalt prices have skyrocketed
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WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. “North Korea dangled a meeting in hopes of the
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks gained on Wednesday, while the dollar advanced as traders near-term focus shifted to the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last policy meeting for hints on the future pace of U.S. monetary tightening. But spreadbetters expected European stocks to follow Wall Street’s lead and open lower, with Britain’s FTSE slipping 0.3
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Italian Sofia Goggia carved up the Jeongseon slope “like a Samurai” to win the women’s downhill on Wednesday and leave American Lindsey Vonn with a bronze medal in her final run in the marquee event of Olympic Alpine skiing. The bubbly 25-year-old from Bergamo clocked one minute, 39.22 seconds to
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Egypt opens border with Gaza temporarily The Palestinian embassy in Cairo confirmed the opening of Gaza’s main gateway to the outside world. Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Ashraf Sweilam, The Associated Press
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CARACAS (Reuters) – President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday that Venezuela had received $735 million in the first day of a pre-sale of the country’s “petro” cryptocurrency, aimed at pulling the country out of an economic tailspin. Maduro is hoping the petro will allow the ailing OPEC member to skirt U.S. sanctions as the bolivar currency
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(Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a California law requiring IMDb, the movie and television information website, to remove actors’ ages at their request. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said the law violated the First Amendment rights of IMDb, a unit of Amazon.com Inc that challenged the law, by singling out age
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