Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Pierre-Hugues Herbert each won in straight sets on Saturday to set up an all-French final at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Second Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 17, 2019. France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in action during the match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Strong winds on Sunday are expected to fan forest fires that have been burning for a week through New Zealand’s South Island, forcing thousands of people from their homes, with more residents expected to flee, officials said. New Zealand Defence Force firefighters combat the Richmond fire near Nelson, South Island, New Zealand,
LAWRENCE, Mass. (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, struggling to move past criticism over her claims of Native American heritage, aimed for a fresh start on Saturday with the formal launch of her 2020 presidential campaign, saying that she is fighting for all Americans. Potential 2020 Democratic presidential nomination candidate U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
BERLIN (Reuters) – A Norwegian drama starring film veteran Stellan Skarsgard awakens nostalgia for youth and bygone landscapes, but global warming was not its intended message, according to the author of the book the film is based on. FILE PHOTO: Director and screenwriter Hans Petter Moland and actors Stellan Skarsgard, Bjorn Floberg, Jon Ranes, Tobias
FILE PHOTO: Cutouts depicting images of oil operations are seen outside a building of Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA in Caracas, Venezuela January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA is telling customers of its oil joint ventures to deposit sales proceeds at an account it recently opened
LONDON (Reuters) – The Queen 97-year-old husband Prince Philip has voluntarily given up his driving licence after a crash last month, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Philip is driven away from Papworth Hospital in southern England December 27, 2011.- REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo Philip escaped without injury on Jan. 17 when the
BERLIN (Reuters) – French director Francois Ozon described the struggles he experienced breaking the silence surrounding pedophile abuse scandals in the Catholic Church when making “By the Grace of God”, about three victims who faced down the hierarchy. The film explores the impact of the protagonists’ decision to act on long-dormant memories of abuse on
Are, Sweden (Reuters) – Kjetil Jansrud led a Norwegian one-two to win gold in a weather-hit men’s downhill at the Alpine skiing world championships on Saturday, denying team mate Aksel Lund Svindal a fairytale finish to his career by the narrowest of margins. Alpine Skiing – FIS Alpine World Ski Championships – Men’s Downhill –
FILE PHOTO: A Marriott flag hangs at the entrance of the New York Marriott Downtown hotel in Manhattan, New York November 16, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo DUBAI (Reuters) – United Real Estate Co., a unit of Kuwait Projects Co, and Marriott International said in a joint statement on Saturday that they had agreed to open
BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, struggling to move past criticism over her Native American heritage claims, will aim for a fresh start on Saturday when she formally launches her 2020 presidential campaign. FILE PHOTO: Potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks at an Organizing Event in Manchester, New Hampshire,
RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) – Virginia’s embattled governor, Ralph Northam, capped a week of political chaos ignited by racial scandals by vowing to stay in office on Friday, while the fellow Democrat in line to succeed him faced a second accusation of sexual assault. The swirling racial scandals, involving both Northam and the state’s Democratic attorney
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is exploring alternatives to locating part of its new headquarters in New York in case the plan should fail due to local opposition, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday. The online retailer has not yet acquired any land for the project, which would make it easy
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s effort to rewrite two-decade old copyright rules to take into account online platforms such as Alphabet Inc’s Google moved a step forward on Friday when a majority of member countries agreed on a common position for talks with lawmakers next week. FILE PHOTO: European Union flags are seen outside
SYDNEY (Reuters) – A prominent Chinese businessman and political donor, linked in the past to a row about the promotion of Chinese interests, said on Friday Australia’s decision to rescind his visa was based on nothing more than speculation. Australian flag flutters in front of the Great Hall of the People during a welcoming ceremony
HAMPTON, N.H. (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown sought advice earlier this year from former President Barack Obama about running a 2020 presidential bid, the Democrat told voters on Friday at an event in New Hampshire. FILE PHOTO: Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) speaks during a U.S. Senate debate in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. October 14, 2018.
RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) – Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax faced a second accusation of sexual assault on Friday, when a woman accused him of raping her when they were fellow students at Duke University, adding to the chaos that has engulfed the state’s top three elected officials. Fairfax denied both accusations as a “coordinated smear