Sports

United lose 2-1 at Valencia and blow chance of top spot

VALENCIA (Reuters) – Manchester United endured an undignified end to their topsy-turvy Champions League group stage campaign by losing 2-1 at already-eliminated Valencia on Wednesday and missing their chance of topping Group H. Soccer Football – Champions League – Group Stage – Group H – Valencia v Manchester United – Mestalla, Valencia, Spain – December […]

Health

Ageing Japan – Dementia puts financial assets of the elderly at risk

TOKYO (Reuters) – Yumiko Okubo, 71, had forgotten how to heat up food. Eiichi Okubo (top), 71, speaks to his wife Yumiko, 68, who has been suffering from dementia, near her care house in Tokyo, Japan, October 29, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai “What’s a microwave?” she asked her husband, Eiichi. Yumiko was in the early stages […]

Technology

Canada warns U.S. not to politicize extradition cases

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Wednesday warned the United States not to politicize extradition cases, a day after President Donald Trump said he could intervene in the affair of a Chinese executive detained in Canada at Washington’s request. A saleswoman serves customers at a Huawei shop in Beijing, China December 12, […]

UK

PM May survives party confidence vote but Brexit deal still teetering

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a confidence vote by the Conservative Party on Wednesday, but a mutiny by more than a third of her lawmakers indicated parliament was heading towards deadlock over Brexit. While 200 Conservative lawmakers voted in support of May as leader, 117 dissented, indicating opposition not only from […]

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Canada frees CFO of China’s Huawei on bail; Trump might intervene

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – A top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was granted bail by a Canadian court on Tuesday, 10 days after her arrest in Vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities sparked a diplomatic dispute. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s [HWT.UL] chief financial officer and the daughter of its founder, faces U.S. […]

Sports

Young Boys stun Juventus with Hoarau brace

BERN (Reuters) – Two goals from striker Guillaume Hoarau led Young Boys to a shock 2-1 Champions League win over already-qualified Juventus on Wednesday to hand the Serie A side their first away defeat in a competitive match for over a year. Soccer Football – Champions League – Group Stage – Group H – BSC […]

Health

Dementia risk increased in female vets with brain injury, PTSD

(Reuters Health) – – Female military veterans with traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder or depression are more likely to develop dementia later in life than peers without those conditions, a U.S. study suggests. Each of those conditions was associated with an increased risk for dementia, and if a female vet was diagnosed with more […]

UK

May says will deliver on Brexit after surviving confidence vote

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks outside 10 Downing Street after a confidence vote by Conservative Party Members of Parliament (MPs), in London, Britain December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would get on with her “renewed mission” of taking Britain out of the European Union after […]

Sports

How one humble English club is greening up soccer

LONDON (Reuters) – Tucked away in the leafy Cotswold hills, English fourth-tier club Forest Green Rovers rarely make sporting headlines, but have become unlikely trailblazers for something more pressing than three points on a Saturday afternoon. At this week’s major U.N. climate change conference in Katowice, Poland, the club’s chairman Dale Vince received an award […]

Health

Diabetic amputations on the rise in the U.S.

(Reuters Health) – – A growing number of people with diabetes in the U.S. are losing toes and feet to the disease by the time they reach middle age, according to a study that suggests a reversal after years of progress against diabetes. FILE PHOTO: A person receives a test for diabetes during Care Harbor […]

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PM May survives party confidence vote but 117 dissent

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May survived a confidence vote from her Conservative party on Wednesday, but more than a third of her lawmakers said she was no longer the right leader to implement Britain’s exit from the European Union. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of […]

Technology

FCC affirms that wireless carriers can block unwanted text messages

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Communications Commission voted on Wednesday to clarify that wireless carriers have the authority to block unwanted or spam text messages, but Democrats warned the decision would allow carriers to block or censor texts that customers send. FILE PHOTO – A woman holds a drink while using her mobile phone on […]

UK

PM May wins party confidence vote by 200 to 117

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote from her Conservative party on Wednesday, but 117 of her lawmakers said she was no longer the right leader to implement Britain’s exit from the European Union. Britain’s March 29 exit has been plunged into crisis by parliamentary opposition to the divorce deal she […]

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Trade talk lifts stocks, sterling rises on May bets

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gauge of global stock markets rallied along with U.S. Treasury yields on Wednesday as optimism abounded for a trade thaw between the U.S. and China while sterling bounced on bets that UK Prime Minister Theresa May would keep her job. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock […]

Sports

Al Ain hit back from three behind, win on penalties

AL AIN, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) – Host side Al Ain came back from three goals down to draw 3-3 with Team Wellington and then won 4-3 on penalties in a dramatic first round match at the Club World Cup on Wednesday. Soccer Football – Club World Cup – Al-Ain v Team Wellington – Hazza […]

Health

Self-weighing, self-awareness may prevent holiday weight gain

(Reuters Health) – – A brief program that encouraged people to track their weight and to be mindful of the excess energy in every holiday cookie or cup of nog seems to have helped participants get through the holiday season without gaining weight. Gingerbread is seen at the Christmas market in Riga, Latvia December 5, […]

Technology

Canada minister to speak about extradition as China dispute worsens

FILE PHOTO: Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland takes part in a news conference at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, U.S., August 31, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will hold a news conference to discuss extradition procedures on Wednesday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said he might […]

UK

Sport England to fund 200 new parkrun events

(Reuters) – Sport England has announced a 3 million pounds investment to create 200 new parkrun events in the country over the next three years to increase participation among women and people from lower socioeconomic groups. FILE PHOTO: Participants take part in a parkrun event at Bushy Park in London August 2, 2014. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File […]

Sports

Spurs move Manchester United match to Wembley after latest stadium delay

FILE PHOTO – Soccer Football – Tottenham Hotspur New Stadium General Views – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – December 6, 2018 General view of the stadium Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs LONDON (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur’s home fixture against Manchester United next month will take place at Wembley after yet another delay in the […]

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Trump ex-lawyer Cohen sentenced to 3 years prison on campaign charge

NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for financial crimes and orchestrating hush payments to women before the 2016 election, telling the judge his “blind loyalty” led him to cover up for Trump. The sentencing by U.S. District Judge William Pauley […]