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May tries to sell Brexit deal but opposition mounts

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May sought to sell a draft Brexit deal to her ministers on Wednesday but faced mounting opposition from some MPs and allies who said it threatened the government and the unity of the United Kingdom. A still image from a video footage shows Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaking […]

Sports

Rooney to wear 10 shirt, captain’s armband in England farewell

LONDON (Reuters) – Wayne Rooney will wear the number 10 shirt and captain’s armband when he comes on for his final England appearance in Thursday’s friendly with the United States, manager Gareth Southgate said. Soccer Football – England Media Day – St. George’s Park, Burton upon Trent, Britain – November 13, 2018 England’s Wayne Rooney […]

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May to give short Brexit statement after cabinet meeting

A still image from a video footage shows Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, in central London, Britain November 14, 2018. Parbul TV/Handout via Reuters TV LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will give a short statement to media later on Wednesday after she finishes […]

Health

Stricter state gun laws linked to fewer child deaths from gunshot wounds

(Reuters Health) – Twice as many U.S. children die from gunshot wounds in states with lax gun laws, compared to those with stricter rules, researchers told the annual conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics in Orlando, Florida. “We found that stricter gun laws on the state level did result in fewer children dying from […]

UK

May ‘likely’ to face leadership challenge on Thursday – BBC

Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, leaves 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain November 14, 2018.REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit supporters in Theresa May’s party will “likely” call for a vote of no confidence in her as their leader on Thursday, BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said, citing a senior member of the Conservative Party. […]

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Oil rebounds after plunge, world stock markets fall for fifth day

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices rebounded on Wednesday on hopes for output cuts after a steep drop a day earlier, while a gauge of global stock markets fell for a fifth straight session as declines in tech and financial shares pressured Wall Street. A man looks at an electronic stock quotation board showing Japan’s […]

Technology

BMW, Vodafone, Ericsson urge EU to consider 5G car standard

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – BMW, Vodafone and Ericsson made a last-ditch effort on Wednesday to persuade the European Commission to open the way for the use of 5G technology in cars, concerned about the EU executive’s preference for a wifi-based technology being pursued by their rivals. The BMW logo is seen on the second press day […]

UK

PM hails Brexit deal but must sell it to doubtful ministers

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May put forward her draft European Union divorce plan on Wednesday but faced immediate opposition from some of her own members of parliament and political allies as well as other British parties over what one called a “botched deal”. A still image from a video footage shows Britain’s Prime […]

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UK forced to accelerate planned reform to gambling regulations

Britain’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Wright, arrives in Downing Street, in London, Britain November 14, 2018.REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – The British government bowed to increasing pressure from lawmakers on Wednesday by bringing forward a planned reform of gambling regulations by six months. Culture minister Jeremy Wright said a […]

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Commodities drag FTSE down, Debenhams suffers worst-ever day

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top stock index fell on Wednesday as mining shares and oil majors sold off amid growing anxiety that global growth was slowing, though a late rally in gambling stocks offset some of the slide. A worker shelters from the rain under a Union Flag umbrella as he passes the London Stock […]

Technology

Dialog Semi says not seeing hit to demand from Apple

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Dialog Semiconductor (DLGS.DE) said on Wednesday it was not seeing a hit to demand from its main customer, Apple Inc (AAPL.O), after some suppliers issued profit warnings due to weakness in iPhone sales. FILE PHOTO – A woman checks her phone at a flagship Apple store at Iconsiam shopping mall in Bankok, […]

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A matter of volume – threat from ascendant Chinese phones hangs over Apple

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A raft of profit warnings from Apple Inc (AAPL.O) suppliers this week has fuelled investor concerns that iPhone sales, in terms of volume, have hit a wall that could spell trouble for the company’s plans to make services its main pillar of growth. FILE PHOTO: A customer compares the size of […]

Sports

Factbox: New Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri

(Reuters) – Italian Claudio Ranieri was named Fulham manager on a multi-year contract on Wednesday to replace the sacked Slavisa Jokanovic, with the London club bottom of the Premier League. Here are some key facts about Ranieri: EARLY LIFE – Born in October 1951 in Rome, he began his career as a defender with AS […]

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Rohingya repatriation to Myanmar will not begin on Thursday – source

A Rohingya refugee girl collects water from a tube-well at the Balikhali camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – The repatriation of Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar will not begin on Thursday as planned, said a source directly briefed of the matter late on Wednesday. “It […]

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Commodities drag FTSE 100 down, Debenhams suffers worst-ever day

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top stock index fell on Wednesday as mining shares and oil majors sold off amid growing anxiety that global growth was slowing, though a late rally in gambling stocks offset some of the slide. A worker shelters from the rain under a Union Flag umbrella as he passes the London Stock […]

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European stocks hit two-week low as sell-off leaves few sectors unscathed

LONDON (Reuters) – European shares hit their lowest in two weeks on Wednesday in a broadbased sell-off across oil, mining, technology and banking stocks amid renewed worries about a global economic slowdown and Italy’s budget crisis deepens. The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, November 6, […]

Science

After aborted mission, NASA astronaut confident about December launch

(Reuters) – The American astronaut who will hitch the first ride on a Russian rocket since last month’s aborted launch and dramatic emergency landing is confident that her scheduled trip in December on a rocket that she calls a “workhorse” will go smoothly. Astronaut Anne McClain (L) is seen during training at the Neutral Buoyancy […]

Sports

In-form Reus ruled out for Germany friendly against Russia

BERLIN (Reuters) – In-form Germany winger Marco Reus will not play in Thursday’s friendly international against Russia due to a foot injury and is doubtful for their Nations League match against Netherlands next week, said Germany coach Joachim Loew. Soccer Football – Bundesliga – Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich – Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany […]

Technology

Bitcoin extends losses, drops to lowest in more than a year

A bitcoin logo is seen at a facility of the Youth and Sports Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitcoin fell to a more than one-year low on Wednesday, falling below a key support level of $6,000, with traders and analysts unclear on what caused the sudden drop […]

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Winless Bottas hoping to start over in Abu Dhabi

LONDON (Reuters) – Valtteri Bottas had hoped victory in Abu Dhabi a year ago would set him up for a season of success but, 20 races on and despite his Mercedes team again scooping both Formula One titles, it remains his last win. Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, […]