Month: August 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Russian teenager Andrey Rublev swept aside seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov 7-5 7-6(3) 6-3 to reach the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday as a new wave of young guns continued to impress at the year’s final grand slam. Rublev, 19, captivated a packed Louis Armstrong Stadium with his speed
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s Volvo (VOLVb.ST), one of the world’s biggest truck makers, on Thursday set new financial targets, and said it aimed for an operating margin above 10 percent over a business cycle. Years of heavy cost cuts and efficiency gains have led to marked improvements in Gothenburg-based Volvo’s profitability. It reported an adjusted
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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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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The British and EU lead negotiators on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, David Davis and Michel Barnier, will brief the media on the latest round of talks in Brussels at 12:45 p.m. (1045 GMT) on Thursday. The European Commission confirmed the timing of the joint news conference in a statement. Davis
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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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CHICAGO (Reuters) – The 25-year-old son of Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson donated one of his kidneys to his father in a life-saving transplant surgery on Wednesday, local media reported. Daniel Johnson agreed to be his 57-year-old father’s donor when he learned his own kidney was a match, the Chicago Tribune said. The simultaneous surgeries
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(Reuters) – Harvey, previously a tropical storm, has weakened into a depression, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Wednesday. Harvey is about 10 miles (15 km) southwest of Alexandria, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour (55 kph), the Miami-based weather forecaster said. Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding continues in southeastern Texas
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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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