Blast in Pakistani city Quetta kills four police: officials

Blast in Pakistani city Quetta kills four police: officials

Members of the bomb disposal unit survey a damaged vehicle at the site after a blast near a mosque in Quetta, Pakistan May 13, 2019. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed May 13, 2019 QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) – An improvised bomb rigged to a motorcycle and apparently targeting a police vehicle exploded near a mosque in the western Pakistani city of Quetta on Monday, killing at least four policemen and wounding 11, officials said. Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the…

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Trump says it would be big mistake for Iran to try anything against U.S.

Trump says it would be big mistake for Iran to try anything against U.S.

FILE PHOTO – U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks during an event to announce a proposal to end surprise medical billing in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst May 13, 2019 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Monday it would be a big mistake for Iran to try anything against the United States after Washington deployed an aircraft carrier and more jet fighters…

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Exclusive: Truckmaker Scania signs Northvolt battery deal, in talks on equity

Exclusive: Truckmaker Scania signs Northvolt battery deal, in talks on equity

FILE PHOTO: Scania’s President and Chief Executive Office Henrik Henriksson speaks at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard May 13, 2019 By Esha Vaish and Arno Schuetze STOCKHOLM/FRANKFRURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen truck brand Scania has signed a battery supply deal with Sweden’s Northvolt and is in talks about making an equity investment as part of the startup’s efforts to raise 1.5 billion euros ($1.68 billion), Scania’s head said on Monday….

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Vodafone offloads New Zealand business to Brookfield, Infratil

Vodafone offloads New Zealand business to Brookfield, Infratil

FILE PHOTO: A Vodafone logo is seen on a mobile internet dongle in this photo illustration, November 9, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/Illustration/File Photo May 13, 2019 (Reuters) – Vodafone Group Plc said on Monday that it agreed to sell its New Zealand business to a consortium for about 2.1 billion euros ($2.36 billion). The consortium comprises of New Zealand-based Infratil Limited and Brookfield Asset Management, Vodafone said. Vodafone added that, on completion of the deal, it…

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Facebook raises minimum wages for U.S. contract workers to $20/hour

Facebook raises minimum wages for U.S. contract workers to $20/hour

FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of Facebook logo in this illustration picture, April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo May 13, 2019 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Monday it was raising wages for its U.S. contract workers, such as cafeteria staff and janitors, to a minimum of $20 per hour in San Francisco Bay Area, New York and Washington D.C. and $18 per hour in Seattle. The company also said it…

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China hikes tariffs on U.S. goods after Trump warning

China hikes tariffs on U.S. goods after Trump warning

Shipping containers are seen at a port in Shanghai, China July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song May 13, 2019 By Se Young Lee and Lusha Zhang BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Monday it would impose higher tariffs on most U.S. imports on a revised $60 billion target list, hitting back at a tariff hike by Washington on $200 billion of Chinese goods in a further escalation of a bitter trade war. The retaliation comes as…

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U.S. Supreme Court allows App Store antitrust suit against Apple

U.S. Supreme Court allows App Store antitrust suit against Apple

FILE PHOTO: Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, U.S., August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo May 13, 2019 By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave the go-ahead for a lawsuit by consumers accusing Apple Inc of monopolizing the market for iPhone software applications and forcing them to overpay, rejecting the company’s bid to escape claims that its…

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Tennis: Returning Serena starts clay campaign with routine Rome win

Tennis: Returning Serena starts clay campaign with routine Rome win

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Quarter-final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 23, 2019. Serena Williams of the U.S. in action with Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova. REUTERS/Edgar Su May 13, 2019 (Reuters) – Serena Williams began her French Open preparations with a routine 6-4 6-2 victory over Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson in the opening round of the Italian Open on Monday. Williams was back in action in only her fourth tournament of the…

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Soccer: Grasshoppers president says he was blackmailed by own fans

Soccer: Grasshoppers president says he was blackmailed by own fans

Stephan Rietiker, President of Grasshopper Club Zurich soccer club, addresses a news conference in Zurich, Switzerland May 13, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann May 13, 2019 ZURICH (Reuters) – The president of fallen Swiss giants Grasshopper Zurich wants tougher sentences for football hooligans and has said he was “blackmailed” by the club’s own fans on Sunday. Angry Grasshopper supporters threatened to storm the pitch after their team fell 4-0 behind to Lucerne in a Swiss Super League…

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Crypto hedge funds grew last year even as bitcoin slumped: report

Crypto hedge funds grew last year even as bitcoin slumped: report

FILE PHOTO: A token of the virtual currency Bitcoin is seen placed on a monitor that displays binary digits in this illustration picture, December 8, 2017. Picture taken December 8. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo May 13, 2019 By Tom Wilson LONDON (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency hedge funds managed three times more in investments in the first quarter of this year than in early 2018, a report by consultancy PwC and investment firm Elwood showed on Monday. The…

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