Top-ranked Barty ousted at Wimbledon

Top-ranked Barty ousted at Wimbledon

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 8, 2019 Alison Riske of the U.S. celebrates winning her fourth round match against Australia’s Ashleigh Barty REUTERS/Toby Melville July 8, 2019 American Alison Riske upset World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty in a fourth-round match at Wimbledon on Monday. Barty won 15 matches in a row and entered with a chance to win consecutive Grand Slam titles following a French…

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Wall St. falls as Apple drags, sharp rate cut hopes fade

Wall St. falls as Apple drags, sharp rate cut hopes fade

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid July 8, 2019 By Medha Singh (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Monday, dragged down by losses in Apple and Boeing and as investors cut back bets of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later this month. A surprisingly strong June jobs data on Friday has forced traders to…

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U.S. financier Epstein lured underage girls to his mansions for sex acts: prosecutors

U.S. financier Epstein lured underage girls to his mansions for sex acts: prosecutors

FILE PHOTO: Jeffrey Epstein is shown in this undated Florida Department of Law Enforcement photo. REUTERS/Florida Department of Law Enforcement/Handout via Reuters/File Photo July 8, 2019 By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) – American financier Jeffrey Epstein was charged with sex trafficking on Monday, as prosecutors accused him of luring dozens of girls as young as 14 to his homes in New York and Florida and paying them for sex acts. An indictment unsealed in…

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Conservative leader Mitsotakis becomes Greek PM after comfortable election win

Conservative leader Mitsotakis becomes Greek PM after comfortable election win

Outgoing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras leaves the Maximos Mansion after a meeting with newly-appointed Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, in Athens, Greece July 8, 2019. REUTERS/Costas Baltas July 8, 2019 By Angeliki Koutantou and George Georgiopoulos ATHENS (Reuters) – Conservative politician Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as Greece’s new prime minister on Monday after storming to victory on a pledge to create jobs and lure investment to the economically stricken nation. Mitsotakis’s New Democracy party…

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Rule of law has crumbled in Venezuela: jurists’ group

Rule of law has crumbled in Venezuela: jurists’ group

FILE PHOTO: Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro greets people next to his wife Cilia Flores during a rally in support of the government in Caracas, Venezuela May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado/File Photo July 8, 2019 By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – The rule of law has crumbled in Venezuela under the government of President Nicolas Maduro which has usurped the powers of the legislative and judicial branches, an international legal watchdog said on Monday. The International…

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UK regrets leak of memos calling Trump administration ‘inept’

UK regrets leak of memos calling Trump administration ‘inept’

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox is seen outside Downing Street, as uncertainty over Brexit continues, in London, Britain May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay/File Photo July 8, 2019 By Michael Holden and William James LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said on Monday it had contacted Washington to express regret for the leak of confidential memos in which its ambassador described U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration as “dysfunctional” and “inept”. The memos…

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Huawei outlines investment plans in Poland depending on 5G role

Huawei outlines investment plans in Poland depending on 5G role

FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo is seen at the company headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo July 8, 2019 WARSAW (Reuters) – Huawei aims to spend 3 billion zlotys ($793 million) in Poland in the next five years, although whether the Chinese firm has a role in the 5G rollout may affect the scale of investment, an official at the group’s Polish unit said. The United States has…

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Iran threatens to restart centrifuges, ramp up enrichment in next nuclear steps

Iran threatens to restart centrifuges, ramp up enrichment in next nuclear steps

FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo July 8, 2019 By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Tuqa Khalid GENEVA/DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran threatened on Monday to restart deactivated centrifuges and sharply step up its enrichment of uranium to 20 percent purity as its next potential big moves away from a 2015 nuclear agreement that Washington abandoned last year. The threats,…

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Former Erdogan ally resigns from founding group of ruling AK Party: statement

Former Erdogan ally resigns from founding group of ruling AK Party: statement

FILE PHOTO: Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister for the Economy Ali Babacan answers a question at a news conference during the IMF spring meetings in Washington April 17, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/File Photo July 8, 2019 ANKARA (Reuters) – Former Turkish deputy prime minister Ali Babacan said on Monday he was resigning from the founding group of President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party over “deep differences” with the party’s direction. Babacan, along with former president Abdullah Gul, plans…

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Fed easing could prompt first China rate cut in four years: analysts

Fed easing could prompt first China rate cut in four years: analysts

FILE PHOTO: A Chinese national flag flutters outside the headquarters of the People’s Bank of China, the Chinese central bank, in Beijing, China April 3, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic/File Photo July 8, 2019 By Winni Zhou and Andrew Galbraith SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s central bank could cut its benchmark policy rate for the first time in four years if the U.S. Federal Reserve delivers a widely expected cut in late July, analysts say, as Chinese policymakers…

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