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Russian F1 qualifying goes ahead after heavy rain

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Sept 25 (Reuters) – Final practice for the Russian Formula One Grand Prix was cancelled due to heavy rain in Sochi on Saturday but conditions improved and qualifying started as scheduled. Race director Michael Masi had said earlier that the session at the Olympic Park could be postponed until Sunday......

DiCaprio invests in cultivated meat start-ups Mosa Meat, Aleph Farms

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Sept 22 (Reuters) – U.S. actor Leonardo DiCaprio is investing in and joining the advisory boards of Aleph Farms and Mosa Meat, the two cultivated meat start-ups said in a statement on Wednesday. Cast members Leonardo di Caprio takes part in a photo call for the movie “Once Upon a......

Investors tune in as Universal leaps on market debut

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Shares surge almost 40% in early trade Biggest European listing of the year Listing is a coup for Amsterdam exchange AMSTERDAM, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Universal Music Group’s (UMG.AS) shares leapt more than a third in their stock market debut on Tuesday as investors bet a boom in music streaming......

U.S. to relax travel restrictions for vaccinated foreign air travelers in November

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WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The United States will reopen in November to air travelers from 33 countries including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the White House said on Monday, easing tough pandemic-related restrictions that started early last year. The decision, announced......

Ganna breaks Belgian hearts to retain time trial title

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BRUGES, Belgium, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Filippo Ganna broke Belgian hearts at the road cycling world championships in Flanders as he retained his individual time trial title by beating local favourite Wout van Aert on Sunday. The Italian lagged behind Van Aert at both intermediate checks but he managed his......

The Netherlands unveils its first national Holocaust monument

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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte reacts to the exit polls in the Netherlands’ general election in The Hague, Netherlands, March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw/Pool/File Photo AMSTERDAM, Sept 19 (Reuters) – A monument listing 102,163 Dutch victims of the Holocaust was unveiled by King Willem-Alexander in Amsterdam on Sunday,......

All jokes aside, scientists find talking duck

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A male musk duck swims in a pond. Courtesy Pieter De Groot Boersma/via REUTERS TV AMSTERDAM, Sept 10 (Reuters) – A Dutch scientist has uncovered old recordings of a musk duck mimicking the phrase, “You bloody fool!” – learnt when it was raised by humans in an Australian bird park.......

U.S. CDC warns against travel to Sri Lanka, Jamaica, and Brunei

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A general view of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell WASHINGTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday warned against travel to Sri Lanka, Jamaica and Brunei because of the rising......

TV aggregator Roku to launch its players in Germany

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A video sign displays the logo for Roku Inc, a Fox-backed video streaming firm, in Times Square after the company’s IPO at the Nasdaq Market in New York, U.S., September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid BERLIN, Sept 6 (Reuters) – (This Sept. 6 story corrects final paragraph on UK pricing of......

Qualifier Van de Zandschulp tames Argentine battler to reach quarters

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NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Dutch qualifier Botic van de Zandschulp continued his storybook march at the U.S. Open on Sunday by outlasting Argentine battler Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-4 5-7 5-7 6-1 to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final. After rolling through the opening two sets, the 25-year-old Dutchman......

Zandvoort turns orange in expectation of Verstappen win

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Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 5, 2021 General view of the drivers parade before the race REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw ZANDVOORT, Netherlands, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Stands filled early at the Zandvoort circuit on Sunday as 70,000 Dutch race fans seemed......

Ryanair passenger numbers rise in August to 11.1 million

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Ryanair planes are seen at Dublin Airport, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Dublin, Ireland, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff DUBLIN, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Ryanair (RYA.I) on Thursday said it flew 11.1 million passengers in August, 75% of the number the budget airline carried in August 2019......

U.S. Open day two | Reuters

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NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Highlights of the second day at the U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam tournament of the year, at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday (times GMT): 2233 SWIATEK SAFELY THROUGH Seventh seed Iga Swiatek, youngest of 12 major champions in the women’s draw, breezed into the......

UK and Germany seek common G7 approach on Taliban

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Taliban stand at the entrance gate of Hamid Karzai International airport while Taliban forces block the roads around the airport after yesterday’s explosions in Kabul, Afghanistan August 27, 2021. REUTER/Stringer LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the situation in Afghanistan......

Dozens of civilians, 10 U.S. troops killed in bloodbath at Kabul airport

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Dozens of bodies visible in videos Western nations had warned of Islamic State threat A ‘complex attack’, says Pentagon spokesman U.S. to shift focus to getting last troops out Aug 26 (Reuters) – Suicide bombers struck the crowded gates of Kabul airport with at least two explosions on Thursday, causing......

Dutch send more soldiers to Afghanistan to help with evacuations

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AMSTERDAM, Aug 22 (Reuters) – The Netherlands will increase its military presence in Afghanistan to help with efforts to evacuate people from the country, the Dutch defence ministry said on Sunday. An unspecified number of troops will be sent to help the 62 Dutch special forces already at Kabul airport......

Jakobsen grabs second Vuelta stage win, Roglic stays in lead

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LA MANGA DEL MAR, Spain, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Fabio Jakobsen grabbed his second Vuelta a Espana stage win in a week on Saturday, continuing his extraordinary career revival by powering to victory on stage eight while champion Primoz Roglic retained his overall lead. The Dutchman bided his time in......

Taliban urge Afghan unity as protests spread to Kabul

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Taliban ask imams to urge unity at Friday prayers Protests in Kabul and eastern cities, several killed Leader of anti-Taliban opposition supports protests More than 8,000 evacuated since Sunday -security official Taliban tell people without travel documents to leave airport KABUL, Aug 19 (Reuters) – The Taliban called on Afghanistan’s......

Ackman says SPAC does not need to be registered, pushes back on lawsuit

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BOSTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Billionaire hedge fund manager William Ackman said on Tuesday his blank-check acquisition company is not an investment firm that needs to register with U.S. regulators, pushing back against a lawsuit that alleges that his Pershing Square Tontine Holdings has improperly invested in securities. “PSTH has......

Takeaway.com posts operating loss of $224 mln, sees improvement in second half

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AMSTERDAM, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Food-ordering firm Just Eat Takeaway.com (TKWY.AS) on Tuesday reported a better-than-expected operating loss of 190 million euros ($224 million) for the first half of 2021. Analysts in a company-compiled poll had forecast a loss before interest, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of 218 million euros. Sales......

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