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Rooftop shooter kills 6 at July 4 parade in Chicago suburb of Highland Park

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HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., July 4 (Reuters) – Six people were killed and at least two dozen injured when a man with a high-powered rifle opened fire from a rooftop at a Fourth of July parade in the wealthy Chicago suburb of Highland Park on Monday, turning a civic display of......

BTS rekindle debate about military service in South Korea

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SEOUL, July 4 (Reuters) – A surprise decision by South Korean boy band BTS to take a break from live shows has rekindled debate about mandatory military service in a country setting global pop-culture trends while facing a decades old Cold War threat. Military service is hugely contentious in South......

British Army’s Twitter and YouTube accounts restored after hack

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Army cadets take part in a parade during the Lord Mayor’s show in London, Britain November 13, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) – The British Army regained control of its Twitter and YouTube accounts on Sunday after they were......

Muted start to new quarter for European equities as recession worries weigh

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The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, June 29, 2022. REUTERS/Staff Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Euro zone inflation hits another record, tops estimates Micron’s bleak outlook weighs on chip stocks Italy, Spain’s factory activity growth slows......

S&P 500 limps to slightly lower close as quarter-end looms

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U.S. economy contracted in Q1; consumer spending revised lower General Mills rises as sales beat on higher prices Bed Bath & Beyond replaces CEO, shares tumble Dow up 0.27%, S&P down 0.07%, Nasdaq off 0.03% NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 ended a seesaw session slightly down......

Some media blocked from covering Xi’s handover anniversary visit to Hong Kong

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HONG KONG, June 29 (Reuters) – Journalists from more than seven organisations, including Reuters, have been blocked from covering official ceremonies to mark the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese rule that President Xi Jinping is due to attend. A spokesperson for the Hong Kong government......

Disney’s board backs CEO Chapek, extends his contract for three years

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Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek attends the Boston College Chief Executives Club luncheon in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., November 15, 2021. REUTERS/Katherine Taylor Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, June 28 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) board of directors on Tuesday unanimously voted to......

Oslo shooting suspect named as police advise against Pride gathering

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People bring flowers and rainbow flags to pay tribute to the victims as they take part in a spontaneous Pride parade, following a shooting at the London Pub, a popular gay bar and nightclub, after the official event was cancelled, in Oslo, Norway, June 25, 2022. Haakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB/via REUTERS......

On and off screen, Aquaman’s Jason Momoa fights for world’s oceans

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CARCAVELOS, Portugal, June 26 (Reuters) – In superhero blockbuster Aquaman, popular Hollywood actor Jason Momoa plays the role of protector of the deep, but with the world’s oceans under threat in real life, he is also taking the fight off-screen. “Without a healthy ocean life, our planet as we know......

Family bids farewell to British journalist murdered in the Amazon

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NITEROI, Brazil, June 26 (Reuters) – The family of Dom Phillips on Sunday bid farewell to the British journalist, who was killed earlier this month along with Brazilian indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in the Amazon. Phillips’ wife Alessandra Sampaio, siblings Sian and Gareth, and brother-in-law Paul Sherwood attended the 57-year-old’s......

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Soars Past $1 Billion, Overtakes ‘Doctor Strange 2’ as the Highest-Grossing Movie of the Year Globally

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LOS ANGELES, June 26 (Variety.com) – Paramount’s all-American blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick” is still flying high at the box office, crossing the coveted $1 billion over the weekend. With those ticket sales, the movie has overtaken Disney’s Marvel adventure “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” ($943 million) as the......

Marine Serre stretches style traditions at Paris Fashion Week

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PARIS, June 25 (Reuters) – French label Marine Serre sent athletes and artists to stroll a track field runway on Saturday evening, showcasing a sport-inspired wardrobe infused with artistic references in an all-ages, open-to-the-public fashion show. Like Olympic opening ceremonies, delegations succeeded one another. First up was a squad of......

Two dead, 10 wounded in Norway nightclub shooting, police say

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OSLO, June 25 (Reuters) – Two people were killed and around 10 wounded on Saturday in a shooting at a nightclub in Norway’s capital Oslo, Norwegian police said. Public broadcaster NRK and other local media reported that the shooting had taken place at the London Pub, a popular gay bar......

‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ celebrates 25 magical years

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LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – When Bloomsbury Publishing (BLPU.L) founder Nigel Newton brought home a manuscript for “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by a then unknown J.K. Rowling, his daughter Alice described it as “possibly one of the best books an 8/9 year old could read”. Twenty-five years later,......

Who’s top dog? Spain holds world contest

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LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – From small Dachshunds to huge Mastiffs, over 15,000 purebred dogs from dozens of countries barked and preened in Madrid on Thursday, vying for awards at the World Dog Show two years after the event was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic. Giving Lola –......

Amazon has a plan to make Alexa mimic anyone’s voice

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LAS VEGAS, June 22 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) wants to give customers the chance to make Alexa, the company’s voice assistant, sound just like their grandmother — or anyone else. The online retailer is developing a system to let Alexa mimic any voice after hearing less than a minute......

Russian journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize fetches record $103.5 mln at auction to aid Ukraine children

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June 21 (Reuters) – Dmitry Muratov, the co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and the editor of one of Russia’s last major independent newspapers, auctioned off his Nobel medal for a record $103.5 million to aid children displaced by the war in Ukraine. All proceeds from the auction, which......

Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis arrested in Italy on sexual assault charges

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June 20 (Reuters) – Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis is under house arrest in southern Italy on charges of sexual assault and aggravated personal injury, accusations that the Canadian director denies, his lawyers said on Monday. “Mr Paul Haggis was detained on Sunday with an emergency measure issued by the Brindisi......

Putin fears “spark of democracy”, Germany’s Scholz says

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz attends a joint news conference, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine June 16, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, June 20 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin fears the “spark of democracy” spreading to his country,......

Russia’s Medvedev suggests U.S. should beg for nuclear arms talks

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Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev attends a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com......

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