Elton John and his husband David Furnish attend the UK premiere of the Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ in London, Britain, May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Elton John on Friday criticized Russia’s reported censorship of gay sex scenes in the new movie musical based on his life, “Rocketman,” calling the decision “cruelly
SEATTLE/ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, the space company founded by late billionaire and Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, is closing operations, cutting short ambitious plans to challenge traditional aerospace companies in a new “space race,” four people familiar with the matter said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: The world’s largest airplane, built by the
NEW YORK (Reuters) – One influential analyst called Amazon.com’s reported interest in the U.S. wireless market “batshit crazy.” Another said it was a “trojan horse” to kill off the big wireless players. FILE PHOTO: A logo of the upcoming mobile standard 5G is pictured at the Hanover trade fair, in Hanover, Germany March 31, 2019.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took lunch orders, served pizza and rocked the cocktail shaker on Friday to promote increased wages for restaurant servers and other tipped workers. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) makes a drink in support of One Fair Wage, a policy that would allow tipped workers to receive full minimum
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Add this to worries about Wall Street: The index of planes, trains and trucking companies, considered an important stock barometer of the U.S. economy’s health, is struggling. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid The
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz is seen during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Mecca, Saudi Arabia May 30, 2019. Picture taken May 30, 2019. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS CAIRO (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman said that a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Mecca
LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump threw his weight behind Boris Johnson’s campaign to be Britain’s next prime minister and urged all candidates to pledge to boost defence spending, in a striking intervention ahead of his state visit next week. FILE PHOTO: Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who is running to succeed Theresa
FILE PHOTO – Grammy-winning R&B star R. Kelly leaves the Cook County courthouse after a hearing on multiple counts of criminal sexual abuse case, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski CHICAGO (Reuters) – Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly was charged on Thursday with 11 new felony counts of sexual assault and abuse that
PARIS (Reuters) – Roger Federer celebrated his 400th Grand Slam match with an easy victory on Friday over Norway’s Casper Ruud, winning 6-3 6-1 7-6(10-8) to become the oldest male player to reach the fourth round at the French Open since 1972. Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2019.
FILE PHOTO: An attendee takes a photograph of a sign during Facebook Inc’s F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo (Reuters) – A U.S. judge ordered Facebook Inc to give shareholders emails and other records concerning how the social media company handles data privacy, after data for an
TOKYO/MILAN (Reuters) – Shares of global automakers and suppliers tumbled on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on imports from Mexico, potentially upending a global manufacturing business model established decades ago. FILE PHOTO: A logo of General Motors is pictured at its plant in Silao, in Guanajuato state, Mexico, November 9,
BEIRUT (Reuters) – The U.S. blueprint to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, still in draft form after almost two years, is seen by Palestinians, and by some Arab officials and politicians, as a plan to finish off the Palestinian cause. FILE PHOTO: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with White House senior advisor
(Reuters) – The skies cleared over the storm-battered Central United States on Friday, but flooding fears continued as rain-swollen rivers breached a levee in Arkansas and overflowed other barriers, forecasters said. FILE PHOTO: A building sits submerged in the flood waters of the Arkansas River in this aerial photo in Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S., May
A replica Spitfire is seen on display to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings at London Bridge station in London, Britain, May 31, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Commuters at a London station got up close and personal with a World War Two icon on Friday, when a replica Supermarine Spitfire went
Visitors pose as they view ‘Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience’ attraction, based on the book by HG Wells, in London, Britain, May 30 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Twenty-first-century Londoners will be transported back to the late 19th century of H.G. Wells’ “The War of the Worlds” to join
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2019. Croatia’s Petra Martic gestures after her third round match against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach PARIS (Reuters) – Karolina Pliskova’s quest for a maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open came to an end on Friday as the