LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival, one of the watersheds of the 1960s counterculture movement, will be celebrated in August with two competing events. FILE PHOTO: Janet Huey displays her original ticket at the site of the original Woodstock Music Festival in Bethel, New York, U.S. August 14, 2009.
FILE PHOTO: Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme leaves after the “Tech for Good” Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann (Reuters) – Accenture PLC said on Friday Chief Executive Officer Pierre Nanterme has stepped down due to health reasons, effective immediately. Chief Financial Officer David Rowland will serve as the
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump, facing the prospect of the longest U.S. government shutdown in history, is considering declaring a national emergency that would likely escalate a policy dispute with Democrats over his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall into a court test of presidential power. President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he visits the
(Reuters) – Wall Street was set to open lower on Friday after rallying for the past five sessions on hopes of a resolution in the U.S.-China trade dispute and assurances from the Federal Reserve that it would be patient on interest rate hikes. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock
LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s parliament unanimously changed the law on Friday to expand the definition of rape to cover all sex without consent, joining just seven EU countries with such a wide definition. Lawmakers and campaigners in Portugal argued the law, which previously required prosecutors to show that an attack involved “violence”, had failed to
FILE PHOTO: Travelers make their way through Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., December 24, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday said he is planning changes to H-1B visas, which are issued temporarily to highly educated immigrants so they can work in specialty occupations, that would create
LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Hitachi (6501.T) has yet to decide whether to proceed with its trillion yen (£7.2 billion) nuclear project in Britain and talks with the government are continuing, the company and government said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Hitachi Ltd. is pictured at the CEATEC JAPAN 2017 (Combined Exhibition of Advanced
LONDON (Reuters) – M. Night Shyamalan, the director known for his film-ending twists, brought his latest offering to London on Wednesday, comic book thriller “Glass” – a tale merging two of his previous movies. Actor Bruce Willis attends the European premiere of “Glass” in London, Britain January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Starring Bruce Willis, Samuel
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Two shareholder lawsuits filed this week accused the board of Google parent Alphabet Inc of playing a direct role in covering up sexual misconduct claims against two former executives over the last five years. Google signage is seen at the Google headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump, facing the prospect within days of the longest U.S. government shutdown in history, was considering declaring a national emergency that would likely escalate a policy dispute with Democrats over his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall into a court test of presidential power. President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia is preparing to launch regulations fixing the rates drivers and riders for ride-hailing services such as Grab and Go-Jek receive, two government officials said this week, creating potential obstacles for the companies’ expansion. FILE PHOTO – Go-Jek driver helmets are seen during Go-Food festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 27, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta/File
YANGON (Reuters) – A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defence had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent. FILE PHOTO: Detained Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone are escorted
(Reuters) – A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl, missing since her parents were discovered shot dead in their home three months ago, was found on Thursday, malnourished and dirty but alive, after apparently fleeing her captor in a remote community, police and media said. One man, who has not been identified by police, was in custody, authorities
FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd arrives in Downing Street in London, February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – A no-deal Brexit would not be good for Britain but the government is right to make preparations in case of such an outcome, Britain’s work and pensions minister Amber Rudd said on Friday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Michael Jackson’s estate on Thursday condemned on Thursday an upcoming documentary about alleged child sexual abuse by the late singer as another “outrageous and pathetic attempt” to cash in on his fame. FILE PHOTO: Michael Jackson arrives at the Oxford University Union to give a lecture, and launch his global initiative
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cadillac is expected to become General Motors Co’s (GM.N) lead electric vehicle brand as the largest U.S. automaker gears up to introduce a new model under that luxury marquee to challenge Tesla Inc (TSLA.O), two people briefed on the matter said Thursday. The Cadillac booth displays the company logo at the North