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PARIS (Reuters) - Barbadian singer Rihanna has unveiled her new fashion brand with Louis Vuitton owner LVMH, a rare move by the French group to set up a label from scratch as it taps into soaring demand for celebrity collaborations in the luxury world. Fenty - after the “Umbrella” hitmaker’s full name, Robyn Rihanna...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said it sent two Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, its latest transit through the sensitive waterway and a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense relations between the world’s two biggest economies. Taiwan is one of a growing number of flashpoints in...
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is to blame for much of the increase in illegal ozone-depleting substances (ODS) since 2013, according a study published by the journal Nature on Thursday, with domestic companies accused of violating a global production ban. About 40-60 percent of the global rise in the prohibited ozone-destroying refrigerant trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11) since...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking their party’s 2020 presidential nomination, rallied at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by Republican-dominated legislatures in eight states. Many of the restrictions are intended to draw legal challenges, which religious conservatives hope will lead the nation’s top court...
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia’s Queensland state premier on Wednesday called for India’s Adani Enterprises to sit down with the state regulator to work out a definitive timeline to obtain approvals for a controversial coal mine project in the state. Premier Anna Palaszczuk said the community required certainty on the long-delayed Carmichael mine’s outlook, and...
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police have arrested at least 20 people accused of provoking riots in Jakarta following official results showing President Joko Widodo had been re-elected, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. Television footage on Wednesday showed smoke billowing from behind dozens of protesters who were dancing in the street in the Tanah...
LIMA (Reuters) - Villagers in the Peruvian Amazon have seized control of oil storage tanks operated by state-owned Petroperu and halted crude deliveries to its refinery in the city of Iquitos, the company said on Monday. About 90 members of the Saramurillo community in the Loreto region took control of oil tanks at the...
WASHINGTON/MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, facing a potentially difficult path to winning a second term in November 2020, on Monday told supporters in Pennsylvania that his trade war had strengthened the battleground state’s steel industry and jobs. Although Trump does not launch his re-election bid officially until next month, his appearance...
(Reuters) - Three-times Formula One champion Niki Lauda, regarded as one of the finest racers of all time and who later became a successful airline entrepreneur, has died at 70 after battling declining health. Austrian Lauda, who was hospitalised in January for about 10 days while suffering from influenza and had a lung transplant...
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oil prices jumped as much as 1 percent on Monday after Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih indicated there was consensus among OPEC and allied oil producers to continue limiting supplies. Brent crude futures were at $72.98 a barrel at 0009 GMT, up 77 cents, or 1.1%, from their last close. Brent closed down...

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