(Reuters) – Venus Williams prevailed in a three-setter but French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko and 13th seed Kristina Mladenovic crashed out of Rogers Cup with first round defeats on Monday. Williams outlasted a lengthy rain delay and pesky Romanian opponent Irina-Camelia Begu to win her opening match 6-1 3-6 6-3. Less than a month after
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Typhoon Noru raked Japan’s main island of Honshu with heavy rains and strong winds on Tuesday, despite being downgraded to a tropical storm, flooding rivers and prompting the evacuation of thousands at one point, but staying well away from Tokyo. An unusually long-lived storm that was briefly a Category 5 typhoon, Noru
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(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google has fired an employee who wrote an internal memo that ascribed gender inequality in the technology industry to biological differences. James Damore, the engineer who wrote the memo, confirmed his dismissal saying that he had been fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes,” in an email to Reuters on Monday. Damore said
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Commonwealth Bank of Australia on Tuesday scrapped its chief executive’s bonus for damaging the bank’s reputation amid allegations it broke money-laundering and counter-terrorism financing rules, but said he retained the board’s confidence. Australia’s financial intelligence agency last week accused the bank of roughly 53,700 breaches, launching a civil court action that could
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LONDON (Reuters) – Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has been pictured sharing an unexpected embrace with a pink-haired supporter of opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn at a music festival. Clutching a cigarette in one hand and a drink in another, Cameron, former leader of the Conservative Party, appeared to be unaware that the
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LONDON (Reuters) – A shortage of staff for British employers worsened in July, hurt by the departure of European Union workers after last year’s Brexit vote, a group representing recruitment agencies said on Tuesday. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) said the availability of staff overall suffered its biggest fall last month in a year
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of the Interior said on Monday it has rescinded an Obama-era rule that reformed how energy companies value sales of oil, gas and coal extracted from federal and tribal land to protect taxpayers because it caused “confusion and uncertainty” for energy companies. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the department’s
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“Il profumo della vittoria lo sento, ma soprattutto sento la sofferenza degli italiani, insicuri a casa loro, vessati dalle tasse, sfiduciati dalla politica e dall’antipolitica. E sento una grande responsabilità. Sempre più italiani chiedono a me, a Forza Italia, al centrodestra, di cambiare radicalmente le cose che non vanno nel nostro Paese. Di porre fine
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WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy, aimed at restructuring $72 billion of debt, violates the U.S. Constitution and should be dismissed, the Aurelius Capital Management hedge fund said in a court filing on Monday. The U.S. commonwealth’s federally appointed oversight board initiated its debt-cutting proceeding in May under a law known as PROMESA. Puerto
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Nelle amichevoli estive, l’Inter continua a vincere. Al rientro in Italia dopo la convincente tournee asiatica, la formazione di Spalletti ha superato per 3-1 il Villarreal nel test di San Benedetto del Tronto. Dopo il botta e risposta nel primo tempo tra Eder e Soldado, ci hanno pensato Jovetic, con una splendida sforbiciata, e Brozovic,
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Una grande notizia per il ciclismo: Alberto Contador lascerà l’attività agonistica dopo la prossima Vuelta a Espana. Il 34enne campione madrileno, vincitore in carriera di sette Grandi Giri, ha annunciato, in un video, la sua intenzione di appendere la bicicletta al chiodo al termine dell’edizione 2017 della Vuelta, corsa che prenderà il via il 19
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago on Monday sued to prevent the Trump administration from enforcing new policies that would withhold money from so-called sanctuary cities that deny U.S. immigration officials access to local jails. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, said the federal policies force the nation’s third largest city to choose between its constitutional
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britons will be able to make social media platforms like Facebook (FB.O) delete information, including content published in their childhood, under government proposals that will bring data laws into line with new European regulations. Individuals will have more control over their data by having “the right to be forgotten” and ask for
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Grande lutto nel mondo della musica italiana: a 921 anni è morto il direttore d’orchestra, compositore, arrangiatore e paroliere Bruno Canfora.  E’ stato autore di musiche, canzoni e sigle che hanno fatto la storia della televisione italiana, soprattutto negli anni Sessanta: da “Il ballo del mattone” a “Il geghegè”, rese celebri da Rita Pavone, da
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