[ad_1] LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Director Paul Thomas Anderson calls his movie “Phantom Thread” a romance, but its star Daniel Day-Lewis said that filming it made him so sad he decided to quit acting. Triple Oscar winner Day-Lewis plays fastidious 1950s London fashion designer Reynolds Woodcock whose self-centered life is disrupted when his latest muse,
0 Comments
[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – Pro-European campaigners accused ministers of failing to take preparations for Brexit seriously enough on Thursday, after a committee of lawmakers published the government’s sector-by-sector analysis on the impact of leaving the European Union. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to attend the European Union summit in Brussels, Belgium, December 14, 2017.
0 Comments
[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle have released a series of portraits by New York-based fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski to mark their engagement. Lubomirski, a former assistant to Mario Testino, famed for his photos of Harry’s mother Princess Diana, took the pictures this week at the royal retreat
0 Comments
[ad_1] NAKHODKA, Russia (Reuters) – The far eastern Russian port of Nakhodka on the Sea of Japan is swathed in coal dust. It blankets the streets, clogs the air and is blamed by some for a rise in respiratory diseases among the city’s 150,000 residents. Yet despite pledges this year by Russia President Vladimir Putin
0 Comments
[ad_1] (Reuters) – Birmingham has been chosen as the host venue for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, organizers announced on Thursday with the Midlands city being the only bidder. Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Louise Martin announced the decision at a press conference in the city. “We warmly congratulate Birmingham and England on today’s announcement –
0 Comments
[ad_1] LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Strong wind gusts on Thursday may challenge crews battling a sprawling wildfire in Southern California which threatens to become the biggest in state history. Firefighters have halted the spread of the so-called Thomas fire at 272,000 acres (110,100 hectares) and carved containment lines around 60 percent of its perimeter over
0 Comments
[ad_1] (Reuters) – Several U.S. employers engaged in age discrimination by placing recruitment ads on Facebook targeting younger workers, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday by a communications industry labor union. Companies including T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O), Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Cox Communications Inc imposed age limits on who could see recruitment ads, limiting
0 Comments
[ad_1] SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian markets offered a muted reception on Thursday to the passage of U.S. tax cuts as benefits to company bottom lines were already baked into stock prices, while bonds were spooked by the blowout in government debt needed to fund the giveaways. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS
0 Comments
[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are working to build support to temporarily extend the National Security Agency’s expiring internet surveillance program by tucking it into a stop-gap funding measure, lawmakers said. The month-long extension of the surveillance law, known as Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act,
0 Comments
[ad_1] (Reuters) – A major West Coast highway reopened on Wednesday after workers spent two days clearing the wreckage from an Amtrak train that derailed in Washington state while speeding onto a bridge, state transportation officials said. Crews had carted off the biggest chunk by the afternoon: the 270,000-pound (122,470-kg) locomotive involved in the Monday
0 Comments
[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May forced her most senior minister, Damian Green, to resign on Wednesday after an internal investigation found that he had made misleading comments about pornography found on computers in his parliamentary office. Damian Green, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May’s deputy, leaves his home in London, November 6, 2017.
0 Comments
[ad_1] MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The governor of Nuevo Leon, a prosperous state in northern Mexico, requested a leave of absence on Wednesday to run as an independent candidate for president next year. Jaime Rodriguez, known as “El Bronco,” wrote in a post on Twitter that he had asked the state’s congress for permission to
0 Comments
[ad_1] (Reuters) – Major League Soccer is heading for the Music City after Nashville was revealed as its latest expansion club on Wednesday. The city known more for country music than soccer was named the league’s 24th franchise by MLS Commissioner Don Garber during a news conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame, but
0 Comments
[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – British consumer sentiment fell to its lowest level in four years this month as inflation-squeezed households took a gloomier view of their personal finances, a long-running survey showed on Thursday. Shoppers walk along Oxford Street in London, Britain, December 1, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi The GfK consumer confidence index slipped to
0 Comments
[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May’s most senior minister, Damian Green, has resigned at her request after an internal investigation found that he had made misleading comments about pornography found on computers in his parliamentary office. The resignation of one of her most trusted allies, who helped pacify her deeply divided party,
0 Comments
[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Mark Carney sees “fundamental problems” with the idea of a digital currency issued by a central bank that could be used by the general public. The emergence of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has led some economists to predict the technology could be used one day across entire
0 Comments
[ad_1] OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau contravened some ethics rules when he accepted a vacation last year on a private island belonging to the Aga Khan, the country’s ethics commissioner said in a report on Wednesday. Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson said Trudeau contravened a rule on gifts when
0 Comments
[ad_1] LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Steven Spielberg’s movie “The Post” is being hailed as a timely reminder about press freedom, democracy, whistle-blowing and government lies. But its makers says it is also intended as an ode to feminism that resonates as powerfully today as the 1970s era in which it is set. The movie, which
0 Comments