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Uber suspending Vienna operations after court injunction

VIENNA (Reuters) – The ride-hailing service Uber is suspending operations in Vienna after an Austrian court issued a temporary injunction against it on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Taxis are seen parked in front of the presidential palace during a protest against the online car-sharing service Uber in Vienna, Austria, April 1, …

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Peak or pause? Global economy’s hesitation unnerves markets

LONDON (Reuters) – World markets entered 2018 speculating that the most synchronized global economic expansion in a decade was about to overheat but growth has since proved underwhelming. Bull and bear statues are pictured outside Frankfurt’s stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski While missile strikes and …

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Djokovic crashes out in Barcelona, Nishikori retires

(Reuters) – Former world number one Novak Djokovic suffered a surprise second-round exit from the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, when the Serb was beaten 6-2 1-6 6-3 by world number 140 Martin Klizan. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – ATP – Monte Carlo Masters – Monte-Carlo Country Club, Monte Carlo, Monaco – …

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Meghan Markle Wears Two Outfits Before Noon – Footwear News

Today is Anzac Day, and soon-to-be royal Meghan Markle made her first official memorial service appearance on the holiday that marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War I. Barely past noon, Markle and Prince Harry had attended two …

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Hank Azaria ‘willing to step aside’ from Simpsons Apu role

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hank Azaria has also appeared in Friends and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Hank Azaria says he is “willing to step aside” from his role voicing Simpsons character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. It follows a documentary made by Indian-American comic Hari Kondabolu that argued the Indian …

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Mourning victims of deadly van attack in Toronto

A chilling Facebook message posted before a van plowed onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk has raised the possibility the suspect in the attack nursed grudges against women and it is bringing back memories of a 1989 massacre of 14 women that remains one of Canada’s most traumatic acts of violence. …

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Trump’s travel ban faces U.S. Supreme Court reckoning

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration goes before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to defend the legality of his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries, one of the most contentious actions of his presidency. Trump’s travel ban – the third version of a policy he first …

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Hotel key cards, even invalid ones, help hackers break into rooms

HELSINKI (Reuters) – By getting hold of a widely used hotel key card, an attacker could create a master key to unlock any room in the building without leaving a trace, Finnish security researchers said in a study published on Wednesday, solving a 14-year-old mystery. F-Secure researcher Timo Hirvonen shows …

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Court to rule on whether gravely ill UK child can go to Vatican hospital

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – A British court will hear an appeal on Wednesday in the case of a gravely ill, 23-month-old boy whose case has attracted international attention, including from Pope Francis. FILE PHOTO: Thomas Evans, father of terminally-ill child Alfie, attends Pope Francis’ Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter’s …

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Tennis has significant integrity problems, admits report

LONDON (Reuters) – Tennis faces “very significant” integrity problems, particularly at the lower levels of the sport, caused by the sharp increase in internet betting, an independent report concluded in its interim finding on Wednesday. The Interim Report of the Independent Review of Integrity said that its two-year investigation had …

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Boeing beats profit estimates, margins rise

(Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) on Wednesday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its full-year forecast for earnings per share and cash flow, boosted by strong demand for air travel. FILE PHOTO: The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in Chicago, in this April 24, 2013 file photo. …

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Arizona special election: Narrow win unsettles Republicans

Image copyright AFP Image caption The victory was narrow for the Republicans in a state where Donald Trump was heartily backed for the presidency in 2016 The Republicans have retained a Congressional seat in Arizona, but with a single-digit margin in the usually deep-red state. Debbie Lesko beat her Democratic …

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TSB bank customers say online services still not fixed

(Reuters) – Dozens of customers of Britain’s TSB Bank said on Wednesday they still could not access its digital services, after the bank’s CEO said earlier its mobile and online banking platforms were up and running following five days of disruption. FILE PHOTO: A sign is displayed outside a branch …

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Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial goes to the jury

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – A Pennsylvania jury of seven men and five women was due to begin deliberations on Wednesday to decide whether to convict comedian and actor Bill Cosby of sexual assault, attempting to reach a verdict where a previous jury was hopelessly deadlocked. FILE PHOTO: Actor and comedian …

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