Month: August 2017

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian business conglomerate Sistema (SSAq.L) said on Wednesday it has no plans to sell shares in mobile operator MTS (MBT.N), the Interfax news agency reported. Sistema is considering various options of raising funds, including borrowing from banks, Interfax quoted Mikhail Shamolin, the company’s chief executive officer, as saying. Sistema’s statement was made
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(Reuters) – The son of the late jazz great Thelonious Monk has sued a northern California brewery to stop it from exploiting his father’s memory to sell a Trappist-style beer and related merchandise. According to Tuesday’s complaint, Thelonious Monk Jr. had verbally granted North Coast Brewing Co permission to use his father’s name, image and
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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s prime minister challenged lawmakers to table a no confidence vote in his government as he answered questions over alleged illegal financing of his conservative People’s Party. Mariano Rajoy defended his record on fighting corruption during testy exchanges with lawmakers at the hearing on Wednesday, called at a politically delicate time when
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(Reuters) – Houston has imposed an overnight curfew beginning at midnight Tuesday for an indefinite period amid incidents of looting, armed robberies and people impersonating police officers, city officials said. The curfew will run from midnight until 5 p.m. It originally was due to begin at 10 p.m. but the city pushed the start back
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Angelique Kerber became the second women’s defending champion to lose in the U.S. Open first round when she was crushed 6-3 6-1 by 19-year-old Japanese Naomi Osaka on Tuesday. The German sixth seed, who has not won a title since winning at Flushing Meadows last year, never got into the match
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