(Reuters) – Russia’s Daniil Medvedev overcame an ankle injury then fought off a match point to advance to the second round of the Citi Open in Washington D.C. on Monday. Medvedev twisted his ankle late in the third set and fought off a match point against Reilly Opelka before he prevailed 6-7(8) 6-3 7-6(6) to
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The number of American churches declaring themselves sanctuaries for illegal immigrants has more than doubled since President Donald Trump was elected, but only a dozen people are known to be taking refuge there to avoid deportation. Since Trump’s victory in November, about 400 churches have declared themselves sanctuaries, bringing the total
SAN FRANCISCO, August 1 (Reuters) – The bloom is off seed funding, the business of providing money to brand-new startups, as investors take a more measured approach to financing emerging U.S. technology companies. Seed-stage financing has been sliding for the last two years, with the number of transactions down about 40 percent since the peak
MOSCOW (Reuters) – The U.S. embassy in Moscow accused Russian authorities on Monday of barring diplomatic staff from a property on the outskirts of Moscow, after having earlier agreed to grant access until midday on Tuesday for them to retrieve belongings. A Russian foreign ministry official, quoted by state news agency RIA, said the U.S.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 .SPX will start excluding companies that issue multiple classes of shares, managers of the index said on Monday, a move that effectively bars Snap Inc (SNAP.N) after its decision to offer stock with no voting rights. The decision takes effect starting Tuesday, according to a statement by the
LOS ANGELES/ PARIS (Reuters) – Paris moved within a hair’s breadth on Monday of formally being chosen to host the 2024 Summer Olympics after rival candidate city Los Angeles agreed to accept the consolation prize of the 2028 Games in a rare two-way contest between the cities. Both cities were competing for the 2024 Summer
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A wildfire broke out on Monday at the edge of a national forest in Southern California, threatening dozens of homes in the path of the flames and prompting authorities to order residents of several neighborhoods to evacuate their homes. The so-called Rose Fire, which broke near foothill communities east of the
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s military is “confident, capable and fully prepared” to protect the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the state-run China Daily on Tuesday quoted Defence Minister Chang Wanquan as saying in reference to Taiwan. Despite decades of growing trade across the Taiwan Strait, China has never renounced the use of force, if needed,