SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – French driver Pierre Gasly could not sleep for excitement after being told he was in line to make his Formula One debut for Toro Rosso at Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix. The 21-year-old will replace Russian Daniil Kvyat, who has underperformed this season, alongside Renault-bound Carlos Sainz at Toro Rosso this weekend,
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BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and the rival Social Democrats (SPD) are neck-and-neck ahead of a crucial regional election in the state of Lower Saxony, an infratest dimap poll showed on Thursday. The Oct. 15 snap election is being followed unusually closely because it follows just three weeks after national
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – High-income Wall Street financiers could be unintended winners from a section of U.S. President Donald Trump’s tax-cut plan that is meant to help mostly small, “mom-and-pop” businesses. Trump called on Wednesday for a new “pass-through” tax rate of 25 percent that could mean big savings for owners of sole proprietorships and partnerships
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s eastern Shandong province said on Thursday that it would tighten air control measures on 17 cities before the official winter heating season gets under way on Nov. 15. Providing more details on previously flagged winter output restriction plans, the Shandong provincial government said the seven key industrial cities of Jinan, Zibo,
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Wednesday’s Major League Baseball games: Cubs 5, Cardinals 1 One big inning put the Chicago Cubs back in the post-season. Chicago, scoring five runs in the top of the seventh inning, knocked off the St Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Wednesday to wrap up its second consecutive National League Central
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(Reuters) – Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who helped usher in the 1960s sexual revolution with his groundbreaking men’s magazine and built a business empire around his libertine lifestyle, died on Wednesday at the age of 91, Playboy Enterprises said. Hefner, once called the “prophet of pop hedonism” by Time magazine, peacefully passed away at his
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