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Justin Bieber Denounces His Own Merchandise Being Sold at H&M

(Bloomberg) -- Singer Justin Bieber accused retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB of selling clothing depicting him without his consent. “The H&M merch they made of me is trash and I didn’t approve it,” Bieber posted on Instagram. “Don’t buy it.” Clothes in the H&M collection include sweatshirts, T-shirts and hoodies…
19 Dec 2022 3PM 1 min

Musk’s poll results: Elon should step down as Twitter CEO

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Twitter users voted decisively in a poll for Elon Musk to step down as chief executive of the social media platform, a backlash against the billionaire less than two months after he took over in what has been a chaotic and controversial reign. By Nivedita Balu…
19 Dec 2022 2PM 4 min

Rolls-Royce Engine Key to Zero-Carbon Flights Ready for Testing

Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc said a new aircraft engine designed to slash carbon production over coming decades is ready to be fired up in ground-based tests. The demonstrator turbine for the so-called UltraFan program has completed assembly and been transported to Rolls’s purpose-built Testbed 80 in Derby, England, where it has…
19 Dec 2022 10AM 1 min

UK’s Rwanda deportation plan is lawful, court rules

LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Britain’s plan to send migrants to Rwanda is lawful, London’s High Court ruled on Monday, but upheld eight asylum seekers' individual legal challenges. The policy, which was announced in April, would involve Britain sending tens of thousands of migrants who arrive on its shores more…
19 Dec 2022 6AM 1 min

North Korea confirms ‘important’ spy satellite test for April launch

SEOUL, Dec 19 (Reuters) - North Korea's state media KCNA said on Monday the country conducted an "important, final phase" test on Sunday for the development of a spy satellite, which it seeks to complete by April 2023. The report was released a day after the South Korean and Japanese…
19 Dec 2022 6AM 4 min

Russian ‘kamikaze’ drones hit Kyiv as Putin heads for Belarus

KYIV, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Moscow launched a "kamikaze" drone attack on Monday, hitting key infrastructure in and around Kyiv, as Russian President Vladimir Putin heads for Belarus, fuelling fears he will pressure his ex-Soviet ally to join a new offensive on Ukraine. The Ukrainian Air Force said its air…
19 Dec 2022 6AM 5 min

Amazon Hit With Strike Campaign in Germany Days Before Christmas

(Bloomberg) -- German labor union Verdi called on Amazon.com Inc. warehouse workers to go on strike across the country during the holiday season, seeking to press the company for higher pay and to join collective bargaining agreements. The timing and location of individual walkouts won’t be announced in advance, the…
18 Dec 2022 2PM 1 min

Vatican in crowdfunding campaign to send thermal underwear to Ukraine

VATICAN CITY, Dec 15 (Reuters) - The Vatican on Thursday launched a crowdfunding campaign on Thursday to send thermal underwear to Ukraine to help residents survive the winter as they face power shortages amid the war with Russia. The Vatican’s charity office said in a statement that it had linked…
15 Dec 2022 6AM 1 min

Boris Becker freed from UK prison, to be deported

LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - German tennis star Boris Becker, 55, has been freed from a British prison and will be deported from the country, PA Media reported on Thursday. Britain’s Ministry of Justice confirmed he had been released. The interior ministry did not immediately respond to comment when asked…
15 Dec 2022 6AM 1 min

Former UK PM Johnson has earned 1 mln pounds for speeches since quitting

LONDON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been paid more than 1 million pounds ($1.24 million) to deliver four speeches since he left Downing Street just over three months ago, official data showed on Wednesday. Johnson stood down as prime minister in early September after…
14 Dec 2022 3PM 2 min

Twitter Suspends the Accounts Tracking Musk’s Jet and The Man Behind It

(Bloomberg) -- Twitter Inc. has suspended Jack Sweeney and the account he runs on the social media platform known as @elonjet, which tracks the movements of Elon Musk’s private jet. As of early Wednesday morning in New York, the @elonjet page showed a message that read “account suspended” with an…
14 Dec 2022 3PM 2 min

Gates-Backed Start-Up Seeks Zambia Copper for Green-Energy Shift

A Bill Gates-backed mining start-up agreed to invest $150 million in a Zambian project that will use artificial intelligence to explore for copper, a metal key to the green-energy transition. KoBold Metals — which counts Gates’s Breakthrough Energy Ventures and No. 1 miner BHP Group Ltd. among its shareholders —…
14 Dec 2022 10AM 3 min

Dutch court rejects attempt to widen euthanasia laws

THE HAGUE, Dec 14 (Reuters) - The Netherlands does not have to widen its euthanasia laws by legalising assisting in a suicide for everyone, not just for doctors, Dutch judges ruled on Wednesday after a challenge from a right-to-die organisation. In their written decision, the judges ruled that the Dutch…
14 Dec 2022 6AM 1 min

Police in France prepare for high-stakes World Cup match with Morocco

PARIS, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Police in France geared up for the country's World Cup soccer semi-final against Morocco on Wednesday, after scuffles which followed last week's Moroccan quarter-final win over Portugal. Some 10,000 police officers will be mobilised nationwide, of which 5,000 personnel will be posted in the Ile-de-France…
14 Dec 2022 6AM 2 min

US finalising arms upgrade to Ukraine with Patriot missiles

The US is poised to send Patriot air and missile defence batteries to Ukraine pending final approval from President Joe Biden, two US officials said Tuesday. Ukraine’s government has urgently sought the system, produced by Raytheon Technologies and Lockheed Martin, saying Patriots are needed to counter a relentless barrage of…
13 Dec 2022 5PM 1 min

‘Harry & Meghan’ documentary ranks as Netflix’s biggest documentary debut

LOS ANGELES, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Netflix Inc's NFLX.O documentary series about Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan racked up more viewing time on the streaming service than any other documentary during its first week, the company said on Tuesday. By Lisa Richwine The first three episodes of “Harry…
13 Dec 2022 3PM 1 min

Bankman-Fried Accused of Fraud by US After Bahamas Arrest

Sam Bankman-Fried, the disgraced co-founder of digital-asset exchange FTX, was accused by US authorities on Tuesday of perpetrating a massive fraud that funded his lavish lifestyle. US prosecutors in Manhattan revealed eight criminal counts against him and federal regulators said he committed a range of securities and derivatives law violations…
13 Dec 2022 11AM 4 min

Ukraine battles Russian assault in east as Kyiv allies plan winter aid

KOSTIANTYNIVKA, Ukraine, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine pounded each other's forces in heavy fighting in the eastern region of Donetsk on Tuesday as Kyiv's allies met in Paris to provide urgent aid to help Ukrainians survive freezing winter temperatures. Moscow is battling to take full control of the…
13 Dec 2022 7AM 5 min

New Zealand bans future generations from buying tobacco under new laws

SYDNEY, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Future generations of New Zealanders will be banned from purchasing tobacco as part of a package of new anti-smoking laws that passed parliament on Tuesday and are among the most strict in the world. The suite of new laws include bans on selling tobacco to…
13 Dec 2022 7AM 2 min

New Zealand bans future generations from buying tobacco under new laws

SYDNEY, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Future generations of New Zealanders will be banned from purchasing tobacco as part of a package of new anti-smoking laws that passed parliament on Tuesday and are among the most strict in the world. The suite of new laws include bans on selling tobacco to…
13 Dec 2022 7AM 2 min
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