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Incoming Starbucks boss to bring consumer insight to coffee culture

By Richa Naidu LONDON (Reuters) -Laxman Narasimhan may have no experience of running coffee shops, but the outgoing CEO of British packaged goods group Reckitt will bring insight into the changing habits of consumers when he takes over at Starbucks. At Reckitt, maker of Strepsils throat lozenges and Dettol floor cleaner, the 55-year-old Narasimhan spearheaded […]

Danish director Von Trier getting used to life with Parkinson’s

VENICE (Reuters) – Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier said on Thursday he was feeling well after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease but acknowledged it would take time to get used to the tremors brought on by the ailment.     The 66-year-old director’s new supernatural TV series “The Kingdom Exodus” is screening at the Venice Film […]

Alaska votes using ranked choice voting

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin addresses supporters at the opening of her new campaign headquarters in Anchorage, Alaska, on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Palin, the first Republican female vice presidential nominee was among 48 candidates running for the Alaska’s lone seat in the U.S. House following the death last month of Republican Rep. Don Young, […]

Cycling-Pedersen powers to win stage 13 in Vuelta

(Reuters) – Trek-Segafredo rider Mads Pedersen showed supreme power as he sprinted to win stage 13 of the Vuelta a Espana, a 168.4km flat ride from Ronda to Montilla on Friday. Danish rider Pedersen edged out Bryan Coquard (Cofidis) after chasing a long sprint from Pascal Ackermann (UAE Team Emirates), who came third. The points […]

Greek yogurt maker Chobani pulls IPO amid listing slowdown

By Echo Wang and Manya Saini (Reuters) -Yogurt maker Chobani is withdrawing its plans for an initial public offering in the United States after having delayed its listing plans earlier this year, marking the first high-profile casualty of the current slowdown in stock market flotations. Chobani cited “current market conditions” in its decision to scrap […]

Netflix agrees to give ‘Bardo’ a rare run in American cinemas

By Crispian Balmer VENICE (Reuters) – In a break from its normal business model, U.S. streaming giant Netflix has agreed to show the latest film of Oscar-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu in U.S. and Mexican cinemas before moving it online. “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths”, which received its world premier on Thursday […]

Explainer-Biden’s curbs on chips to China part of broader effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chip designer Nvidia Corp this week said the United States told it to restrict exports to China of two computing chips for artificial intelligence work, the latest move in a broader government effort to hamper China’s access to the most sophisticated semiconductors. News of the letter to Nvidia, and a similar one […]

Biden continues to accuse Republicans of ‘extremism’

President Joe Biden speaks outside Independence Hall, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 4:10 PM PT – Sunday, September 4, 2022 A message posted on Biden’s Twitter account on Sunday proposed that people who are a part of the Make America Great Again movement are ‘a threat’ to the soul […]

Tennis-Jabeur pushes past Rogers to reach U.S. Open fourth round

By Amy Tennery NEW YORK (Reuters) -Tunisian fifth seed Ons Jabeur survived a thrilling duel to down home hope Shelby Rogers 4-6 6-4 6-3 at the U.S. Open on Friday, making the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the first time. The Wimbledon finalist squandered six of the eight break points she earned in the […]

Russia scraps gas pipeline reopening, stoking European fuel fears

By Christoph Steitz and Caleb Davis FRANKFURT/GDANSK (Reuters) – Russia has scrapped a Saturday deadline to resume flows via a major gas supply route to Germany, deepening Europe’s difficulties in securing winter fuel, after saying it had found faults in the Nord Stream 1 pipeline during maintenance. Nord Stream 1, which runs under the Baltic […]