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Russians have sweetest tooth after Germans – chocolate producer Ritter Sport

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A love of chocolate has made Russia the second-largest market for German manufacturer Ritter sport, a top executive at the company has told the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce. The chocolate maker, famous for its signature square bars, has seen its sales fall across Europe – with the exception of Russia, where they surged by 13 Read More

Intel says its 5G modem chips will not appear in phones until 2020

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(Reuters) – Intel Corp executives said on Friday its 5G modem chips will not appear in mobile phones until 2020, raising the possibility its biggest customer, Apple Inc, will be more than a year behind rivals in delivering a device that uses the faster networks. FILE PHOTO: Intel’s logo is pictured during preparations at the Read More

Record-setting snowstorm buries parts of Arizona

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(Reuters) – A winter storm in the U.S. Southwest that dumped snow on Arizona made travel treacherous on Friday as strong winds pushed powdery snow into drifts and forecasters predicted the blizzard would continue into the night. AccuWeather predicted two to four feet (61 cm to 122 cm) of new snow would pile up in Read More

U.S., China struggle to bridge trade gaps, more time seen likely

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators met on Friday to wrap up a week of talks that have seen the two sides struggle over the details of structural reform commitments by China, increasing the likelihood of extending the March 1 U.S. deadline for a deal. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer Read More

U.S., China resume talks on thorniest issues in trade war

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators met on Friday to wrap up a week of talks that have seen the two sides struggle to detail how to bridge deep differences on China’s role in global commerce. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (2ndL), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Read More

Climate plan 'not pie in the sky' before election, says Spain

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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s government presented a draft proposal on how to drastically reduce carbon emissions on Friday, less than two weeks before parliament is due to be dissolved ahead of a general election that may nix its chances of becoming law. FILE PHOTO: Spain’s Energy and Environment Minister Teresa Ribera arrives for a cabinet Read More

Deep 7.5-magnitude quake hits Ecuador-Peru border region

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QUITO/LIMA (Reuters) – A deep magnitude-7.5 earthquake struck the Peru-Ecuador border region early on Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said, causing tremors that the Ecuadorian president said were felt around the country. The quake’s epicenter was in a sparsely populated area 224 km (140 miles) east-southeast of Ambato, Ecuador, at a depth of 132 Read More

Nike stumbles into social media storm after basketball star's shoe splits

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Nike Inc sneaker worn by a college basketball superstar split in half less than a minute into a highly anticipated game between Duke University and North Carolina, prompting an outcry on social media as the company sought to figure out what caused the malfunction. Zion Williamson, a 6-foot-7-inch freshman forward Read More

Nike’s $350 ‘smart’ shoes are refusing to lace themselves following software update

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It’s bad enough when your phone or laptop is having technical difficulties, but that headache has now extended to footwear, after owners of Nike’s new smart sneakers have reported shoe malfunctions following an Android update. Owners of the newly released $350 Adapt BB shoes were unimpressed to find one of the pair of their new Read More

Pope urges church to 'listen to cry of young' at sex abuse summit

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Pope Francis has urged the Catholic Church to “listen to the cry of the young, who want justice”, as he opened a landmark summit on preventing sex abuse. More than 30 years since the first abuse scandals erupted within the church, he told 190 leaders of bishops conferences and religious orders that they had an Read More