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CEO steps down as Warner Bros probes his role in helping actress

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(Reuters) – Kevin Tsujihara has resigned as the head of Warner Bros as one of Hollywood’s most powerful studios investigates a report that he improperly helped an actress obtain roles at the studio. FILE PHOTO: Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment Kevin Tsujihara arrives at the premiere of “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” Read More

Prized pigeon: Someone just paid €1.25 million for a bird

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A Belgian pigeon-race champion has become the most expensive bird of its kind ever sold after the feathered racer almost tripled the previous highest price to €1.25 million ($1.4 million). An online auction for the star bird named Armando finished on Sunday after nearly two weeks of bids, according to the pigeon sport website Pigeon Read More

Brazilian court suspends dam operations at two more Vale mines

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Vale SA is pictured in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 7, 2017. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/File Photo RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A Brazilian court has ordered Vale SA, the world’s largest iron ore miner, to suspend two more dam operations, demanding that it prove the structures are stable. The court decision Read More

Russia & Egypt seal $2 billion deal for supply of Su-35 fighter jets

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Cairo and Moscow have signed a $2 billion dollar contract for the purchase of more than 20 Russian Su-35 multi-role air-defense fighters and air-launched weapons. The deal was enacted as early as the end of 2018 with delivery expected to start in 2020-2021, according to two unnamed top executives in the Russian defense sector, as Read More

Western sanctions v Eastern promises: Russia's Crimea could become part of China’s new Silk Road

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Private businesses in China are interested in involving Russia’s Crimea in the implementation of projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Beijing’s development & investment project in 152 countries on five continents. That’s according to the head of the association of Chinese compatriots on the peninsula, Ge Zhili. “Our organization is bolstering cooperation ties, Read More

China's top diplomat rejects West's 'immoral' Huawei concerns

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FILE PHOTO: The Huawei brand logo is seen above a store of the telecoms equipment maker in Beijing, China, March 7, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – China opposes politically motivated attempts to discredit its telecoms equipment makers on security grounds, the Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, said on Monday. “What Read More

World’s 1st remote brain surgery via 5G network performed in China

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A Chinese surgeon has performed the world’s first remote brain surgery using 5G technology, with the patient 3,000km away from the operating doctor. Dr. Ling Zhipei remotely implanted a neurostimulator into his patient’s brain on Saturday, Chinese state-run media reports. The surgeon manipulated the instruments in the Beijing-based PLAGH hospital from a clinic subsidiary on Read More

Russia & China sign agreement on construction of 2 power units at Tianwan nuclear power plant

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Russian and Chinese state nuclear corporations have signed a general contract on construction of the seventh and eighth power units at the Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), the biggest joint NPP project between the two countries. The document was signed by the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and Russian Rosatom’s engineering division in Beijing earlier Read More

Fed looks to avoid crossed signals at policy meeting

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NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Only two things will really matter when Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell strides to the podium for his press conference on Wednesday after the end of the U.S. central bank’s latest two-day policy meeting: Dots and bonds. FILE PHOTO – Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during his news Read More

Air Force arms B-52 bombers with prototype nuclear-armed cruise missiles

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File photo – B-52 (Boeing) The Air Force is now arming its fleet of B-52 Bombers with prototype nuclear-armed cruise missiles to prepare the aircraft for the possibility of launching the Long Range Stand Off (LRSO) weapon. Through a $250 million deal, the Air Force will work with B-52 manufacturer Boeing to build missile carriage Read More