Monthly Archives: June 2020

EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan abandons interest in WTO role 

Irishman’s decision leaves bloc without an obvious candidate, one week before deadline

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The U.S.-China Feud Gets Nasty 

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. and China are moving beyond bellicose trade threats to exchanging regulatory punches that threaten a wide range of industries including technology, energy and air travel.The two countries have blacklisted each other’s companies, barred flights and expelled journalists. The unfolding skirmish is starting to make companies nervous the t […]

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New Releases From Piedmont 

Notes on new releases from notable producers in Piedmont: Mauro Molino, Michele Chiarlo, Pio Cesare and Pertinace.

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BET Awards opening was fire 

The BET Awards celebrated not only its 20th anniversary, but also the increased focus currently on the Black community and culture Sunday.

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Jennifer Hudson Stars as Aretha Franklin in First Respect Teaser Trailer 

Over two years ago, Jennifer Hudson was tapped by none other than Aretha Franklin herself to star in a biopic about the Queen of Soul. Now, the much-anticipated Respect received its first teaser trailer, which dropped during the BET Awards. In it, there’s footage of Hudson performing, getting advice, standing up for herself (Marc Maron…

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Residents of eastern Ukraine vote on extending Putin’s rule 

Residents of separatist-controlled regions in eastern Ukraine who have Russian citizenship are travelling to Russia to vote on constitutional amendments that would allow President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036. Polls opened in Russia last Thursday for a week-long vote on a slew of constitutional amendments proposed by Putin in January.

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UK mortgage approvals slump as Covid-19 hits housing market – business live 

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsLatest: Just 9,300 UK mortgages approved in MayMortgages approvals down 90% (!) since FebruaryEconomists: Lenders and borrowers both nervousEarlier:World stock markets have hit a two-week lowCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.26pm BST With mortgage lenders getting more caut […]

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St. Louis Couple Captured On Video Pointing Guns At Protesters 

The video was retweeted by President Trump early Monday morning.

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10 Biggest Price Target Changes For Monday 

Guggenheim raised Spotify Technology SA (NYSE: SPOT) price target from $170 to $223. Spotify shares closed at $264.95 on Friday. read more

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Sacha Baron Cohen Pranks Right-Wing Rally Into Racist Singalong 

The comedian disguised himself as a bluegrass artist and led some members of the crowd to sing about injecting liberals with the “Wuhan flu.”

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Johnny Depp: Judge defers ruling on actor’s libel case against The Sun 

The future of a libel case hangs in the balance after a judge rules the star breached a court order.

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Research: Artificial neural networks are more similar to the brain than we thought 

This article is part of our reviews of AI research papers, a series of posts that explore the latest findings in artificial intelligence. Consider the animal in the following image. If you recognize it, a quick series of neuron activations in your brain will link its image to its name and other information you know about it (habitat, size, diet, lifespan, et […]

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Kylie Jenner Vows To Start ‘Cutting Off The Quarantine Pounds’ With Sexy Bikini Throwback 

After gaining a few pounds during quarantine, Kylie Jenner is ready to get back to her Jan. 2020 figure — and she revealed that she’s starting her new routine on June 29.

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Beyoncé’s BET speech: ‘Vote like our life depends on it’ 

The star highlights racial injustices as she accepts a BET honour for her humanitarian work.

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Coronavirus worsens Cuba’s economic woes 

Cuba seems to have the pandemic under control, but its already dismal economy is set to weaken further. Supply shortages are becoming more acute; plummeting foreign remittances and a lack of tourism aren’t helping.

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