PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – The Olympic movement’s new Chinese global sponsor, e-commerce group Alibaba, came to the Pyeongchang Winter Games promising to revolutionize the experience for spectators, from buying tickets to souvenirs. But other sponsors quickly reminded Alibaba that its revolution can’t happen if it steps on their turf. Many of the services Alibaba
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – South Korea brought the curtain down on its “Peace Games” on Sunday, with winter sports athletes dancing and singing together at a vibrant closing ceremony, though there was little warmth between dignitaries from the United States and North Korea. South Korea President Moon Jae-in, who hopes to use these Games
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The National Rifle Association pushed back on Sunday against modest proposals by President Donald Trump and other Republicans to change U.S. gun laws in the wake of a school shooting in Florida that killed 17 students and staff. The powerful gun lobby group does not support Trump’s proposals to raise the age
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(Reuters) – Kenya’s Dickson Chumba cruised to victory at the Tokyo Marathon, beating Japan’s Yuta Shitara who set a national record on Sunday. Chumba, who previously won the event in 2014, sprinted clear from the lead pack near the 36-km mark and held off a late charge from Shitara to cross the line in two
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic minority on the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a response to Republican charges that the FBI and Justice Department have abused the law in their investigation of possible ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. The Democrats’ 10-page memo, released on Saturday in partially-redacted
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto postponed plans for the Mexican leader’s first visit to the White House, after a testy phone call involving Trump’s push for a border wall, a senior U.S. official said on Saturday. “The two leaders agreed now was not the immediate right time
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(Reuters) – Bank of America Corp on Saturday became the latest financial heavyweight to take aim at gunmakers, saying it would ask clients who make assault rifles how they can help end mass shootings like last week’s massacre at a Florida high school. Bank of America, the second-biggest U.S. bank by assets, said its request
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LONDON (Reuters) – North Korea makes headlines with its military parades and nuclear programme but a new London exhibition puts a spotlight on graphic design in the country. “Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK” features highly-stylised government propaganda posters and comics, as well as more run-of-the-mill items such as food packaging, ticket
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