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Las Vegas will host 2021 Pro Bowl

The 2021 Pro Bowl will be held at the new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas next January, the NFL announced Tuesday. The Pro Bowl has been held the past four years at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. It will be hosted by the Las Vegas Raiders on Jan. 31, 2021. “We look forward to…


Canada ‘open’ to hosting NHL hub city, Trudeau says


Cycling: Dutchman Terpstra suffers heavy crash during training


Trudeau: Canada ‘open’ to hosting NHL restart


U.S. Open to go ahead without fans, says New York Governor Cuomo


LPGA to restart July 31 in Toledo



Emmy Awards to go ahead, host Jimmy Kimmel says still figuring out how


Actress Emma Watson joins board of French Gucci owner Kering

PARIS (Reuters) – British actress Emma Watson, famed for playing Hermione in the Harry Potter film series, and former Credit Suisse boss Tidjane Thiam are set to join the board of French luxury group Kering as it pushes to raise its profile in areas such as sustainability. Kering, behind top fashion brands like Italy’s Gucci,…


Universal Music Group launches division in Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Universal Music Group on Tuesday launched a new division in Tel Aviv, saying it was the first standalone operation established by a major music company in Israel. Yoram Mokady has been appointed managing director of Universal Music Israel (UMI), joining from Israeli cable provider HOT Telecommunications, where he served as vice…


Actor’s suicide sparks debate about insularity in Bollywood film industry

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian police will probe whether an up-and-coming Bollywood actor who committed suicide at the weekend was depressed in part due to “professional rivalry,” in a film industry that is dominated by big names and has been accused of being insular. Sushant Singh Rajput, a 34 year-old actor who won acclaim and fans…

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Airlines ban alcohol on planes in response to Covid-19


The battle to become Europe’s safest holiday destination


China postpones Beidou satellite launch over technical problem


Thailand’s roving dog groomer back in business


Slovenia wins its first Michelin stars

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UAE can work with Israel, despite political differences, senior official says


U.S. thinks any extension of Iran arms embargo should be open-ended: U.S. envoy for Iran


U.S. wants face-to-face meeting with Iran on prisoners



Steroid drug hailed as ‘breakthrough’ for seriously ill COVID-19 patients

LONDON (Reuters) – A cheap and widely used steroid called dexamethasone has become the first drug shown to be able to save the lives of COVID-19 patients in what scientists said is a “major breakthrough” in the coronavirus pandemic. Trial results announced on Tuesday showed dexamethasone, which is used to reduce inflammation in other diseases…


Mexico’s coronavirus death surge puts testing regime under the microscope

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico went into the coronavirus outbreak insisting it would beat the pandemic without mass testing, but with deaths surging as it prepares to exit lockdown, the strategy looks increasingly untenable. Mexico’s coronavirus czar, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell, has doggedly eschewed widespread testing for new cases in favor of a lighter…


COVID-19 spikes in Arizona, Texas and Florida; church linked to Oregon outbreak

(Reuters) – For a second week in a row, half a dozen U.S. states face a surge in new coronavirus cases and rising hospitalizations, including an outbreak linked to a church in rural Oregon. Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma and Texas all reported record increases in new cases on Tuesday after recording all-time highs last week. Nevada…

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U.S. posts rule allowing U.S. companies to work with Huawei on 5G and other standards

(Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday posted a new rule that allows U.S. companies to work with China’s Huawei to develop standards for 5G and other cutting-edge technologies, despite restrictions on doing business with the telecommunications equipment maker. Reuters reported on Monday that the rule had been approved and sent to the…


Brazil 5G tender cannot be swayed by debates over China, says house speaker

BRASILIA (Reuters) – A fifth-generation (5G) telecoms tender in Brazil should not be contaminated by ideological battles with China and more competition will lead to better prices for consumers, the head of the lower house said on Tuesday. Speaker Rodrigo Maia said Brazil’s telecoms regulator Anatel should run the auction and that the supposedly economically…


Comcast’s SKY launches broadband offering in Italy

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s top pay-TV operator SKY said on Tuesday it was adding broadband connection to its offering of movies, sport and other content, to boost revenues in the crowded telecoms market. The Comcast unit (CMCSA.O) announced the move after a two-month lockdown to curb a coronavirus epidemic, when data traffic using fixed lines…


Amazon to use AI tech in its warehouses to enforce social distancing

(Reuters) – Inc (AMZN.O) on Tuesday launched an artificial intelligence-based tracking system to enforce social distancing at its offices and warehouses to help reduce any risk of contracting the new coronavirus among its workers. The unveiling comes as the world’s largest online retailer faces intensifying scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers and unions over whether it…


Germany launches coronavirus app as EU eyes travel revival

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany appealed to the public on Tuesday to download a new smartphone app to help break the chain of coronavirus infections, one of several such apps that European governments hope will revive travel and tourism safely. The Corona-Warn-App, now available for Apple and Android devices, uses Bluetooth short-range radio to measure close…



China postpones Beidou satellite launch over technical problem

BEIJING (Reuters) – China indefinitely postponed on Tuesday the launch of the final satellite of its Beidou navigation network because of technical problems in the rocket meant to launch it into orbit. The official website for the Beidou network said in a statement that problems were detected during pre-launch tests of the Long March-3B booster…


KBR wins $570 million contract for NASA spaceflight operations

(Reuters) – Houston-based engineering company KBR Inc said on Monday it was awarded a $570.3 million contract by NASA to develop and execute spaceflight operations at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Under the contract, KBR will perform International Space Station payload operations and support the testing of NASA’s flagship space launch system. NASA…


Researchers in Thailand testing horseshoe bats for coronavirus


Baby dragons take their bow in a Slovenian cave


China set to complete Beidou network rivalling GPS in global navigation


Researchers in Chile unearth 74 million year old mammal teeth

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