Russia targeting critical western internet-based infrastructure, warn US and UK
CARACAS (Reuters) – Chauffeured around in a sleek black pick-up, the head of Venezuela’s oil industry, Major General Manuel Quevedo, last month toured a joint venture with U.S. major Chevron.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will seek common ground on how to deal with North Korea’s nuclear challenge on Tuesday amid fears in Tokyo that Trump might be prone to make too many concessions.
Shoe shops and banks may be dying out but the ‘experience economy’ offers a future for town centres. They must grasp it
Is it really goodbye shop? This has been another terrible month for retailing. Monday’s figures show March footfall down 6% on last year, and almost 9% down in high streets. Clothing is in freefall, down 20%. My two local high streets – one rich, one poor – both look as if they’ve been hit by the plague, with naked windows pockmarked by “For Sale” signs.
Toys R Us, BHS and Maplin have gone. We hear of closures from Mothercare, Homebase, House of Fraser, even M&S. Local data shows a net 1,700 shops shut last year. Paula Nickolds of mighty John Lewis said last week that this is her “toughest time in 25 years in the industry”, adding of her own business, “we need to reinvent”.
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YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s new president said on Tuesday over 8,000 prisoners will be freed in an amnesty, a move the government said would bring about humanitarian support amid the country’s political reforms after decades of military rule.
One of the biggest, @lmao, has 10.5 million followers. Another, @Kingbach, has 15 million followers, and just reported the hacking attempt on his Instagram account.
DAMASCUS/THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The United States accused Russia on Monday of blocking international inspectors from reaching the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria and said Russians or Syrians may have tampered with evidence on the ground.
The world’s second largest economy has continued to grow as the prospect of a US trade war looms.
HAVANA (Reuters) – Most of Camilo Condis’ family emigrated from Communist-run Cuba to the United States seeking a better life, but the 32-year-old decided to stay after Raul Castro became president a decade ago and promised change.