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OSLO - Wage talks involving around 8,000 oil drilling workers in Norway broke down on Thursday, labour unions said, raising the risk of strike action that would disrupt oil and gas exploration. The talks between the Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NSA) and the Safe, Industri E...
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President Nayib Bukele bet the house on Bitcoin – now it’s all blown up in his face.
FILE PHOTO - A sign reading “Pay with Bitcoin here” is set in a furniture store in San Salvador, El Salvador March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
Technical support structures, and non-producing block producers were top of the agenda for the fifth Chief Delegate’s meeting.
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Sam Bright and Sascha Lavin explore how the ‘Zoomtowns’ phenomenon is putting a burden on local property markets
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FILE PHOTO: Bridget Brink, nominatee to be U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, testifies at her Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo
A boost for Vladimir Putin as the EU opens the door for countries to pay for Russian gas.
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President Nayib Bukele bet the house on Bitcoin – now it’s all blown up in his face.
FILE PHOTO - A sign reading “Pay with Bitcoin here” is set in a furniture store in San Salvador, El Salvador March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
Technical support structures, and non-producing block producers were top of the agenda for the fifth Chief Delegate’s meeting.
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Sony is getting itself ‘metaverse’ ready to cope with the rise of web 3.0 technologies.
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LONDON - A married couple from England announced on Thursday that they had landed Britain's biggest-ever lottery jackpot of 184 million pounds ($228.4 million), and one of the lucky winners said she had always felt destined to land a huge prize. "My dad played the National Lottery all his life and constantly dreamed of winning," Jess Thwaite, a manager at a hairdressing salon which she runs with her sister in the western city of Gloucester, told reporters. "He would always ask us what we'd do when we won, how we'd spend it, who we'd treat. It was a regular conversation and I feel like he was preparing us." Her husband Joe, a 49-year-old commun...
LONDON - British defence minister Ben Wallace said on Thursday he believed there was a way to address Turkey's concerns over Sweden and Finland joining NATO. Finland and Sweden formally applied on Wednesday to join NATO, a decision spurred by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but Tur...
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BERLIN - The European Union is looking into ways of using the frozen assets of Russian oligarchs to fund the reconstruction of Ukraine after the war, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday. The commission proposed on Wednesday a 9 billion euro loan to...
OSLO - Wage talks involving around 8,000 oil drilling workers in Norway broke down on Thursday, labour unions said, raising the risk of strike action that would disrupt oil and gas exploration. The talks between the Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NSA) and the Safe, Industri Energi and DSO unions will resume at a later date under the leadership of a state-appointed mediator, and could end in a strike if those negotiations fail. Any industrial action would most likely have only a marginal impact on production of oil and gas in the short-term, but could have a greater impact in the medium- to long-term as expansion projects and the start-up of new fields wo...
PARIS - French utility EDF said on Thursday it was pushing back the start date on its Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor to June 2027 and now estimated project costs in the range of 25 billion to 26 billion pounds ($31 to $32 billion). "The start of electricity generation for Unit 1...
SAO PAULO - Shareholders of Carrefour Brasil approved on Thursday the acquisition of Grupo BIG Brasil SA, according to a securities filing. The local unit of the French retail giant announced on March 2021 the acquisition of Grupo BIG for roughly 7.5 billion reais ($1.52 billion...

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CANNES, France - “Armageddon Time,” which premiered Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival, whisks the audience to the cusp of the Ronald Reagan presidency, exploring issues of race and privilege in American society with a star-studded cast that includes Anne Hathaway, Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy St...
LOS ANGELES - Pop singer Rihanna and rapper A$AP Rocky are new parents of a baby boy, according to a report on the TMZ website on Thursday. Rihanna, 34, gave birth on May 13 in Los Angeles, TMZ said, citing sources with knowledge of the matter. It is their first child....
By Mimosa Spencer CANNES, France - "Mariupolis 2," a documentary showing a close-up view of life under bombardment in Ukraine, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival Thursday with an emotional tribute to slain director Mantas Kvedaravicius by his fiancée. "It's an hono...
By Marie-Louise Gumuchian LONDON - Rapper Dave, chart-topper Ed Sheeran and music star Shakira were among the winners at the Ivors in London on Thursday, the annual awards honouring songwriters and screen composers. Dave beat the likes of singers Adele, Sheeran and...

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LONDON - Marco Alonso scored a glorious equaliser to earn Chelsea a 1-1 home draw with Leicester City on Thursday and effectively seal third place in the Premier League ahead of the final round of fixtures. The draw lifted Chelsea to 71 points, 19 behind leaders Manchester City...
LIVERPOOL, England - Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored five minutes from time to guarantee Everton’s Premier League survival as they rallied from two goals down to secure a thrilling 3-2 victory over Crystal Palace at a rocking Goodison Park on Thursday. Everton needed a win to ensur...
TULSA, Oklahoma - Tiger Woods struggled mightily in the opening round of the PGA Championship on Thursday at Southern Hills Country Club where he played through significant discomfort over his closing holes and will have plenty of work to do to make the cut. Woods, in his second...
TULSA, Oklahoma - Rory McIlroy has long been plagued by slow starts in the majors but put the issue behind him as he made a near flawless trip around Southern Hills to grab the early clubhouse lead at the PGA Championship on Thursday. Since winning the last of his four majors in...

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LONDON - A married couple from England announced on Thursday that they had landed Britain's biggest-ever lottery jackpot of 184 million pounds ($228.4 million), and one of the lucky winners said she had always felt destined to land a huge prize. "My dad played the National Lottery all his life and constantly dreamed of winning," Jess Thwaite, a manager at a hairdressing salon which she runs with her sister in the western city of Gloucester, told reporters. "He would always ask us what we'd do when we won, how we'd spend it, who we'd treat. It was a regular conversation and I feel like he was preparing us." Her husband Joe, a 49-year-old commun...
BERLIN - The European Union is looking into ways of using the frozen assets of Russian oligarchs to fund the reconstruction of Ukraine after the war, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday. The commission proposed on Wednesday a 9 billion euro loan to...
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday said Russian forces had "completely destroyed" the industrial Donbas region and accused Moscow of carrying out senseless bombardments as it intensified its offensive. Zelenskiy also accused Russian forces of attempting to kill...
OSLO - Wage talks involving around 8,000 oil drilling workers in Norway broke down on Thursday, labour unions said, raising the risk of strike action that would disrupt oil and gas exploration. The talks between the Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NSA) and the Safe, Industri Energi and DSO unions will resume at a later date under the leadership of a state-appointed mediator, and could end in a strike if those negotiations fail. Any industrial action would most likely have only a marginal impact on production of oil and gas in the short-term, but could have a greater impact in the medium- to long-term as expansion projects and the start-up of new fields wo...