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Reuters reports big changes as Bolsheviks triumph

LONDON (Reuters) – “The day has brought certain changes” read a Reuters report from the then-Russian capital Petrograd, 100 years ago on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A monument to Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin stands at a park in the Siberian town of Uzhur in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia, September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin/File Photo It was the day — using the western calendar — that Vladimir Lenin’s Bolsheviks overthrew the more moderate Kerensky provisional government, a decisive step in the revolution that eventually created the Soviet Union. The Nov 7, 1917,Read More

Kevin Spacey seeks treatment after sexual misconduct claims: representatives

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey is seeking unspecified treatment, according to his representatives, following allegations of sexual misconduct that have forced a halt in production of his Netflix show “House of Cards” and a social media backlash. FILE PHOTO: 71st Tony Awards – Arrivals – New York City, U.S., 11/06/2017 – Actor Kevin Spacey. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez “Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment,” his representatives said in a statement late Wednesday. No details on the nature of the treatment were provided.Read More

Four dead from landslide at Malaysia construction site, victim search to continue

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Four foreign workers were killed and 10 others are missing after a landslide at a construction site in George Town, capital of the northwest Malaysian state of Penang, authorities said. The bodies of three Bangladeshis and one unidentified person were found in the debris, officials said late on Saturday. Two workers escaped with light injuries. “Now the problem we are facing is we need to excavate a 35-metre heap of earth. We have deployed a K9 (canine) unit with three dogs to search for victims,” PenangRead More

Paris exhibition charts Picasso’s ‘year of wonders’

PARIS (Reuters) – Some of Pablo Picasso’s greatest works go on display in Paris this week, in an exhibition that charts a pivotal year in which he cemented his status as a titan of 20th-century art. “Picasso 1932: Erotic Year”, chronicles the Spanish artist’s prolific creativity over those 12 months, referred to in the art world as his “year of wonders”. Picasso produced more than 300 works of art in 1932 and the exhibition at Paris’ Musee Picasso features over 100 of them. They include the masterpiece “The Dream” –Read More

Trump clashes with sports world over player protests, invitation

NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and the sports world engaged in an intensifying spat on Saturday after he called for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the U.S. national anthem and disinvited a National Basketball Association star from a White House visit. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Saturday that Trump’s statements revealed “unfortunate lack of respect” for the NFL and its players. Goodell’s statement was released a day after Trump suggested any protesting football player was a “son of a bitch” and shouldRead More

To fight wildlife crime, experts say ‘follow the money’

In most cases, the conviction of a Thai man trafficking rhino horns through a bizarre scheme that involved hiring prostitutes to pose as trophy hunters would have marked the end of the story. But investigators took an unusual, next step — deciding to “follow the money” that helped bankroll the South African operation. That led to a court order last year to seize Chumlong Lemtongthai’s Thai bank accounts and other assets, including a house worth $142,000, to shut him down. It was one of an increasing number of cases illustratingRead More

New ETF plans to ‘make America great again’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A planned index fund is hoping to “make America great again” by investing in companies that support the Republican Party. The Point Bridge GOP Stock Tracker exchange-traded fund will list under the ticker “MAGA,” according to a filing with U.S. securities regulators this week, an apparent reference to the slogan repeatedly used by U.S. President Donald Trump. A call to the fund’s sponsor, Point Bridge Capital LLC in Fort Worth, Texas, was not immediately returned. The company is planning a set of what it calls PoliticallyRead More

Weather boss steps down as Macau struggles to recover from typhoon

MACAU/HONG KONG (Reuters) – The head of Macau’s observatory stepped down on Thursday after chaos and confusion followed one of the strongest typhoons on record, in which at least nine people were killed and more than half the city was left without water and power. Rescuers on Thursday searched submerged cars for trapped people in the former Portuguese territory, while overwhelmed emergency services scrambled to respond to crisis calls. Some casinos shut down while others were relying on back-up generators. Many residents and tourists complained that the government was woefullyRead More

Friends, classmates remember slain Swedish journalist at NYC vigil

Friends and former classmates of Kim Wall, a Swedish freelance journalist whose remains were found in the Baltic Sea this week, gathered on Wednesday to remember her as a good friend and “amazing reporter.” Wall, 30, was last seen alive on the evening of Aug. 10 in Copenhagen, Denmark, on the UC3 Nautilus, a submarine built by Danish inventor Peter Madsen. He has been arrested and charged with manslaughter in Wall’s death. Crowds of people assembled for a candlelight vigil on Wednesday evening at Columbia University in New York City,Read More

Morgan Freeman to get Screen Actors lifetime award

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Morgan Freeman, the versatile actor known for playing gods, presidents and pimps, will be honored with the 2017 lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) at its annual ceremony in January. Freeman, 80, whose prolific career spans 50 years and more than 100 movies, will join the likes of past recipients Lily Tomlin, Debbie Reynolds and Dick Van Dyke when he gets the honor at a Los Angeles ceremony on Jan. 21. SAG announced the award on Tuesday. “Some actors spend their entire careersRead More