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Apple secures deal for Scorsese's next film starring DiCaprio, De Niro: media

Director Martin Scorsese attends the AFI 2019 Awards luncheon in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 3, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files. (Reuters) - Apple Inc has secured a deal for Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese’s next film, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” U.S. media reported on Wednesday, citing sources. “Killers of the Flower Moon” will star Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. It is the second major film that Apple has acquired after ... Full story

U.S. and China fight at United Nations over Hong Kong

FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song. NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States and China clashed over Hong Kong at the United Nations on Wednesday after Beijing opposed a request by Washington for the Security Council to meet over China’s plan to impose new national security legislation on the territory. The U.S. mission to the United Nations said in a statement that the issue ... Full story

American Airlines says to cut management and support staff by 30%

FILE PHOTO: American airlines jets made by Embraer and other manufacturers sit at gates at Washington's Reagan National airport in Washington, U.S. April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque. (Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc must reduce its management and support staff by about 30% and may have to cut frontline employees as it downsizes due to the coronavirus outbreak, showed a letter to employees made public on Wednesday. All major U.S. ... Full story

Wisconsin to send mail-in ballot applications to 2.7 million voters

FILE PHOTO: Patrick Kapple, right, waits in line outside Riverside University High School to cast a ballot during the presidential primary election held amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Acker. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wisconsin will send absentee ballot applications to more than 2.7 million registered voters, the state’s election commission agreed on Wednesday, in a first ... Full story

Top campaign advisor says Biden would sanction China over Hong Kong

DETROIT (Reuters) - Joe Biden would sanction China if president for its plan to impose new national security rules on Hong Kong, his campaign said on Wednesday, and accused President Donald Trump of having “enabled” Beijing’s curbs on freedoms in the former British colony. FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden is seen at War Memorial Plaza during Memorial Day, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus ... Full story

Mexico registers 78,023 total cases of coronavirus and 8,597 deaths

People cross a road in the municipality of Iztapalapa as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Mexico City, Mexico, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico on Wednesday registered 3,463 new cases of coronavirus and 463 deaths, bringing its totals to 78,023 cases and 8,597 fatalities, according to information provided by health authorities. Reporting by Julia Love and Diego Ore; Editing by ... Full story

Breakingviews - Hong Kong gets thrown under “make China pay” bus

The Chinese and Hong Kong flags flutter at the office of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Beijing, China May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Breakingviews) - The United States has found a new way to make China pay for Covid-19: by targeting Hong Kong. America’s top diplomat Mike Pompeo declared on Wednesday that the city is no longer autonomous. That decision could end decades of special ... Full story

U.S. unit to arrive in Colombia to help fight drug trafficking

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A U.S. army unit will arrive in Colombia in the coming days to help the Andean country’s armed forces fight against drug trafficking for a four-month period, the U.S. embassy in Bogota said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of coca plantations in Tumaco, Colombia, Feb. 26, 2020. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez/File Photo. The U.S. Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) will arrive in Colombia in early June, the embassy said, ... Full story

Strategists cut Nikkei forecasts, see no upside this year: Reuters poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese stock prices will likely remain well below pre-coronavirus pandemic peaks until at least the end of next year, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A passerby wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, walks past an electronic board showing the graphs of the recent movements of Japan's Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato. ... Full story

Trump to 'sign executive order about social media'

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media firms on Thursday, the White House has said. It comes after he threatened to shut down social media platforms he accused of stifling conservative voices. The latest dispute flared on Tuesday after Twitter added fact-check links to his tweets for the first time. The order's details have not been shared and it is unclear what regulatory steps the president can take without new ... Full story