Putin says grandfather cooked for Stalin and Lenin

Putin says grandfather cooked for Stalin and Lenin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin's paternal grandfather worked as a cook for both Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, the president said in a film...
Slovenia claims world's first blockchain monument

Slovenia claims world's first blockchain monument

KRANJ, Slovenia (Reuters) - The first monument to the blockchain technology that underpins crypto-currencies took center stage on Tuesday on a roundabout in Slovenia,...
Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

Reporter's eye-roll steals spotlight at Chinese parliament

BEIJING (Reuters) - A TV reporter's theatrical eye-roll during another journalist's question at a news conference stole the show this week during China's annual...
Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

'Forget about it': EU kills pizzeria's 'Mafia' trademark

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - EU judges failed to see the funny side of branding a chain of pizzerias as "The Mafia", rejecting an appeal on...
Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

'The cat of the match' gets Besiktas in trouble with UEFA

(Reuters) - Turkish soccer club Besiktas ended up in trouble with European soccer's governing body, UEFA, on Thursday, a day after a cat sneaked...
At 55, 'French spiderman' keeps climbing world's skyscrapers

At 55, 'French spiderman' keeps climbing world's skyscrapers

PARIS (Reuters) - Alain Robert, sometimes known as the "French Spiderman" for climbing skyscrapers world worldwide, is still defying gravity at the age...
Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

Turkish chefs savor sweet success with world record baklava

ANKARA (Reuters) - A group of chefs in Turkey claimed a world record for the largest baklava on Thursday with a giant tray of...
Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

Unheard for 300 years, Italian mass rediscovered

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Lost for about 300 years, a mass by Italian composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi is proving popular with audiences across Europe after...
No more pain for Philippine devotee nailed to cross for 32nd time

No more pain for Philippine devotee nailed to cross for 32nd time

CUTUD, Philippines (Reuters) - A Philippine man who has been nailed to a cross every Easter for the past 32 years in a Good...
Far from war, Basra's cats lap it up in their own hotel

Far from war, Basra's cats lap it up in their own hotel

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - A world away from Iraq's battlegrounds, Basra's cat-lovers have found a haven for their favorite pets. Source link

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Trump threatens govt. shutdown in Sept if no funding for wall

Trump threatens government shutdown in September if no funding for wall

WASHINGTON, Michigan (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to shut down the federal government in September if Congress did not provide...
Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

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DUBAI/LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) - Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the biggest shareholder in J Sainsbury Plc , is supportive of merger talks between the British supermarket...

Bjork claims maiden European Tour title at China Open

(Reuters) - Sweden’s Alexander Bjork won his maiden European Tour title at the China Open on Sunday, closing with a seven-under 65 to seal...