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UPDATE 1-Zimbabwe aims to more than triple diamond production by 2023

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HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe expects to increase diamond production to 11 million carats by 2023 from 3.2 million carats last year, the mines minister said on Monday, part of an ambitious plan to raise mining output and earn the country $12 billion a year. The mineral-rich southern African nation sees the mining sector as the Read More

FULL TEXT: NBC News President Noah Oppenheim’s email memo to staff regarding Ronan Farrow’s ‘Catch and Kill’

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From: Noah Oppenheim (NBCUniversal)Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 8:32 AMSubject: Staff Note Dear Colleagues Matt Lauer’s actions were abhorrent, and the anger and sadness he caused continue to this day. As we’ve said since the moment he was fired, his abuses should never have happened. Ronan Farrow’s book takes that undeniable fact and twists it Read More

Ronan Farrow’s ‘Catch and Kill’ ‘motivated not by a pursuit of truth, but an axe to grind,’ NBC News president says in leaked memo

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Embattled NBC News president Noah Oppenheim called Ronan Farrow’s book, “Catch and Kill,” an “effort to defame” the Peacock Network that is “clearly motivated not by a pursuit of truth, but an axe to grind” in a memo sent to employees Monday morning. The lengthy memo obtained by Fox News rejects Farrow’s reporting that suggests NBC wasn’t Read More

Blizzard Entertainment cuts punishment for gamer in Hong Kong protests row

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SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. games publisher Blizzard Entertainment has reduced the punishment dealt out to a Hong Kong-based Hearthstone esports gamer for his public support of pro-democracy protests after its decision sparked controversy among players and the public. Blizzard Entertainment, a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard which is partly backed by Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings, Read More

Climate change activists target BlackRock offices in London

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Protesters hold a banner outside the BlackRock office during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration in the City of London, Britain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Climate change activists targeted Blackrock, the world’s biggest asset manager, in London on Monday, gluing themselves to the front of the building and blocking the entrances. “XR is Read More

Take Five: Time to talk

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(Reuters) – 1/STERLING BULLS UNLEASHED? FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Sterling bulls could be forgiven if they thought Christmas had arrived early. Deadlocked for months over Brexit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Leo Read More

Liberty Global backs Sunrise deal to tune of $500 million

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ZURICH (Reuters) – Liberty Global (LBTYA.O) has offered a 500 million Swiss franc ($501.45 million) sweetener to rescue the sale of its Swiss cable and TV business to Sunrise Communications (SRCG.S) but a key Sunrise shareholder said it remained opposed to the deal. FILE PHOTO: The logos of Swiss telecom company Sunrise and broadband and Read More

Liz Peek: Trump won’t lose his job due to impeachment – Dems will have hard time beating him in 2020

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Can former Vice President Joe Biden or Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., actually defeat President Trump in the 2020 presidential election? Democrats watching Trump’s Minneapolis rally Thursday night have to wonder. President Trump wowed the crowd in blue-state Minnesota. And what a crowd it was; tens of thousands inside the arena chanting and cheering, while hundreds Read More

‘Hamilton’ star announces death of 3-year-old daughter

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The wife of “Hamilton” star Miguel Cervantes took to Twitter Sunday to announce the heartbreaking death of their 3-year-old daughter who suffered from a severe form of childhood epilepsy, according to reports. “Adelaide left us early Saturday,” Kelly Cervantes wrote in a caption above a picture of an empty child’s bed with stuffed animals near Read More

WeWork opens new sites at breakneck speed despite cash-burn concerns

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – WeWork has opened almost as many new locations in the last 3-1/2 months as it did in the whole first half of this year, likely accelerating the speed with which the office-sharing company is burning through cash as increasingly hard-nosed investors scrutinize its prospects for going public. FILE PHOTO: The WeWork Read More