Category: Entertainment

Elton John's coronavirus 'living room' show raises $8 million for U.S. charities

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A weekend benefit broadcast featuring recording stars performing live music online from home raised nearly $8 million for two charities serving first responders and Americans facing economic hardship amid the coronavirus crisis, sponsors said on Monday. The Sunday night show, hosted by Elton John from his kitchen, featured Billie Eilish, the […]

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Earthquake shakes Afghanistan, Pakistan

KABUL/ ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – An earthquake shook some buildings in Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday, witnesses said. The magnitude 4.9 quake was centered in the mountainous Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan, at a depth of 211 km (130 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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Finnish government pushes Fortum to strive for carbon neutrality

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland’s center-left government on Monday gave its blessing to majority state-owned Fortum’s (FORTUM.HE) strategy to cut emissions, but promised to push the company further towards carbon neutrality, the minister in charge wrote. The government’s statement came in response to a proposal by the World Wide Fund for Nature’s Finnish branch to amend […]

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