Ex-Hollywood executive Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges: NYT

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Film producer Harvey Weinstein was expected to surrender to New York police on Friday, months after he was toppled from Hollywood’s most powerful ranks by scores of women accusing him of sexual assault, a person familiar with the case said. FILE PHOTO: Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of the Weinstein Company, kicks off the Film Finance Circle conference with an informal discussion at the inaugural Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi, October 15, 2007. REUTERS/Steve Crisp/File PhotoWeinstein’s spokesman Juda Engelmayer and Weinstein’s lawyer Benjamin Brafman both…

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Too busy to watch? UK opposition leader Corbyn to miss royal wedding show

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, a long-time critic of the royal family, will be busy attending engagements and conferences during Saturday’s wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, his spokesman said on Wednesday. Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn addresses a rally, part of the TUC’s ‘A New Deal for Working People’ campaign, in central London, Britain, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleHarry, grandson of Queen Elizabeth and sixth-in-line to the throne, and Markle, a star in U.S. TV drama “Suits”, will tie the knot next Saturday at…

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ask U.S. bishop to deliver wedding address

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle have asked a senior U.S. bishop to deliver the address at their wedding next Saturday. FILE PHOTO: The Reverend Michael Bruce Curry gives a thumbs up as he arrives for his Installation ceremony at the Washington National Cathedral, in Washington, November 1, 2015. Curry becomes the first African-American Episcopal presiding bishop, after previously serving as Bishop of North Carolina. REUTERS/Mike Theiler/File PhotoHarry, grandson of Queen Elizabeth and sixth-in-line to the throne, and Markle, star of U.S. TV drama “Suits”,…

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Time travelers invited to Stephen Hawking send-off

LONDON (Reuters) – Stephen Hawking’s family have invited time travelers to his memorial service, seeking to tackle one of the curiosities that eluded the British physicist during his extraordinary life. FILE PHOTO: Physicist Stephen Hawking sits on stage during an announcement of the Breakthrough Starshot initiative with investor Yuri Milner in New York April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File PhotoThe world’s most recognizable scientist died in March aged 76 after a lifetime spent probing the origins of the universe, the mysteries of black holes and the nature of time itself. Members…

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British royal family releases first official photographs of Prince Louis

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s royal family released the first two official photographs of newly born Prince Louis on Sunday, one of which shows him being held by his sister Princess Charlotte, aged three. Britain’s Prince Louis is seen in this photograph released by Kensington Palace, and taken by Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at Kensington Palace in London, Britain April 26, 2018. Picture taken April 26, 2018. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge/Courtesy of Kensington Palace/Handout via REUTERSLouis, who is fifth in line to the British throne, was born on April 23…

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Cosby arrives at court for closing arguments in sexual assault trial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – The prosecution and Bill Cosby’s defense team are expected to begin closing arguments on Tuesday in his retrial on charges of drugging and raping a onetime friend, one of more than 50 women who have accused the comedian of sexual assault over the years. Bill Cosby (L) arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse with his spokesperson Andrew Wyatt to attend his sexual assault retrial in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S. April 24, 2018. Jessica Griffin/Pool via REUTERSCosby, now 80, faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault of Andrea…

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Stockholm church bells play "Wake me up" in Avicii tribute

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Church bells played one of Avicii’s biggest hits in the Swedish capital Stockholm on Tuesday, paying tribute to the DJ and record producer who was found dead last week. FILE PHOTO: Hundreds of fans of Avicii gather to honour him at Sergels Torg in central Stockholm, Sweden April 21, 2018. Fredrik Persson/TT News Agency/via REUTERS The song “Wake me up” rang out from the 80-metre-high tower of Oscar’s Church in central Stockholm, where Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, grew up. One of the biggest stars…

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Closing arguments to begin in Cosby's sexual assault trial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – The prosecution and Bill Cosby’s defense team are expected to begin closing arguments on Tuesday in the retrial of the entertainer, who is accused of drugging and raping a one-time friend more than a decade ago. FILE PHOTO: Actor and comedian Bill Cosby returns to the courtroom after a recess on the sixth day of his sexual assault retrial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., April 16, 2018. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter/PoolCosby, 80, faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault of Andrea Constand, 45, a…

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Artist Frida Kahlo's family says judge blocks improper use of brand

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A Mexican judge has blocked a company associated with U.S. toymaker Mattel Inc from commercializing the image of artist Frida Kahlo, her family says, as it seeks to halt sales of a Barbie doll styled after the influential artist. Mattel, which manufactures Hot Wheels toys and Barbies, launched an “inspiring women” series of dolls featuring the late painter in March. The company said at the time that it had reached an agreement to manufacture the doll with the Frida Kahlo Corporation, which says on its website…

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