16 Jul 2019

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UPDATE 1-EU readies sanctions on Venezuelan security officials

UPDATE 1-EU readies sanctions on Venezuelan security officialsThe European Union is preparing new sanctions against Venezuelan security forces involved in human rights violations, the bloc's foreign policy chief said on Tuesday, following the death in custody of a navy captain amid allegations of torture. Federica Mogherini said the death of Rafael Acosta while in custody for alleged participation in a coup plot was a "stark example" of the deteriorating situation in the country, amid a crackdown by the government of President Nicolas Maduro. "The EU is ready to start work towards applying targeted measures for those members of the security forces involved in torture and other serious violations of human rights," Mogherini said in a statement.

16 Jul 2019 7:03pm GMT

FACTBOX-Speechless and teary, Emmy nominees celebrate their nods

FACTBOX-Speechless and teary, Emmy nominees celebrate their nodsThe annual Emmy Awards for television were announced on Tuesday, with "Game of Thrones" leading all comers and many new faces and shows getting recognition for the first time. The following is a selection of reaction from nominees in statements and on social media: "I'm wildly grateful and absolutely thrilled to be invited back to the party alongside some of my favorite performers and performances of the year." - Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." "Playing Brienne of Tarth has truly been an honor and I am beyond grateful for this nomination. This character has changed my life and redefined the way I look at the world, women and particularly myself." - Gwendoline Christie, "Game of Thrones." "OH MY GOD I CANT BELIEVE IM NOMINATED FOR AN EMMY!" - Joey King, "The Act" "Having spent 32 years basing my personality on fear and sarcasm, the unbridled Shirley-Temple-on-crack joy I feel today is a massive inconvenience for me.

16 Jul 2019 7:02pm GMT

UPDATE 1-HBO sets Emmy nominations record, tops Netflix

UPDATE 1-HBO sets Emmy nominations record, tops NetflixAT&T Inc's premium cable network HBO scored a record 137 Emmy nominations on Tuesday, topping streaming service Netflix Inc in what has become an annual battle for bragging rights in the contest for television's biggest awards. A large chunk of HBO's tally came from medieval fantasy "Game of Thrones," which received 32 nominations, the highest total for a drama series in a single year. TV networks and streaming services compete feverishly for Emmy nominations, which can help draw attention to programming and bring in new viewers or subscribers.

16 Jul 2019 7:00pm GMT

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Bye-kea: Company is closing its one US factory

Ikea is shutting down its only furniture factory in the United States.

16 Jul 2019 5:29pm GMT

15 Jul 2019

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Preliminary report shows likely cause of NYC power outage

Con Edison blamed their relay protection system Monday for the weekend power outage in New York City, saying the system didn't operate as designed, according to preliminary findings from the company.

15 Jul 2019 10:19pm GMT

America's addiction to absurdly fast shipping has a hidden cost

Search. Compare options. Click buy. Look out for a package on your doorstep the next day, or even that same day, without ever having to get in your car. The mail truck comes by and drops off your order with a bunch of others, probably on a route she would've been driving anyway, no extra trip needed. Totally green, right?

15 Jul 2019 5:40pm GMT