New Zealand to be Middle-earth again in Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series

WELLINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – New Zealand will be home again to hairy feet and pointed-ear Hobbits after Amazon Studios confirmed the Pacific country will be the location for its... Read more »

Trump says he does not want war after attack on Saudi oil facilities

WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday said it looked like Iran was behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia but stressed he did not... Read more »

Venezuelan government evaluates sending lawmakers back to opposition assembly

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country’s rightful interim ruler, delivers a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado CARACAS... Read more »

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong seeks U.S. support for protests

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said on Saturday he was seeking the support of U.S. lawmakers for the demands of his fellow protesters who... Read more »

Hong Kong police break up clashes between rival protesters

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Baton-wielding Hong Kong police moved in to break up scuffles on Saturday between pro-China protesters and those denouncing perceived Chinese meddling at the start of... Read more »

Third person dies, two airports closed as torrential rains hit southern Spain

People are seen next to a partially submerged car as torrential rains hit Orihuela, Spain, September 13, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca SAN PEDRO DEL PINATAR/ORIHUELA, Spain (Reuters) – A third... Read more »

North Korea unlikely to mourn ‘war maniac’ Bolton, but U.S. task no easier

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Among those unlikely to be mourning John Bolton’s departure as U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser are officials in North Korea who have denounced him... Read more »

No phones please: Rihanna stages fashion show for exclusive Amazon release

NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) – Luxury brands and retailers are increasingly collaborating with celebrities, including style bloggers and Instagram stars, to help design collections and jazz up their wares. FILE... Read more »

Rare Darth Vader mask, Harry Potter glasses up for auction in LA

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A rare Darth Vader mask and helmet worn in one of the early “Star Wars” movies goes up for auction in Los Angeles later this... Read more »

‘Ford v Ferrari’ actors say race car drivers a special breed

TORONTO (Reuters) – Actors Christian Bale and Matt Damon say they have a newfound respect for racecar drivers after making “Ford v Ferrari”, based on the true story of... Read more »