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United Technologies nears deal to merge aerospace unit with Raytheon: sources

(Reuters) - United Technologies Corp is nearing a deal to merge its aerospace business with U.S. defense contractor Raytheon Co and form a new company worth well over $100 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: A sign marks the Raytheon offices in Woburn, Massachusetts, U.S. January 25, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File PhotoThrough the merger, United Technologies and Raytheon are seeking to pool resources serving the commercial and defense aerospace industries. United Technologies provides commercial plane makers with equipment such as electronics and communications equipment, whereas Raytheon is a vendor primarily to the U.S. government for equipment in military aircraft and missiles. The…

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UK’s Johnson threatens to withhold $50 billion Brexit payment

(Reuters) - Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to succeed Theresa May as Britain’s next prime minister, said he would withhold a previously agreed 39 billion pound ($50 billion) Brexit payment until the European Union gives Britain better exit terms. FILE PHOTO: Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gives a speech at the JCB Headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire, Britain, January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Yates/File PhotoThe EU has repeatedly said it will not reopen discussion of the Brexit transition deal it reached with May last year, which British lawmakers have rejected three times, prompting May to announce her resignation earlier this month. May stepped down as leader of the…

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Democratic candidate Buttigieg: ‘No going back’ in fight for LGBTQ rights

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Democrat Pete Buttigieg, running to become the first openly gay U.S. president, told activists at an Iowa Pride festival on Saturday there was “no going back to normal” in fighting discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Buttigieg, speaking at a rally on the steps outside the Iowa state capitol in Des Moines, said rights for the community were still under threat from Republican President Donald Trump, and he warned against complacency. “Don’t listen to anybody in either party who says we can just go back to what we were doing,” Buttigieg told a crowd celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Iowa Supreme Court’s…

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Trump is confident Mexico will enforce new immigration deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday predicted Mexico would strongly enforce a new deal under which it agreed to expand a controversial asylum program and boost security on its southern border to stem Central American migrants trying to reach the United States. The deal, announced on Friday after three days of negotiations in Washington, averted Trump’s threatened imposition of 5% import tariffs on all Mexican goods starting on Monday. “Mexico will try very hard, and if they do that, this will be a very successful agreement between the United States and Mexico,” Trump wrote in a tweet on Saturday morning. The Trump administration believed…

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Trump deal with Mexico a win for ‘hostage-taking’: former WTO chief

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The migration deal imposed on Mexico this week by U.S. President Donald Trump under the threat of punitive tariffs was a victory for “hostage-taking” over international rules, a former head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump talks about the U.S.-Mexico border during a fundraising roundtable with campaign donors in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File PhotoLate on Friday, the United States and Mexico struck an accord to avert a tariff war when Mexico agreed to expand a contentious asylum program and deploy security forces to stem the flow of illegal immigration…

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Factbox: List of French Open women’s singles champions

(Reuters) - List of French Open women’s singles champions: Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 8, 2019. Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic. REUTERS/Charles Platiau2019 Ashleigh Barty (Australia) beat Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic) 6-1 6-3 2018 Simona Halep (Romania) beat Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 3-6 6-4 6-1 2017 Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) beat Simona Halep (Romania) 4-6 6-4 6-3 2016 Garbine Muguruza (Spain) beat Serena Williams (U.S.) 7-5 6-4 2015 Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-7 6-2 2014 Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Simona Halep (Romania) 6-4 6-7 6-4…

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Barty’s secret to success nothing like the norm

PARIS (Reuters) - As far as “secrets to my success” tales go, Ashleigh Barty’s is pretty special. Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 8, 2019. Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic. REUTERS/Benoit TessierYes, there was the endless hours of hitting drills. Forehands, backhands, volleys, serves. There was the dedication to success, the willingness to live a peripatetic lifestyle, flitting from country to country, rarely settling anywhere for long. A sacrifice of normal life. But at least some of that came a little later. First was Barty’s masterstroke — dumping tennis…

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Thiem team told ‘no chance’ of Monday final

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 8, 2019. Austria's Dominic Thiem in action during his semifinal match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic. REUTERS/Benoit TessierPARIS (Reuters) - As if facing 11-times champion Rafa Nadal in a French Open final was not daunting enough, Austria’s Dominic Thiem will need to do so after less than 24 hours rest. But even though his rain delayed semi-final victory over Novak Djokovic spanned exactly 24 hours, finishing on Saturday afternoon, and Nadal has been resting since Friday afternoon, there was never any question of pushing the final into Monday. Thiem’s coach Nicolas Massu told reporters on Saturday that…

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Adrenaline-fueled Thiem ready for Rafa

PARIS (Reuters) - Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem says he will be fueled by adrenaline when he takes on Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s French Open final in what will be his fourth successive day on court. Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 8, 2019. Austria's Dominic Thiem reacts during his semifinal match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic. REUTERS/Charles PlatiauThe 25-year-old battled Novak Djokovic over two weather-ravaged days on Friday and Saturday to set up a repeat of last year’s final which he lost in straight sets. He also played on Thursday while Spaniard Nadal played only on Tuesday and Friday and was able…

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Thiem rides the storm to knock out Djokovic

PARIS (Reuters) - Austrian Dominic Thiem crushed Novak Djokovic’s French Open hopes as he survived a weather-ravaged semi-final spanning 24 hours to complete a 6-2 3-6 7-5 5-7 7-5 victory on Saturday and set up a repeat of last year’s showdown with Rafael Nadal. Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 8, 2019. Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates after his semifinal match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic. REUTERS/Vincent KesslerMore than an hour after the women’s final should have started on another stormy day on Court Philippe Chatrier, fourth seed Thiem thumped a forehand winner past Djokovic to seal victory after squandering two earlier match points.…

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