Anxiety over Fed tightening, Ukrainian tensions drag stocks and oil down

Anxiety over Fed tightening, Ukrainian tensions drag stocks and oil down

A general view of the U.S. Federal Reserve Building in Washington, July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Wall Street selloff worsens, major indexes drop more than 2% Oil down as much as 3% amid concerns over future Fed tightening Bitcoin Hits Six-Month Low, Latest 5.4% Drop … Read more

Mexican journalist killed told president she feared for her life

Mexican journalist killed told president she feared for her life

MEXICO CITY, Jan 23 (Reuters) – A Mexican journalist who told the president three years ago that she feared for her life was shot dead on Sunday, the second journalist killed in the same area in a week and underscoring the status of the country as one of the deadliest for journalists outside of a … Read more

UAE blocks missiles as Yemen’s Houthis attack region’s commercial hub

UAE blocks missiles as Yemen’s Houthis attack region’s commercial hub

UAE says it intercepted two ballistic missiles Houthis tell investors that UAE ‘has become dangerous’ Yemen widely seen as an Iranian-Saudi proxy war DUBAI, Jan 24 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates, a tourism and trade hub in the Gulf region, said on Monday it had thwarted a second missile attack by the Iran-aligned Houthi … Read more

Washington, DC follows Google over location tracking practices -statement

Washington, DC follows Google over location tracking practices -statement

The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based on the text of the article. We are improving this feature as we continue to test and develop in beta. We welcome feedback, which you can provide using the feedback tab on the right of the page. WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Washington, … Read more

Australia PM Morrison loses control of WeChat Chinese account as election looms

Australia PM Morrison loses control of WeChat Chinese account as election looms

SYDNEY, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal Party lost access to his official WeChat social media account months ago, politicians said on Monday, issuing claims of censorship, while the still-active account being run by a new Chinese controller now promotes Chinese life in Australia. Amid growing diplomatic tensions with China, Australia’s … Read more

One surrendered Hong Kong hamster tests COVID positive as city lockdown grows

One surrendered Hong Kong hamster tests COVID positive as city lockdown grows

HONG KONG, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Hong Kong authorities said on Sunday one hamster surrendered to authorities by pet owners had tested positive for COVID-19 and that over 2,200 hamsters had been culled as the city struggled to contain an outbreak. On Tuesday, officials ordered the killing of hamsters from dozens of pet shops after … Read more

UK warns Russia will face stiff penalties if it installs a ‘puppet regime’ in Ukraine

UK warns Russia will face stiff penalties if it installs a ‘puppet regime’ in Ukraine

UK accuses Moscow of trying to install pro-Russian leader in Ukraine Russia dismisses comments as ‘disinformation’ Ukrainian presidential adviser says UK allegations must be taken seriously Russia has massed troops near the Ukrainian border LONDON/KIYV, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Russia will face stiff economic sanctions if it installs a puppet regime in Ukraine, a British … Read more

Some money services reopen in Tonga, drinking water the priority

Some money services reopen in Tonga, drinking water the priority

Jan 22 (Reuters) – Tongans lined up for limited money services which were restored in the Pacific island capital on Saturday as cleanup continued a week after a devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami. Tonga’s government said drinking water was the priority and a national emergency team had already distributed 60,000 liters of water to residents. … Read more

Biden and Kishida agree to strengthen security and economic cooperation amid growing concern

Biden and Kishida agree to strengthen security and economic cooperation amid growing concern

WASHINGTON/TOKYO, Jan 21 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed in a virtual meeting on Friday to boost cooperation on pressing economic and security issues, including the China, North Korean missiles and the Russian threat against Ukraine. The online meeting, their first substantive talks since Kishida became Japan’s prime … Read more

UK designates Omicron subline as study variant

UK designates Omicron subline as study variant

LONDON/COPENHAGEN, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s Health Safety Agency on Friday designated a sub-lineage of the dominant and highly transmissible variant of the Omicron coronavirus as a variant under investigation, saying it could have a growth advantage. BA.2, which lacks the specific mutation seen with Omicron that can help distinguish it easily from Delta, is … Read more