Five Chinese state-owned companies to be removed from NYSE

Five Chinese state-owned companies to be removed from NYSE

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Five Chinese state-owned companies, including China Life Insurance (601628.SS) and oil giant Sinopec (600028.SS) said Friday they would delist the New York stock exchange amid heightened diplomatic and economic tensions with the United States. The companies, which also include Aluminum Corporation of China (Chalco) (601600.SS), PetroChina (601857.SS) and Sinopec … Read more

Exclusive: Europe looks to Musk’s SpaceX to replace Russian rockets

Exclusive: Europe looks to Musk’s SpaceX to replace Russian rockets

PARIS, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has entered preliminary technical talks with Elon Musk’s SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launch vehicles after the conflict in Ukraine blocked Western access to Russian Soyuz missiles. The privately held US competitor to Europe’s Arianespace has emerged as a key … Read more

Hong Kong suffers largest population decline ever as exodus accelerates

Hong Kong suffers largest population decline ever as exodus accelerates

The city’s total population fell from 7.41 million to 7.29 million, a decrease of 1.6%, the Census and Statistics department said Thursday. While authorities attribute some of that to a “natural” decline — more deaths than births — experts said the numbers also reflected an exodus that has accelerated in recent years amid periods of … Read more

South Korea’s Yoon Pardons Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee to Fight ‘Economic Crisis’

South Korea’s Yoon Pardons Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee to Fight ‘Economic Crisis’

Samsung heir was jailed for 18 months for bribery Businessmen convicted in scandal that fell a president S.Korea says leaders needed to help overcome economic crisis Samsung may increase investment with Lee grace – analysts SEOUL, Aug 12 (Reuters) – South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol pardoned Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee on … Read more

Floods kill in Seoul: South Korean capital promises to move families from ‘parasite’-style basement homes

Floods kill in Seoul: South Korean capital promises to move families from ‘parasite’-style basement homes

The dead, including a family who drowned after being trapped underground, have prompted the South Korean capital to end people living in ‘banjiha’ houses — the often cramped and dingy basement apartments made famous by the film’ Parasite’. The family of three – a woman in her 40s with Down syndrome, her sister and the … Read more

Strikes at Ukraine nuclear power plant prompt UN chief to create demilitarized zone

Strikes at Ukraine nuclear power plant prompt UN chief to create demilitarized zone

Russia ambassador warns of ‘nuclear catastrophe’ Zelenskiy demands Russia return factory to Ukraine Satellite images show damage at Russian air base in Crimea KYIV/NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine accused each other of shelling Europe’s largest nuclear power plant when the UN chief proposed a demilitarized zone at the site amid fears … Read more

Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Former Sri Lankan President arrives in Thailand

Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Former Sri Lankan President arrives in Thailand

The source said Rajapaksa’s jet landed at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok and that his stay in Thailand will be kept confidential. Thai Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanee Sangrat said in a social media post on Wednesday that Thailand had received a request from Rajapaksa to enter the country. Sangrat said Rajapaksa, a holder of a … Read more

Zelenskiy tells officials to stop discussing tactics, probe opens in leak

Zelenskiy tells officials to stop discussing tactics, probe opens in leak

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a joint press conference with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda as the Russian attack on Ukraine continues, in Kiev, Ukraine on July 28, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 11 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told officials on Thursday … Read more

In Gaza, denial and doubt over failed missile claims

In Gaza, denial and doubt over failed missile claims

JERUSALEM, Aug. 11 (Reuters) – As the cleanup in Gaza continues after last weekend’s brief conflict with Israel, a fresh battle has continued over which side the casualties fell after Israel said failed rockets from the Palestinian side 15 people killed in the enclave. According to Israeli military authorities, a fifth of the more than … Read more

Latvia, Estonia withdraw from the Chinese cooperation group

Latvia, Estonia withdraw from the Chinese cooperation group

The Chinese national flag is on display in Beijing, China, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VILNIUS, Aug. 11 (Reuters) – Latvia and Estonia on Thursday withdrew from a cooperation group between China and more than a dozen central and eastern European countries, following in the … Read more