American actor Anne Heche is taken off the ventilator 9 days after car accident

American actor Anne Heche is taken off the ventilator 9 days after car accident

Aug 14 (Reuters) – American actor Anne Heche will be taken off a ventilator on Sunday, nine days after she suffered serious injuries in a fiery car accident after a compatible person took delivery of her donated organs, a spokesman said. Heche, 53, had been legally dead since Friday, although still with a heartbeat, and … Read more

Putin says Russia and North Korea will expand bilateral relations, KCNA . reports

Putin says Russia and North Korea will expand bilateral relations, KCNA . reports

FILE PHOTO – Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with acting governor of the Kirov region Alexander Sokolov via video link at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 9, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin told North … Read more

US lawmakers arrive in Taiwan as tensions flare in China

US lawmakers arrive in Taiwan as tensions flare in China

TAIPEI/WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – A delegation of US lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a two-day trip during which they will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, the second high-level group to visit amid military tensions between the self-governed island and China. Beijing, which claims that Taiwan is democratically governed as its own territory, has … Read more

Scottish police investigate threat to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Scottish police investigate threat to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Rugby Union – Six Nations Championship – Scotland vs England – BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, UK – February 24, 2018 Author JK Rowling in the stands before the match REUTERS/Russell Cheyne Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – Scottish police said Sunday they were investigating a report of … Read more

US tells India Indian ship was used to divert Russian-linked fuel to New York

US tells India Indian ship was used to divert Russian-linked fuel to New York

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor Michael Debabrata Patra arrives at a press conference following a monetary policy review in Mumbai, India Feb. 6, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, Aug. 13 (Reuters) – The United States has expressed concern to India that it was used … Read more

Platoon to cut jobs, close stores and raise prices in company-wide revamp

Platoon to cut jobs, close stores and raise prices in company-wide revamp

Aug 12 (Reuters) – Peloton Interactive Inc (PTON.O) said Friday it would cut jobs, close stores and raise prices for its fitness equipment, including treadmills and high-end bicycles, as it undergoes a company-wide revamp to boost its sales and better cash flow. Shares of the company rose about 11% in afternoon trading after the company … Read more

S&P 500, Nasdaq close for fourth straight week as optimism grows

S&P 500, Nasdaq close for fourth straight week as optimism grows

Nasdaq, S&P 500 Post Longest Weekly Earnings Series Since November S&P 500 recovers 50% of bear market losses S&P 500 is up 17.7% from a mid-June low NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Wall Street closed higher on Friday as signs that inflation had peaked in July, boosted investor confidence that a bull market might … Read more

Climate risks dwarf Europe’s energy crisis, space chief warns

Climate risks dwarf Europe’s energy crisis, space chief warns

PARIS, Aug 11 (Reuters) – The head of the European Space Agency (ESA) has warned of economic damage from heatwaves and drought that could overshadow Europe’s energy crisis, as he called for urgent action to tackle climate change. Director-General Josef Aschbacher told Reuters that successive heatwaves, wildfires, shrinking rivers and rising land temperatures, measured from … Read more

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