Estonia says it will fend off major cyber attack after removing Soviet monuments

Estonia says it will fend off major cyber attack after removing Soviet monuments

People walk on the bridge over the Narva River at the border crossing with Russia in Narva, Estonia, Feb 16, 2017. Photo taken Feb 16, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VILNIUS, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – Estonia has fended off “the most extensive cyberattacks since 2007,” it said … Read more

Violent storm kills six in Corsica as island raises new warning

PARIS, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – A violent and unexpected storm ravaged the French Mediterranean island of Corsica on Thursday, killing at least six people, including a teenage girl, and meteorologists forecasting more bad weather to come. Hail, heavy rain and winds peaking at 224 kph (140 mph) swept the island early in the day. Two … Read more

Stocks choppy, US yields fall as investors digest Fed minutes

A man in a protective mask walks past an electronic board displaying the Shanghai Composite Index, Nikkei Index, and Dow Jones Industrial Average during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak outside a real estate agency in Tokyo, Japan, March 7, 2022. REUTERS / Kim Kyung Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Wall … Read more

‘Spanish Stonehenge’ emerges from drought-stricken dam

CACERES, Spain, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – A brutal summer has devastated many in rural Spain, but an unexpected side effect of the country’s worst drought in decades has delighted archaeologists: the emergence of a prehistoric stone circle in a dam whose waterline has shifted. Officially known as the dolmen of Guadalperal but also referred to … Read more

NATO says it is ready to step up forces if tensions between Serbia and Kosovo escalate

BRUSSELS, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – NATO will increase its peacekeeping force in Kosovo if tensions with neighboring Serbia escalate, the alliance’s leader said Wednesday, on the eve of EU-facilitated talks between the Western Balkans’ alienated neighbors. “We now have an important mission, a military presence in Kosovo of nearly 4,000 troops,” Jens Stoltenberg told a … Read more

Germany, Israel Condemn Palestinian President’s Holocaust Remarks

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attend a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 16, 2022. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Outrage At Abbas Claims Israel Guilty Of ’50 Holocausts’ German Chancellor, Israeli Prime Minister Lead Conviction In response, Abbas calls Holocaust ‘most heinous crime’ Germany … Read more

Philips bids farewell to CEO amid massive recall

Van Houten leaves the helm after almost 12 years To be replaced on October 15 by Connected Care head Jakobs Shares up 2% but down more than 50% since product recall AMSTERDAM, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – Philips (PHG.AS) Chief Executive Frans van Houten will leave the company in October, the Dutch health tech company said … Read more

Exclusive: Tencent plans to divest its $24 billion stake in Meituan

Tencent wants to start selling Meituan shares this year – sources Sales tries to please regulators, monetize 8-year-old gambling resources Selling Shares Will Likely Be Done As Block Trading – Resources Move Comes Following Tencent’s Divestment of JD.com, SEA Holdings Meituan shares sink 10%; Restoring Tencent Shares HONG KONG, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – China’s Tencent … Read more

UK is first to approve Omicron COVID shot with Moderna nod

A nurse prepares a dose of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Glangwili General Hospital in Carmarthen, Wales, UK April 7, 2021. Jacob King/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UK’s JCVI to decide how shot should be deployed UK will start another COVID booster program in the fall … Read more

Exclusive: Wall Street revives Russian bond trading after US approval

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – Several major Wall Street banks have begun offering transactions in Russian debt in recent days, according to banking documents seen by Reuters, giving investors another chance to sell assets held in the US. West generally considered poisonous. Most US and European banks had pulled out of the market in … Read more