Low water levels on the Danube reveal sunken German warships from World War II

PRAHOVO, Serbia, Aug. 19 (Reuters) – Europe’s worst drought in years has pushed the mighty Danube River to one of its lowest levels in nearly a century, sinking the hulls of dozens of explosive-laden German warships during World War II near the Serbian river port city of Prahovo. The ships were among the hundreds sunk … Read more

Sudden crypto drop sends bitcoin to three-week low

Representations of cryptocurrencies can be seen in this illustration, Aug 10, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, Aug. 19 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrencies fell sharply on Friday, with sudden sales dragging bitcoin to a three-week low. Bitcoin dropped a whopping 7.7% to $21,404, around 0640 GMT, in a matter … Read more

China sentences tycoon Xiao Jianhua to 13 years, fines his company $8.1 billion

People walk past the building with the listed address of the Tomorrow Holdings office in Beijing, China, February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Aug 19 (Reuters) – A Shanghai court has sentenced Chinese-Canadian billionaire Xiao Jianhua, who has not been seen in public since 2017, to … Read more

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

‘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

Bed Bath & Beyond meme shares tumble as billionaire Cohen to dump stake

A shopping cart is seen inside a Bed Bath & Beyond store in Manhattan, New York City, US, June 29, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 18 (Reuters) – Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (BBBY.O) shares fell 15% on Thursday after billionaire investor Ryan Cohen announced plans … Read more

Russian Jews Head to Israel as Kremlin Targets Emigration Group

Emigration to Israel from Russia has increased in 2022 Russia wants to close branch of Jewish Agency in Moscow First court hearing in case expected on Friday TEL AVIV, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – In the hours after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, Ilya Fomintsev, a 43-year-old oncologist and director of a medical charity, took to … Read more

Tourists who smoke weed not welcome in Thailand, says health minister

BANGKOK, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – Thailand’s health minister on Wednesday discouraged tourists from visiting the country solely to smoke weed, just two months after new laws were passed that largely decriminalized the drug. “We don’t welcome those kinds of tourists,” Anutin Charnvirakul told reporters when asked about recreational marijuana use among foreign visitors. In 2018, … Read more

Fed minutes show more rate hikes to come, but pace may slow

The Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, US, March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve officials saw “little evidence” late last month that inflationary pressures in the US were easing, stealing themselves to force the … Read more