North Korea reports first outbreak of COVID-19, orders shutdown in ‘most severe emergency’

North Korea declares ‘most dangerous national emergency’ The possibility of an “unprecedented crisis” for Kim Jong-un – expert The isolated country rejected the international offer of the vaccine No North Korean civilians are believed to have been vaccinated SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea on Thursday confirmed the first outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, calling it … Read more

NATO welcomes Nordic members as Ukraine pushes Russian forces back

Finland expected to announce its attempt to join NATO Ukraine stops the main route for transporting Russian gas to Europe Russia imposes sanctions on Gazprom units in Europe and the United States Ukrainian forces seek to cut Russian supply lines on the battlefield Kyiv/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Finland is expected to announce on Thursday its intention … Read more

Russia brought down satellite internet in Ukraine – Western officials

US: Russian hack aims to disrupt Ukrainian communications UK: Hack was ‘intentional and malicious’ EU: Viasat attack caused ‘random’ outages Russia routinely denies carrying out cyberattacks NEWPORT, Wales, May 10 (Reuters) – Russia was behind a massive cyber attack on a satellite internet that knocked out tens of thousands of modems at the start of … Read more

Ukraine halts transport of major Russian gas to Europe, blaming Moscow

Gas pipelines at the Atamanskaya compressor station, a facility of the Gazprom Power of Siberia project outside the far eastern town of Svobodny, in the Amur region, Russia, November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov. Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Kyiv/LONDON (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Tuesday it would suspend the flow … Read more

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexual assault charge in Boston

BOSTON (Reuters) – Chef Mario Batali was acquitted Tuesday of sexually assaulting a woman in a Boston bar in 2017 as she posed with her to take “selfies” for fans, as a judge questioned the defendant’s credibility in the latest ###. A trial from the MeToo era includes an American celebrity accused of misconduct towards … Read more

Stablecoin Terra’s broken dollar peg hits broader crypto markets

A bank for cryptocurrency miners operates at the Scrubgrass plant in Kennerdale, Pennsylvania, US, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Alan Fried Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, May 10 (Reuters) – TerraUSD, one of the world’s largest stablecoins, lost a third of its value on Tuesday, spooking crypto investors and partly … Read more

Biden attacks Republicans because they do not have a plan for inflation

US President Joe Biden arrives to deliver remarks on expanding high-speed Internet access, during the Rose Garden event at the White House in Washington, US, May 9, 2022. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARK/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden will use a speech on inflation on … Read more

The US Congress plans about an additional $40 billion to help Ukraine and the COVID-19 wait

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Congressional Democrats have agreed to pay $39.8 billion in additional aid to Ukraine, two sources familiar with the proposal said on Monday, easing concerns that a vote delay could disrupt the flow of U.S. weapons to the Kyiv government. The House can pass the plan, which exceeds President Joe Biden’s request … Read more

Gay dating app Grindr goes public in $2.1 billion SPAC deal

The Grindr app on a mobile phone is seen in this illustrative photo taken in Shanghai, China on March 28, 2019. REUTERS / Aly Song / Illustration Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register (Reuters) – Gay dating app Grindr said on Monday it will roll out to the public through a … Read more

Disney Will Save Next Streaming Scale After Netflix Decline

A smartphone with the “Disney” logo appears on the keyboard in front of the words “Streaming service” displayed in this illustration taken on March 24, 2020. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, May 9 (Reuters) – The Walt Disney Company (DIS.N) The streaming TV business … Read more