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

Google’s second attempt at computer glasses translates conversations in real time

May 11 (Reuters) – It’s hard to see science fiction at Google’s second attempt at glasses with a built-in computer. A decade after the advent of Google Glass, a pair of hackneyed specs and sci-fi that depicted what the wearer saw but raised privacy concerns and scored low for design, Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL.O) The unit … Read more

Disdain for Russian diplomats in European capitals

Russian embassies lose car insurance, access to banks Foreign Minister Lavrov says his envoys should not go out alone Russia demands apology for paint accident Warns of possible further action WARSAW/VILNIUS (Reuters) – Russian diplomat Sergei Andreev felt unwelcome on the streets of Warsaw even before protesters poured red liquid on his face from a … 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

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

Analysis: S&P 500 whispers bear market grows louder as US stocks continue to slide

NEW YORK, May 9 (Reuters) – The Fed’s hawkish outlook is weakening Wall Street’s outlook for stocks, as some investors are now bracing for a possible bear market in the S&P 500. A bear market – often believed to have fallen 20% or more from a high – would signal the end of the era … Read more