China sows clouds to replenish shrinking Yangtze River

China sows clouds to replenish shrinking Yangtze River

Several regions on the Yangtze have launched weather modification programs, but with too thin cloud cover, operations have remained on standby in some drought-ravaged parts of the river basin. The Ministry of Water Resources said in a statement on Wednesday that the drought in the Yangtze River Basin “had adversely affected the drinking water security … Read more

Germany, Israel Condemn Palestinian President’s Holocaust Remarks

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

China sends troops to Russia for exercise ‘Vostok’

China sends troops to Russia for exercise ‘Vostok’

Members of the Chinese team operate with their Type 96A tank during the Tank Biathlon competition at the International Army Games 2022 in Alabino, outside Moscow, Russia, August 16, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – Chinese troops will travel to Russia to participate in … Read more

Thailand: Multiple bombings and arson attacks in southern rock country

Thailand: Multiple bombings and arson attacks in southern rock country

The bombings and arson attacks took place after midnight and targeted convenience stores and a gas station in three provinces, leaving at least seven minor injuries, according to police and military statements. So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Provinces in southern Thailand along the border with Malaysia have experienced a decades-long, … Read more

Analysis: Chinese central bank, under pressure to ease, is curbed by inflation, Fed jitters

Analysis: Chinese central bank, under pressure to ease, is curbed by inflation, Fed jitters

Economic recovery looks increasingly shaky PBOC sees further easing in response – policy insiders PBOC likely to cut key lending rates next week to boost demand Upcoming RRR cut is considered unlikely due to enough money in the economy PBOC Has Limited Room To Ease Amid Inflation, Capital Flight Concerns BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – … Read more

Column: US steps in EV accelerator to break Chinese metal ties: Andy Home

Column: US steps in EV accelerator to break Chinese metal ties: Andy Home

LONDON, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) includes the “largest investment ever in combating the existential crisis of climate change,” said President Joe Biden, who will sign the bill later on Tuesday. About $369 billion in federal funds will flow into climate change and energy security, increasing domestic capacity to produce wind … Read more

Finland restricts visas for Russians amid influx of tourists to Europe

Finland restricts visas for Russians amid influx of tourists to Europe

HELSINKI, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – Finland will cut the number of visas issued to Russians from Sept. 1, Finland’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday, amid a flood of Russian tourists bound for Europe. Finnish land border crossings remain one of the few entry points into Europe for Russians after a series of … Read more

Philips bids farewell to CEO amid massive recall

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

AIFF: FIFA suspends India’s FA over ‘inappropriate third-party influence’, deprives country of U17 Women’s World Cup

AIFF: FIFA suspends India’s FA over ‘inappropriate third-party influence’, deprives country of U17 Women’s World Cup

CNN — FIFA has suspended the Indian Football Federation for “undue influencing third parties” amid concerns over legal interference after the Indian Supreme Court appointed a three-member committee to take over the federation’s day-to-day operations. FIFA said in a press release on Tuesday that the involvement of “third parties” in the Indian Football Federation, the … Read more

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

Exclusive: Tencent plans to divest its  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