WHO chief: ‘Skin color’ could be why Tigray crisis is not getting attention

WHO chief: ‘Skin color’ could be why Tigray crisis is not getting attention

LONDON, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – The director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has suggested that racism is at the root of a lack of international attention to the plight of civilians in the war-ravaged Tigray region of Ethiopia. Tedros called it the “worst humanitarian crisis in the world”, with 6 million people … 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

EXCLUSIVE Biden’s emergency council calls for railroad wage increases to resolve contract talks

EXCLUSIVE Biden’s emergency council calls for railroad wage increases to resolve contract talks

US President Joe Biden walks to Air Force One as he departs for Washington, DC, from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, US, Aug. 16, 2022. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden’s emergency council is tasked with helping major freight railroads … Read more

Elon Musk says he’s buying Manchester United

Elon Musk says he’s buying Manchester United

Tesla CEO Elon Musk watches as he visits the construction site of Tesla’s gigafactory in Gruenheide, near Berlin, Germany, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug. 16 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Tuesday that he bought Manchester United Plc (MANU.N) football … 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

Asia equities mixed, China cuts rates as data disappoints

Asia equities mixed, China cuts rates as data disappoints

FILE PHOTO – People pass an electronic screen displaying Japan’s Nikkei stock price index in a conference hall in Tokyo, Japan June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 Nikkei Rising, S&P 500 Futures Dip PBOC cuts key interest rates, Chinese data misses forecasts Eyes on Fed Minutes, … Read more

American actor Anne Heche is taken off the ventilator 9 days after car accident

American actor Anne Heche is taken off the ventilator 9 days after car accident

Aug 14 (Reuters) – American actor Anne Heche will be taken off a ventilator on Sunday, nine days after she suffered serious injuries in a fiery car accident after a compatible person took delivery of her donated organs, a spokesman said. Heche, 53, had been legally dead since Friday, although still with a heartbeat, and … Read more

Scottish police investigate threat to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Scottish police investigate threat to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Rugby Union – Six Nations Championship – Scotland vs England – BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, UK – February 24, 2018 Author JK Rowling in the stands before the match REUTERS/Russell Cheyne Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – Scottish police said Sunday they were investigating a report of … Read more

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, ‘India’s Warren Buffet’, dies aged 62

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, ‘India’s Warren Buffet’, dies aged 62

MUMBAI, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – India stock investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, named Warren Buffett with an estimated net worth of $6 billion, died early Sunday at age 62, his family said. Jhunjhunwala, a chartered accountant by profession from the desert state of Rajasthan, began dabbling in stocks while studying and then ran a stock trading company, … Read more

One dead, dozens injured as high winds collapse the stage at the Spanish festival

One dead, dozens injured as high winds collapse the stage at the Spanish festival

CULLERA, Spain, Aug. 13 (Reuters) – One person was killed and dozens injured when high winds caused part of the main stage to collapse at a dance music festival near the Spanish city of Valencia early on Saturday, emergency services said. Other infrastructure was also damaged when wind gusts hit the Medusa Festival, a massive … Read more