Dow, S&P 500 Rise As Walmart’s Positive Results, Others Stimulate Optimism

Dow, S&P 500 Rise As Walmart’s Positive Results, Others Stimulate Optimism

Walmart sees smaller profit drop this year Home Depot exceeds sales estimates US Treasury yields rise Indices: Dow up 0.7%, S&P 500 up 0.2%, Nasdaq down 0.2% NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – The Dow and S&P 500 rose Tuesday as stronger-than-expected results and outlook from Walmart and Home Depot bolstered consumer health views, while … Read more

Kenyan Odinga calls presidential election results ‘travesty’

Kenyan Odinga calls presidential election results ‘travesty’

Odinga calls on supporters to remain peaceful Tranquility returns to the streets of the Kibera slum and the city of Kisumu Election result rejected by majority of election officials NAIROBI/KISUMU, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – Kenyan politician Raila Odinga rejected the results of the Aug. 9 presidential election he lost to Vice President William Ruto and … Read more

Ukraine calls on world to ‘show strength’ after shelling near nuclear power plant

Ukraine calls on world to ‘show strength’ after shelling near nuclear power plant

Zelenskiy wants new sanctions against Russian nuclear sector Ukraine and Russia blame shelling near factory IAEA has warned of factory disasters unless fighting stops Kiev, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine called for new sanctions against Russia, highlighting the risks and consequences of a catastrophe at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, where new shelling nearby has … Read more

Angry China hosts more exercises near Taiwan as US lawmakers visit

Angry China hosts more exercises near Taiwan as US lawmakers visit

China holds drills near Taiwan as US lawmakers visit China shows images of Taiwan’s strategic Penghu Islands Taiwan President: Committed to Maintaining Stability BEIJING/TAIPEI, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – The Chinese military said it conducted more exercises near Taiwan on Monday, when a group of US lawmakers visited the island claimed by China and met President … Read more

Russians and Ukrainians blame again for new shelling at nuclear power plant

Russians and Ukrainians blame again for new shelling at nuclear power plant

Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of shelling in recent days Russia says it will do everything it can to allow the IAEA to visit the nuclear power plant IAEA has warned of factory disasters unless fighting stops KYIV, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – Ukrainian and Russian-installed officials on Monday reported shelling near the Zaporizhzhya nuclear … Read more

Modi says India wants to become a developed nation in 25 years

Modi says India wants to become a developed nation in 25 years

NEW DELHI, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – India will strive to become a developed nation within 25 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a national day speech Monday, with policies supporting domestic production in power, defense and digital technology. Speaking from the 17th-century Red Fort in Delhi as India celebrates its 75th year of independence … 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

Eight injured in gun attack on bus of Jewish believers in Jerusalem

Eight injured in gun attack on bus of Jewish believers in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – A gunman injured at least eight people on Sunday aboard a bus carrying Jewish believers in Jerusalem’s Old City, Israeli authorities and witnesses said. The gunman later turned himself in to Israeli authorities, according to a police statement, which did not identify him. Israeli media reported that the attacker was … Read more

At least 41 people have died in fire in Egyptian church, most of them children – sources

At least 41 people have died in fire in Egyptian church, most of them children – sources

Fire broke out while gathering for Mass Church located in the city of Giza near Cairo At least 45 people injured in fire CAIRO, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – An electrical fire swept through an Egyptian Coptic Christian church during Sunday mass, causing a stampede and killing at least 41 people, most of them children and … Read more

Ukraine targets Russian soldiers threatening Europe’s largest nuclear power plant

Ukraine targets Russian soldiers threatening Europe’s largest nuclear power plant

Russians Threatening Zaporizhzhya Are “Special Targets” G7 countries call on Moscow to withdraw troops from factory Fear of Nuclear Disasters Unless the Fighting Stops Russia warns it could sever bilateral ties with the United States More grain ships depart from Ukraine Kiev, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine targets Russian soldiers shooting at Europe’s largest nuclear … Read more