US seeks information from Tesla about camera in car in Autopilot probe

US seeks information from Tesla about camera in car in Autopilot probe

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – U.S. auto safety regulators on Thursday asked Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) to answer questions about the in-car camera intended to monitor driver consciousness as part of an investigation into 830,000 Tesla vehicles using advanced driver assistance system called Autopilot. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is assessing Autopilot’s performance after … Read more

Ukraine and Russia: what you need to know now

Ukraine and Russia: what you need to know now

Aug 19 (Reuters) – The UN chief and the presidents of Turkey and Ukraine discussed ways to end the war started by Russia and secure Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, while Russia and Ukraine exchanged allegations of new shelling near the plant. read more DIPLOMACY * UN Guterres said after talks in Lviv, Ukraine, that … Read more

Xi and Putin attend G20 summit in Bali in Indonesia in November

Xi and Putin attend G20 summit in Bali in Indonesia in November

Aug 19 (Reuters) – Chinese and Russian leaders Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin will attend the G20 summit in the holiday island of Bali in November, a longtime adviser to the Indonesian president said Friday. Andi Widjajanto, former cabinet secretary and unofficial adviser to President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, told Reuters the two … Read more

Estonia says it will fend off major cyber attack after removing Soviet monuments

Estonia says it will fend off major cyber attack after removing Soviet monuments

People walk on the bridge over the Narva River at the border crossing with Russia in Narva, Estonia, Feb 16, 2017. Photo taken Feb 16, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VILNIUS, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – Estonia has fended off “the most extensive cyberattacks since 2007,” it said … Read more

Violent storm kills six in Corsica as island raises new warning

Violent storm kills six in Corsica as island raises new warning

PARIS, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – A violent and unexpected storm ravaged the French Mediterranean island of Corsica on Thursday, killing at least six people, including a teenage girl, and meteorologists forecasting more bad weather to come. Hail, heavy rain and winds peaking at 224 kph (140 mph) swept the island early in the day. Two … Read more

Stocks choppy, US yields fall as investors digest Fed minutes

Stocks choppy, US yields fall as investors digest Fed minutes

A man in a protective mask walks past an electronic board displaying the Shanghai Composite Index, Nikkei Index, and Dow Jones Industrial Average during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak outside a real estate agency in Tokyo, Japan, March 7, 2022. REUTERS / Kim Kyung Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Wall … Read more

Russian Jews Head to Israel as Kremlin Targets Emigration Group

Russian Jews Head to Israel as Kremlin Targets Emigration Group

Emigration to Israel from Russia has increased in 2022 Russia wants to close branch of Jewish Agency in Moscow First court hearing in case expected on Friday TEL AVIV, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – In the hours after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, Ilya Fomintsev, a 43-year-old oncologist and director of a medical charity, took to … Read more

Tourists who smoke weed not welcome in Thailand, says health minister

Tourists who smoke weed not welcome in Thailand, says health minister

BANGKOK, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – Thailand’s health minister on Wednesday discouraged tourists from visiting the country solely to smoke weed, just two months after new laws were passed that largely decriminalized the drug. “We don’t welcome those kinds of tourists,” Anutin Charnvirakul told reporters when asked about recreational marijuana use among foreign visitors. In 2018, … Read more

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

Fed minutes show more rate hikes to come, but pace may slow

Fed minutes show more rate hikes to come, but pace may slow

The Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, US, March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve officials saw “little evidence” late last month that inflationary pressures in the US were easing, stealing themselves to force the … Read more