FILE PHOTO: General view of the almost empty Khaosan Road, which is usually crowded with tourists, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bangkok, Thailand, May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha -/File Photo BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand on Thursday reported 11 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths, bringing its total to 3,065 confirmed
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Protesters clashed with riot police firing tear gas for a second night in Minneapolis on Wednesday in an outpouring of rage over the death of a black man seen in a widely circulated video growing limp and lifeless as a white officer knelt on his neck. The video, taken by an onlooker
MELBOURNE/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices slid for a second consecutive session on Thursday as U.S. industry data showed a steep and surprising build-up in crude stockpiles, dampening hopes of a smooth demand recovery as the world begins to ease its way out of coronavirus lockdowns. FILE PHOTO: An oil pump jack pumps oil in a
MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) – Leonardo Silveira, a bookstore owner in Montevideo, is hopeful about the future as Uruguay begins a gradual reopening. The small country has kept rates of COVID-19 at one of the lowest levels in Latin America, even as the region becomes a coronavirus epicenter. People go for a walk as the country has
FILE PHOTO: Tik Tok logo is displayed on the smartphone while standing on the U.S. flag in this illustration picture taken, November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fourteen Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Thursday to urge it to consider probing the short
FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Google logo is seen in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (Reuters) – Security experts at Alphabet Inc’s Google sent 1,755 warnings in April to users whose accounts were targets of government-backed attackers, following a resurgence in hacking and phishing attempts related to the coronavirus outbreak. Google said
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Britain on Wednesday to move on from what he described as a “very, very frustrating episode” when his closest adviser provoked outrage for taking a long-distance drive during the coronavirus lockdown. Dominic Cummings has refused to quit after it was revealed that he had travelled 400 km
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sam Johnson, an Air Force pilot held for nearly seven years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, who later became one of the most conservative members of the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican from Texas, died on Wednesday at age 89, his family said. FILE PHOTO: Rep. Sam
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) said Wednesday it was eliminating more than 12,000 U.S. jobs, including involuntary layoffs of 6,770 U.S. workers as the largest American planemaker restructures in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: A Boeing logo is seen at the company’s facility in Everett, Washington, U.S. January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An effort to extend parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) stalled in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump promised to veto it and Republicans withdrew their support. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about negotiations with pharmaceutical companies over the cost of insulin for U.S. seniors
WASHINGTON/HONG KONG (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Congress on Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer qualifies for its special status under U.S. law, potentially dealing a crushing blow to its status as a major financial hub. China had undermined Hong Kong’s autonomy so fundamentally, Pompeo said, that he could not support
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Wednesday called on prosecutors to file criminal charges against a white police officer shown on a bystander’s video pressing his knee into the neck of a handcuffed African-American man who later died at a hospital. The officer, along with three others involved in the apprehension of George
FILE PHOTO: A Tencent sign is seen during the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference (ChinaJoy) in Shanghai, China August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings Ltd has raised $6 billion in debt, the Chinese technology company said on Thursday, in the largest debt deal by an Asian corporate in 2020.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Business groups are urging U.S. President Donald Trump to go slowly in responding to Bejing’s planned imposition of new national security laws on Hong Kong, warning revoking the city’s special U.S. privileges will hurt the territory and its people. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump deplanes from Air Force One as he
FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is pictured at the entrance to the Google offices in London, Britain January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo (Reuters) – Arizona filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday, alleging that the U.S. tech giant used “deceptive” and “unfair” practices to obtain the location data of users.
Director Martin Scorsese attends the AFI 2019 Awards luncheon in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 3, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files (Reuters) – Apple Inc has secured a deal for Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese’s next film, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” U.S. media reported on Wednesday, citing sources. “Killers of the Flower Moon” will star Leonardo DiCaprio