COVID hits HIV detection in Europe, threatens eradication progress

LONDON, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – The number of people in Europe with undiagnosed HIV has risen as testing rates fell during the COVID-19 pandemic, jeopardizing a global goal to end the disease by 2030, according to a report. The joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and … Read more

South Korea scrambles fighter jets as fighter jets from China and Russia penetrate air defense zone

SEOUL, Nov 30 (Reuters) – The South Korean military said it scrambled warplanes when two Chinese and six Russian warplanes entered the air defense zone on Wednesday. The two Chinese H-6 bombers repeatedly entered and exited the Korea Air Defense Identification Zone (KADIZ) off the south and northeast coasts of South Korea from about 05:50 … Read more

Massive COVID protests erupt in China’s Xinjiang after deadly fire

Nov 26 (Reuters) – Rare protests erupted in China’s far western region of Xinjiang, with crowds shouting at security guards after a deadly fire sparked anger over their extended COVID-19 lockdown, as infections nationwide set a new record . Crowds chanted “End the lockdown!”, pumping their fists in the air as they walked down a … Read more

Oil muted as price cap proposal eases supply concerns

G7 price cap on Russian oil could be above current trade levels EIA data on gasoline stocks show higher-than-expected build COVID-19 controls tighten in China Nov 24 (Reuters) – Benchmark Brent oil fell lower on Thursday as West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude held steady, floating within sight of two-month lows as the level of a … Read more

China’s COVID infections hit a record as economic outlook worsens

BEIJING, Nov 24 (Reuters) – China reported a record number of COVID-19 infections on Thursday, with cities across the country imposing local lockdowns, mass testing and other restrictions fueling frustration and hurting the outlook for the world’s second-largest economy darkened. The resurgence of infections nearly three years after the pandemic broke out in the central … Read more

Men with chopsticks smash security cameras at iPhone factory in China

SHANGHAI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Men with sticks smashed surveillance cameras and windows on a huge campus owned by Apple (AAPL.O) supplier Foxconn (2317.TW) in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, scenes broadcast live on the Kuaishou short video platform showed on Wednesday. Hundreds of workers protested on campus, home to the world’s largest iPhone factory, … Read more

COVID cases in China weigh on Wall St; Disney jumps

Disney is pushing for Iger’s return as CEO S&P 500 energy index leads to sector declines Grindr slips after lightning-fast debut Tesla stops vehicle recalls, China worries about COVID Dow up 0.01%, S&P 500 down 0.34%, Nasdaq down 1.05% Nov 21 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s major indices started the week roughly lower on China, which … Read more

Oil prices hit a 10-month low according to the OPEC+ production boost report

Saudi Arabia And Other OPEC Producers Looking To Increase Production -WSJ Chinese demand fears and the strong dollar are also weighing on prices LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell to their lowest level since early January on Monday after the Wall Street Journal reported that Saudi Arabia and other OPEC oil producers are … Read more

Equities cautious, US yield curve deep in recession zone Markets choppy on Fed interest rate warnings US yield curve most inverted since 1981 Dollar encounters new selling, but outside of week’s lows SYDNEY, Nov. 18 (Reuters) – Asian stocks were in a cautious mood on Friday after US Federal Reserve officials fired more warning shots on interest rates as rising coronavirus cases in … Read more

Republicans on the brink of a majority in the US House in midterm elections

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (Reuters) – Republicans moved closer to majority control of the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, a midterm victory tempered by the unexpectedly narrow margin they will have over Democrats as they usher in two years of divided government . Republicans have so far won 216 seats in the 435-member chamber, Edison … Read more