Spotify and Epic Games join Musk in battle against Apple fees

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s declaration of war on Apple (AAPL.O) in a series of tweets on Monday gives Spotify and Fortnite maker Epic Games a powerful ally to hold the tech giant to account over its 30% App Store fees. Musk criticized the fee Apple charges software developers for in-app purchases, posting … Read more

Oil prices erase 2022 gains as protests in China raise demand concerns

WTI is lowest since December 2021, Brent lowest since January 2022 Clashes in Shanghai as COVID protests flare up across China Investors are focusing on the next OPEC+ meeting on December 4 Nov 28 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell close to their year-to-date lows on Monday as street protests against strict COVID-19 restrictions in China, … Read more

Irene Cara, Oscar-winning singer and actress known for ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance,’ dies at age 63

Actress Irene Cara poses during an interview in Los Angeles on July 2, 1990. AP Irene Cara, known for singing the title tracks of ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’, has passed away, her publicist announced on Saturday. Born in New York, Cara was 63. “It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Irene Cara … Read more

Bright light from black holes caused by particle shock waves • The Register

Scientists have reported a “massive leap forward” in understanding light and other electromagnetic radiation emitted from black holes using NASA’s newly deployed $188 million space telescope IXPE. Electron beams collide with slower-moving particles, creating a shock wave that results in electromagnetic radiation across frequency bands from X-rays to visible light, according to a research paper … 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

Europe hardest hit by global slowdown -OECD

Global growth to fall from 3.1% in 2022 to 2.2% in 2023 National outlooks vary widely, with the UK lagging behind other economies Central banks urged interest rates to keep raising rates PARIS, Nov. 22 (Reuters) – The global economy should avoid recession next year, but the worst energy crisis since the 1970s will trigger … 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

Lima airport: Truck hit by plane on Peru runway was on scheduled exercise – BBC

Lima airport: A truck hit by a plane on Peru’s runway was on a planned exerciseBBC Peru airport says fire truck on prearranged exercise for deadly collisionReuter Canada Albany women stranded in Peru after airport runway crashNEWS10 ABC Official: Truck hit by plane on Lima runway was on exerciseThe Washington Post Plane hits fire truck … Read more

The Netherlands protests against ‘despicable’ Russian reaction to MH17 ruling

AMSTERDAM, Nov. 18 (Reuters) – The Dutch government said on Friday it had summoned the Russian ambassador to the Netherlands because of what it called Moscow’s “utterly despicable” response to the verdict in the 2014 MH17 downing trial. Russia said on Thursday that the Dutch court’s decision to convict two former Russian intelligence agents and … Read more

Nord Stream leaks confirmed as sabotage, says Sweden

Sweden says damage to Nord Stream lines was “gross sabotage”. Traces of explosives found on location during investigation Further investigation will show whether suspects can be identified STOCKHOLM, Nov. 18 (Reuters) – Investigators have found traces of explosives at the site of the damaged Nord Stream gas pipelines, confirming sabotage has taken place, a Swedish … Read more