Biden says ‘hello’ to North Korea’s Kim amid tensions over weapons tests

SEOUL, May 22 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden, in Seoul before heading to Japan as part of his first Asia trip as president, had a simple message for North Korea’s Kim Jong Un: “Hello … period,” he told reporters on the last day of his visit to South Korea on Sunday. Biden said he … Read more

New York judge approves congressional map, throwing Democrats into disarray

People fill out ballots during voting in the New York primary election at a polling site in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, US, June 22, 2021. REUTERS / Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 21 (Reuters) – A New York judge approved a new congressional … Read more

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases top 100 in Europe

A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, was seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC / Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Cases in nine European countries, North … Read more

Asian shares bounce as China moves to boost housing

FILE PHOTO – An investor stands in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China, August 24, 2015. REUTERS / Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MSCI Asia ex-Japan + 1.8%, Nikkei + 1.3% European shares set to follow Asia’s lead Equities rally … Read more

Musk denies he sexually harassed flight attendant on private jet

Elon Musk talks at the Automotive World News Congress at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan, January 13, 2015. REUTERS / Rebecca Cook // File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OAKLAND, May 19 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk took to Twitter late on Thursday to denounce as “utterly untrue” claims … Read more

Ukraine says Russian attacks on Donbas intensifying

Donbas region is completely destroyed -Zelenskiy Group of Seven sends billions more to Ukraine US Senate approves $ 40 bln in further aid KYIV / SLATYNE, Ukraine, May 20 (Reuters) – Russian forces intensified their offensive in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region using artillery, rocket launchers and aircraft to damage defenses around Donetsk, Ukraine’s general staff … Read more

Oklahoma lawmakers pass near-total abortion ban

May 19 (Reuters) – Oklahoma lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to a bill that would ban nearly all abortions and would allow private citizens to sue anyone who helps women terminate a pregnancy. The bill would take effect immediately upon being signed by Republican Governor Kevin Stitt, making it the most restrictive abortion ban … Read more

JetBlue goes hostile to buy Spirit Airlines after rejection

CHICAGO / WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) is not taking no for an answer in its quest to buy rival Spirit Airlines (SAVE.N). On Monday, the New York-based carrier launched a hostile all-cash takeover bid for Spirit Airlines, two weeks after the low-cost carrier rejected an offer from the larger rival. … Read more

Golden arches to go dark in Russia as McDonald’s exits after 30 years

May 16 (Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp. (MCD.N) on Monday became one of the biggest global names to exit Russia, laying out plans to sell all its restaurants after operating for more than 30 years in the country following its invasion of Ukraine. The world’s largest burger chain, which owns about 84% of its nearly 850 … Read more

Ukraine claims battlefield successes in northeast as Russians fall back

Ukraine says its forces have pushed through to Russian border Russia warns of consequences over Finland, Sweden NATO move NATO chief says Russian offensive not going to plan Situation still tough in south RUSKA LOZOVA, Ukraine / KYIV, May 16 (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops counter-attacking Russian forces in the country’s northeast have pushed them back … Read more