Crypto industry fears contagion as bitcoin slips under $ 20,000

Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture, February 14, 2018. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON / HONG KONG, June 20 (Reuters) – The cryptocurrency industry was on edge on Monday … Read more

France votes, with Macron facing tough battle for control of parliament

Projections from voting expected at 1800 GMT Macron needs 289 seats for absolute majority in parliament Pollsters say he may fall short as smaller parties make gains One minister already eliminated in overseas vote PARIS, June 19 (Reuters) – Voting was underway in France on Sunday in a parliamentary election that could deprive newly re-elected … Read more

Remains of British journalist found in Amazon, police name new suspect

SAO PAULO, June 17 (Reuters) – A forensic exam carried out on human remains found in the Amazon rainforest confirmed on Friday that they belonged to British journalist Dom Phillips, Brazil’s federal police said, adding that a search was underway for a man suspected of involvement in his killing. Work is proceeding to determine the … Read more

WikiLeaks’ founder Assange vows to fight extradition from UK to United States

UK’s Patel approves extradition request Assange has 14 days to appeal Assange’s wife says dark day for press freedom Australia says case has dragged on too long LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) – The wife of Julian Assange vowed to fight using every possible legal avenue after British Home Secretary Priti Patel on Friday approved the … Read more

BOJ maintains ultra-low rates, warns against sharp yen falls

BOJ keeps interest rate targets unchanged Gov. Kuroda rules out near-term rate hike Kuroda says yen’s sharp fall undesirable, bad for economy BOJ ramps up efforts to defend 0.25% yield cap TOKYO, June 17 (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan maintained ultra-low interest rates on Friday and vowed to defend its cap on bond yields … Read more

China launches third aircraft carrier, named after province opposite Taiwan

The Chinese flag is seen in this illustration taken May 30, 2022. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, June 17 (Reuters) – China launched its third aircraft carrier on Friday, the domestically designed and built Fujian, named after the province opposite self-ruled Taiwan, sending a … Read more

Trump pressed, threatened Pence to overturn election, panel hears

WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump pressured his vice president, Mike Pence, to overturn his 2020 election defeat despite being told repeatedly it was illegal to do so, aides to Pence told the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol on Thursday. Members of the Democratic-led House … Read more

Protests against India’s new military recruitment system turn violent

LUCKNOW, India, June 16 (Reuters) – Police in northern India fired shots into the air on Thursday to push back stone-throwing crowds and authorities shut off mobile internet in at least one district to forestall further chaos, as protests widened against a new military recruitment system. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government this week announced an … Read more

Revlon files for bankruptcy as online beauty race takes toll

June 16 (Reuters) – Revlon Inc (REV.N) has filed for bankruptcy after the US cosmetics firm buckled under debts it built up in efforts to compete with online-focused upstarts. Known for its nail polishes and lipsticks, the 90-year-old company listed assets and liabilities of between $ 1 billion and $ 10 billion in a court … Read more

Two US citizens missing, feared captured, in eastern Ukraine families

June 15 (Reuters) – Two US citizens who traveled to Ukraine as volunteer fighters against Russian forces have been missing for a week and are feared captured, family members said on Wednesday. Alexander Drueke, 39, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Andy Huynh, 27, of Hartselle, Alabama, were last in contact with their families on June 8 … Read more