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

Millions impacted by monsoon flooding in Bangladesh and India

Rahman told CNN on Sunday that at least two people had died due to flooding in Bangladesh. News agency reports suggest the toll is much higher, with Reuters reporting 25 deaths over the weekend, citing local officials. A lack of telecommunication services has made it difficult to fully assess the extent of the damage, particularly … Read more

Dozens dead, millions stranded as floods ravage Bangladesh, India

Monsoon storms in Bangladesh and India have killed at least 41 people and unleashed devastating floods that left millions of others stranded, officials said on Saturday. Floods are a regular menace to millions of people in low-lying Bangladesh, but experts say climate change is increasing their frequency, ferocity and unpredictability. Relentless downpours over the past … Read more

NATO warns of long Ukraine was as Russian assaults follow EU boost for Kyiv

NATO’s Stoltenberg says war could last years Allies must show they will back Ukraine for long haul -Johnson Ukraine admits setback at village near Sievierodonetsk “All that is ours we will take back” -Zelenskiy Two Azovstal defense commanders moved to Russia for probe -TASS KYIV, June 19 (Reuters) – The war in Ukraine could last … Read more

Ukraine’s fight grinds on, Boris Johnson pledges long-haul support

EU summit expected to back Ukraine candidate status Ukraine candidacy endorsement marks major shift Britain’s Johnson warns against ‘Ukraine fatigue’ Battle for Sievierodonetsk grinds on More rocket strikes, shelling across east, central Ukraine KYIV, June 18 (Reuters) – With a fresh blessing for its European Union ambitions and a promise of continued strong support from … Read more

Biden defends meeting with Saudi prince, says talks part of broader meeting

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a session of the Shura Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 20, 2019. Bandar Algaloud / Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court / Handout via REUTERS / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 17 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden said on … Read more

Internet Explorer gravestone goes viral in South Korea

SEOUL, June 17 (Reuters) – For Jung Ki-young, a South Korean software engineer, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O) decision to retire its Internet Explorer web browser marked the end of a quarter-century love-hate relationship with the technology. To commemorate its demise, he spent a month and 430,000 won ($ 330) designing and ordering a headstone with Explorer’s … 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

Week of rate hikes has stocks on course for steepest slide since 2020

Everyone except the BOJ is hiking Stocks sink as economy risks grow Yen slips as BOJ leaves policy unchanged SINGAPORE, June 17 (Reuters) – World stocks headed for their worst week since markets’ pandemic meltdown in March 2020, as interest rate hikes in the United States and Britain and a surprise one in Switzerland put … Read more