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

Gun-reform deal reached in Senate with key Republican backing

Biden praises deal as a step in the right direction Deal follows Texas school massacre, Buffalo shootings WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) – In a potential breakthrough toward the first significant new U.S. gun law in decades, a bipartisan group of senators on Sunday announced an agreement on a framework for a firearms safety bill with … Read more

Tasty name but no Big Mac as rebranded McDonald’s restaurants open in Russia

June 12 (Reuters) – It might look and smell like McDonald’s but now it’s Vkusno & tochka. The golden arches are gone, the filet-of-fish is simply a fish burger. The Big Mac has left Russia. A new era for Russia’s fast-food and economic scene dawned on Sunday as McDonald’s (MCD.N) restaurants flung open their doors … Read more

Members of white nationalist group charged with planning riot at Idaho pride event

June 11 (Reuters) – Police in northwest Idaho arrested more than two dozen members of a white nationalist group on Saturday and charged them with planning to stage a riot near an LGBTQ pride event, authorities said. Lee White, police chief in the city of Coeur D’Alene, told reporters 31 members of Patriot Front face … Read more

Tens of thousands rally against gun violence in Washington, across US

WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of demonstrators descended on Washington and at hundreds of rallies across the United States on Saturday to demand that lawmakers pass legislation aimed at curbing gun violence following last month’s massacre at a Texas elementary school. In the nation’s capital, organizers with March for Our Lives (MFOL) … Read more

Biden unveils migration plan, capping Americas summit roiled by division

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden and fellow leaders from the Western Hemisphere on Friday rolled out a new set of measures to confront the regional migration crisis, seeking to salvage an Americas summit roiled by division. Biden’s aides had touted the migration declaration as a centerpiece of the US-hosted Summit … Read more

Tesla to seek investor approval for 3-for-1 stock split

The logo of Tesla is seen in Taipei, Taiwan August 11, 2017. REUTERS / Tyrone Siu Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 10 (Reuters) – Electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Friday proposed a three-to-one stock split, making its shares more affordable following recent sell-offs of the most valuable automaker. … Read more

Goodbye Golden Arches: rebranded McDonald’s to reopen in Russia

McDonald’s has been hugely popular in Russia since the early 1990s It is among Western firms exiting Russia over Ukraine Company had operated nearly 850 restaurants across Russia McDonald’s restaurants to reopen on Sunday under new ownership June 10 (Reuters) – Sunday marks a new dawn for Russia’s fast-food lovers as former McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) … Read more

Musk threatens to tear up Twitter deal over ‘material breach’

June 6 (Reuters) – (This June 7, story corrects deal price to $ 54.20 per share from $ 52.20 in paragraph 4) Elon Musk warned Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) on Monday that he might walk away from his $ 44 billion deal to acquire the social media company if it fails to provide the data on … Read more

US bars Cuba, Venezuela from Americas summit; Mexican leader sits out

WASHINGTON / MEXICO CITY, June 6 (Reuters) – The White House on Monday excluded Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua from the US-hosted Summit of the Americas this week, prompting Mexico’s president to make good on a threat to skip the event because all countries in the Western Hemisphere were not invited. The boycott by Mexican President … Read more