North Korea reports first outbreak of COVID-19, orders shutdown in ‘most severe emergency’

North Korea declares ‘most dangerous national emergency’ The possibility of an “unprecedented crisis” for Kim Jong-un – expert The isolated country rejected the international offer of the vaccine No North Korean civilians are believed to have been vaccinated SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea on Thursday confirmed the first outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, calling it … Read more

Stocks turn red in choppy session, yields fall after US inflation data

NEW YORK/MILAN (Reuters) – Wall Street stocks fell sharply, along with Treasury yields, in a volatile session on Wednesday, as oil prices soared and investors worried about the prospect of an economic slowdown. US stock indices moved up and down after US data showed higher-than-expected core inflation, excluding items such as oil prices. Some investors … Read more

The US Congress plans about an additional $40 billion to help Ukraine and the COVID-19 wait

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Congressional Democrats have agreed to pay $39.8 billion in additional aid to Ukraine, two sources familiar with the proposal said on Monday, easing concerns that a vote delay could disrupt the flow of U.S. weapons to the Kyiv government. The House can pass the plan, which exceeds President Joe Biden’s request … Read more

‘Like a prison’: Beijing and Beijing tighten restrictions on the spread of the Corona virus

Shanghai is asking some to stay home, not to receive deliveries Part of the push to eliminate infection by late May – sources The Chinese capital, Beijing, imposes the most severe restrictions so far Lawyers question the legality of the crackdown as anger grows China’s export growth weakest in two years, the currency is falling … Read more

Analysis: Shanghai coronavirus crisis shines political spotlight on Xi’s key ally

Shanghai Party Secretary Li Qiang speaks at the opening ceremony of the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai, China, July 9, 2020. REUTERS/Ali Song Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING (Reuters) – If Shanghai’s Communist Party chief Li Qiang is dealt a political blow over the city’s struggle to … Read more

Exclusive wildlife smugglers crawling again as pandemic restrictions ease – UN report

Pangolin walks during a press conference after Thai customs confiscated a live pangolin, in Bangkok, Thailand, August 31, 2017. REUTERS/Prapan Chankaew/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE (Reuters) – After a sharp drop in wildlife smuggling during the pandemic, authorities in Southeast Asia must move quickly to prevent smugglers … Read more

Beijing restricts public transportation as COVID spreads in China

Beijing closes more than 60 metro stations and 158 bus lines Zhengzhou to impose severe COVID restrictions next week Shanghai is finding it difficult to break out of the month-long lockdown BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s capital Beijing on Wednesday shut down dozens of metro stations and bus lines in its drive to stem the spread … Read more

US manufacturing activity slows in more than a year and a half as workers quit

An employee works on an assembly line at electric car plant startup Rivian Automotive in Normal, Illinois, US, April 11, 2022. Photo taken April 11, 2022. REUTERS/Kamel Krzaczynski Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The ISM manufacturing index fell to 55.4 in March Manufacturers report an increase in worker resignations mixed … Read more

Panic buying in Beijing as province begins mass COVID testing

Beijing kicks off the first round of group testing in a densely populated area Comprehensive fuel testing raises fears of food and supply shortages Chinese stock market falls amid fears Beijing will join Shanghai in lockdown BEIJING, April 25 (Reuters) – Beijing residents snapped up food and other supplies as the city’s largest area began … Read more