Long link between COVID and suicide: Scientists warn of hidden crisis

CHICAGO/LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Scott Taylor could never quit COVID-19. The 56-year-old, who caught the disease in the spring of 2020, had still not recovered about 18 months later when he took his own life at his home near Dallas, having lost his health, memory and ‘silver. “No one cares. No one wants to … Read more

Oil settles below $90 as recession fears grow

An oil pump jack pumps oil in a field near Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Todd Korol/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sep 7 (Reuters) – Oil prices slumped on Wednesday, falling below levels seen before Russia invaded Ukraine as downbeat Chinese trade data fueled investor worries about recession … Read more

From scorching to flooding: World’s hottest city in Pakistan now underwater

JACOBABAD, Pakistan, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Not too long ago, Sara Khan, principal of a school for underprivileged girls in Jacobabad, southern Pakistan, watched with concern as some students passed out from the heat – the city was the hottest in the world at one point in May. Now, after heavy monsoon rains submerged large … Read more

Biden declares urgency over Mississippi water crisis

JACKSON, Mississippi, Aug 30 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration approved an emergency declaration regarding a water crisis in the state of Mississippi and on Tuesday ordered federal aid to supplement the response to the state. “Emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75% of federal funding for a period … Read more

Populous Chinese cities including Shenzhen speed up COVID restrictions

BEIJING, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Several major Chinese cities stepped up COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday, with Shenzhen closing more businesses and Dalian locking down millions, renewing economic uncertainty and delaying the start of the school year for some. The new measures, which are expected to last only a few days for now, reflect China’s insistence … Read more

Moderna sues Pfizer/BioNTech for patent infringement on COVID vaccine

Moderna’s logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 26 (Reuters) – Moderna sued Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on Friday for patent infringement in the development of the first COVID-19 vaccine approved … Read more

UK leadership candidate Sunak attacks COVID lockdown response

Ex-finance minister says downsides of lockdowns removed Sunak says scientists had too much influence Prime Minister’s candidate claims the government tried to scare the public LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Former finance minister Rishi Sunak, one of two candidates vying to be Britain’s next prime minister, has criticized outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s handling of … Read more

Biden Forgives Millions in Student Loans; critics fear inflation

WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Wednesday the U.S. government would forgive $10,000 in student loans to millions of indebted former students, fulfilling a promise he made during the 2020 campaign to the White House. The move could bolster support for his fellow Democrats in November’s congressional elections, but some economists … Read more

Japan weighs in on easing border rules over COVID -media

A passenger wearing a protective mask walks past an arrival gate at Narita International Airport on the first day of border closures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus variant Omicron amid the disease pandemic coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Narita, east of Tokyo, Japan November 30, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Join now for FREE unlimited … Read more

Two alleged militia members convicted of conspiracy to kidnap Michigan governor

Aug 23 (Reuters) – A jury on Tuesday convicted two men accused of conspiring to spark “a second American Revolution” by kidnapping Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, giving the U.S. government a victory in its second bid to prosecute the affair. The verdict against Adam Fox, 39, and Barry Croft Jr., 46, comes about four months … Read more