China announces new military exercises around Taiwan

TAIPEI, Aug 8 (Reuters) – China’s military announced new military drills in the seas and airspace around Taiwan on Monday – a day after the scheduled end of its biggest-ever drills to protest China’s visit to China. last week in Taipei by US President Nancy Pelosi. China’s Eastern Theater Command said it would conduct joint … Read more

COVID lockdown turns China’s tourist hotspot Sanya into a nightmare for stranded tourists

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Aug 7 (Reuters) – When Chinese businesswoman Yang Jing was planning this year’s summer vacation in 2021, she chose the tropical southern island of Hainan because of its near-perfect COVID history . The South China Sea island has recorded only two symptomatic positive cases of COVID-19 in the past year. Fast forward to this … Read more

Chinese and Taiwanese warships stare at each other as exercises are due to end

Chinese and Taiwanese ships turn on the high seas “cat and mouse” Four days of Chinese exercises must end at noon China warns US not to create bigger crisis TAIPEI, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Chinese and Taiwanese warships played “cat and mouse” on the high seas on Sunday, hours before the scheduled end of four … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway posts $43.8 billion loss as stock holdings tumble

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett walks through the exhibit hall as shareholders gather to hear from the billionaire investor during Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., on 4 May 2019. REUTERS/Scott Morgan//File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – Falling U.S. stock prices punished … Read more

Amazon’s connected device cart expands with $1.7 billion deal for Roomba maker

August 5 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN.O) will acquire iRobot Corp (IRBT.O)maker of the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner in a cash deal worth around $1.7 billion in the world’s biggest online retailer’s latest attempt to expand its stable of devices smart home. Amazon will pay $61 per share, valuing iRobot at a 22% premium to … Read more

Ukraine wants safe passage agreement for shipments to extend beyond grain

Three grain ships leave Ukrainian ports First ship to arrive in Ukraine since the start of the war Fighting in the East is ‘hell’, says Zelenskiy NATO chief warns Putin must not be allowed to win ISTANBUL/Kyiv, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Three grain ships left Ukrainian ports on Friday under a safe passage agreement as … Read more

Wall Street falls on rising US-China tensions, Caterpillar shares weigh

President Nancy Pelosi expected in Taipei later today Caterpillar drops after missing sales estimates Uber wins after reporting positive cash flow Indices down: Dow 0.92%, S&P 0.61%, Nasdaq 0.45% Aug 2 (Reuters) – Major Wall Street indexes fell on Tuesday on concerns over rising U.S.-China tensions ahead of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s … Read more

US plans to crack down on memory chip makers in China

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The United States is considering limiting shipments of U.S. chipmaking equipment to memory chipmakers in China, including Yangtze Memory Technologies Co Ltd (YMTC), according to four people familiar with the matter. as part of a bid to stop China’s semiconductor industry from advancing and protecting American companies. If President Joe … Read more

NATO peacekeepers oversee the lifting of roadblocks in Kosovo

ZUPCE, Kosovo, Aug 1 (Reuters) – NATO-led peacekeepers backed by helicopters oversaw on Monday the removal of roadblocks protesters had set up in northern Kosovo, where political tensions have flared more than two decades after a crisis that ended with NATO airstrikes. The removal of the barricades came after Kosovo’s government postponed the implementation of … Read more

Kosovo government postpones plan for volatile north after rising tensions

FILE PHOTO – Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti looks on during a news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, Germany May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MITROVICA, Kosovo, July 31 (Reuters) – The Kosovo government has postponed the implementation of a decision that would force … Read more