Setback for Shanghai’s COVID battle; Beijing focuses on mass testing

Setback for Shanghai's COVID battle;  Beijing focuses on mass testing

Shanghai reports 58 new cases outside quarantine areas Beijing testing millions Outbreak poses biggest test yet to Xi’s “zero-COVID” strategy SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 2 (Reuters) – China’s commercial capital of Shanghai was dealt a blow on Monday as authorities reported 58 new COVID-19 cases outside areas under lockdown, while Beijing pressed on with testing millions of … Read more

Violence erupts in May Day protests in Paris, marchers criticize re-elected Macron

Violence erupts in May Day protests in Paris, marchers criticize re-elected Macron

Police arrest 45 in Paris, minister says Marchers condemn Macron’s retirement plan Most other May Day marches peaceful PARIS, May 1 (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas to push back black-clad anarchists who ransacked business premises in Paris on Sunday during May Day protests against the policies of newly re-elected President Emmanuel Macron. Thousands of … Read more

India seizes $725 million of Xiaomi assets over illegal remittances

India seizes $725 million of Xiaomi assets over illegal remittances

Staff members stand near the company logo at a Xiaomi store in Shanghai, China November 1, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register NEW DELHI, April 30 (Reuters) – India said on Saturday it had seized $725 million from the local bank accounts of China’s Xiaomi Corp (1810.HK) after a … Read more

Global shares rise as earnings boost, US dollar hits 20-year high

Global shares rise as earnings boost, US dollar hits 20-year high

Europe’s STOXX 600 rises off Tuesday’s six-week low Meta’s rally boosts US shares Dovish BOJ pounds yen to 20-yr low of 131/dollar WASHINGTON/LONDON, April 28 (Reuters) – The US dollar touched its highest level since 2002 on Thursday, as Wall Street rose and European shares moved off six-week lows as strong earnings reports offset gloomy … Read more

Singapore executes Malaysian on drugs charges after rejecting mental disability appeal

Singapore executes Malaysian on drugs charges after rejecting mental disability appeal

People take part in a vigil ahead of the planned execution of Malaysian drug trafficker, Nagaenthran Dharmalingam, outside Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 26, 2022. REUTERS/Hasnoor Hussain Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Nagaenthran Dharmalingam had been on death row for over a decade Brother confirmed execution after legal … Read more

Panic buying in Beijing as district starts mass COVID testing

Panic buying in Beijing as district starts mass COVID testing

Beijing kicks off first of three rounds of mass testing in populous district Mass testing fuels concerns of shortages of food, supplies Chinese stock market down on fears Beijing may join Shanghai in lockdown BEIJING, April 25 (Reuters) – Beijing residents snapped up food and other supplies as the city’s biggest district began mass COVID-19 … Read more

Shanghai fences up COVID-hit areas, fueling fresh outcry

Shanghai fences up COVID-hit areas, fueling fresh outcry

SHANGHAI, April 24 (Reuters) – Shanghai authorities battling an outbreak of COVID-19 have erected fences outside residential buildings, sparking fresh public outcry over a lockdown that has forced much of the city’s 25 million people indoors. Images of white hazmat suit-clad workers sealing entrances of housing blocks and closing off entire streets with roughly two … Read more

‘We’re done with dead kids’: US bars are handing out free fentanyl tests

'We're done with dead kids': US bars are handing out free fentanyl tests

OAKLAND, Calif., April 20 (Reuters) – Walking into the Good Hop craft beer bar in Oakland, California, Alison Heller looks like any other patron thirsting for happy hour. But instead of heading to the bar, she goes straight to the bathroom, opens her backpack and pulls out a plastic bag with fentanyl test strips. She … Read more

US will no longer enforce mask mandate on airplanes, trains after court ruling

US will no longer enforce mask mandate on airplanes, trains after court ruling

WASHINGTON/Chicago, April 18 (Reuters) – The Biden administration will no longer enforce a US mask mandate on public transportation, after a federal judge in Florida on Monday ruled that the 14-month-old directive was unlawful, overturning a key White House effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Soon after the announcement, United Airlines (UAL.O) and Alaska … Read more

Elon Musk swoops down on Twitter with $41 bln cash offer

Elon Musk swoops down on Twitter with $41 bln cash offer

Elon Musk talks at the Automotive World News Congress at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan, January 13, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register April 14 (Reuters) – Elon Musk has offered to buy Twitter (TWTR.N) for about $41 billion in cash, saying the social media company he … Read more