Russia’s Putin to make first foreign trips since launching Ukraine war

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a BRICS+ meeting during the BRICS summit via a video link in the Moscow region, Russia June 24, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin will visit two small former Soviet states in central Asia this … Read more

G7 aims to raise $600 billion to counter China’s Belt and Road

US President Joe Biden attends a working lunch with other G7 leaders to discuss shaping the global economy at the Yoga Pavilion, Schloss Elmau in Kuren, Germany, June 26, 2022. Kenny Holston/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – Group of Seven leaders on … Read more

Internet Explorer gravestone goes viral in South Korea

SEOUL, June 17 (Reuters) – For Jung Ki-young, a South Korean software engineer, Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) decision to withdraw 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

North Korea faces infectious disease outbreak amid COVID battle

A sign depicting a scene of medical products transportation is displayed at the empty street, amid growing fears over the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo on May 23, 2022. Kyodo via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, June 16 (Reuters) … Read more

U.S. rebuffs China by calling Taiwan Strait an international waterway

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd and US Coast Guard cutter Munro conduct Taiwan Strait transits August 27, 2021. US Navy/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday backed Taiwan’s assertion that the strait separating the island from China is … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Disney/Pixar’s ‘Lightyear,’ with same-sex couple, will not play in 14 countries; China in question

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) has been unable to obtain permission to show its new Pixar movie “Lightyear” in 14 Middle Eastern and Asian countries, a source said on Monday, and the animated film appeared unlikely to open in China, the world’s largest movie market. A “Lightyear” producer told Reuters … Read more

U.S. and allies trade barbs with China, Ukraine dominates Asia security meeting

SINGAPORE, June 11 (Reuters) – The United States and its allies traded barbs with China at Asia’s premier security meeting on Saturday, especially on Taiwan, but the war in Ukraine and a remote speech by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy dominated proceedings. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin earlier told the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore that Washington will … Read more

Yellen says U.S. inflation ‘unacceptable’ but likely to stay high

WASHINGTON, June 7 (Reuters) – The United States faces “unacceptable levels of inflation” Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told senators on Tuesday, adding that it was likely to remain high but that she hoped price increases would soon moderate. At a Senate Finance Committee hearing, Yellen rejected Republican assertions that the highest inflation in 40 years … Read more

Biden waives solar panel tariffs for four countries, invokes defense law

WASHINGTON, June 6 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden waived tariffs on solar panels from four Southeast Asian nations for two years and invoked the Defense Production Act to spur solar panel manufacturing at home, the White House said on Monday, confirming a Reuters report. The tariff exemption applies to panels from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and … Read more

South Korea, U.S. launch eight missiles in response to North Korea missile tests

A surface-to-surface missile is launched during a joint live-firing exercise between the US and South Korea in an unidentified location, South Korea, May 25, 2022. Joint Chiefs of Staff/Yonhap via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, June 6 (Reuters) – South Korea and the United States fired eight surface-to-surface … Read more