China blockade would be act of war, Taiwan would not surrender, official says

A Taiwan Coast Guard ship travels past the coast of China, in the waters off Nangan island of Matsu archipelago in Taiwan August 16, 2022. REUTERS/Ann Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, Sept 23 (Reuters) – A Chinese blockade of Taiwan or the seizure of an offshore island would be … Read more

Pfizer CEO tests positive for COVID for a second time

Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer attends a discussion at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland May 25, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 24 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla said on Saturday he had tested positive for COVID-19. “I’m feeling well … Read more

Inflation, spending cuts undermine Biden’s hunger policy

CHICAGO, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Grace Melt made her first visit to the Nourishing Hope food pantry on Chicago’s North Side in August. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she used food stamps issued by the federal government to buy groceries while out of work for a knee injury. But this summer, the food stamps couldn’t keep … Read more

Storm Fiona hammers Canada’s east coast; thousands without power

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona slammed into eastern Canada on Saturday with hurricane-force winds, blowing over trees and powerlines and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without electricity. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the center of the … Read more

Pfizer to supply up to 6 million COVID pill courses for lower income countries

A 3D printed Pfizer logo is placed near medicines from the same manufacturer in this illustration taken September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 22 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) said on Thursday it would supply up to 6 million courses of its COVID-19 antiviral treatment … Read more

Ukraine to slash ties with Iran over ‘evil’ drones supply to Russia

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Friday it would downgrade diplomatic ties with Iran over Tehran’s decision to supply Russian forces with drones, a move President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called “a collaboration with evil”. Zelenskiy said a total of eight Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicles had been … Read more

In poor, rural Buryatia, Russia’s partial mobilization hits hard

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization to boost the armies fighting in Ukraine, officials arrived at Alexander Bezdorozhny’s house with draft papers ordering him to present himself for service. But they were calling on a dead man. Bezdorozhny, who died from chronic inflammation of the … Read more

US adjusts sanctions to help Iranians evade online surveillance, censorship

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The US Treasury Department on Friday issued guidance expanding the range of internet services available to Iranians despite US sanctions on the country, amid protests around Iran following the death of a 22-year-old woman in custody . Officials said the … Read more

Global climate change protests demand compensation ahead of COP27

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Young activists rallied for climate action on Friday, staging protests from New Zealand and Japan to Germany and the Democratic Republic of Congo to demand that rich countries pay for the damage global warming is inflicting upon the poor. The protests … Read more

Moscow “not threatening anyone” with nuclear weapons – Russia’s Ryabkov

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov attends a meeting of Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Moscow, Russia March 15, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, … Read more