Shares are falling, havens are rising as new COVID-19 variant scares investors

Shares are falling, havens are rising as new COVID-19 variant scares investors

Passers-by wearing protective masks are reflected on an electronic board showing stock prices outside a brokerage house amid the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2021. REUTERS / Issei Kato Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up SYDNEY, Nov. 26 (Reuters) – Asian stocks suffered their sharpest … Read more

The United States is threatening to escalate with Iran in the IAEA next month

The United States is threatening to escalate with Iran in the IAEA next month

A cleaning staff is working ahead of a press conference attended by IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi at an IAEA Board meeting in Vienna, Austria, on 13 September 2021. REUTERS / Leonhard Foeger Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up VIENNA, November 25 (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday threatened … Read more

U.S. Thanksgiving air travel has become busiest since the pandemic began

U.S. Thanksgiving air travel has become busiest since the pandemic began

CHICAGO, Nov. 24 (Reuters) – Airports and commercial airlines across the United States recorded one of their busiest days since before the pandemic Wednesday, when millions of Americans traveled to visit their loved ones for the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving evening is usually the busiest day for traveling. This year, however, working from home has given … Read more

Personal spectators return to New York’s Thanksgiving parade

Personal spectators return to New York’s Thanksgiving parade

November 25 (Reuters) – Spectators took to the streets of Manhattan on Thursday for the 95th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, after last year’s performance was reduced and closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. Other U.S. cities are holding parades, but the New York event has become part of the holiday tradition, … Read more

The EU regulator gives the green light for the first COVID shot to 5-11 year olds

A healthcare worker receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Madrid, Spain, February 4, 2021. REUTERS / Sergio Perez Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up The movement comes while EU struggles register infections USA, Canada, Israel have approved shots at younger children First EU deliveries of lower dose … Read more

China’s regulator seeks to avoid US delistings of Chinese companies

A Chinese national flag waves outside the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) building on Financial Street in Beijing, China on July 9, 2021. REUTERS / Tingshu Wang Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up HONG KONG, NOVEMBER 25 (Reuters) – Chinese authorities are working with US counterparts to prevent Chinese companies … Read more

The Philippines rejects China’s demand to remove a grounded naval ship

BRP Sierra Madre, a stranded transport ship on which Philippine Marines live as a military outpost, is pictured in the disputed Second Thomas Shoal, part of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on March 30, 2014. REUTERS / Erik De Castro / File Photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com … Read more

Gold Rush draws hundreds of rafting rafts to the Amazon tributary

AUTAZES, Brazil, November 24 (Reuters) – Hundreds of dredging fleets operated by illegal miners have gathered in a gold rush along the Madeira River, a major tributary to the Amazon that flows hundreds of miles, while state and federal authorities dispute who is responsible for stopping them. The flotilla of fleets equipped with pumps is … Read more

Lithuania calls on Europe, contrary to China, to prepare for ‘coercion’ from Beijing

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis speaks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (not pictured) in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the State Department prior to a meeting in Washington, DC, USA, September 15, 2021. Mandel Ngan / Pool via REUTERS Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up WASHINGTON, November 24 … Read more

Several Fed officials open up to speed up cuts in bond purchases, interest rate hikes

Nov 24 (Reuters) – An increasing number of Federal Reserve politicians indicated they would be open to speeding up the elimination of their bond-buying program if high inflation persists, and move faster to raise interest rates, minutes of the US Federal Reserve’s most recent policy meeting showed. The announcement, released on Wednesday, was the latest … Read more