From 7-11s to train stations, cyber attacks plague Taiwan over Pelosi visit

From 7-11s to train stations, cyber attacks plague Taiwan over Pelosi visit

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a meeting with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (not pictured) at the presidential office in Taipei, Taiwan August 3, 2022. Taiwan Presidential Office/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI/BEIJING, Aug 4 (Reuters) – As US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi … Read more

US considers crackdown on memory chip makers in China

US considers crackdown on memory chip makers in China

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The United States is considering limiting shipments of American chipmaking equipment to memory chip makers in China including Yangtze Memory Technologies Co Ltd (YMTC), according to four people familiar with the matter, part of a bid to halt China’s semiconductor sector advances and protects US companies. If President Joe Biden’s … Read more

Conspiracy website InfoWars parent files for bankruptcy

Conspiracy website InfoWars parent files for bankruptcy

July 29 (Reuters) – The parent of far-right conspiracy website InfoWars filed for US bankruptcy protection on Friday as the company and its founder Alex Jones face up to $150 million in damages in a trial over longstanding falsehoods he perpetuated about the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre. The bankruptcy filing by the InfoWars parent, … Read more

World stocks eye best month since late 2020, dollar slips

World stocks eye best month since late 2020, dollar slips

MSCI World index up 0.3%; nearly 6% for the month Dollar down 0.5% against a basket of major peers Markets bet US slowdown to temper rate tightening LONDON/SINGAPORE, July 29 (Reuters) – Global stocks rose on Friday, on course for their best month since late 2020 as traders bet a weakening US economy could slow … Read more

India blocks Krafton’s game under law it has used to ban China apps-source

India blocks Krafton's game under law it has used to ban China apps-source

A Google sign is pictured outside the Google office in Berlin, Germany, August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, July 29 (Reuters) – India blocked a popular battle-royale format game from Krafton Inc (259960.KS)a South Korean company backed by China’s Tencent (0700.HK)using a law it … Read more

Wall St ends up sharply for 2nd day; Amazon.com, Apple jump after hours

Wall St rises on Microsoft, Alphabet earnings as Fed decision looms

US economy contracts in the second quarter Meta Platforms revenue drops for first time Ford shares gain after results Indexes: Dow up 1%, S&P 500 up 1.2%, Nasdaq up 1.1% NEW YORK, July 28 (Reuters) – US stocks on Thursday rallied for a second day, with all three major indexes ending up more than 1% … Read more

Alex Jones must pay for Sandy Hook falsehoods, parents’ lawyer says as defamation trial begins

Alex Jones must pay for Sandy Hook falsehoods, parents' lawyer says as defamation trial begins

July 26 (Reuters) – US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones led a “vile campaign of defamation” when he falsely claimed the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, a Texas jury was told on Tuesday, but a lawyer for Jones said his client already had paid a price. Attorney Mark Bankston, representing the parents of slain … Read more

Wall Street falls as Walmart warning rattles retail sector

Wall Street closes lower as ad tech, social media stocks drop

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Walmart cuts profit forecast, drags retailers McDonald’s up as sales, profit top estimates GE jumps on higher profit, Coca-Cola up on forecast raise Indexes … Read more

Myanmar executes four democracy activists, drawing condemnation and outrage

Myanmar executes four democracy activists, drawing condemnation and outrage

Executed include democracy figure, former lawmaker Activists had been sentenced in Jan after closed-door trial UN Myanmar special rapporteur ‘outraged and devastated’ July 25 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military junta on Monday said it had executed four democracy activists accused of helping to carry out “terror acts” in the Southeast Asian nation’s first executions in decades, … Read more

Wall Street closes higher boosted by strong Tesla earnings

Wall Street closes higher boosted by strong Tesla earnings

Tesla shares rise as profit tops expectations AT&T drags down communication services sector Amazon, Apple rise ahead of earnings on July 28 Energy stocks lead sectoral declines Indexes up: Dow 0.51%, S&P 500 0.99%, Nasdaq 1.36% July 21 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes rose on Thursday boosted by a late-afternoon rally and gains in … Read more