South Africa reports first death causally linked to COVID vaccine

South Africa reports first death causally linked to COVID vaccine

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – South Africa’s health regulator reported on Thursday a causal link between the death of an individual and Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccine, the first time such a direct link has been made in the country. The person presented with rare neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome soon after being given … Read more

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

EXCLUSIVE Tencent seeks bigger stake in ‘Assassin’s Creed’ maker Ubisoft -sources

EXCLUSIVE Tencent seeks bigger stake in 'Assassin's Creed' maker Ubisoft -sources

HONG KONG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) plans to raise its stake in French video game group Ubisoft Entertainment SA (UBIP.PA) as the Chinese gaming giant pivots to the global gaming market, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. China’s largest social network and gaming firm, which bought a … Read more

Sterling falls as BoE expects recession, US futures up

Sterling falls as BoE expects recession, US futures up

Bank of England hikes rates by 50 basis points BoE expects recession throughout 2023 Fed official: 50bp hike in Sept “reasonable” Oil stabilized after hitting six-month low Lufthansa returns to operating profit LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Sterling fell on Thursday after the Bank of England followed its counterparts in the United States and euro … Read more

Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive; Sweden, Finland move closer to joining NATO

Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive;  Sweden, Finland move closer to joining NATO

Ukraine warns of new Russian southern offensive Strike force aimed at president’s hometown, says Ukraine US, Italy approve Finland, Sweden accession to NATO Ukraine calls on China to help end war, says SCMP KYIV/WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Ukraine said Russia had started creating a military strike force aimed at President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s hometown of … Read more

Suspected drones over Taiwan, cyber attacks after Pelosi visit

Suspected drones over Taiwan, cyber attacks after Pelosi visit

Suspected drones fly over outlying Taiwanese islands Defense ministry says its website attacked, briefly offline Chinese military exercises, involving live-fire, set to begin China says it’s an internal affair TAIPEI, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Suspected drones flew over outlying Taiwanese islands and hackers attacked its defense ministry website, authorities in Taipei said on Thursday, a … Read more

With eye on Russia, US Senate backs Finland and Sweden joining NATO

With eye on Russia, US Senate backs Finland and Sweden joining NATO

WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – The US Senate approved on Wednesday Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO, the most significant expansion of the 30-member alliance since the 1990s as it responds to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Senate voted 95 to 1 to support ratification of accession documents, easily surpassing the two-thirds majority of 67 … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says first grain ship ‘nothing’, economy in coma

Ukraine's Zelenskiy says first grain ship 'nothing', economy in coma

Grain-carrying ship from Ukraine inspected in Turkey Ship, headed for Lebanon, transits Bosphorus Shipment is first of kind to leave Ukraine in wartime But Ukrainian leader says much more is needed Kyiv urgently needs to ship 10 mln tons to cut deficit KYIV/ISTANBUL, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskiy dismissed the importance of … Read more

Pelosi pledges solidarity with Taiwan as China holds military drills, vents anger

Pelosi pledges solidarity with Taiwan as China holds military drills, vents anger

TAIPEI, Aug 3 (Reuters) – China furiously condemned the highest-level US visit to Taiwan in 25 years as House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi hailed the self-ruled island as “one of the freest societies in the world” and pledged American solidarity . Beijing demonstrated its anger with Pelosi’s presence on an island that it says … Read more

U.S. targets Chinese, UAE firms in new Iran oil sanctions

U.S. targets Chinese, UAE firms in new Iran oil sanctions

Model of petrol pump is seen in front of US and Iran flag colors in this illustration taken March 25, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Chinese and other firms it said helped to sell tens … Read more