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

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

China’s Alibaba strives to keep New York listing amid audit dispute

China's Alibaba strives to keep New York listing amid audit dispute

The logo for Alibaba Group is seen on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan, New York City, US, Aug. 3, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 1 (Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (9988.HK) on Monday said it would work to maintain … Read more

Chinese rocket falls to Earth, NASA says Beijing did not share information

Chinese rocket falls to Earth, NASA says Beijing did not share information

A Long March-5B Y3 rocket, carrying the Wentian lab module for China’s space station under construction, takes off from Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in Hainan province, China July 24, 2022. China Daily via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – A Chinese rocket fell back to … Read more

Biden pledge to tax wealthy, companies revived with Manchin-led bill

Biden pledge to tax wealthy, companies revived with Manchin-led bill

Chairman US Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) attends a US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, July 19, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden’s campaign trail promise to increase taxes on corporations and … Read more

Spirit ends sale to Frontier as JetBlue talks continue

Spirit ends sale to Frontier as JetBlue talks continue

July 27 (Reuters) – Spirit Airlines Inc. (SAVE.N) canceled its $2.7 billion sale to Frontier Group Holdings Inc (ULCC.O) on Wednesday after Spirit shareholders balked at supporting it, leaving JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) with an opening to clinch a deal. The development, first reported by Reuters on Wednesday, came after Spirit pushed back a shareholder … Read more

Exclusive: Hyundai subsidiary has used child labor at Alabama factory

Exclusive: Hyundai subsidiary has used child labor at Alabama factory

LUVERNE, Alabama, July 22 (Reuters) – A subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co has used child labor at a plant that supplies parts for the Korean carmaker’s assembly line in nearby Montgomery, Alabama, according to area police, the family of three underage workers, and eight former and current employees of the factory. Underage workers, in some … Read more

Biden stops short of declaring climate emergency, takes steps on wind power

Biden stops short of declaring climate emergency, takes steps on wind power

SOMERSET, Mass./WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that climate change is an emergency but stopped short of a formal declaration, announcing a modest package of executive actions and promising more aggressive efforts. Biden made the comments during a visit to Massachusetts and as a historic heat wave batters Europe … Read more