Japan issues special typhoon warning as ‘unprecedented’ storm approaches

Japan issues special typhoon warning as ‘unprecedented’ storm approaches

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Sept 17 (Reuters) – The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a special typhoon warning on Saturday for Kagoshima prefecture on Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s main islands, as the region braces for a powerful and potentially destructive super typhoon. The warning came after the weather agency … Read more

Truly autonomous cars may be impossible without helpful human touch

Truly autonomous cars may be impossible without helpful human touch

MILTON KEYNES, England, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Autonomous vehicle (AV) startups have raised tens of billions of dollars based on promises to develop truly self-driving cars, but industry executives and experts say remote human supervisors may be needed permanently to help robot drivers in trouble. The central premise of autonomous vehicles – that computers and … Read more

Russia questions U.N.-brokered grain, fertilizer export deal

Russia questions U.N.-brokered grain, fertilizer export deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a joint news conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Moscow, Russia August 31, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Russia on Tuesday questioned a U.N.-brokered deal with Ukraine to boost grain and fertilizer exports by … Read more

Pot-smoking tourists not welcome in Thailand, says health minister

Pot-smoking tourists not welcome in Thailand, says health minister

BANGKOK, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Thailand’s health minister on Wednesday discouraged tourists from visiting the country only to smoke weed, just two months after new laws were passed that have largely decriminalised the drug. “We don’t welcome those kinds of tourists,” Anutin Charnvirakul told reporters when asked about recreational marijuana use among foreign visitors. In … Read more

Asia shares mixed, China cuts rates as data disappoints

Asia shares mixed, China cuts rates as data disappoints

FILE PHOTO – People pass by an electronic screen showing Japan’s Nikkei share price index inside a conference hall in Tokyo, Japan June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 Nikkei edges up, S&P 500 futures dip PBOC cuts key rates, China data badly miss forecasts Eyes on … Read more

Indexes drop after Walmart profit warning; Nasdaq down 2%

Indexes drop after Walmart profit warning; Nasdaq down 2%

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Walmart cuts profit forecast; news hits retailers McDonald’s up as sales, profit top estimates Coca-Cola up on forecast raise Indexes down: Dow 0.8%, S&P … Read more

China, Indonesia pledge deeper ties after rare Beijing summit

China, Indonesia pledge deeper ties after rare Beijing summit

BEIJING, July 26 (Reuters) – The leaders of China and Indonesia pledged on Tuesday to scale up bilateral trade and expand cooperation in areas such as agriculture and food security, following a rare visit to COVID-wary China by a foreign head of state. China and Indonesia believe their relations have great strategic significance and far-reaching … Read more

S&P 500 ends choppy session nearly flat; investors eye Fed, earnings

S&P 500 ends choppy session nearly flat; investors eye Fed, earnings

Apple, Amazon.com among companies to report earnings this week FOMC to kick off two-day policy meeting from Tuesday Miner Newmont falls after raising annual cost forecast Indexes: Dow up 0.3%, S&P 500 up 0.1%, Nasdaq down 0.4% NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 see-sawed on Monday and ended close to unchanged as … Read more

Amazon strikes $3.5 bln deal for One Medical in long march into U.S. healthcare

Amazon strikes .5 bln deal for One Medical in long march into U.S. healthcare

July 21 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Thursday agreed to buy primary care provider One Medical (ONEM.O) for $3.49 billion, expanding the e-commerce giant’s virtual healthcare and adding brick-and-mortar doctors’ offices for the first time. The all-cash deal would combine two relatively small players as Amazon continues a years-long march into U.S. healthcare, seeking … Read more

State abortion bans prevent women from getting essential medication

State abortion bans prevent women from getting essential medication

July 14 (Reuters) – Annie England Noblin, a 40-year-old resident of rural Missouri, had never had a problem filling her monthly prescription for methotrexate until this week. On Monday, Noblin’s pharmacist said she could not give her the drug until she had confirmed with Noblin’s doctor that the medication would not be used to induce … Read more