U.S. Senate approves bill to fight climate change, cut drug costs in win for Biden

U.S. Senate approves bill to fight climate change, cut drug costs in win for Biden

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Sunday passed a sweeping $430 billion bill intended to fight climate change, lower drug prices and raise some corporate taxes, a major victory for President Joe Biden that Democrats hope will aid their chances of keeping control of Congress in this year’s elections. After a marathon, … Read more

Senate Democrats battle to pass $430 billion climate, drug bill

Senate Democrats battle to pass 0 billion climate, drug bill

WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Saturday began debating a Democratic bill to address key elements of President Joe Biden’s agenda – tackling climate change, lowering the costs of medication for the elderly and energy, while forcing corporations and the wealthy to pay more taxes. The debate began after the Senate voted … Read more

U.S. charges four Kentucky police officers in Breonna Taylor killing

U.S. charges four Kentucky police officers in Breonna Taylor killing

WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged four current and former Louisville, Kentucky, police officers for their roles in the botched 2020 raid that killed Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was in her home, in a case that sparked nationwide protests. The charges represented the Justice Department’s latest effort to crack … Read more

U.S. declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

U.S. declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

Aug 4 (Reuters) – The United States has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, the health secretary said on Thursday, a move expected to free up additional funding and tools to fight the disease. The U.S. tally topped 6,600 on Wednesday, almost all of the cases among men who have sex with men. “We’re prepared … Read more

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

Brent crude hits pre-Ukraine invasion lows on recession fears

Brent crude hits pre-Ukraine invasion lows on recession fears

FILE PHOTO – A PetroChina worker inspects a pump jack at an oil field in Tacheng, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer AT Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BoE raises rates, warns of recession risks Saudi, UAE save oil firepower in case of winter supply crisis OPEC+ agrees … Read more

OPEC+ agrees tiny output rise in setback for Biden

OPEC+ agrees tiny output rise in setback for Biden

OPEC to raise output target by 100,000 bpd from Sept OPEC faces output problems to meet existing targets U.S. seeking higher OPEC production to counter Russia Biden trip, U.S arms sales failed to persuade DUBAI/LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – OPEC+ is set to raise its oil output goal by 100,000 barrels per day, an amount … Read more

Dollar jumps vs yen as Fed officials hint more rate hikes coming

Dollar jumps vs yen as Fed officials hint more rate hikes coming

NEW YORK, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The dollar strengthened sharply against the Japanese yen on Tuesday as remarks by U.S. Federal Reserve officials hinted that more interest rate hikes are coming in the near term. A trio of Fed officials from across the policy spectrum suggested Tuesday that they and their colleagues remain resolute and … Read more

From subway stations to shopping malls, Taiwan prepares its air-raid shelters

From subway stations to shopping malls, Taiwan prepares its air-raid shelters

TAIPEI, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Taiwan is preparing its air-raid shelters as rising tension with China and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raise new fears about the possibility of a Chinese attack on the democratic island. China considers Taiwan its territory and has increased military activity in the air and seas around it. Taiwan vows to … Read more

South Korea develops nanotech tattoo as health monitoring device

South Korea develops nanotech tattoo as health monitoring device

DAEJEON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – South Koreans may soon be able to carry a device inside their own bodies in the form of a bespoke tattoo that automatically alerts them to potential health problems, if a science team’s project bears fruit. Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in the city … Read more