U.S. aims to hobble China’s chip industry with sweeping new export rules

U.S. aims to hobble China’s chip industry with sweeping new export rules

Oct 7 (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Friday published a sweeping set of export controls, including a measure to cut China off from certain semiconductor chips made anywhere in the world with U.S. tools, vastly expanding its reach in its bid to slow Beijing’s technological and military advances. The rules, some of which go … Read more

Ethiopia peace talks delayed for logistical reasons

Ethiopia peace talks delayed for logistical reasons

NAIROBI, Oct 7 (Reuters) – African Union-led peace talks proposed for this weekend to try to end a two-year-old conflict in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region have been delayed for logistical reasons, Tigray forces and two diplomatic sources said on Friday. Ethiopia’s government and Tigray forces said on Wednesday that they accepted the AU’s invitation to … Read more

EU leaders reaffirm support for Ukraine, squabble over gas cap

EU leaders reaffirm support for Ukraine, squabble over gas cap

Division over details of gas price cap European Commission to make proposals for EU summit on Oct.20-21 Poland criticises Germany for big spending on compensation EU27 vow continued financial and military support for Ukraine Scholz says rebuilding Ukraine will take a generation PRAGUE, Oct 7 (Reuters) – European Union leaders on Friday agreed to give … Read more

Putin turns 70 with a prayer for his health amid war crisis

Putin turns 70 with a prayer for his health amid war crisis

Kremlin leader faces deepening crisis in his war in Ukraine Allies pay tribute but criticism of military is mounting Patriarch prays for Putin’s health LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin turned 70 on Friday amid fawning congratulations from subordinates and a plea from Orthodox Patriarch Kirill for all to pray for the health … Read more

Proud Boys member pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy for U.S. Capitol attack

Proud Boys member pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy for U.S. Capitol attack

WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – A member of the far-right Proud Boys pleaded guilty on Thursday to a charge of seditious conspiracy over his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, making him the first member of the group to do so. Jeremy Bertino, 43, of Belmont, North Carolina, could potentially … Read more

Day after Thai attack, traumatised relatives cling to slain children’s toys

Day after Thai attack, traumatised relatives cling to slain children’s toys

Ex-policeman killed 34 at daycentre using a knife and gun After attack, he killed wife and son, turned weapon on himself Police probe motive, believe it may be due to stress Thai flags fly at half mast on buildings to mourn attack UTHAI SAWAN, Thailand, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Crying and clutching toys, traumatised relatives … Read more

Credit Suisse pays down debt to calm investor fears

Credit Suisse pays down debt to calm investor fears

To buy back up to $3 billion in debt Seen as bid to reassure nervous investors Move comes weeks ahead of planned overhaul Shares up as much as 3% in early trade ZURICH, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) will buy back up to 3 billion Swiss francs ($3 billion) of debt, the embattled … Read more

India tests samples of cough syrup linked to deaths of children in Gambia

India tests samples of cough syrup linked to deaths of children in Gambia

Cough syrup made by India’s Maiden Pharma linked to 66 deaths Maiden says trying to find out from Gambia buyer what happened Maiden says not selling any product in India currently India health ministry seeks details from WHO NEW DELHI, Oct 6 (Reuters) – India said it is testing samples of cough syrups produced by … Read more

Toyota restarts output of first EV after fixing safety issues

Toyota restarts output of first EV after fixing safety issues

TOKYO, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp said it would restart production of its first electric vehicle, the bZ4X, on Thursday after fixing potential safety problems that had halted sales of the new battery-powered model for more than three months. Japan’s largest automaker, a laggard in the EV market, recalled 2,700 bZ4Xs globally in … Read more

Thailand massacre: ex-cop kills 24 children in knife and gun rampage

Thailand massacre: ex-cop kills 24 children in knife and gun rampage

Total death toll including shooter is 37 – police Attacker kills 24 children, 13 adults in rampage Thai daycare centre was for children aged 2-5 Most child victims were stabbed – police Attacker killed his wife, child, and shot himself NA KLANG, Thailand, Oct 6 (Reuters) – A former policeman killed 34 people, including 23 … Read more