Beijing, Shenzhen loosen more COVID curbs as China fine-tunes policy

Beijing, Shenzhen loosen more COVID curbs as China fine-tunes policy

SHANGHAI, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Beijing residents on Saturday cheered the removal of COVID-19 testing booths while Shenzhen said it would no longer require commuters to present test results to travel, as an easing of China’s virus curbs gathered pace. Although daily cases are near all-time highs, some cities are taking steps to loosen COVID … Read more

Musk delivers first Tesla truck, but no update on output, pricing

Musk delivers first Tesla truck, but no update on output, pricing

Tesla ships first Semi to PepsiCo five years after unveiling it No details on orders or capacity for electric truck Semi uses existing Tesla motors, to feature new Supercharger Dec 1 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk delivered the company’s first heavy-duty Semi on Thursday to PepsiCo (PEP.O) without offering updated forecasts … Read more

Florida pulls $2 bln from BlackRock in largest anti-ESG divestment

Florida pulls  bln from BlackRock in largest anti-ESG divestment

Dec 1 (Reuters) – Florida’s chief financial officer said on Thursday his department would pull $2 billion worth of its assets managed by BlackRock Inc (BLK.N), the biggest such divestment by a state opposed to the asset manager’s environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) policies. The move will hardly dent BlackRock’s $8 trillion in assets … Read more

U.S. House to vote to block rail strike despite labor objections

U.S. House to vote to block rail strike despite labor objections

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives was set to vote Wednesday to block a rail strike that could potentially happen as early as Dec. 9, after President Joe Biden warned of dire economic consequences and massive job losses. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers will vote Wednesday to impose a … Read more

More than 80 injured as Indian police clash with Adani port protesters

More than 80 injured as Indian police clash with Adani port protesters

KOCHI, India Nov 28 (Reuters) – More than 80 people were wounded in southern India as villagers halting the construction of a $900 million port clashed with police, the latest escalation of a months-old protest waged by a mostly Christian fishing community against Asia’s richest man. The protests are a major headache for Gautam Adani’s … Read more

Small plane crash causes mass power outages near Washington

Small plane crash causes mass power outages near Washington

Nov 27 (Reuters) – A small plane crashed into high-voltage power lines about 30 miles north of Washington, D.C., on Sunday, causing mass outages, with rescue services working into the night to rescue two people on board the aircraft still entangled in the cables. The aircraft crashed about 5.30 p.m. (2230 GMT) in misty and … Read more

India’s first private rocket company looks to slash satellite costs

India’s first private rocket company looks to slash satellite costs

BENGALURU, Nov 26 (Reuters) – The startup behind India’s first private space launch plans to put a satellite into orbit in 2023 and expects to be able to do so at half of the cost of established launch companies, the founders of Skyroot Aerospace told Reuters in an interview. The Hyderabad-based company, backed by Singapore’s … Read more

EU split on Russian oil price cap level, talks to resume Thursday

EU split on Russian oil price cap level, talks to resume Thursday

BRUSSELS, Nov 23 (Reuters) – European Union governments failed to reach a deal on Wednesday at what level to cap prices for Russian sea-borne oil under the Group of Seven nations (G7) scheme and will resume talks on Thursday evening or on Friday, EU diplomats said. Earlier on Thursday representatives of the EU’s 27 governments … Read more

LATAM Airlines plane crashes on Peruvian runway, two firefighters dead

LATAM Airlines plane crashes on Peruvian runway, two firefighters dead

LIMA, Nov 18 (Reuters) – A LATAM Airlines (LTM.SN) jet collided with a firetruck on the runway as it was taking off from the airport in Peru’s capital Lima on Friday, resulting in the death of two firefighters, the carrier said. Peru’s health ministry said at 7 p.m. (0000 GMT) that 20 passengers were being … Read more

Dutch court sentences three to life in prison for 2014 downing of MH17 over Ukraine

Dutch court sentences three to life in prison for 2014 downing of MH17 over Ukraine

Crash killed 298 passengers and crew Court finds Russian missile downed the plane Convicted men are fugitives, believed in Russia AMSTERDAM, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Dutch judges convicted two Russian men and a Ukrainian man in absentia of murder for their role in the shooting down of Flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 with the … Read more