China navy chief takes dig at U.S. freedom of navigation patrols

China navy chief takes dig at U.S. freedom of navigation patrols

QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - Freedom of navigation should not be used to infringe upon the rights of other countries, China’s navy chief Shen Jinlong said on Wednesday, taking a dig at the United...
South Korea proposes $5.9 billion extra budget to fight air pollution, aid exports

South Korea proposes $5.9 billion extra budget to fight air pollution, aid exports

SEJONG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea on Wednesday unveiled a proposed 6.7 trillion won ($5.87 billion) supplementary budget the government says is needed to tackle unprecedented air pollution levels and boost exports...
SoftBank Group looks to buy 5 pct of payment firm Wirecard: Bloomberg

SoftBank Group looks to buy 5 pct of payment firm Wirecard: Bloomberg

FILE PHOTO: The logo of SoftBank Group Corp is displayed at SoftBank World 2017 conference in Tokyo, Japan, July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato(Reuters) - Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp is looking to acquire a...
MLB notebook: Rays' Snell set to return Wednesday

MLB notebook: Rays’ Snell set to return Wednesday

Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell is slated to return from a fractured toe to start Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals. FILE PHOTO: Apr 13, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Tampa Bay Rays...
Related to buy AT&T's WarnerMedia headquarters for $2.2 billion

Related to buy AT&T’s WarnerMedia headquarters for $2.2 billion

FILE PHOTO: The Hudson Yards development, a residential, commercial, and retail space on Manhattan's West side, during the grand opening in New York City, New York, U.S., March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File PhotoNEW...
Jennifer Garner leads People magazine's beautiful list

Jennifer Garner leads People magazine’s beautiful list

FILE PHOTO: Actor Jennifer Garner speaks during the 32nd American Cinematheque Award ceremony honoring Bradley Cooper in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File PhotoLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress, businesswoman and...
Adding to Ghosn woes, Nissan set to slash outlook: report

Adding to Ghosn woes, Nissan set to slash outlook: report

TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co Ltd will announce on Wednesday a large-scale cut to its earnings outlook for the fiscal year that ended in March, TV Tokyo reported, adding to the company’s...
Trump opposed to aides testifying to Congress on Mueller report: Washington Post

Trump opposed to aides testifying to Congress on Mueller report: Washington Post

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he greets supporters on the tarmac at Palm Beach International Airport, as he arrives to spend Easter weekend at his Mar-a-Lago club, Florida, U.S., April...
Asian shares up after Nasdaq, S&P 500 hit record highs

Asian shares up after Nasdaq, S&P 500 hit record highs

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Equity markets in Asia rose on Wednesday morning after upbeat earnings helped the Nasdaq and S&P 500 indexes reach record closing highs on Wall Street overnight, while oil retreated from...
NASA probe detects likely 'marsquake' - an interplanetary first

NASA probe detects likely ‘marsquake’ – an interplanetary first

(Reuters) - NASA’s robotic probe InSight has detected and measured what scientists believe to be a “marsquake,” marking the first time a likely seismological tremor has been recorded on another planet, the Jet...
Technology ethics campaigners offer plan to fight 'human downgrading'

Technology ethics campaigners offer plan to fight ‘human downgrading’

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Technology firms should do more to connect people in positive ways and steer away from trends that have tended to exploit human weaknesses, ethicists told a meeting of Silicon...
Japan's Heisei imperial era: three generations look back, and ahead

Japan’s Heisei imperial era: three generations look back, and ahead

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Heisei era, which began when Emperor Akihito inherited the throne on Jan. 7, 1989, and ends when he abdicates on April 30, saw economic stagnation, disasters and technological change....
Exclusive: Sri Lanka was warned of threat hours before suicide attacks - sources

Exclusive: Sri Lanka was warned of threat hours before suicide attacks – sources

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan intelligence officials were tipped off about an imminent attack by Islamist militants hours before a series of suicide bombings killed more than 300 people on Easter Sunday, three...
New Zealand PM says no intelligence linking Sri Lanka attacks to Christchurch

New Zealand PM says no intelligence linking Sri Lanka attacks to Christchurch

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her government was not aware of any intelligence suggesting that a devastating attack on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka was...
South Korea proposes $5.9 billion fiscal stimulus to tackle air pollution, aid exports

South Korea proposes $5.9 billion fiscal stimulus to tackle air pollution, aid exports

SEJONG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea announced a proposed 6.7 trillion won ($5.87 billion) supplementary budget on Wednesday to tackle unprecedented air pollution levels and to boost exports bruised by weak external...
Boeing sees FAA approving software fix in May, MAX ungrounding in July: sources

Boeing sees FAA approving software fix in May, MAX ungrounding in July: sources

CHICAGO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co has told some 737 MAX owners it is targeting U.S. Federal Aviation Administration approval of its software fix as early as the third week of May and the...
Royals RHP Keller drops appeal of suspension

Royals RHP Keller drops appeal of suspension

Kansas City Royals right-hander Brad Keller dropped his appeal of a five-game suspension and began serving the penalty on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Apr 22, 2019; St. Petersburg, FL, USA;Kansas City Royals starting pitcher...
Critics gush over the spectacle and story of 'Avengers: Endgame'

Critics gush over the spectacle and story of ‘Avengers: Endgame’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Film critics unleashed overwhelmingly positive reviews on Tuesday of “Avengers: Endgame,” the highly anticipated final installment in a decade-long superhero story from Walt Disney Co’s Marvel Studios. Actors...
Democrats to press star witness of Mueller report to repeat performance in Congress

Democrats to press star witness of Mueller report to repeat performance in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald McGahn, the former White House counsel described in the Mueller report as repeatedly standing up to President Donald Trump, could become a star witness again if congressional Democrats get...
PG&E get approval to pay employees $350 million to meet safety goals after wildfires

PG&E get approval to pay employees $350 million to meet safety goals after wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - PG&E Corp can pay employees up to $350 million in bonuses this year to spur them to help meet the bankrupt California power provider’s safety goals to prevent wildfires,...