World News

View All

Mexico enlists F1 racetrack, military barracks to fight coronavirus

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico has repurposed a Formula One racetrack, converted a huge convention center and put hundreds of beds into military barracks to create new hospital space to …

Kazakhstan tightens COVID-19 restrictions, former president tests positive

FILE PHOTO: Police officers wearing protective masks are seen at a checkpoint, set up to lock down the city to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on the …

Eiffel Tower to re-open – but you will have to take the stairs

A sign that reads, “Mandatory to wear a mask on all the site”, is seen at the entrance of the Eiffel Tower as she gets ready to re-open to the …

Poor health and family ties brought Rwanda genocide suspect into custody

PARIS (Reuters) – As dawn broke on May 16, an elite French police team blew open the door to an apartment in a sleepy northwestern Parisian suburb where they found …

Kyrgyzstan’s parliament confirms Boronov as prime minister

BISHKEK (Reuters) – Kyrgyzstan’s parliament confirmed Kubatbek Boronov as prime minister on Wednesday, after his predecessor resigned due to a corruption probe against former cabinet officials. Boronov, 55, has served …

Business News

View All

Wirecard scrambles to find missing $2.1 billion as loan crunch looms

BERLIN (Reuters) – Wirecard’s auditor has refused to sign off its 2019 accounts over a missing $2.1 billion, sending its shares down more than 60% as the German payments firm …

PepsiCo drops Aunt Jemima branding; Uncle Ben’s, others under review

(Reuters) – PepsiCo Inc (PEP.O) said on Wednesday it will change the name and brand image of its Aunt Jemima pancake mix and syrup which have been criticized as racist …

Unemployment payments backlog draws hundreds to Kentucky’s capital

Rose Carter, of Lexington, waits in a line outside a temporary unemployment office established by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet at the State Capitol Annex in Frankfort, Kentucky, U.S. June 17, …

U.S. shale companies to boost oil output by 500,000 bpd by month-end

NEW YORK/HOUSTON (Reuters) – U.S. shale producers are expected to restore roughly half a million barrels per day (bpd) of crude output by the end of June, according to crude …

Dollar treads water on Fed views, geopolitics

LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar was little changed on Wednesday after U.S. retail sales rose more than expected in May, although caution kept investors from aggressively buying riskier currencies like …

Sports News

View All

F1 engine changes could take twice as long under new measures

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One mechanics could take twice as long to change an engine under new measures to protect them from COVID-19 and reliability will be key, according to …

Politics News

View All

Portraits of former Confederate House speakers to be removed: Pelosi

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addresses her weekly news conference with Capitol Hill reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – …