North Korea reports more deaths, says taking ‘swift action’ against COVID outbreak

SEOUL, May 15 (Reuters) – North Korea said on Sunday a total of 42 people had died as the country entered its fourth day of nationwide lockdown aimed at halting the first confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 in the impoverished country. North Korea’s admission on Thursday that it is battling an ‘explosive’ COVID-19 outbreak has raised … Read more

Chinese plane aborts takeoff and catches fire, causing minor injuries during evacuation

Rescue workers are seen at the site where a Tibet Airlines Airbus A319 plane caught fire after an aborted takeoff, at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, China May 12, 2022. cnsphoto via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, May 12 (Reuters) – China’s Tibet Airlines said all passengers and … Read more

Boeing clashes with key supplier ahead of Starliner spacecraft launch

WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) – Boeing Co. (TO PROHIBIT) rivals Aerojet Rocketdyne (AJRD.N)a key supplier to its Starliner spacecraft as the US aerospace giant races to test launch the uncrewed astronaut capsule and repair its reputation in the space sector, people familiar with the matter said. The CST-100 Starliner is scheduled to launch May 19 … Read more

Analysis: Aircraft lessors prepare to fight insurers over Russian plane default

Passenger planes of Aeroflot – Russian Airlines are parked at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia March 12, 2022. REUTERS/Marina Lystseva Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Major landlord promises ‘vigorous’ pursuit of claims Legal expert says results could be unpredictable Soaring insurance rates ‘are not a pretty sight’ Lessors keep in … Read more

Tourist-favorite Thailand recovery lags behind COVID rule changes

Tourists visit Maya Bay after Thailand reopened its world famous beach after closing it for more than three years to allow its ecosystem to recover from the impact of overtourism, in Krabi province, in Thailand, January 3, 2022. Picture taken January 3, 2022. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register … Read more

Catch a falling rocket with a helicopter? Yes, that’s the plan

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) – Small rocket builder Rocket Lab USA Inc (RKLB.O) gears up for a mission that seems more appropriate for a big-budget action movie: catch a falling four-stage rocket booster with a helicopter. The Long Beach, Calif.-based company is trying to cut the cost of spaceflight by reusing its rockets, a trend … Read more

Launch into space? Not so fast. Insurers balk at new coverage

September 1 (Reuters) – An ever-growing amount of space debris threatens satellites hovering around Earth, making insurers reluctant to offer cover to devices that transmit text, maps, video and scientific data , said industry sources. Thousands of new satellites are being launched into areas where orbital trash has been piling up since the first space … Read more

US and European stocks rise amid mixed earnings; The euro at its lowest since 2017

FILE PHOTO – A stockbroker works at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as markets react to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Germany March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) – Major U.S. and European stock indexes rose in choppy trading on … Read more

First fully private astronaut team aboard space station undocks for return flight

April 24 (Reuters) – The first fully private team of astronauts to fly aboard the International Space Station (ISS) left the orbiting outpost on Sunday to begin a descent to Earth, capping a science mission from two weeks hailed as a milestone in commercial spaceflight. A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying Houston-based start-up Axiom Space’s … Read more

Ukrainian village taken over with destroyed tanks, bodies and questions

Burned-out tank carcasses strewn across village fields Villagers clean up and count the dead as Russian occupiers retreat Kharkiv city faces increased bombardment HUSARIVKA, Ukraine, April 15 (Reuters) – Crushed tanks in the mud, shattered buildings and grieving families mark a recaptured eastern Ukraine village whose residents face the cost to themselves and their families. … Read more