TerraUSD backer says will compensate some users; bitcoin back below $30,000

Representations of cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ethereum, DogeCoin, Ripple, Litecoin are placed on PC motherboard in this illustration taken, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ECB officials warn of risks from cryptocurrencies Luna Foundation Guard says spent bulk of assets last week trying to prop up TerraUSD LFG … Read more

Shanghai aims to reopen more businesses shuttered by COVID, Beijing fights back

Shopping malls and stores in Shanghai will gradually resume in-store operations Some districts in Beijing extend work-from-home guidance Shanghai lockdown frustrates and infuriates residents The brakes have rattled global supply chains SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 15 (Reuters) – Shanghai will gradually start reopening businesses such as shopping malls and hair salons in China’s financial and manufacturing hub … Read more

Northern Ireland DUP blocks new provincial legislature

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson arrives for a press conference at the Parliament Buildings in Stormont after meeting with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to form a power-sharing government , in Belfast, Northern Ireland, May 9, 2022. REUTERS / Clodagh Kilcoyne Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register … Read more

Hong Kong police release Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charges

HONG KONG, May 11 (Reuters) – Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia’s top Catholic clerics, and three other people who helped run a now disbanded fund for protesters in Hong Kong have been arrested for “collusion with foreign forces”. , then released on bail. Zen, a 90-year-old former Hong Kong bishop, was interrogated for several … Read more

‘Go home!’ Shanghai and Beijing, hit by COVID, ask residents to avoid social contact

Shanghai tightens restrictions on residents Beijing closes more compounds, roads and parks Both cities are grappling with the worst outbreaks since the outbreak began SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 9 (Reuters) – China’s two biggest cities tightened COVID-19 restrictions on their residents on Monday, sparking further frustration and even questions about the legality of its uncompromising fight against … Read more

Europe turns into cocaine hub as multi-billion euro market grows, says EU

A worker pushes a trolley containing cocaine before the incineration of more than nine tons of cocaine seized in different operations, according to the Ecuadorian Interior Ministry, at a warehouse in an undisclosed location in Ecuador on April 21 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The European cocaine … Read more

Violence erupts during May Day protests in Paris, protesters criticize re-elected Macron

Police arrest 45 people in Paris, minister says Protesters denounce Macron’s retirement plan Most other peaceful May Day marches PARIS, May 1 (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas to repel black-clad anarchists who ransacked business premises in Paris on Sunday during May Day protests against the policies of newly re-elected President Emmanuel Macron. Thousands of … Read more

As Beijing tightens COVID restrictions, hard-hit Shanghai sees signs of life

Beijing’s COVID outbreak enters 10th day Shanghai reports 2nd day of zero cases outside quarantine areas Shanghai begins easing restrictions in some areas BEIJING/SHANGHAI, May 1 (Reuters) – China’s capital Beijing tightened COVID restrictions on Sunday as it battles an outbreak, while Shanghai let more of its 25 million residents venture into the light and … Read more

Chinese capital steps up COVID testing to avoid Shanghai-style chaos

Beijing will test most of its 22 million people for COVID this week Beijing steps up precautions and restrictions to avoid Shanghai lockdown Shanghai focuses on vaccinating the elderly BEIJING/SHANGHAI, April 28 (Reuters) – Beijing closed some schools and public spaces on Thursday as most of the Chinese capital’s 22 million residents showed up for … Read more

EU estimates up to 80% of population has had COVID

Commuters wait for the train at the metro station amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Barcelona, ​​Spain, January 12, 2022. REUTERS/Nacho Doce Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, April 27 (Reuters) – The European Commission has said between 60% and 80% of the EU’s population have been infected with COVID-19, … Read more