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

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

Shipping insurance costs across the Black Sea are skyrocketing

LONDON, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Insurers have raised the cost of cover for merchant ships crossing the Black Sea, adding to soaring freight rates in the region for vessels still ready to sail after the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Shipowners pay war risk insurance annually as well as an additional “infraction” premium when entering … 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

Explosion kills more than 50 at Kabul mosque, chief says

KABUL, April 29 (Reuters) – A powerful blast killed more than 50 worshipers after Friday prayers at a Kabul mosque, its leader said, the latest in a series of attacks on civilian targets in Afghanistan during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The blast hit the Khalifa Sahib mosque west of the capital in the … Read more

Zelenskyy Turns to the Laws of War in Prosecuting Kremlin Ally Caught in Uniform | World Report

The Ukrainian security service released a photo this week of a disheveled man in a conspicuously crisp Ukrainian army uniform manacled in a chair next to a radiator. For President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the picture of Viktor Medvedchuk that Kyiv released on social media presents a triumph for the Ukrainian secret service operatives who tracked down … Read more

Fines, fear, self-censorship: Russia’s new Ukraine law casts chill

LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) – After almost eight hours sitting in a police station and court, Vera Kotova became one of the first people to be judged and fined just under $240 under a new Russian law to punish anyone deemed to have discredited the armed strengths. Her crime was writing “No to war” accompanied … Read more

Why Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, a co-op game, keeps the Nerfing guns

Picture: Gearbox It didn’t take players long for Gearbox’s new loot shooter The wonders of Tiny Tina to determine a “best weapon”. About a week after launch, fans settled on Liquid Cooling, a legendary multi-tiered gun that can technically fire forever without reloading, provided you can land critical hits reliably. This, added to its stunning … Read more

Why Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, a co-op game, keeps the Nerfing guns

Picture: Gearbox It didn’t take players long for Gearbox’s new loot shooter The wonders of Tiny Tina to determine a “best weapon”. About a week after launch, fans settled on Liquid Cooling, a legendary multi-tiered gun that can technically fire forever without reloading, provided you can land critical hits reliably. This, added to its stunning … Read more

Oil prices stabilize on fears of slowing Chinese demand

The chimneys of the Total Grandpuits oil refinery are seen just after sunset, southeast of Paris, France, March 1, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register China’s Q1 GDP beats expectations, but March weakness raises risk to outlook Libya suspends operations at El Feel oilfield due to protests Oil drilling … Read more