Blinken says China’s strategy is around a rules-based order, not a ‘new cold war’

Blinken describes China as the most dangerous challenge to world order In response, China says both would benefit from cooperation On Thursday, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, in a long-awaited speech on US strategy to counter China’s rise, said the US would not prevent China from developing its economy, but wanted it to abide … Read more

China’s pig farmers are moving to high-tech in pushing for self-sufficiency

The world’s largest pork producer depends on foreign breeds Some companies are already working on improving pig performance independently High cost and inexperience make improvements difficult CHIFENG, China (Reuters) – Tiny ear tissue fragments cut from hours-old pigs provide valuable clues to the team at Best Genetics Group (BGG) as it strives to improve genetics … Read more

Russian forces advance up to a major highway from Donbass

Russia seeks to encircle Ukrainian forces Kyiv says 25 battalions were involved in the attack Shells hit Kharkiv as the Russians were forced to retreat Germany says Putin should not dictate any peace terms Kyiv/Svetlodarsk, Ukraine, May 26 (Reuters) – Advancing Russian forces approached surrounding Ukrainian forces in the east, briefly capturing positions on the … Read more

Russia says before UN talks in Moscow, talk to Ukraine about ports, not us

A shipyard worker watches how barley grain is mechanically poured into a 40,000-ton vessel at the cargo terminal of a Ukrainian agricultural exporter in the southern Ukrainian city of Nikolaev on July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Vincent Mundy/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia’s ambassador to the … Read more

Nvidia says video game market is slowing down; Stocks down 7%

The logo of tech company Nvidia at its headquarters in Santa Clara, California February 11, 2015. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 25 (Reuters) – Chip designer Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) It forecast sales of video game chips to fall in the current quarter, and has surprised some analysts … Read more

Google says exclusive Russian hackers linked to new Brexit leak site

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – A new website that has published leaked emails from several high-profile supporters of Britain’s exit from the European Union is linked to Russian hackers, a Google cybersecurity official and former head of foreign intelligence in the United Kingdom said. The site – titled “Very English Coop d’Etat” – says it has published … Read more

The food crisis is fueling fears of protectionism that are exacerbating shortages

DAVOS, Switzerland, May 24 (Reuters) – Business leaders and policy makers at the World Economic Forum said the global food crisis has precipitated protectionist steps by countries that are likely to exacerbate the problem and could lead to a wider trade war. Pointing to mounting pressure on food supplies and rising prices, a government source … Read more

In Tokyo, Biden says he will be willing to use force to defend Taiwan

White House official says no policy change China says the US should not defend Taiwan independence The United States wants to tighten policy without provoking a Beijing analyst Biden visits Japan for his first presidential trip to Asia TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he was ready to use force to … Read more

Ukraine rules out a ceasefire after it was bombed by the Russian attack in the east

Ukraine rules out ceasefire and concessions Russia launches attack in Luhansk, Mykolaiv The Polish president said that Ukraine must decide its future Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine has ruled out a ceasefire or any territorial concessions to Moscow as Russia ramped up its offensive in the eastern Donbass region and halted gas deliveries to Finland in … Read more