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

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

Brazil’s Bolsonaro raises environmental fines to protect the Amazon rainforest

São Paulo (May 24) (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday signed a decree stepping up fines for environmental crimes, according to the government’s Official Gazette, in a move to allow tougher protection for the Amazon rainforest. Reuters exclusively reported earlier today that Bolsonaro is expected to sign the executive order as soon as … Read more

Wall Street tumbles after Snap’s bleak forecast sparked a sell-off

Snap is set for its worst day ever after a profit warning Abercrombie & Fitch stagnates after cutting revenue forecasts Indices down: Dow 0.77%, S&P 1.77%, Nasdaq 3.26% May 24 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes tumbled on Tuesday, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq advancing down, as weak earnings expectations from Snapchat owner Snapchat exacerbated nerves … 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

Australia ousts the Conservatives after nine years, and Albany takes over as Prime Minister

Key climate issue with punishing conservatives in urban benches Morrison resigns as Liberal Party leader after loss Greens and independents “Teal” made a solid show Looks like Treasurer Frydenberg is ready to lose his seat SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Labor Party was set to end nearly a decade of Conservative rule after the government swept … Read more