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From subway stations to shopping malls, Taiwan prepares its air raid shelters

TAIPEI, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Taiwan is preparing its air raid shelters as rising tensions with China and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raise new fears about the possibility of a Chinese attack on the island democracy. China considers Taiwan its territory and has increased military activity in the air and sea around it. Taiwan is … Read more

Cryptoverse: Bitcoin hits the heat in July’s jump

A display of virtual currency bitcoin and a one-dollar bill are seen in front of a stock chart in this photo taken Jan. 8, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up Aug 2 (Reuters) – It’s been a good month for bitcoin – and we haven’t said that … Read more

Chilean authorities are investigating a mysterious large hole near a copper mine

SANTIAGO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Chilean authorities on Monday launched an investigation into a mysterious hole about 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter that appeared over the weekend at a mining site in the country’s north. Chilean media showed aerial images of the well on land operated by Canadian copper miner Lundin Mining ( LUN.TO … Read more

Morning special: In search of Pelosi’s plane

A man reads the Global Times newspaper, which displays a cover story about US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Asia trip, at a street display wall in Beijing, China, August 1, 2022. The front page headline reads: “Pelosi visits Asia in the smell of gunpowder.” REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign … Read more

Ayman al-Zawahiri: from doctor in Cairo to leader of al-Qaeda

Joined the Muslim Brotherhood as a teenager From a distinguished Cairo family Took over al Qaeda after bin Laden’s death Applied influence as an ideologue, strategist Bin Laden’s charisma was missing DUBAI, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Ayman al-Zawahiri succeeded Osama bin Laden as al-Qaeda leader after years as its chief planner and strategist, but his … Read more

Asian stocks fall as US yields on Pelosi jitters; Aussie falls

A man wearing a protective face mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, walks past a screen showing the Shanghai Composite Index, the Nikkei Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average outside a stock exchange in Tokyo, Japan, February 14, 2022. REUTERS/ Kim Kyung- Hoon Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign … Read more

US Says Russia Uses ‘Nuclear Shield’ In Ukraine, Risks Terrible Accident

US Says Russia Uses ‘Nuclear Shield’ The first grain ship leaves Ukraine Ukraine says 22,000 Russian troops are ready to go south Foreign fighters enter Luhansk, governor says Ukraine says it retakes 50 towns in Kherson UNITED STATES/KYIV, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The United States has accused Russia of using Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant … Read more

UN chief warns world is one step away from ‘nuclear annihilation’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United Nations chief warned Monday that “humanity is just one mistake, one mistake away from nuclear annihilation,” referring to the war in Ukraine, nuclear threats in Asia and the Middle East and many other factors. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued the dire warning at the opening of a long-delayed summit to … Read more

Biden and Putin strike conciliatory tones as nuclear talks begin at UN

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 28, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up UNITED STATES, Aug 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he … Read more

The US is considering action against memory chip manufacturers in China

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The United States is considering limiting shipments of U.S. chip-making equipment to memory chip makers in China, including Yangtze Memory Technologies Co Ltd (YMTC), according to four people familiar with the matter, as part of a bid to stop China’s semiconductor sector is advancing and protecting American companies. If President … Read more