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Biden: Assassination of al-Qaeda leader long-awaited ‘justice’

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden announced Monday that al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has been killed was killed in a US drone strike in Kabul, an operation he said brought justice and hopefully “one step of closure” to the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The president … Read more

Canada’s TD Bank will buy US brokerage Cowen in a $1.3 billion deal

The TD Bank logo is seen atop the Toronto Dominion Canada Trust Tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada March 16, 2017. Picture taken March 16, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Sign up Aug 2 (Reuters) – Canada’s Toronto Dominion Bank ( TD.TO ) will buy New York-based boutique … 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 Sign up Aug 2 (Reuters) – It’s been a good month for bitcoin – and we haven’t said that … 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 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

California governor declares state of emergency due to monkeypox outbreak

CNN — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday declared a state of emergency to boost California’s monkeypox vaccination efforts as the virus continues to spread across the state. The announcement comes as more than 5,800 probable or confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported in the United States, including nearly 800 in California. While the … 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 Sign … Read more

Stock futures fall after the first trading day in August

Chinese stocks fall as tensions rise over Pelosi’s visit Stock futures open flat Stock futures opened flat in overnight trading on Monday. Dow Jones futures fell 0.06%, or 21 points. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures fell 0.06% and 0.01% respectively. — Samantha Subin The gains from here are limited in the coming months, says … 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

Polio found in New York sewage as state encourages vaccinations

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The polio virus was present in sewage in suburban New York a month before health officials there reported a confirmed case of the disease last month, state health officials said on Monday, urging residents to be sure they were vaccinated. The discovery of the disease from sewage samples collected in … Read more