EXCLUSIVE Grab sees no major layoffs despite weak market

A man walks past an office in Singapore, March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Grab, Southeast Asia’s largest car-servicing and food-delivery company, does not envision having to mass lay off workers as some competitors have done, and is hiring selectively, while reining in … Read more

Storm Fiona batters Canada’s east coast, forcing evacuations

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona swept through eastern Canada on Saturday, bringing hurricane-force winds, forcing evacuations, blowing trees and power lines and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm’s center, which has been downgraded to Post-Tropical Hurricane Fiona, is now … Read more

At the United Nations, Micronesia denounces Japan’s plan to release Fukushima waters into the Pacific Ocean

A worker, wearing protective suits and masks, takes notes in front of radioactive water storage tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant of Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (TEPCO) in Okuma City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Toro Hanai Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The … Read more

Zelensky pledged no complacency as Ukraine says troops are crossing the Uskil River in the country’s northeast

Russia steps up strikes on Ukrainian civilian targets Ukraine says its forces have advanced to the east bank of the Oskil River Biden urges Putin not to use tactical nuclear and chemical weapons Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed not to stop fighting to reclaim lands lost to Russia as Kyiv said its … Read more

Exclusive: Biden hits China with broader restrictions on exports of US chips and gadgets

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Next month, several people familiar with the matter said, the Biden administration plans to expand restrictions on US shipments to China of semiconductors used in artificial intelligence and chip-making tools. The Commerce Department intends to publish new regulations based on the restrictions sent in letters … Read more

Putin casts doubt on Ukraine’s grain deal and gas supplies to Europe

Putin accuses Kyiv and the West of violating the grain deal Russia wants to discuss changing the terms of the deal Threatens to cut off energy exports if Europe imposes price controls Kyiv (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday discussed reopening a U.N.-brokered deal for Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea and threatened … Read more