COVID public health emergency in the US to stay in place

Two Biden administration officials said Friday that the United States will maintain a public health emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing millions of Americans to get free tests, vaccines and treatments. One of the officials said the possibility of an increase in coronavirus cases in the winter and the need for more time to transition … Read more

Deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan shot himself in the leg in what aides called an assassination attempt

Former cricketer Imran Khan shot himself in the leg He was leading a march to Islamabad to demand early elections “It was an obvious assassination attempt,” says an aide. Pakistan has a long history of political violence The White House condemns the attack on Khan LAHORE (Reuters) – Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was … Read more

Brazil’s Bolsonaro expected to break the silence after Lula’s win

BRASILIA (Reuters) – President Jair Bolsonaro is preparing to break his silence after his defeat in Brazil’s presidential election, amid doubts over whether the far-right nationalist will accept the victory of his leftist rival, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. . Claudio Cagado, head of a party allied with Bolsonaro, said Bolsonaro would speak … Read more

South Korea begins investigation into deadly Halloween crush

The death toll rose to 154 and 149 wounded The government promises to conduct a thorough investigation Residents and officials offer condolences at the memorial The disaster is the worst in South Korea since 2014 Seoul ferry sinking SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean investigators combed through footage on Monday from more than 50 state, private … Read more

The next big trade for China is nationalism

HONG KONG, Oct 17 (Reuters) – President Xi Jinping has just made clear that his concerns are greater than those of a faltering economy. The twice-a-decade Communist Party congress opened on Sunday with a speech focusing more on national security and stability than in the past. This means that state-led and inward-looking policies such as … Read more

Macro bets help hedge funds ride tough Chinese markets

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The hedge funds that have outperformed rugged Chinese stock markets so far this year say betting on big-picture macroeconomic changes has helped them. One such fund is Stanley Tao’s Golden Nest Greater China Fund, worth $230 million. The hedge fund had a net return of about 2.4% for the month of … Read more

US aims to hamper China’s chip industry with sweeping new export rules

(Reuters) – The Biden administration on Friday published a comprehensive set of export controls, including a measure to isolate China from some semiconductor chips made anywhere in the world with U.S. equipment, dramatically expanding their reach in an effort to slow technology in Beijing. and military progress. The rules, some of which take effect immediately, … Read more

Pakistani hospital sinks as water-borne diseases spread

The hospital in Sehwan, southern Pakistan, is overcrowded Patients flock from flood-affected areas Thousands suffer from water-borne diseases WHO warns of ‘second disaster’ after catastrophic floods SAHWAN, Pakistan (October 3) (Reuters) – The emergency room of the main government hospital in the small town of Sehwan in southern Pakistan is overcrowded. On a recent visit, … Read more

The Fed decided to raise the interest rate by 75 basis points; Axial early unlikely

A woman holds US dollar bills in this illustration taken on May 30, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Rovich/Illustration Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BENGALURU (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by 75 basis points next week and is likely to keep the rate on hold for an extended period … Read more

Queen Elizabeth’s family rushes to the side of the ailing king

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Doctors say the Queen, 96, is under medical supervision Heir to the throne Prince Charles with the Queen Family members go to Balmoral Castle BALMORAL, Scotland (Reuters) – Britain’s royal family rushed to stay with Queen Elizabeth after doctors said they were concerned about the … Read more