‘We’re done with dead kids’: US bars hand out free fentanyl tests

‘We’re done with dead kids’: US bars hand out free fentanyl tests

OAKLAND, Calif., April 20 (Reuters) – Walking into the Good Hop craft beer bar in Oakland, California, Alison Heller looks like any other patron thirsting for happy hour. But instead of heading to the bar, she goes straight to the bathroom, opens her backpack and pulls out a plastic bag with fentanyl test strips. She … Read more

Israeli forces kill Palestinian gunman after Tel Aviv bar attack

Israeli forces kill Palestinian gunman after Tel Aviv bar attack

JERUSALEM, April 8 (Reuters) – Israeli security forces on Friday shot dead a Palestinian suspected of killing three people in a Tel Aviv bar, in the latest attack in a series amid renewed tensions between Palestinians and Israelis. The attacker had entered a pub on a crowded main street of Tel Aviv on Thursday night … Read more

Germany’s Scholz says he will not make second push for vaccine mandate

Germany’s Scholz says he will not make second push for vaccine mandate

Bill for mandatory shots fails to get majority Fighting pandemic in autumn more difficult, says minister Failure evokes challenging differences within ruling coalition BERLIN, April 7 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he was disappointed the lower house of parliament on Thursday voted against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for people over 60, but would … Read more

Crypto and gaming collide in high-risk ‘play-to-earn’ economies

Crypto and gaming collide in high-risk ‘play-to-earn’ economies

April 8 (Reuters) – Jarindr Thitadilaka says he made as much as $2,000 a month last year from his collection of digital pets, which he would breed and send into battle to win cryptocurrencies. The 28-year-old from Bangkok was playing Axie Infinity, one of a new breed of blockchain-based online games, dubbed “play-to-earn”, which blend … Read more

UN to vote on suspending Russia from human rights body

UN to vote on suspending Russia from human rights body

US Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, speaks to reporters at Bucharest train station after announcing Washington will seek to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council, in Bucharest, Romania April 4, 2022. REUTERS/Michelle Nichols/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, April 7 (Reuters) – The United … Read more

Germany has satellite image indication of Russian involvement in Bucha killings -security source

Germany has satellite image indication of Russian involvement in Bucha killings -security source

Ukrainian soldiers walk next to destroyed Russian tanks and armored vehicles, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Bucha, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 6, 2022. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, April 7 (Reuters) – The German government has indications that Russia was involved in the killing of civilians … Read more

In UN speech, Ukraine’s Zelenskiy accuses Russia of worst war crimes since WW2

In UN speech, Ukraine’s Zelenskiy accuses Russia of worst war crimes since WW2

UNITED NATIONS, April 5 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday that “accountability must be inevitable” for Russia as he accused invading Russian troops of committing “the most terrible war crimes” since World War Two. Zelenskiy showed a short video of burned, bloodied and mutilated bodies, including children, … Read more

US pushes to suspend Russia from UN human rights body

US pushes to suspend Russia from UN human rights body

An overview of the special session on the situation in Ukraine of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 4, 2022. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BUCHAREST, April 4 (Reuters) – The United States will ask the UN General Assembly to suspend Russia … Read more

Taliban bans drug cultivation, including lucrative opium

Taliban bans drug cultivation, including lucrative opium

KABUL/PESHAWAR, April 3 (Reuters) – The Taliban announced on Sunday a ban on the cultivation of narcotics in Afghanistan, the world’s biggest opium producer. “As per the decree of the supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, all Afghans are informed that from now on, cultivation of poppy has been strictly prohibited across the … Read more

Social media platforms blocked in Sri Lanka amid curfew, opposition protest

Social media platforms blocked in Sri Lanka amid curfew, opposition protest

COLOMBO, April 3 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan soldiers with assault rifles and police manned checkpoints in Colombo on Sunday as the government blocked social media platforms after imposing a curfew to contain public unrest triggered by the country’s economic crisis. The latest restrictions come after the government on Saturday implemented a countrywide curfew as protests … Read more