The case for testing Pfizer’s Paxlovid for treating long COVID

The case for testing Pfizer’s Paxlovid for treating long COVID

Two long COVID patients recover after Paxlovid treatment Side effects, safety issues need to be studied CHICAGO, April 18 (Reuters) – Reports of two patients who found relief from long COVID after taking Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) antiviral Paxlovid, including a researcher who tested it on herself, provide intriguing evidence for clinical trials to help those … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Sri Lanka to seek $3 billion to stave off crisis -finance minister

EXCLUSIVE Sri Lanka to seek  billion to stave off crisis -finance minister

Seeks further $500 mln from India for fuel Government priority to ensure supply of essentials To raise taxes and fuel prices within six months COLOMBO, April 9 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka will need about $3 billion in external assistance over the next six months to help restore supplies of essential items including fuel and medicine, … 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

Death and defiance in a Bucha neighborhood that was held by Russian troops

Death and defiance in a Bucha neighborhood that was held by Russian troops

BUCHA, Ukraine, April 7 (Reuters) – (Note: Some images in this story may offend or disturb.) Set in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood of the Ukrainian town of Bucha, an apartment complex on Vodoprovidna street has neatly trimmed yards with pedestrian walkways. Number 34a Vodoprovidna is one of a clutch of modern apartment buildings that back … Read more

Maldives shelters sanctioned Russian billionaires’ yachts

Maldives shelters sanctioned Russian billionaires’ yachts

Maldives will not actively pursue yacht seizures – sources Fears impact of Russia sanctions on tourism industry – sources “Far-fetched” to think yachts will be confiscated MALE, April 7 (Reuters) – A day after coal and fertilizer billionaire Andrey Melnichenko was placed on the European Union’s sanctions list on March 9, his superyacht Motor Yacht … Read more

Exclusive: China state refiners shun new Russian oil trades

Exclusive: China state refiners shun new Russian oil trades

Sinopec, CNOOC, PetroChina, Sinochem refrain from new purchases Worries about sanctions keep state firms at bay Some independent refiners continue ESPO crude imports SINGAPORE, April 6 (Reuters) – China’s state refiners are honoring existing Russian oil contracts but avoiding new ones despite steep discounts, heeding Beijing’s call for caution as western sanctions mount against Russia … Read more

Exclusive: Canada to invest C$2 billion on mineral strategy for EV battery supply chain

Exclusive: Canada to invest C billion on mineral strategy for EV battery supply chain

OTTAWA, April 4 (Reuters) – Canada’s federal budget will include an investment of at least C$2 billion ($1.6 billion) for a strategy to accelerate the production and processing of critical minerals needed for the electric vehicle (EV) battery supply chain, two senior government sources said. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government, which is due to release … Read more

Cucumber crisis: surging energy prices leave British glasshouses empty

Cucumber crisis: surging energy prices leave British glasshouses empty

Cost of growing a cucumber to jump from 25p to 70p High energy costs mean crops not planted Pressures likely to push food prices higher ROYDON, England, March 31 (Reuters) – In a small corner of south-east England, vast glasshouses stand empty, the soaring cost of energy preventing their owner from using heat to grow … Read more

Exclusive: Russia to keep gas contract currency unchanged in ruble switch, sources say

Exclusive: Russia to keep gas contract currency unchanged in ruble switch, sources say

A view shows gas wells at Bovanenkovo ​​gas field owned by Gazprom on the Arctic Yamal peninsula, Russia May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 30 (Reuters) – Russia plans to keep the contract currency for gas exports to Europe unchanged but will seek final payment … Read more

In Istanbul and Dubai, Russians pile into property to shelter from sanctions

In Istanbul and Dubai, Russians pile into property to shelter from sanctions

Some buying for investment, others seek a home Both UAE and Turkey maintain flights to Russia Some Russians may have prepared ahead of invasion ISTANBUL/DUBAI, March 28 (Reuters) – Wealthy Russians are pouring money into real estate in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, seeking a financial haven in the wake of Moscow’s invasion of … Read more