UK, US health officials investigating cases of severe hepatitis with unknown causes in children

UK, US health officials investigating cases of severe hepatitis with unknown causes in children

The World Health Organization has identified 74 cases of severe, acute hepatitis — inflammation of the liver — among children across the United Kingdom, it said in a news release Friday. Alabama health officials released a separate statement Friday in which they said they have been investigating similar cases of hepatitis in kids in the … Read more

Wife of UK finance minister agrees to stop avoiding UK tax

Wife of UK finance minister agrees to stop avoiding UK tax

Sunak’s wife to pay British tax on global income Akshata Murthy is daughter of founder of Infosys Indian citizen previously only paid UK tax on UK income Row is latest setback for Sunak, possible future UK leader April 8 (Reuters) – Akshata Murthy, the wife of British finance minister Rishi Sunak, said on Friday that … Read more

British defense ministry says Russia targeting civilians

British defense ministry says Russia targeting civilians

Ukraine seeks more weapons, harsher sanctions on Russia US, EU and Britain condemn railway station attack West imposes more trade restrictions on Russia LVIV, Ukraine, April 9 (Reuters) – Britain’s defense ministry said on Saturday that Russian forces were targeting civilians, a day after a missile attack on a train station crowded with women, children … Read more

EU slashes 10% of Russian imports with new sweeping sanctions

EU slashes 10% of Russian imports with new sweeping sanctions

EU bans Russian coal in first hit to energy imports Existing coal contracts must be terminated by start of August EU also bans imports of Russian chemicals, vodka, caviar Exports of technology, jet fuel to Russia banned More oligarchs, Putin’s daughters face asset freezes April 8 (Reuters) – The European Union on Friday formally adopted … Read more

Bucha shows the ‘cruel face’ of Russian army, says EU’s chief

Bucha shows the ‘cruel face’ of Russian army, says EU’s chief

KYIV, April 8 (Reuters) – European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said the deaths of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha showed the “cruel face” of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s army, pledging to support Kyiv in its defense of the “border of Europe”. During a visit to Bucha, where forensic investigators started to … Read more

Slovakia sends its air defense system to Ukraine

Slovakia sends its air defense system to Ukraine

Slovakia first to donate air defense system to Ukraine Ukraine has appealed to West to boost its defense capabilities Slovakia to replace donated S-300 system by Patriot from US PRAGUE, April 8 (Reuters) – Slovakia has donated its S-300 air defense system to Ukraine, Prime Minister Eduard Heger said on Friday, a day after the … Read more

Global stocks rebound goal set for weekly loss

Global stocks rebound goal set for weekly loss

LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) – European shares rebounded on Friday but world stocks were still on track for their first weekly loss in four as the prospect of aggressive global rate hikes and geopolitical risks rattled investors. Global risk appetite declined during the week as minutes from the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank showed … 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

Russia laments ‘tragedy’ of troop deaths as Ukraine braces for major offensive

Russia laments ‘tragedy’ of troop deaths as Ukraine braces for major offensive

Russia cites ‘significant losses’ on battlefield Zelenskiy pressures West to do more, calls for full energy ban Teams scour rubble of destroyed buildings in towns near Kyiv LVIV, Ukraine, April 8 (Reuters) – Russia gave the most sombre assessment so far of its invasion of Ukraine, describing the “tragedy” of mounting troop losses and the … 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