BRISTOL, England (Reuters) – Greta Thunberg, the teenage activist who has reprimanded governments across the world for failing her generation with climate change, is expected to draw a crowd of thousands on Friday when she leads a protest in Britain. FILE PHOTO: Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaks during the Fridays for Future protest in
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Roman Catholic authorities in Jerusalem have instructed their priests to give communion by hand only, rather than placing the wafers on worshippers’ tongues, and to empty holy water fonts – as precautions against the spread of the coronavirus. FILE PHOTO- Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, attends
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(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures dropped on Friday as a surge in coronavirus cases, which have already wiped nearly $3 trillion off stocks listed on the benchmark S&P 500 this week, triggered recession fears. The index confirmed its fastest correction in history in volatile trading in the previous session as it plunged more than
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(Reuters) – Vatican officials on Friday planned to release principles promoting the ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI), with the backing of Microsoft Corp and International Business Machines Corp as the first two technology industry sponsors. FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis waves during the weekly general audience at Vatican, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli The “Rome
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Malaysia’s Interim Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a news conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Uncertainty grew over the political future of Malaysia and the man who has dominated it for decades on Friday as the royal palace rejected Mahathir Mohamad’s plan for a vote to
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FILE PHOTO: The J.P.Morgan logo is seen at Canary Wharf financial district in London,Britain, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause/File Photo (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) issued global restrictions on non-essential travel to protect its employees and business against the spreading coronavirus, the Bloomberg News bloom.bg/2vnxhyW reported late on Thursday. The Wall Street firm
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(Reuters) – Baidu Inc, China’s biggest search engine company, said first-quarter revenue could fall as much as 13% from a year earlier as the coronavirus epidemic puts the brakes on economic activity and advertising. FILE PHOTO: Baidu’s logo is pictured at the 2018 Baidu World conference and exhibit to showcase its latest AI technology in
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge is weighing civil contempt charges against a Russian company accused of funding a Russian troll farm’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election to boost President Donald Trump’s candidacy after prosecutors accused the St. Petersburg-based firm of defying subpoenas to hand over documents. FILE PHOTO: Russian businessman Evgeny Prigozhin looks
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A woman cleans a wall bearing the Chinese Communist Party’s emblem in Shanghai, China April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Communist Party’s ruling Central Committee named a new deputy party secretary for Shanghai on Friday, after the previous deputy party secretary Ying Yong was transferred to head Hubei province to lead the
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MCCLELLANVILLE, S.C/WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopefuls spread out across South Carolina on Thursday as the clock ticked down to the state’s Saturday primary, the first big test of their appeal with African-American voters. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders rallies with supporters at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – Republican activists in South Carolina are urging party voters to do the seemingly unthinkable: support U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ bid for the White House in the state’s Democratic primary on Saturday. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. February 26,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Police have issued a safety warning over a climate protest rally in the southwestern city of Bristol on Friday which will be addressed by teenage activist Greta Thunberg. FILE PHOTO: Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaks during the Fridays for Future protest in Hamburg, Germany February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo The
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FILE PHOTO: Heathrow Airport Chief Executive John Holland-Kaye speaks at the British Chambers of Commerce annual meeting in central London February 10, 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN – Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS POLITICS) LONDON (Reuters) – The chief executive of Heathrow Airport has said that a court ruling against a plan to build a new runway will
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is seated with Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar; Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin as he leads a coronavirus task force meeting at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, U.S., February
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(Reuters) – A copy of Kobe Bryant’s handprints, cast in cement outside Hollywood’s famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, are going up for auction in April along with other memorabilia of the basketball legend who died in January. FILE PHOTO: Fans gather around a mural of late NBA great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant during
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