S&P 500 falls to two-year low, bear market rally snuffed out

Sept 27 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 (.SPX) fell to its lowest level in almost two years on Tuesday on worries about super aggressive Federal Reserve policy tightening, trading under its June trough and leaving investors appraising how much further stocks would have to fall before stabilizing. Stocks have been under pressure since late August … Read more

Cubans approve gay marriage by large margin in referendum

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HAVANA, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Cubans approved gay marriage and adoption overwhelmingly in a Sunday referendum backed by the government that also boosted rights for women, the national election commission said on Monday. More than 3.9 million voters voted to ratify the code (66.9%), while 1.95 … Read more

With flowers and a gun salute, Japan bids farewell to divisive Abe

TOKYO, Sept 27 (Reuters) – With flowers, prayers and a 19-gun salute, Japan honoured slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday at the first state funeral for a former premier in 55 years – a ceremony that has become as controversial as he was in life. The ceremony started at 2:00 p.m. (0500 GMT), … Read more

Europe suspects sabotage as mystery gas leaks hit Russian pipelines

Polish PM: leaks were caused by sabotage Operator says damage to Nord Stream 1 ‘unprecedented’ Crisis over Russian gas has sent prices soaring Europe has been racing to find alternative supplies STOCKHOLM/COPENHAGEN, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Europe was racing on Tuesday to investigate possible sabotage behind sudden and unexplained leaks in two Russian gas pipelines … Read more

Cryptoverse: Bitcoin miners get stuck in a bear pit

A bitcoin representation is seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 27 (Reuters) – Spare a thought for the beleaguered bitcoin miner. In late 2021, miners were the toast of the town with … Read more

Medvedev raises spectre of Russian nuclear strike on Ukraine

Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev attends a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Medvedev warns West over … Read more

Sweden issues warning of two gas leaks on Nord Stream 1 pipeline

The logo of Nord Stream is seen at the headquarters of Nord Stream AG in Zug, Switzerland March 1, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register STOCKHOLM, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Sweden’s Maritime Authority said on Tuesday it had issued a warning of two leaks on the Russian-owned Nord Stream … Read more

Twitter to interview Elon Musk, known for combative testimony

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept 26 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk’s tendency to dish out insults while being questioned under oath will be tested anew this week, when lawyers for Twitter Inc (TWTR.N)are expected to interview the Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) CEO about his abrupt decision in July to ditch his $44 billion deal for the social media … Read more

Home to 28,000 U.S. troops, S.Korea unlikely to avoid a Taiwan conflict

U.S. President Joe Biden has an ice cream as he greets the US troops during his visit to the Air Operations Center at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Tensions over Taiwan have raised the … Read more

Japan prepares to bid farewell to slain Abe with controversial state funeral

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Japan will honour on Tuesday its assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a polarising figure who dominated modern-day politics as its longest-serving leader, with a rare state funeral that has become nearly as divisive as he was. Abe’s killing at a … Read more