Scientists unveil an image of a huge black hole at Milky Way’s center

This is the first image of Sagittarius A * (or Sgr A * for short), the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. It was captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), an array which linked together radio observatories across the planet to form a single “Earth-sized” virtual telescope. The new view captures … Read more

Evacuations restart at Mariupol steel plant in Ukraine as Russia tightens grip

Civilians trapped in steelworks under Russian siege Two buses depart with evacuees; more expected Kremlin: Time for Victory Day in Mariupol will come EU to tweak sanctions plan to win over eastern states KYIV, May 6 (Reuters) – Ukraine said 50 civilians were evacuated from a bombed-out steelworks in the city of Mariupol on Friday, … Read more

Musk told banks he will rein in Twitter pay, make money from tweets

April 29 (Reuters) – Elon Musk told banks that agreed to help fund his $ 44 billion acquisition of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) that he could crack down on executive and board pay at the social media company in a push to slash costs, and would develop new ways to monetize tweets, three people familiar with … Read more

BoE flags risk of recession and 10% inflation as it raises rates again

A man wearing a protective face mask walks past the Bank of England (BoE), after the BoE became the world’s first major central bank to raise rates since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain, December 16, 2021 REUTERS / Toby Melville Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Central bank sees … Read more

Man accused of tackling comic Dave Chappelle on stage is charged with assault

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (Reuters) – The man accused of tackling comedian Dave Chappelle to the stage floor during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles was charged on Wednesday with felony assault with a deadly weapon. The attack on Chappelle, 48, occurred Tuesday night during a sold-out appearance by the Emmy-winning entertainer … Read more

In the Supreme Court shadow, Biden urges voters to protect abortion rights

WASHINGTON, May 3 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden on Tuesday appeared to vote to protect abortion rights by backing candidates who support them in November’s elections after a leaked Supreme Court draft showed it could soon overturn its 1973 decision legalizing abortion. Biden said his administration would respond once the Supreme Court formally rules … Read more

Setback for Shanghai’s COVID battle; Beijing focuses on mass testing

Shanghai reports 58 new cases outside quarantine areas Beijing testing millions Outbreak poses biggest test yet to Xi’s “zero-COVID” strategy SHANGHAI / BEIJING, May 2 (Reuters) – China’s commercial capital of Shanghai was dealt a blow on Monday as authorities reported 58 new COVID-19 cases outside areas under lockdown, while Beijing pressed on with testing … Read more

Buffett reveals big investments, rails against Wall St excess at Berkshire meeting

OMAHA, Neb., April 30 (Reuters) – Warren Buffett on Saturday used the annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) to reveal major new investments including a larger stake in Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI.O), while also railing against Wall Street excess and addressing the risks to his conglomerate of inflation and nuclear war. The meeting in … Read more

Wall Street closes sharply lower on Amazon slump, inflation worries

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, April 4, 2022. REUTERS / Brendan McDermid / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Amazon tumbles after results and outlook fall short Apple slips after flagging supply problems Monthly inflation surged by the … Read more

Biden seeks huge $ 33 billion funding to support Ukraine

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden asked Congress for $ 33 billion to support Ukraine – a dramatic escalation of US funding for the war with Russia – and for new tools to siphon assets from Russian oligarchs. The vast funding request includes over $ 20 billion for weapons, ammunition and other military … Read more