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Once the face of Poland's COVID-19 fight, ex-minister tests positive: website

FILE PHOTO: Poland’s Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski attends a news conference where he announced his resignation in Warsaw, Poland August 18, 2020. Dawid Zuchowicz/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERSWARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s former health minister, who had become synonymous with the country’s fight against COVID-19 before his resignation last month, has tested positive for the disease, website Onet.pl said on Monday, as […]

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Uber granted 18-month London licence after legal battle

LONDON (Reuters) – Uber UBER.N has won a legal bid to restore its London operating licence which was taken away over safety concerns, after a judge ruled on Monday that the company was a fit and proper operator despite “historical failings”. Transport for London (TfL) refused to grant the Silicon Valley-based company a new licence in 2019 due to what […]

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Merkel visited Kremlin critic Navalny in hospital, he says

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny goes downstairs at Charite hospital in Berlin, Germany, in this undated image obtained from social media September 19, 2020. Courtesy of Instagram @NAVALNY/Social Media via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT INSTAGRAM @NAVALNY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.MOSCOW/BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Russian opposition […]

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Nigeria's main unions suspend planned strike after government talks

LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigerian labour unions agreed with the government on Monday to suspend a planned strike over fuel and power price rises hours before businesses were due to grind to a halt, the labour minister and trade unions said. The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), which represents millions of workers across most sectors of Africa’s biggest economy, including parts of […]

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Chinese investors flock to newly-launched funds targeting Ant IPO

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese investors are pouring into newly-launched mutual funds targeting Ant Group’s upcoming initial public offering, underscoring strong demand for technology shares at a time when Chinese tech firms are facing increasing U.S. scrutiny. Alibaba Group’s fintech arm Ant Group aims to raise about $35 billion in a dual listing in Hong Kong and Shanghai’s STAR Market, expected […]

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Beijing unveils new protections for health emergency whistleblowers

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s capital Beijing will protect whistleblowers who disclose information about public health emergencies, it said on Sunday, part of the country’s efforts to fix some of the systemic faults that hindered its initial response to the COVID-19 outbreak.Passengers wearing face masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak line up with luggages at the Beijing Daxing International Airport, […]

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Sell the day and go away? U.S. stock returns come overnight

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mornings have been lacking in joy this month for investors seeking returns in U.S. stocks.FILE PHOTO: Traders wearing masks work, on the first day of in person trading since the closure during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 26, 2020. […]

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Japanese chipmaker Kioxia shelves $3.2 billion IPO amid U.S.-China tensions

TOKYO (Reuters) – Kioxia Holdings Corp, the world’s second-largest maker of flash memory chips, on Monday shelved plans for what would have been Japan’s largest initial public offering (IPO) this year, as U.S-China tensions cloud the global chip market. Kioxia, previously known as Toshiba Memory, had planned to list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Oct. 6, offering up to […]

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Australia's Piedmont signs lithium ore supply deal with Tesla, shares surge

FILE PHOTO: The Tesla logo is seen on a car in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 9, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson(Reuters) – Piedmont Lithium PLL.AX on Monday said it signed a five-year deal with Tesla Inc TSLA.O to supply high-purity lithium ore mineral to the U.S. electric carmaker, prompting an 83% surge in the Australian lithium miner’s shares. The initial five-year […]

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