Chinese search for second black box from crashed jet

WUZHOU, China, March 24 (Reuters) – Recovery crews searched in light rain for a second black box from a China Eastern Airlines (600115.SS) passenger plane that plunged into a mountainside with 132 people on board, as more information emerged about the pilots of the flight. A first black box found on Wednesday was the cockpit … Read more

Chinese Boeing jet crashes in mountains with 132 on board, no sign of survivors

BEIJING, March 21 (Reuters) – A China Eastern Airlines (600115.SS) Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in mountains in southern China on a domestic flight on Monday after a sudden descent from cruising altitude. Media said there were no signs of survivors. The airline said it deeply mourned the loss of passengers and … Read more

Hong Kong to ease strict COVID measures from April, lifts flight ban

HONG KONG, March 21 (Reuters) – Hong Kong plans to relax some anti-COVID-19 measures next month, lifting a ban on flights from nine countries, reducing quarantine for arrivals from abroad and reopening schools. The moves, announced on Monday by Chief Executive Carrie Lam, come after a backlash from businesses and residents who see the rest … Read more

Biden administration rules Myanmar army committed genocide against Rohingya

WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has formally determined that violence committed against the Rohingya minority by Myanmar’s military amounts to genocide and crimes against humanity, US officials told Reuters, a move that advocates say should bolster efforts to hold the junta that now runs Myanmar accountable. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will … Read more

Stocks steady after Fed hike, BoE’s turn next

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying various countries’ stock indexes including Russian Trading System (RTS) Index which is empty, outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON/TOKYO, March 17 (Reuters) … Read more

EXCLUSIVE State TV protester tells Russians: open your eyes to Ukraine war propaganda

Marina Ovsyannikova, a Channel One employee who staged an on-air protest as she held up an anti-war sign behind a studio presenter, speaks to the media as the leaves the court building in Moscow, Russia March 15, 2022 in this still image taken from a video. REUTERS TV via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited … Read more

China’s soaring COVID infections fuel concern about cost of containment

BEIJING, March 15 (Reuters) – China posted a steep jump in daily COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, with new cases more than doubling from a day earlier to hit a two-year high, raising concerns about the rising economic costs of its tough measures to contain the disease. A total of 3,507 domestically transmitted cases with confirmed … Read more

Three EU leaders to visit Kyiv to show Ukraine support

Updates with EU leaders’ trip Shells hit Kyiv Czech, Polish, Slovenian leaders head to Kyiv Zelenskiy aide says war over by May LVIV, Ukraine, March 15 (Reuters) – Three European prime ministers were traveling to Kyiv on Tuesday, the first foreign leaders to visit the Ukrainian capital since Russia launched its invasion in a striking … Read more

China daily local symptomatic COVID cases more than triple

Residents line up outside a nucleic acid testing site of a hospital, following cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China March 11, 2022. China Daily via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, March 13 (Reuters) – Mainland China reported a two-year high 1,807 new local symptomatic COVID-19 cases … Read more

Tectonic shift in S.Korea politics as conservative outsider elected president

SEOUL, March 10 (Reuters) – Conservative South Korean opposition candidate Yoon Suk-yeol rode to victory in the country’s tight presidential election on a wave of discontent over economic policy, scandals, and gender wars, reshaping the political future of Asia’s fourth-largest economy. His victory in Wednesday’s bitterly fought election means a remarkable turnaround for the main … Read more