Patrol Spots Chinese, Russian Navy Ships Off Alaska Island

Patrol Spots Chinese, Russian Navy Ships Off Alaska Island

ANCHORING, Alaska — A US Coast Guard ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea encountered a guided-missile cruiser from China, officials said Monday. But it turned out that the cruiser wasn’t alone as it sailed about 86 miles (138 kilometers) north of Alaska’s Kiska Island on September 19. Two other Chinese naval vessels and … Read more

South Korean city mall fire kills 7

South Korean city mall fire kills 7

Seoul, South Korea — On Monday, a fire broke out in the basement of a shopping center in the South Korean city of Daejeon, killing at least seven people, officials said. Firefighters continued to search for survivors after extinguishing the blaze, said Go Seung-cheol, an official at Daejeon Fire Headquarters. He said it was not … Read more

US stock futures fall, dollar rises as Italian election results heighten uncertainty

US stock futures fall, dollar rises as Italian election results heighten uncertainty

US stock indices futures fell late Sunday, pointing to losses on Monday as the expected victory of a far-right party in Italy heightened uncertainty about rising interest rates and fears of a recession. After falling nearly 200 points earlier in the session, dow Jones Industrial Average futures YM00, -0.57% fell about 150 points, or 0.5%, … Read more

Powerful typhoon leaves 5 rescuers dead in Northern Philippines

Powerful typhoon leaves 5 rescuers dead in Northern Philippines

Manila, Philippines — Typhoon Noru swept out of the northern Philippines on Monday, killing five rescuers, causing flooding and power outages, and forcing officials to suspend classes and government work in the capital and remote provinces. The most powerful typhoon to hit the country this year hit the coast in Burdeos City in Quezon province … Read more

Buying the stock market dip is counterproductive. Either way, investors keep pouring in.

Buying the stock market dip is counterproductive.  Either way, investors keep pouring in.

Rather than recover from a tumble, stocks have continued to fall, firing investors who went on sale to buy shares. The S&P 500 is down 1.2% in the week on average this year after a one-day loss of at least 1%, according to Dow Jones Market Data. That’s the biggest drop since 1931. The prolonged … Read more

Pink Floyd founder cancels concerts in Poland after war remarks

Pink Floyd founder cancels concerts in Poland after war remarks

Warsaw, Poland — Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has canceled planned concerts in Poland amid outrage over his stance on Russia’s war against Ukraine, Polish media reported on Saturday. An official at the Tauron Arena in Krakow, where Waters was due to give two concerts in April, said they would no longer take place. “The … Read more

Israeli troops kill Palestinian after alleged car crash

Israeli troops kill Palestinian after alleged car crash

JERUSALEM — Israeli forces on Saturday shot and killed a Palestinian motorist who allegedly tried to drive his car into a group of soldiers patrolling the occupied West Bank, according to Israeli soldiers and media. The incident took place near the city of Nablus in the northern West Bank — the focal point of the … Read more

Judge rejects judicial offer to end sugar merger

Judge rejects judicial offer to end sugar merger

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has rejected the Justice Department’s offer to prevent a major US sugar maker from taking over its rival, paving the way for the takeover. The ruling, handed down Friday by a federal judge in Wilmington, Delaware, comes months after the Justice Department filed suit to try to shut down the … Read more

12 books we’re reading this week

12 books we’re reading this week

Sep 23, 2022 3:56 PM ET Review ‘Nation of Victims’: The Blame Game A call for the return of ‘underdog’ America, which boasted of beating the odds, and the end of a culture that only bemoans hardship and oppression. Review by Tunku VaradarajanI Read the review From Meatspace to Metaverse: two books about virtual reality … Read more

US allows tech companies to increase internet access in Iran

US allows tech companies to increase internet access in Iran

WASHINGTON — US tech companies may expand operations in Iran, where most internet access has been cut in response to anti-government protests, the Treasury Department said Friday. Iran has cracked down on protesters protesting the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of its morality police. Iranian state television suggests as many as 26 … Read more