US FDA and CDC see early signal of link between Pfizer’s bivalent COVID vaccine and stroke

Jan 13 (Reuters) – A safety watchdog has reported that U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and German partner BioNTech’s updated COVID-19 vaccine may be linked to some type of accident stroke in the elderly, according to preliminary data analyzed by the United States. health authorities. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and … Read more

Lithuania-Latvia gas pipeline explodes, but no signs of attack

VILNIUS, Jan 13 (Reuters) – A gas pipeline linking Lithuania to Latvia was hit by an explosion on Friday but there was no immediate evidence of an attack, Lithuanian gas transmission operator Amber said. Grid. Video released by Lithuanian public broadcaster LRT showed a raging fire at the site of the blast in Panevezys county … Read more

Explainer: Why Japan is looking for military ties beyond its US ally

TOKYO, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Ahead of meeting President Joe Biden in Washington DC, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited Italy, France, Britain and Canada, in part to forge ties of security that could help him fend off China, North Korea and Russia. RAW QUARTER In June, then Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said his … Read more

Cardinal Pell lies in state, funeral plans overshadowed by memo reveal

VATICAN CITY, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Australian Cardinal George Pell lay in state on Friday, with funeral preparations overshadowed by revelations he authored an anonymous note calling Pope Francis’ pontificate a disaster. Pell’s closed dark brown wooden coffin was placed on the floor of the small Church of St. Stephen of the Abyssinians, inside the … Read more

Tesla extends price cuts in US and Europe amid sales push

Tesla cuts prices in the US and Europe by up to 20% The move follows cuts in Asia last week Certain models are now eligible for US tax credits Model 3 price in Germany in line with Volkswagen’s ID.3 Jan 13 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) has cut prices for its electric vehicles in the United … Read more

Adidas loses New York lawsuit against Thom Browne over three-stripe design

Jan 12 (Reuters) – A Manhattan jury said on Thursday that Adidas AG (ADSGn.DE) had failed to prove that luxury brand Thom Browne Inc’s use of stripes on its clothing infringed the trademark at signature three stripes from the sportswear giant. The jury found the fashion house’s parallel stripe designs were not likely to confuse … Read more

Stocks hold onto gains ahead of US inflation test

Global stocks rise an inch; dollar close to 7-month lows Yen gains on BOJ report to examine effects of policies Eyes on the US CPI due at 13:30 GMT Eurozone Treasuries and bonds contribute to gains MILAN, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Global stocks held up modest gains on Thursday on cautious optimism that U.S. data … Read more

Police tackle barricaded coal mine protesters in abandoned German village

LUETZERATH, Germany, January 11 (Reuters) – Hundreds of police began clearing climate protesters from an abandoned village on Wednesday during a standoff over the expansion of an open-pit lignite mine that has shed light on tensions around Germany’s climate policy during an energy crisis. Protesters formed human chains, made a makeshift barricade of old shipping … Read more

Oil gains 3% on global economic optimism, despite surprise U.S. crude build

China reopens after COVID restrictions, oil demand expected to rise HSBC sees only one U.S. Fed interest rate hike U.S. crude stocks jump in surprise build, biggest since February 2021 Russia sees no problems with oil exports despite sanctions NEW YORK, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose 3% on Wednesday to a week-long high … Read more

Biden’s climate agenda has a problem: Not enough workers

Jan 11 (Reuters) – U.S. clean energy companies are offering better wages and benefits, bringing in trainers from abroad and considering ideas such as buying roofs and electrical repair shops just to hire their workers as companies try to overcome a labor shortage that threatens to derail President Joe Biden’s climate change agenda. The Cut … Read more