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

Russia’s latest war against Ukraine: Moscow and Kyiv fight over control of Soledar

Jan 14 (Reuters) – Russia said on Friday its forces had taken control of Soledar in eastern Ukraine, in what would be a rare success for Moscow after months of battlefield setbacks, but Kyiv said its troops were still fighting in the city. STRUGGLE * President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Ukrainian forces continued to fight in … 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

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

Factbox: Who is the new Russian war commander Gerasimov and why was he appointed?

Jan 12 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin’s defense minister has named Russia’s highest-ranking general, Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov, 67, to lead his most dramatic war in Ukraine ever. of a series of command changes since the invasion of Russia in February. . CRITICAL Many nationalist war bloggers authorized by the Kremlin to … Read more

Russia appoints Private Gerasimov to oversee Ukraine campaign

Gerasimov will oversee the military campaign in Ukraine Latest reshuffle follows other battlefield setbacks Gerasimov has been the target of Russian pro-war criticism Jan 11 (Reuters) – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday appointed Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov to oversee the military campaign in Ukraine, in Moscow’s latest military leadership reshuffle. Gerasimov, … 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