Iran’s ‘Death Committee’ President Unyielding in Defence of Clerical Rule

Iran's 'Death Committee' President Unyielding in Defence of Clerical Rule

DUBAI (Reuters) – As a young prosecutor in Tehran, Ebrahim Raisi sat on a “death committee” overseeing the execution of hundreds of political prisoners in the Iranian capital, rights groups say. Now president three decades later, and seen by many as Iran’s potential next Supreme Leader, Raisi is presiding over an uncompromising response to domestic … Read more

Dutch Tech Industry Urges EU to Take a Stand on China Chip Exports

Dutch Tech Industry Urges EU to Take a Stand on China Chip Exports

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch tech industry group FME on Tuesday called for the European Commission to draft a position on whether and how to restrict computer chip technology exports to China, saying “more unified and powerful action” was needed from Europe. The call comes as Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte visits U.S. President Joe Biden … Read more

Davos 2023: Ukraine’s First Lady to Deliver Letter From Zelenskiy for China

Davos 2023: Ukraine's First Lady to Deliver Letter From Zelenskiy for China

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Ukraine’s first lady told the World Economic Forum on Tuesday she would deliver a letter to China’s delegation setting out President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s proposals for ending Russia’s war against his country. China, like Russia a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, is an important partner for Moscow and has … Read more

Highway Marker Notes Former Slave Who Became Town’s Nurse

California Cops Kill Suspect Who Allegedly Took a Hostage

BARRINGTON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire‘s latest historical highway marker notes the gravesites of two people in Barrington, including an African American woman who was enslaved as a child and who nursed the town’s sick residents during a severe epidemic. The marker on Route 9 notes the reinterred graves in Pine Grove Cemetery of two … Read more

In Yemen, Medical Shortages Compound Suffering of Cancer Patients

Moldova Says Missile Debris Found in North of the Country

By Abdulrhman Al-Ansi and Khaled Abdullah SANAA (Reuters) – Ali Jabri cradles his sobbing son Ayoub ahead of chemotherapy treatment at Yemen’s largest cancer hospital in the capital Sanaa where an eight-year war has led to shortages in life-saving medicine and equipment. The 12-year-old is one of 81,000 patients registered with the National Oncology Center … Read more

Emerson Reveals $7.6 Billion Bid for National Instruments

Emerson Reveals $7.6 Billion Bid for National Instruments

NEW YORK (AP) — Emerson is going public with a $7.6 billion bid for National Instruments, saying the company has avoided serious buyout negotiations since early last year. Emerson bumped up its cash offer for the maker of scientific measuring equipment and software to $53 per share in November, up from a per-share offer of … Read more

Lebanon Will Name New Prosecutor in Salameh Case Soon, Judge Says

Lebanon Will Name New Prosecutor in Salameh Case Soon, Judge Says

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon will soon appoint a new prosecutor in a stalled corruption probe into the central bank governor, a move that could delay responses to cooperation requests by European investigators conducting their own inquiry, a senior judge said. Ghassan Oueidat, Lebanon’s top prosecutor, told Reuters on Tuesday the new prosecutor would be named … Read more

U.S.-China Friction Stokes Concern Among Some Top Finance Bosses

U.S.-China Friction Stokes Concern Among Some Top Finance Bosses

LONDON (Reuters) – The bosses of global investor Fidelity International and accountancy giant EY have voiced concerns about a fracturing of relations between the U.S. and China, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday. Anne Richards, CEO of the $610 billion money manager Fidelity International, put her level of worry about a … Read more

Davos 2023-German Allies Pressure Scholz to Give Green Light on Tanks for Ukraine

Davos 2023-German Allies Pressure Scholz to Give Green Light on Tanks for Ukraine

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Germany’s allies on Tuesday ramped up the pressure on Chancellor Olaf Scholz to allow the supply of German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine ahead of a crunch defence ministers meeting on Friday. Berlin has so far resisted providing the modern tanks or allowing partners which have them to do so, saying Western … Read more

In China, Doctors Say They Are Discouraged From Citing COVID on Death Certificates

In China, Doctors Say They Are Discouraged From Citing COVID on Death Certificates

By Martin Quin Pollard and Engen Tham BEIJING (Reuters) – During a busy shift at the height of Beijing’s COVID wave, a physician at a private hospital saw a printed notice in the emergency department: doctors should “try not to” write COVID-induced respiratory failure on death certificates. Instead, if the deceased had an underlying disease, … Read more