Google’s second try at computer glasses translates conversations in real time

May 11 (Reuters) – The science fiction is harder to see in Google’s second try at glasses with a built-in computer. A decade after the debut of Google Glass, a nubby, sci-fi-looking pair of specs that filmed what wearers saw but raised concerns about privacy and received low marks for design, the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) … Read more

COVID claims 1 million US lives

NEW YORK, May 11 (Reuters) – The United States has now recorded more than 1 million COVID-19 deaths, according to a Reuters tally, crossing a once-unthinkable milestone about two years after the first cases upended everyday life and quickly transformed it . The 1 million mark is a strong reminder of the staggering grief and … Read more

Wall Street set to open higher, oil prices extend losses

LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) – European stock indexes rose on Tuesday as risk appetite showed some signs of picking up again after Monday’s sharp falls, but fears over economic growth still weighed on markets, pushing oil prices lower. Asian equities slipped to their lowest in nearly two years overnight, before trimming losses. read more A … Read more

Strong voter turnout in Philippines as Marcos targets presidency

Voting underway, poll official says encourage early turnout No reports of any major voting disruption poll body Election is a rematch between frontrunner Marcos, VP Robredo Unofficial count could indicate winner hours after polls close BATAC CITY/NAGA CITY, Philippines May 9 (Reuters) – Philippine voters streamed to polling stations on Monday, with the prospect of … Read more

Germany’s conservatives on track to win election in northern state

Conservative CDU leads with 43.5% in early exit polls Energy transition was a major campaign issue amid Ukraine Election seen as bellwether for NRW election on May 15 BERLIN, May 8 (Reuters) – Germany’s conservative CDU won an election in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein on Sunday, a boost to the party of former Chancellor … Read more

Pent-up demand prompts European travel recovery as COVID curbs ease

Passengers queue for airport check-in ahead of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, at Heathrow Airport, in London, Britain April 14, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Register now for FREE unlimited access to register LONDON/DUBLIN May 6 (Reuters) – European airlines and hotel chains are seeing bookings recover to levels barely seen since the start of the … Read more

Russian bombing of Ukraine school kills 2, 60 feared dead – governor

Luhansk governor says Russia bombed school sheltering 90 Trapped Azovstal civilians evacuated Britain pledges $1.6 bln more military support and aid G7 leaders to talk with Zelenskiy in show of unity KYIV, May 8 (Reuters) – Russia’s bombing of a school in the eastern Ukrainian village of Bilohorivka killed two people and left 60 in … Read more

Musk aims to quintuple Twitter’s revenue to $26.4 billion by 2028, New York Times reports

Elon Musk arrives at the In America: An Anthology of Fashion themed Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, U.S., May 2, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to register May 6 (Reuters) – Elon Musk is aiming to increase Twitter’s (TWTR.N) annual revenue … Read more

Pro-Russian forces say 50 more people evacuated from defeated Ukraine plant

‘Influential’ states working to save Azovstal fighters Ukraine fears Russia aims to wipe out Azovstal fighters More civilians evacuated from bombed-out steelworks KYIV, May 7 (Reuters) – Pro-Russian forces said 50 more people were evacuated on Saturday from the defeated Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, where scores of civilians have been trapped for weeks alongside Ukrainian … Read more

Biden announces new $150 million weapons package for Ukraine

U.S. President Joe Biden enters the Rose Garden during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 29, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Register now for FREE unlimited access to register WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden signed a new $150 million weapons package for Ukraine on Friday, providing additional artillery … Read more