Explained: The history of the Pulitzer Prize and India’s tryst with the prestigious award
Slain photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was awarded the Pulitzer Prize along with three others for their coverage of the COVID-19 crisis. A look back shows that Gobind Behari Lal was the first Indian to win the honour in 1937
Ford poaches Apple's car project chief Doug Field
By Joseph White and Sanjana Shivdas (Reuters) -The head of Apple Inc's car project, Doug Field, is going to work for Ford Motor Co to lead the automaker's advanced technology and embedded systems efforts, a hiring coup for Ford Chief Executive Jim Farley.
Cryptocurrency prices tumble and exchange trading falters as snags crop up
NEW YORK (Reuters) -The price of cryptocurrencies plunged and crypto trading was delayed on Tuesday, a day in which El Salvador ran into snags as the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. Shares of blockchain-related firms also fell as crypto stocks were hit by trading platform outages. But the major focus was on El Salvador, where the government had to temporarily unplug a digital wallet to cope with demand.
Guinea president 'captured', govt dissolved, claim army putschists'; attack on presidential palace repulsed, say authorities
Reports suggest that they captured President Alpha Conde and dissolved the government, bust the ground situation remains unclear
'What hope looks like!' Photo of Afghan girl skipping in joy on Belgium airport tarmac goes viral, wins praises online
The image, taken by Reuters photographer Johanna Geron at Melsbroek military airport, shows the girl with a smile on her face as she follows two adults, most likely her parents
Guatemalan anti-graft crusader flees country after being stripped of his post
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) -Guatemalan anti-graft fighter Juan Francisco Sandoval fled the country early on Saturday, the country's human rights ombudsman said, only hours after being fired in a move that sparked international outrage. Sandoval, who had led the Guatemalan Special Prosecutor's Office Against Impunity (FECI) until Friday, fled to the Salvadoran border in the wee hours of Saturday, Jordan Rodas, country's human rights ombudsman said
Guatemalan anti-graft crusader flees country in blow to anti-corruption efforts
By Sofia Menchu GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) -Guatemalan anti-graft fighter Juan Francisco Sandoval fled the country early on Saturday, the country's human rights ombudsman said, only hours after being fired in a move that sparked international outrage. Sandoval, who had led the Guatemalan Special Prosecutor's Office Against Impunity (FECI) until Friday, fled to the Salvadoran border in the wee hours of Saturday, according to human rights ombudsman Jordan Rodas.
Brazilians take to streets again to demand Bolsonaro's impeachment
By Marcelo Rochabrun SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Protesters took to the streets in several Brazilian cities on Saturday to demand the impeachment of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, whose popularity has fallen in recent weeks amid corruption scandals against the backdrop of the pandemic. This week, news broke that Brazil's defense ministry told congressional leadership that next year's elections would not take place without amending the country's electronic voting system to include a paper trail of each vote. Bolsonaro has suggested several times without evidence that the current system is prone to fraud, allegations that Brazil's government has denied
Two Turkish soldiers killed in attack in northern Syria
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Two Turkish soldiers were killed and two were wounded in an attack on their armoured vehicle in northern Syria, and Turkish forces immediately launched retaliatory fire, Turkey's defence ministry said on Saturday. "Our punitive fire against terrorist positions is continuing," the statement on Twitter on said. It did not specify where the attack occurred, but media reports said it was in the al-Bab area.
Greek police clash with protesters in rally against mandatory vaccinations
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police used teargas and water cannon to disperse people who had gathered in central Athens on Saturday to protest against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. More than 4,000 people rallied outside the Greek parliament for a third time this month to oppose mandatory inoculations for some workers, such as healthcare and nursing staff.
Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in Afghanistan: Politicans, journalists pay tributes
The Pulitzer prize winner, who was in Kandahar covering operations against Taliban, was killed when he was riding along with the Afghan Special Forces
Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed during assignment in Afghanistan's Kandahar province
Siddiqui had also covered the 2020 Delhi riots, COVID-19 pandemic, Nepal earthquake in 2015 and the protests in Hong Kong
Nine Chinese engineers among 13 killed in 'attack' on bus in northwest Pakistan
The incident occurred in Dasu area of Upper Kohistan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where Chinese engineers and construction workers are helping Pakistan build a dam which is part of CPEC
WPI inflation eases to 12.07% in June as food, crude prices soften
Inflation in fuel and power basket eased to 32.83 percent during June, against 37.61 percent in May
Oil slides from multi-year highs after OPEC cancels meeting
By Laura Sanicola (Reuters) - Oil slipped on Tuesday, pulling back from its recent rally, after OPEC+ producers cancelled a meeting due to clashes over plans to increase supply to meet rising global demand. Ministers from OPEC+, which groups producers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) with Russia and others, abandoned talks on Monday as negotiations failed to close divisions.
Boeing names former GE executive Brian West as CFO
(Reuters) - Boeing Co on Wednesday named former General Electric executive Brian West as its chief financial officer, more than two months after the planemaker announced the surprise retirement of long-time financial head Greg Smith. West, who will take charge on Aug. 27, spent 16 years at GE, where he served as CFO of GE Aviation and GE Engine Services.
Boeing taps former GE executive Brian West as CFO
(Reuters) -Boeing Co on Wednesday named former General Electric executive Brian West as its chief financial officer, more than two months after the planemaker announced the surprise retirement of long-time financial head Greg Smith. West, who will take charge on Aug. 27, spent 16 years at GE, where he served as CFO of its aviation and engine services businesses
Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs hike shareholder payouts
(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Bank of America Corp. and Goldman Sachs Group said on Monday they were hiking their capital payouts after the U.S. Federal Reserve gave them a clean bill of health following their annual "stress tests" last week.
Global shares reach new highs on U.S. equities markets
By Elizabeth Dilts Marshall NEW YORK (Reuters) -Global equity markets reached new highs for the second straight session, boosted by U.S.
Facebook hits $1 trillion value after judge rejects antitrust complaints
By Diane Bartz and Elizabeth Culliford WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed federal and state antitrust complaints against Facebook Inc that sought to force the social media company to sell Instagram and WhatsApp, saying the federal complaint was "legally insufficient." Facebook shares rose more than 4% after the ruling. The share price rise put Facebook's market capitalization over $1 trillion for the first time