U.S. believes Ukraine was behind killing of Dugina in Russia, NYT says

Parts of Ukraine state authorized killing – NYT Kremlin says US appears to agree with Moscow Ukraine says Dugina was of no interest LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – US intelligence agencies believe parts of the Ukrainian government authorized a car bomb attack near Moscow in August that killed Darya Dugina, the daughter of a prominent … Read more

Three in four Americans say U.S. should support Ukraine despite Russian threats, Reuters/Ipsos poll shows

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Nearly three-quarters of Americans say that the United States should continue to support Ukraine, despite Russian threats that it could use nuclear weapons to protect its territory, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday . The polling suggested continuing backing for President Joe Biden’s provision of weapons systems, … Read more

Wall Street ends down as two-day rally fizzles on data, Fed message

Stocks rise in late-day surges on oversold conditions US private payrolls increase in September – ADP Twitter eases from one-year high, Tesla falls 6% Energy stocks jump as OPEC+ agrees to oil output cuts Failing indices: Dow down 0.14%, S&P 0.20%, Nasdaq 0.25% Oct 5 (Reuters) – Wall Street stocks closed lower on Wednesday, unable … Read more

U.S. court allows Justice Dept to fast-track appeal in Trump case

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A US appeals court on Wednesday agreed to fast-track a legal challenge to a third-party review of most of the records seized by the FBI from former President Donald Trump’s home, after prosecutors complained the process is hampering their investigation. The decision by the Atlanta-based US Court of Appeals for … Read more

Musk, Twitter may reach deal to end court battle as early as Wednesday -source

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct 5 (Reuters) – Elon Musk and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) may reach an agreement to end their litigation as soon as Wednesday and clear the way for the world’s richest person to close his $44 billion deal for the social media platform, a source familiar with the litigation told Reuters. Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick, … Read more

Nobel prize goes to pioneers of Lego-like “click chemistry”

Danish winner Meldal says click-chemistry like Lego Technology has been used for targeting cancer treatment Prize worth more than $900,000 STOCKHOLM, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Scientists Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and Barry Sharpless won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for discovering reactions that let molecules snap together to create new compounds and … Read more

South Korea, U.S. fire missiles into the sea to protest ‘reckless’ North Korea test

SEOUL, Oct 5 (Reuters) – South Korea and the US military conducted rare missile drills and an American supercarrier repositioned east of North Korea after Pyongyang flew a missile over Japan, one of the allies’ sharpest responses since 2017 to a North Korean weapon test . Nuclear-armed North Korea test-fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) … Read more

Banks financing Musk’s Twitter deal face hefty losses

Oct 5 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s U-turn on buying Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) could not have come at a worse time for the banks funding a large portion of the $44 billion deal and they could be facing significant losses. As in any large acquisition, banks would look to sell the debt to get it off … Read more

U.S. to give Ukraine more rocket launchers, Biden tells Zelenskiy

WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden promised a new $625-million security assistance package to Ukraine on Tuesday, prompting a warning from Moscow that such a move risked a direct military clash between Russia and the West. The US package would include High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers used in Ukraine’s successful … Read more

U.S. job openings drop sharply, labor market starting to loosen

Job openings fall 1.1 million to 10,053 mln in August Healthcare, retail trade lead decline in vacancies Quits, layoffs, hiring increase moderately WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – US job openings fell by the most in nearly 2-1/2 years in August, suggesting that the labor market was starting to cool as the economy grapples with higher … Read more