Record rain kills at least 8 in South Korean capital

Record rain kills at least 8 in South Korean capital

SEOUL, Aug 9 (Reuters) – At least eight people have died in and around Seoul overnight, South Korean authorities said on Tuesday, after torrential rains knocked out power, caused landslides and left roads and subways submerged. The southern part of the nation’s capital received more than 100 mm (3.9 inches) of rain per hour Monday … Read more

Russia launches Iranian satellite

Russia launches Iranian satellite

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Russia launched an Iranian satellite into orbit from southern Kazakhstan on Tuesday, just three weeks after President Vladimir Putin and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pledged to work together against the ‘West. The … Read more

Singapore-based crypto lender Hodlnaut suspends withdrawals

Singapore-based crypto lender Hodlnaut suspends withdrawals

Representations of the virtual currencies Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustrative image, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Hodlnaut, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency lender and borrower, has suspended withdrawals, exchanges and deposits, the … Read more

Tesla’s July sales of Chinese-made vehicles fall due to factory line upgrades

Tesla’s July sales of Chinese-made vehicles fall due to factory line upgrades

Chinese-made Tesla Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at its factory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) sold 28,217 Chinese-made vehicles in July, nearly two-thirds less than a month earlier, as a planned … Read more

Cryptoverse: blockchain bridges fall into troubled waters

Cryptoverse: blockchain bridges fall into troubled waters

Representations of the cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dash dip in water in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 9 (Reuters) – Another day, another hack – and another blockchain bridge burned. When thieves stole around $190 million from US crypto firm Nomad last … Read more

Seoul floods: Record rainfall kills at least 8 people in South Korean capital as water inundates buildings and submerges cars

Seoul floods: Record rainfall kills at least 8 people in South Korean capital as water inundates buildings and submerges cars

South Korea’s Interior and Security Ministry said three of the dead were trapped in a flooded semi-basement. Nine other people were injured and six people are still missing, the ministry said. Since midnight Monday local time, parts of Seoul have seen a total of 422 millimeters (16 inches) of rain, prompting authorities to issue the … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Russia begins stripping airliners for parts as sanctions bite

EXCLUSIVE Russia begins stripping airliners for parts as sanctions bite

This content was produced in Russia, where law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Russian airlines, including state-controlled Aeroflot (AFLT.MM), are retiring jetliners to get spare parts they can no longer buy from abroad in because of Western sanctions, four industry sources told Reuters. The measures are in … Read more

Myanmar’s ambassador to China died on Sunday

Myanmar’s ambassador to China died on Sunday

A man walks past a paramilitary policeman who watches outside the Myanmar Embassy in Beijing, China August 8, 2022. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s ambassador to China died suddenly in the southwest Chinese city of Kunming on Sunday, according to an obituary … Read more

Chile will seek ‘consequences’ for sinkhole near copper mine

Chile will seek ‘consequences’ for sinkhole near copper mine

SANTIAGO, Aug. 8 – Chile will seek to impose tough sanctions on those responsible for a massive sinkhole near a copper mine in the north of the country, the mines minister said on Monday. The mysterious 36.5-meter-diameter hole that emerged at the end of July sparked the mobilization of local authorities and led the mining … Read more

Biden says he’s concerned about China’s moves around Taiwan

Biden says he’s concerned about China’s moves around Taiwan

US President Joe Biden talks to reporters as he boards Air Force One on a trip to eastern Kentucky to visit families affected by the devastation of recent flooding, as he departs Delaware Air National Guard Base in New Castle, Delaware, U.S., August 8, 2022. REUTERS/K√©vin Lamarque Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more