S.African court enables sheep exports to Middle East, rejects cruelty issues

Featured More Top News Fed chief Powell slated for first of week’s three congressional appearances U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Tuesday makes the first of three appearances on Capitol Hill this week to address lawmakers’ questions and concerns about the raft of emergency measures the central bank has taken to blunt the hit…

McIlroy fights back to stay in contention at U.S. Open

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (Reuters) – Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy clawed his way back up the leaderboard at Winged Foot on Saturday, carding a two-under par 68 after a second round slump had threatened to derail his latest U.S. Open campaign.The 31-year-old had to recover from a brutal performance on Friday that saw him stumble through…

Whales stranded in crocodile-infested Australian river

Featured More Top News Fed chief Powell slated for first of week’s three congressional appearances U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Tuesday makes the first of three appearances on Capitol Hill this week to address lawmakers’ questions and concerns about the raft of emergency measures the central bank has taken to blunt the hit…

China arrests at least 10 at sea; HK media state suspects leaving to Taiwan

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese authorities have arrested at least 10 people after intercepting a boat off the coast of the southern province of Guangdong, the provincial Coast Guard Bureau said in a post on its social media site.Hong Kong media, citing unidentified sources, said 12 people from the former British colony were arrested while…

Changing tack: windpower breezes back into shipping with Swedish venture

An illustration shows a wind-powered car and truck carrier ship that a Swedish consortium that includes Wallenius Marine is developing and aiming to launch late 2024 in this handout image obtained by Reuters September 10, 2020. Wallenius Marine/via REUTERS STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A Swedish consortium aims to launch commercially by 2025 a wind-driven car carrier…

S.African court permits sheep exports to Middle East, turns down ruthlessness concerns

HSBC, StanChart shares fall to 22-year lows on reports of illicit money flows HSBC’s shares in Hong Kong and Standard Chartered’s in London fell on Monday to their lowest since at least 1998 after media reports that they and other banks, including Barclays and Deutsche Bank, moved large sums of allegedly illicit funds over nearly…

China arrests at least 10 at sea; HK media say suspects running away to Taiwan

Featured More Top News Trump to shut off TikTok, WeChat to new U.S. users on Sunday The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat. 1:59am EDT Assange…

Changing tack: windpower breezes back into shipping with Swedish endeavor

An illustration shows a wind-powered car and truck carrier ship that a Swedish consortium that includes Wallenius Marine is developing and aiming to launch late 2024 in this handout image obtained by Reuters September 10, 2020. Wallenius Marine/via REUTERS STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A Swedish consortium aims to launch commercially by 2025 a wind-driven car carrier…

Whales stranded in crocodile-infested Australian river

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s northern tropical rivers are renowned for being crocodile-infested, so the appearance of migrating humpback whales in one waterway has baffled marine scientists, who assume they simply took a wrong turn and got stuck.Marine ecologist Jason Fowler discovered three whales on a fishing trip with friends two weeks ago. He and five…

Flat Earthers End Up in Quarantine After Sailing to the ‘End of the World’

Image: Alexandr Yurtchenko / Alamy Stock PhotoAfter 2020 put a stop to a planned Flat Earther cruise to Antarctica, where passengers hoped to find the giant wall of ice they believe surrounds our flat disc of a planet, one Italian couple took matters into their own hands. The man and woman, both from Venice, set sail towards…