Tillerson to be called as witness in Trump ally’s foreign agent trial

Tillerson to be called as witness in Trump ally’s foreign agent trial

NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be called as a witness by federal prosecutors in the trial of Tom Barrack, a one-time fundraiser for former President Donald Trump, on charges of illegally acting as a foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates, a court filing showed on … Read more

Iran, US prisoner swap mediated by regional state, Nournews reports

Iran, US prisoner swap mediated by regional state, Nournews reports

DUBAI, Oct 2 (Reuters) – A regional country has mediated between Iran and the United States for the “simultaneous release of prisoners,” Iran’s Nournews said on Saturday, shortly after Tehran allowed an Iranian-American businessman out of prison on a one- week furlough. “In recent weeks, intensive talks, with the mediation of a regional country were … Read more

Analysis: Under water: how the Bank of England threw markets a lifeline

Analysis: Under water: how the Bank of England threw markets a lifeline

Bank of England bought bonds after pension fund pleas Some UK pension funds faced problematic margin calls BoE support seen as giving window to build collateral The British government’s unfunded tax plan spooked markets LONDON/NEW YORK, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Calls to the Bank of England saying some British pension funds were struggling to meet … Read more

Elon Musk to provide Florida with Starlink satellites in response to Hurricane Ian

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk agreed to provide the company’s satellite internet service, Starlink, for help in response to Hurricane Ian in areas of Southwest Florida still without connectivity. “We are working with Elon Musk and Starlink satellite. They are positioning those Starlink satellites to … Read more

Venezuela frees 7 jailed Americans in exchange for 2 Maduro relatives

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Venezuela on Saturday freed seven Americans, including five oil executives, in exchange for two relatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro jailed in the United States on drug convictions, US officials said. The swap included executives of Citgo Petroleum held for years, in addition to US Marine veteran Matthew Heath and … Read more

Russia loses UN aviation council seat in rebuke

MONTREAL, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Russia failed to win enough votes for re-election to the United Nation’s aviation agency’s governing council on Saturday, in a rebuke of Moscow for aviation-related actions taken after its invasion of Ukraine. Russia fell short of the 86 votes needed to stay on the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) 36-nation … Read more

Florida, Carolinas count the cost of Hurricane Ian

FORT MYERS, Fla./CHARLESTON, SC, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Florida, North and South Carolina faced a massive clean-up on Saturday from the destruction wrought by Hurricane Ian, after one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the US mainland caused tens of billions of dollars in damage and killed more than 20 people. New images … Read more

Mexican government suffers major data hack, president’s health issues revealed

MEXICO CITY, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The Mexican government said on Friday it had suffered a major cyber hack of data held by the armed forces, including details about President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s heart condition that led to his hospitalization in January. The president, speaking at a regular news conference, said information published in … Read more

Intel’s Mobileye files for listing in first sign of thawing tech IPO market

Sept 30 (Reuters) – Intel Corp’s (INTC.O) self-driving unit Mobileye on Friday unveiled its filing for a US initial public offering, testing support for a high profile stock debut even as the market for new issues has virtually collapsed. The tech IPO market globally is in the middle of its worst drought in almost two … Read more

Meta board approves personal security to outgoing executive Sheryl Sandberg

Sept 30 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms Inc ( META.O ) said on Friday its board had approved providing personal security services to former Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, citing “continuing threats to her safety”. The company, however, did not elaborate on the threats that Sandberg, one of the most powerful women in Silicon Valley, faces. … Read more