Elon Musk visits Brazil’s Bolsonaro to discuss Amazon plans

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tesla and SpaceX chief executive officer Elon Musk met with Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday to discuss connectivity and other projects in the Amazon rainforest. The meeting, held in a luxurious resort in Sao Paulo state, was organized by Communications Minister Fábio Faria, who has said he is seeking … Read more

Ransomware gang threatens to overthrow Costa Rica government

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — A ransomware gang that infiltrated some Costa Rican government computer systems has upped its threat, saying its goal is now to overthrow the government. Perhaps seizing on the fact that President Rodrigo Chaves had only been in office for a week, the Russian-speaking Conti gang tried to increase the … Read more

U.S. revises Cuba policy, eases restrictions on remittances, travel

A vintage car passes by the US Embassy in Havana, Cuba, October 30, 2020. Picture taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – The United States on Monday announced a series of steps to review its policy toward Cuba, including easing some … Read more

FTX’s billionaire chief says bitcoin has no future as a payments network- FT

Bitcoin cryptocurrency representation is pictured on a keyboard in front of binary code in this illustration taken September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 16 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency exchange FTX’s founder has said that bitcoin has no future as a payments network and criticized the digital currency … Read more

Carnival Magic arrives in Norfolk offering first cruise vacation from the city since 2019

NORFOLK, Va. – The Mermaid City’s skyline looked a little different as a morning fog lifted on Sunday. The 1,000-foot-long Carnival Magic cruise liner docked at Half Moone Cruise Center just after 6 am and marks the first cruise vacation to depart from Norfolk since 2019. It’s also the largest ship of its kind to … Read more

Exclusive: Turkey ‘not closing door’ to Sweden, Finland NATO entry, Erdogan advisor says

Finland wants to join NATO Sweden expected to follow suit in bid to join alliance Turkey wants its security concerns to be considered ISTANBUL, May 14 (Reuters) – Turkey has not shut the door to Sweden and Finland joining NATO but wants negotiations with the Nordic countries and a clampdown on what it sees as … Read more

Fatal boat trip highlights Haitians fleeing violence

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Haitians are fleeing in greater numbers to the neighboring Dominican Republic, where they board rickety wooden boats painted sky blue to blend with the ocean to try to reach Puerto Rico — a trip in which 11 Haitian women drowned this week, with dozens of other migrants believed to … Read more

Siemens to leave Russia due to Ukraine war, take hefty charge

Siemens to leave Russia after 170 years Russia makes up around 1% of total revenues Shares fall after earnings miss CEO condemns the war in Ukraine ZURICH, May 12 (Reuters) – Siemens (SIEGn.DE) will quit the Russian market due to the war in Ukraine, it said on Thursday, taking a 600 million euro ($630 million) … Read more

Musk says he would reverse Twitter ban on Donald Trump

May 10 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk said on Tuesday he would reverse Twitter’s ban on former US President Donald Trump when he buys the social media platform, the clearest signal yet of Musk’s intention to cut moderation of the site. Musk, the world’s richest person and chief executive of electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc … Read more

Mexico president threatens to skip Americas Summit

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Tuesday that he would not attend next month’s Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles if the Biden administration excludes Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua — adding his voice to increasing warnings of a boycott by some leaders across the region. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been saying … Read more