Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

BOSTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Chief Mario Batali was acquitted on Tuesday of sexually assaulting a woman at a Boston bar in 2017 while posing with her for fan “selfie” photos, with the judge doubting the credibility of the accuser in the latest # MeToo era trial involving a US celebrity accused of misconduct toward … Read more

Musk says he would reverse Twitter ban on Donald Trump

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

Stocks suffer renewed slide on growth fears, dollar extends rally

Stocks suffer renewed slide on growth fears, dollar extends rally

LONDON, May 9 (Reuters) – Stocks fell heavily again on Monday and the dollar rocketed to a new two-decade high as worries about higher interest rates and a tightened lockdown in Shanghai deepened investors’ fears that the global economy is rapidly heading for a slowdown. After a bruising session on Friday in which US stocks … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Biden sidelined global energy partners with record emergency oil release

EXCLUSIVE Biden sidelined global energy partners with record emergency oil release

LONDON, May 9 (Reuters) – The United States announced a record-sized release of emergency crude oil reserves in March without consulting partners in the International Energy Agency, leaving them scrambling to match with releases of their own, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Unilateral action by Washington to address global supply or price … Read more

South Korea hunts tungsten treasure in race for rare minerals

South Korea hunts tungsten treasure in race for rare minerals

S.Korean tungsten mine gets $100 million makeover Dozens of new mineral projects launched globally Green, digital booms fuel demand for rare minerals China is pre-eminent in critical minerals supply GRAPHIC-S.Korea’s reliance on China: SANGDONG, South Korea, May 9 (Reuters) – Blue tungsten winking from the walls of abandoned mine shafts, in a town that’s seen … Read more

Yelp, other companies take stance on abortion rights with travel benefit

Yelp, other companies take stance on abortion rights with travel benefit

May 6 (Reuters) – Yelp Inc, Amazon.com, and Citigroup are among a small but growing number of companies rolling out policies to cover costs for American employees who need to travel out of state for an abortion. Yelp Inc (YELP.N) was one of the first to offer support for its employees who might need to … Read more

U.S. Senate committee passes antitrust bill pressuring OPEC

U.S. Senate committee passes antitrust bill pressuring OPEC

WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) – A US Senate committee passed a bill on Thursday that could expose the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and partners to lawsuits for collusion on boosting crude oil prices. The No Oil Producing or Exporting Cartels (NOPEC) bill sponsored by senators, including Republican Chuck Grassley and Democrat Amy Klobuchar, … Read more

Man accused of tackling comic Dave Chappelle on stage is charged with assault

Man accused of tackling comic Dave Chappelle on stage is charged with assault

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (Reuters) – The man accused of tackling comedian Dave Chappelle to the stage floor during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles was charged on Wednesday with felony assault with a deadly weapon. The attack on Chappelle, 48, occurred Tuesday night during a sold-out appearance by the Emmy-winning entertainer … Read more

In it for the long haul: Qantas bets on non-stop Sydney-London flights with Airbus order

In it for the long haul: Qantas bets on non-stop Sydney-London flights with Airbus order

Orders 12 Airbus ultra-long haul A350-1000 planes Direct commercial Sydney-London flight to start late in 2025 20-hour trip to be the world’s longest non-stop flight Orders 20 A321XLRs and 20 A220s to renew domestic fleet Overall Airbus deal could be worth more than $4 bln – Barrenjoey SYDNEY, May 2 (Reuters) – Qantas Airways (QAN.AX) … Read more

Bored Ape NFT company raises around $285 million of crypto in virtual land sale

Bored Ape NFT company raises around $285 million of crypto in virtual land sale

A representation of cryptocurrency Ethereum is seen next to non-fungible tokens (NFTs) of Yuga Labs “Bored Ape Yacht Club” collection displayed on its website, in this illustration picture taken March 24, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 1 (Reuters) – The company behind the “Bored Ape” … Read more