Musk set to finally take wraps off Tesla truck – to tough crowd

Musk set to finally take wraps off Tesla truck – to tough crowd

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) is set to unveil on Thursday its long-delayed Semi, an 18-wheeler heavy duty vehicle that has faced skepticism from industry experts who doubt battery electric trucks can take the strain of hauling hefty loads for hundreds of miles. The launch marks the electric carmaker’s first foray into … Read more

Chinese astronauts board space station in historic mission

Chinese astronauts board space station in historic mission

Shenzhou-15 marks last of 11 missions since April 2021 in building of space station Shenzhou-15 crew to take over from Shenzhou-14 astronauts on space station Chinese space station to be second permanently inhabited outpost after NASA-led ISS BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Three Chinese astronauts arrived on Wednesday at China’s space station for the first … Read more

Exclusive: US, Russia have used their military hotline once so far during Ukraine war

Exclusive: US, Russia have used their military hotline once so far during Ukraine war

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – A communications line created between the militaries of the United States and Russia at the start of Moscow’s war against Ukraine has been used only once so far, a US official told Reuters. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the United States initiated a call through … Read more

Germany in talks with allies over Polish push for Patriot deployment to Ukraine

Germany in talks with allies over Polish push for Patriot deployment to Ukraine

NATO says decision on Patriot deployment up to specific country Poland asked for German launchers to be sent to western Ukraine BERLIN/WARSAW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Germany said on Friday it was discussing with allies Poland’s request that German Patriot air defense units be sent to Ukraine, after NATO’s chief suggested the military alliance might … Read more

Europe names world’s first disabled astronaut

Europe names world’s first disabled astronaut

PARIS, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency on Wednesday named the first ever “parastronaut” in a major step towards allowing people with physical disabilities to work and live in space. The 22-nation agency said it had selected former British Paralympic sprinter John McFall as part of a new generation of 17 recruits picked … Read more

Younger Chinese are spurning factory jobs that power the economy

Younger Chinese are spurning factory jobs that power the economy

SHENZHEN, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Growing up in a Chinese village, Julian Zhu only saw his father a few times a year when he returned for holidays from his exhausting job in a textile mill in southern Guangdong province. For his father’s generation, factory work was a lifeline out of rural poverty. For Zhu, and … Read more

Russia’s war on Ukraine latest news: Zelenskiy welcomes US-China statements on nuclear threats

Russia’s war on Ukraine latest news: Zelenskiy welcomes US-China statements on nuclear threats

Nov 15 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Zelenskiy said he welcomed statements from the United States and China at meetings in Asia on the inadmissibility of threats to use nuclear weapons. * US President Biden and Chinese President Xi agreed that nuclear war must never be fought, according to the White House, and opposed the threat … Read more

Germany’s Scholz promises more air defense help to Ukraine

Germany’s Scholz promises more air defense help to Ukraine

LEIPZIG, Germany, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Germany’s priority in its aid to Ukraine should be to help it defend itself from Russian air raids on its cities and to help it rebuild its infrastructure. He added in an interview with RND newspapers on Friday that Europe should prepare to receive more … Read more

War spurs Ukraine to ramp up defense industry, including ‘army of drones’

War spurs Ukraine to ramp up defense industry, including ‘army of drones’

Ukraine sees Israel’s military defense complex as model Strategic takeovers part of defense push, minister says Ukraine is ‘de facto’ NATO member, official tells Reuters KYIV, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Ukraine plans to build up a powerful military and defense industry including an “army of drones”, and this week’s state takeovers of privately-held stakes in … Read more

New damage to major dam near Kherson after Russian retreat -Maxar satellite

New damage to major dam near Kherson after Russian retreat -Maxar satellite

Nov 11 (Reuters) – Significant new damage to the major Nova Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine can be seen following Russia’s withdrawal from nearby Kherson city, US satellite imagery company Maxar said on Friday. Maxar said images taken on Friday showed several bridges that cross the Dnipro river had also been damaged. Ukrainian troops were … Read more