Art

Space bubbles ease New York restaurant troubles

Space bubbles ease New York restaurant troubles

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Space bubbles are frothing up business at a New York bistro, offering fresh air in safe capsules on sidewalks for customers on guard against the coronavirus. The plastic tents, which take a minute to set up and take down, have become an attraction at Café du Soleil on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, especially as the weather gets colder and wetter in the fall. “With everything going on in this world, eating in a bubble is ... Full story

Education

Google Meet and other Google services go down (Updated) – TechCrunch

Google Meet and other Google services go down (Updated) – TechCrunch

Google’s engineers aren’t having a good day today. This afternoon, a number of Google services went offline or are barely reachable. These services include Google Meet, Drive, Docs, Analytics, Classroom and Calendar, for example. While Google’s own status dashboards don’t show any issues, we’re seeing reports from around the world from people who aren’t able to reach any of these services. Best we can tell, these issues started around 6pm PT. ... Full story

Economics

Turkish rate hike needs follow through for real game change

Turkish rate hike needs follow through for real game change

LONDON (Reuters) - Turkish policymakers are no strangers to unexpected action when in a tight corner, but analysts said Thursday’s surprise interest rate hike could herald a change of tack on monetary policy. FILE PHOTO: Turkish lira banknotes are seen in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration. Although raising rates by 200 basis points during a global pandemic and slump is unusual, analysts welcomed the ... Full story

Entertainment

10 Unusual Streaming Movies for Unusual Times

10 Unusual Streaming Movies for Unusual Times

In normal times, the shift into fall would mean film festivals jockeying for marquee premieres and prestige Oscar hopefuls filling the multiplexes and art houses. Instead, we’re still watching movies from home, and while this month’s crop of out-of-the-box streaming service picks may not have any festival laurels, there’s plenty of blood-soaked vengeance and uncorked sexuality to dig into instead. ‘AN EASY GIRL’. Stream it on Netflix . A young ... Full story

Health

Ukraine reports record daily high of 3,833 new coronavirus cases

Ukraine reports record daily high of 3,833 new coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walks in central Kyiv, Ukraine September 11, 2020. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich. KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine registered a record 3,833 cases of new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the national security council said on Saturday, up from a previous record of 3,584 new cases reported on Sept. 17. The daily tally of coronavirus infections spiked in ... Full story

Law

Newspaper headlines: Suspect in police shooting 'on counter-terror radar'

Newspaper headlines: Suspect in police shooting 'on counter-terror radar'

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Living

Taiwan's armed forces strain in undeclared war of attrition with China

Taiwan's armed forces strain in undeclared war of attrition with China

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen visited a low-key but critical maintenance base for fighter jet engines on Saturday, offering encouragement as the Chinese-claimed island’s armed forces strain in the face of repeated Chinese air force incursions. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen visits an Air Force maintenance centre at the Gangshan air base in Kaohsiung, Taiwan September 26, 2020. REUTERS/Ben Blanchard. This month ... Full story

Politics

Armenia opposition leader detained on vote-buying allegations

Armenia opposition leader detained on vote-buying allegations

YEREVAN(Reuters) - Armenian opposition leader Gagik Tsarukyan, one of the country’s richest businessmen, was put in custody on Friday for two months ahead of a trial on charges of vote-buying in 2017 parliamentary elections. FILE PHOTO: Businessman and opposition leader Gagik Tsarukyan votes during a parliamentary election at a poling station in Yerevan, Armenia, April 2, 2017. Varo Rafayelyan/PAN Photo/Handout via REUTERS. Tsarukyan, leader of ... Full story

Sport

Donegal fishing tragedy: How the sinking of the Jack Buchan 'left its mark'

Donegal fishing tragedy: How the sinking of the Jack Buchan 'left its mark'

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Technology

Nissan to launch slew of new vehicles in China over next five years - CEO

Nissan to launch slew of new vehicles in China over next five years - CEO

BEIJING (Reuters) - Nissan Motor's chief executive said on Saturday he planned to launch a number of new vehicles in the growing Chinese market over the next five years, including electrical cars, that could help the struggling Japanese automaker return to profit. Nissan Chief Executive Officer Makoto Uchida speaks at Nissan booth via video link during the presentation of Nissan's Ariya model during the Beijing International Automotive ... Full story