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Radar captures huge bird migration over Florida

Image caption Radar in Florida detected birds (in green and yellow) flying 3,000 feet in the air. A huge swarm of birds migrating is nothing unusual - flocks can fly thousands of miles undetected. But in a rare event on Monday, US National Weather Service radar captured birds migrating from South America over Florida. Atmospheric conditions caused the systems to detect the birds, which took hours to fly over the Key West station. The group ... Full story

Bloomberg to join Democratic debate amid poll surge News

Image caption Mr Bloomberg is looking forward to taking part in the debate, his campaign manager said. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will take part in a nomination debate for the first time on Wednesday, his campaign confirmed. In order to take part in the Nevada debate, he had to poll above double digits in four national polls recognised by the Democratic Party. On Tuesday, a NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found he had ... Full story

European new car sales down 7.4% in January: ACEA

FILE PHOTO: Volkswagen export cars are seen in the port of Emden, beside the VW plant, Germany March 9, 2018. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo. BERLIN (Reuters) - European car sales fell in January, hit by a sluggish global economy, higher car taxes in some EU countries and uncertainty over Britain’s departure from the bloc, the European Auto Industry Association (ACEA) said on Tuesday. In January, new car registrations dropped 7.4% to 1.135 ... Full story

How Trump’s failure to learn from history is making your whiskey a lot more expensive

What do airplanes have to do with Scotch? What do steel and bourbon have in common? Those aren’t riddles. They are real questions puzzling American and Scottish whiskey-makers, who have become collateral damage in President Trump’s transatlantic trade war, ostensibly begun merely to boost U.S. metal manufacturing. One reason economists caution against even unilateral protectionism is that it rarely remains unilateral. Tariffs inspire ... Full story

North Korean refugees seek political voice in South with new party

SEOUL (Reuters) - A group of North Korean refugees launched a political party in South Korea on Tuesday, aiming to give a voice to the 33,500 defectors living in the South and oppose conciliation with Pyongyang. Thae Yong-Ho, North Korea's former deputy ambassador to Britain, pledges allegiance to the Korean national flag during the launching ceremony of their political party South-North Unification Party, ahead of the country's general ... Full story

New French health minister: 'credible risk' of coronavirus pandemic

Newly-appointed French Health and Solidarity Minister Olivier Veran attends the opening debate on the French government's pensions reform bill at the National Assembly in Paris, France, February 17, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier. PARIS (Reuters) - New French health minister Olivier Veran said on Tuesday there is a “credible risk” China’s coronavirus outbreak could turn into a pandemic, spreading across the world. “This is both a working ... Full story

Saudi inflation up in January for second consecutive month

FILE PHOTO: Cars drive past the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser. DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s consumer price index rose 0.4% in January from a year earlier, official data showed on Tuesday, the second consecutive month of positive inflation after it was in negative territory for most of last year. Hikes in prices at restaurants and hotels, education, and healthcare, ... Full story

Jurors in Weinstein's rape trial to begin deciding former producer's fate

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York jurors on Tuesday will begin deliberating the fate of former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who is on trial for rape in a case that has become a milestone for the ... Full story

Walmart employees say they’re preparing for job cuts as retailer rolls out its ‘Great Workplace’ program

Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, is telling employees that it is doing away with certain positions — including hourly supervisors and assistant store managers — and replacing them with a smaller set of roles that carry more responsibilities, often for the same pay, according to interviews with current and former store employees, and internal documents obtained by The Washington Post. Workers say they are being asked to apply, ... Full story

Walmart sees slowing online sales growth after lackluster holiday quarter

FILE PHOTO: A customer pays for her groceries after shopping at a Walmart store ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. November 27, 2019. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo. (Reuters) - Walmart Inc ( ) forecast slowing online sales growth for the year after missing Wall Street expectations for quarterly sales and profit, hurt by a shorter holiday season and lower demand for apparel, toys and electronics. Sales at its ... Full story

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