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Frenchman says tattoos cost him kindergarten teaching job

PALAISEAU, France (Reuters) - A schoolteacher whose body, face and tongue are covered in tattoos and who has had the whites of his eyes surgically turned black said he was prevented from teaching at a French kindergarten after a parent complained he scared their child. Slideshow ( 5 images ). But the teacher, Sylvain Helaine, 35, still teaches children from the age of six up, and said that, after an initial shock when they see him for the first ... Full story

Hungary and Poland to set up rule-of-law institute to counter EU attacks

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary and Poland will set up a joint institute to assess the state of rule of law across European Union member states so that they are “not taken for fools” over allegations of rule of law breaches, Hungary’s foreign minister said on Monday. Slideshow ( 2 images ). After meeting Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau in Budapest, Peter Szijjarto said an EU report on the rule of law, which will soon be discussed in Brussels, ... Full story

Former Super Bowl champion Montana thwarts kidnapping attempt on grandchild

FILE PHOTO: Former Superbowl champion quarterback Joe Montana, who played for the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, poses during an interview in Toronto, Ontario, Canada January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren. (Reuters) - Four-time Super Bowl champion Joe Montana and his wife thwarted a kidnapping attempt over the weekend when a woman entered their house in Malibu, California and grabbed their grandchild, ... Full story

JPMorgan pushes payment fraud protection for small business customers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM.N , the country's largest lender, is stepping up payment fraud protections for its small and mid-sized business customers, which continue to be targeted by scammers - particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic. FILE PHOTO: A view of the exterior of the JP Morgan Chase & Co. corporate headquarters in New York City May 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo. Four-in-five small and mid-sized companies ... Full story

Watch SpaceX launch 60 more Starlink satellites for its broadband internet service – TechCrunch

UPDATE: Scrubbed for today due to weather. SpaceX is launching 60 additional satellites to join the over 500 already on orbit as part of its Starlink global broadband internet constellation. The launch is set to take off at 10:22 AM EDT (7:22 AM PDT) and will fly from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This is the third flight for the booster, which previously flew during SpaceX’s historic first crewed astronaut flight, as well as a prior ... Full story

China holds simultaneous military drills in four seas, again

FILE PHOTO: An honour guard consisting of members of the Chinese navy stand in formation during a welcoming ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 23, 2011. China is conducting five different naval exercises along different parts of its coast this week. REUTERS/David Gray. BEIJING (Reuters) - China began five military exercises simultaneously along different parts of its coast on Monday, the second time in two months it ... Full story

'Planet is dying', India's eight-year-old climate crusader warns

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - When 8-year-old Indian climate change activist Licypriya Kangujam is older, she wants to launch a solo mission to the moon to research ways to save planet earth. Slideshow ( 5 images ). One of the world’s youngest climate change activists, Kangujam was influenced by the images of the devastation caused by the Nepal earthquakes in 2015 that killed some 9,000 people and destroyed one million homes. As a four-year-old, she ... Full story

Three top Apple suppliers to commit $900 million to India smartphone incentive plan: sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Three of Apple Inc’s top contract manufacturers plan to invest a total of almost $900 million in India in the next five years to tap into a new production-linked incentive plan, according to two sources familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: A salesman checks a customer's iPhone at a mobile phone store in New Delhi, India, July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo. Foxconn, Wistron and Pegatron all plan to make ... Full story

China holds simultaneous military drills in four seas, again

FILE PHOTO: An honour guard consisting of members of the Chinese navy stand in formation during a welcoming ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 23, 2011. China is conducting five different naval exercises along different parts of its coast this week. Picture taken November 23, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo. BEIJING (Reuters) - China began five military exercises simultaneously along different parts of its coast on ... Full story

Malta to ask for return of shark tooth given to Prince George

FILE PHOTO: Sir David Attenborough sits for an interview with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde during the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and IMF in Washington, U.S., April 11, 2019. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan/File Photo. VALLETTA (Reuters) - Malta wants back a prehistoric shark tooth that was given as a present to Britain’s Prince George by naturalist Sir David Attenborough, saying the fossil should be put on display in the ... Full story

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