EXCLUSIVE Disney/Pixar’s ‘Lightyear,’ with same-sex couple, will not play in 14 countries; China in question

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) has been unable to obtain permission to show its new Pixar movie “Lightyear” in 14 Middle Eastern and Asian countries, a source said on Monday, and the animated film appeared unlikely to open in China, the world’s largest movie market. A “Lightyear” producer told Reuters … Read more

Taser maker halts drone project; most of its ethics panel resigns

The headquarters for Axon Enterprise Inc, formerly Taser International, is seen in Scottsdale, Aizona, US, May 17, 2017. Picture taken May 17, 2017. To match Special Report USA-TASER/EXPERTS REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 5 (Reuters) – Taser-maker Axon Enterprise Inc (AXON.O) said on Sunday it was halting work … Read more

Test makers target monkeypox market as cases arise

Test tubes labeled “Monkeypox virus positive and negative” are seen in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 3 (Reuters) – Diagnostic companies are racing to develop tests for monkeypox, hoping to tap into a new market as governments ramp up efforts … Read more

Analysis: Hero to hindrance: Australia PM Morrison hurts party’s election hopes

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends the third leaders’ debate at the Seven Network Studios during the 2022 federal election campaign, in Sydney, Australia May 11, 2022. Mick Tsikas/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, May 13 (Reuters) – Three years ago, Scott Morrison’s ebullient personality as the … Read more

Exclusive: Biden expected to sign new $100 million weapons package for Ukraine, officials say

US President Joe Biden enters the Rose Garden during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, US, March 29, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden is expected to sign a new weapons package worth at least $100 million for Ukraine … Read more

Bird flu puts organic chickens into lockdown from Pennsylvania to France

CHICAGO/PARIS, May 2 (Reuters) – Organic and free-range chickens have been thrown into lockdown. Egg-laying hens that normally have access to the outdoors can no longer roam as freely or feel the sun on their beaks as some US and European farmers temporarily keep flocks inside during lethal outbreaks of bird flu, according to egg … Read more

Exclusive: After pandemic drop, Canada’s detention of immigrants rises again

Two closed Canadian border checkpoints are seen after it was announced that the border would close to “non-essential traffic” to combat the spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the US-Canada border crossing at the Thousand Islands Bridge in Lansdowne , Ontario, Canada March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alex Filipe//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access … Read more

The case for testing Pfizer’s Paxlovid for treating long COVID

Two long COVID patients recover after Paxlovid treatment Side effects, safety issues need to be studied CHICAGO, April 18 (Reuters) – Reports of two patients who found relief from long COVID after taking Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) antiviral Paxlovid, including a researcher who tested it on herself, provide intriguing evidence for clinical trials to help those … Read more

Smuggled sketches offer glimpses into harsh Myanmar prison

April 7 (Reuters) – In one drawing, dozens of men sit crammed into a single room, hunched with their knees together, every inch of space occupied. In another, they lie back to back on the floor, their faces straining with discomfort. Fourteen sketches smuggled out of Myanmar’s Insein Prison and interviews with eight former prisoners … Read more

Analysis: China’s balancing act over Ukraine offers Washington a subtle ‘win’

Chinese and US flags flutter near The Bund, before US trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS, April 7 (Reuters) – China’s abstentions on UN votes to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are a “win”, … Read more