Analysis: US trucking downturn foreshadows possible economic gloom

April 25 (Reuters) – Craig Fuller monitors millions of transactions between US truckers and their customers as chief executive of transportation data company FreightWaves – and he does not like what he is seeing. There has been an unexpectedly sharp downturn in demand to truck everything from food to furniture since the beginning of March … Read more

Putin accuses West of ‘terror’, tells prosecutors to be tough

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Orthodox Easter service at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia April 23, 2022. Picture taken April 23, 2022. Sputnik/Sergei Fadeichev/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Putin says West is trying to destroy Russia from within Western-backed assassins tried to kill … Read more

Scholz says top priority is avoiding NATO confrontation with Russia

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz makes a statement after talks with European leaders and US President Joe Biden, in Berlin, Germany, April 19, 2022. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Scholz warns Germany may be considered party to war if it sends tanks Scholz could soon be forced to decide on … Read more

Watchdog warned UK government of spyware infections inside 10 Downing Street

April 19 (Reuters) – Digital rights watchdog group Citizen Lab said on Monday it had warned British officials that electronic devices connected to government networks, including some inside the prime minister’s office and foreign ministry, appeared to be infected with Israeli-made spy software. The spy software is known as Pegasus, a product of Israeli cyberarms … Read more

UnitedHealthcare gets much of lawsuit over denial of mental health coverage tossed

The corporate logo of the UnitedHealth Group appears on the side of one of their office buildings in Santa Ana, California, US, April 13, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register RICO, misrepresentation claims dismissed while contract claims survive Ruling follows 9th Circuit reversal of patients’ victory in similar case … Read more

Frontrunner for next Pakistani PM seen as ‘can-do’ administrator

Leader of the opposition Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sherif, brother of ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, gestures as he speaks to the media at the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Islamabad, Pakistan April 7, 2022. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISLAMABAD, April 10 (Reuters) – Shehbaz Sharif, the person most likely … Read more