California church shooter upset over Taiwan-China tensions -police

May 16 (Reuters) – The man accused of killing a doctor and wounding other people in a shooting at a Taiwanese-American church banquet in California methodically planned the attack because he was upset over Chinese-Taiwanese tensions, authorities said on Monday. The suspect, David Chou, 68, chained the doors and placed glue in the locks at … Read more

Airlines press U.S. to lift pre-departure testing requirements

Travelers wait in line to get tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a pop-up clinic at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, California, US, December 22, 2021. REUTERS/Bing Guan Register now for FREE unlimited access to register WASHINGTON, May 13 (Reuters) – US airlines are the Biden administration to lift … Read more

HSBC’s top shareholder calls for banking giant’s break-up

A branch of HSBC bank is seen, in central London August 3, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth Register now for FREE unlimited access to register LONDON/SINGAPORE, April 29 (Reuters) – HSBC Holdings’ (HSBA.L) largest shareholder, Chinese insurance giant Ping An (601318.SS), has called for a break-up of the London-based bank, a source familiar with the matter … Read more

Tourist favourite Thailand’s recovery lags on COVID rule changes

Tourists visit Maya bay after Thailand reopened its world-famous beach after closing it for more than three years to allow its ecosystem to recover from the impact of overtourism, at Krabi province, Thailand, January 3, 2022. Picture taken January 3, 2022. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to register BANGKOK, April … Read more

Australia fines Expedia Group’s Trivago $33 mln on misleading hotel room rates

April 22 (Reuters) – An Australian court fined Trivago, a unit of US-based online travel firm Expedia Group (EXPE.O), A$44.7 million ($32.91 million) for misleading consumers over hotel room rates, in what would be one of the country’s largest payouts for breaching consumer law. The Federal Court issued the fine on Friday after finding Trivago, … Read more