US Supreme Court debates web designer’s position against same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday delivered spirited arguments in a landmark case pitting LGBT rights against a claim that the constitutional right to free speech exempts artists from anti-discrimination laws – a dispute involving an evangelical Christian web is a designer who refuses to provide her services for same-sex … Read more

India’s tax panel may fail to reach consensus on how to tax online gaming – source

NEW DELHI, Dec 5 (Reuters) – A panel of Indian finance ministers has yet to submit its report on taxation of the burgeoning online gambling sector, which is crucial to a final decision on how the charges should be imposed, a senior government official said on Monday . The panel spent weeks considering how to … Read more

Chinese services activity shrinks to 6-month low – Caixin PMI

BEIJING, Dec. 5 (Reuters) – China’s services activity contracted to a six-month low in November as mounting COVID containment measures weighed on demand and activity, a private sector business survey found on Monday, pointing to a further blow to economic growth. The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) of Caixin/S&P Global services fell from 48.4 to 46.7, … Read more

Iran’s top legal cleric says morality police are closed

Protesters are calling for an economic boycott Monday through Wednesday Raisi visits Tehran University on Wednesday for Student Day The Ministry of the Interior is silent on the status of the vice squad DUBAI, Dec. 4 (Reuters) – Protesters in Iran on Sunday called for a three-day strike this week, ramping up pressure on authorities … Read more

India Plans Federal Oversight Of All Real Money Online Games – Resources, Doc

NEW DELHI, Dec 4 (Reuters) – India’s planned regulation of online gambling will apply to all real money games after the Prime Minister’s office rejected a proposal to regulate only games of skill and omit gambling, according to a government document and three sources. The much-anticipated regulations are seen as defining the future of India’s … Read more

Chinese astronauts board space station in historic mission

Shenzhou-15 marks the last of 11 missions since April 2021 in space station construction Shenzhou-15 crew takes over for Shenzhou-14 astronauts on the space station Chinese space station will become second permanently inhabited outpost after NASA-led ISS BEIJING, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – Three Chinese astronauts arrived at the Chinese space station on Wednesday for the … Read more

China real estate sector soars with fundraising support, but COVID protests cloud outlook

HONG KONG, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Shares and bonds of Chinese property developers surged on Tuesday after regulators lifted a ban on stock refinancing for listed companies, the latest bailout for a cash-stricken sector that has been a key pillar of the worldwide No. 2 economy. The move will make it easier for developers to … Read more

Wall St losses capped as Amazon wins on happy Cyber ​​Monday

Cyber ​​Monday spends record $11.6 billion – report Biogen down after death in Alzheimer’s drug trial Indices Off: Dow 0.47%, S&P 0.60%, Nasdaq 0.35% Nov 28 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s major indices fell on Monday amid concerns over protests in major Chinese cities against strict COVID-19 policies, though gains at Amazon helped limit losses as … Read more

BBC says Chinese police attacked one of its journalists during the Shanghai protest

LONDON, Nov. 27 (Reuters) – The BBC said on Sunday that Chinese police attacked and detained one of its journalists covering a protest in Shanghai before later releasing him after several hours. “The BBC is deeply concerned about the treatment of our journalist Ed Lawrence, who was arrested and handcuffed while covering the protests in … Read more

India’s first private rocket company aims to cut satellite costs

BENGALURU, Nov 26 (Reuters) – The startup behind India’s first private space launch plans to launch a satellite into orbit by 2023 and expects to be able to do so at half the cost of established launch companies, the founders said from Skyroot Aerospace to Reuters in an interview. The Hyderabad-based company, backed by Singapore’s … Read more