EU industry chief sees no quid pro quo in Chinese firms’ ‘mask diplomacy’

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU industry chief Thierry Breton says he does not…

Frozen and desolate Antarctica once boasted warm, swampy rainforests

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Antarctica is now a harsh land of ice and snow,…

Tommy the robot nurse helps keep Italy doctors safe from coronavirus

By Flavio Lo Scalzo VARESE, Italy (Reuters) – He doesn’t wear a mask but he is…

Putin takes coronavirus precautions as Moscow unveils tracking app

By Alexander Marrow and Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin is taking precautions to…

Zoom takes lead over Microsoft Teams as virus keeps Americans at home: Apptopia

(Reuters) – Zoom Video Communications Inc’s <ZM.O> average mobile user numbers in March were nearly three…

Meal delivery firms branch out into groceries during crisis

By Sudip Kar-Gupta and Douglas Busvine PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) – Uber Eats <UBER.N> and Delivery Hero <DHER.DE>…

Chinese scientists seeking potential COVID-19 treatment find ‘effective’ antibodies

By Martin Quin Pollard BEIJING (Reuters) – A team of Chinese scientists has isolated several antibodies…

Landmark skull fossil provides surprising human evolution clues

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have solved a longstanding mystery over the age of…

Loss of taste and smell key COVID-19 symptoms, app study finds

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – Losing your sense of smell and taste may be the best way to tell…

Exclusive: China may ease electric car quotas, delay emission rules to help automakers – sources

By Yilei Sun and Norihiko Shirouzu BEIJING (Reuters) – China is considering temporarily easing quotas designed…

Tariff pain turns to gain: U.S. computer, toy stockpiles help meet virus rush

By Paresh Dave OAKLAND, California (Reuters) – As the coronavirus outbreak forced classes online, Boston Public…

China’s Pinduoduo raises $1.1 billion in share placement amid volatile markets

By Julie Zhu and Kane Wu HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce firm Pinduoduo Inc said…