US targets Chinese, UAE companies in new Iran sanctions | Nuclear Energy News

US official says absent return to nuclear deal, Washington will use sanctions to limit Iranian petrochemical exports. The United States has imposed sanctions on Chinese and Emirati companies, as well as a network of Iranian petrochemical producers, accusing them of helping to “evade sanctions” by supporting the sale of Iran’s petrochemical products abroad. In a … Read more

Heartbreak for Peru as ‘ecstatic’ Australia qualify for World Cup | Qatar 2022 News

Doha, Qatar – Peru’s football fans were left in tears after their team missed out on World Cup 2022 qualification following a 5-4 loss on penalty kicks to Australia. Substitute goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne saved the final penalty from Alex Valera to send Peru packing, much to the disappointment of the vocal 10,000-strong support in the … Read more

Australia beat Peru on penalties to reach Qatar World Cup 2022 | Qatar 2022 News

Substitute goalkeeper Redmayne the hero for Australia who sealed their World Cup place for the fifth successive time. Australia’s substitute goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne saved the last penalty to secure his country a place at this year’s World Cup in Qatar as they edged Peru 5-4 in a shoot-out following a 0-0 draw after extra time … Read more

Why some South Koreans want their own nuclear bomb | Nuclear Weapons News

Seoul, South Korea – Hours after US President Joe Biden left Tokyo following a five-day tour to Japan and South Korea last week, officials in Seoul sounded the alarm over the launch of a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile test from North Korea. If confirmed, the launch of an ICBM – a weapon that is capable … Read more

Frugal Japanese tighten their belts as prices rise, yen slides | Business and Economy

Tokyo, Japan – Tatsuya Yonekura has not raised the prices at his Tokyo cafe since it opened three years ago. But as Japan’s inflation rises and the yen languishes at a 20-year low against the dollar, Yonekura may be left with no other choice. “I might have to raise the price of alcohol because the … Read more

Nintendo expects to sell 21 million Switch consoles this year | Technology

The latest forecast represents a 9 percent fall in sales from the previous financial year. Japanese videogame maker Nintendo Co said on Tuesday it expects to sell 21 million Switch games consoles in the current financial year that started on April 1, a 9 percent year-on-year fall. Nintendo sold 23.06 million Switch consoles in the … Read more

Rocket Lab helicopter catches rocket booster, then drops it | Space News

The company’s test is partially successful as it attempts to make its boosters reusable. Launch firm Rocket Lab USA Inc has captured a falling rocket stage out of the air with a helicopter before dropping it in the ocean, emerging to achieve a partially successful test of the company’s novel cost-savings approach. The demonstration on … Read more

China’s COVID hard line eats into everything from Teslas to tacos | Coronavirus pandemic

When Tesla’s Shanghai plant and other auto factories were shut over the last two months by emergency measures to control China’s biggest COVID-19 outbreak, the burning question was how quickly they could restart to meet surging demand. But with the Shanghai lockdown grinding into its fourth week, and similar measures imposed in dozens of smaller … Read more

China manufacturing output drops to lowest level in 2 years | News

The figures come as Beijing doggedly pursues a zero-Covid response leading to lockdown measures in several cities. China’s manufacturing activity slumped to its lowest level since February 2020, official data showed on Saturday, the latest sign of economic pain as Beijing doggedly pursues its zero-Covid response. The official Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), a key gauge … Read more