Translate

Search This Blog

Search Tool




Apr 19, 2018

Reuters | News Now, April 19,2018.


April 19, 2018

Reuters News Now

 

 

World

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it would order the inspection of some 220 jet engines after investigators said a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines flight, shattering a window and killing a passenger.

Many social media users attacked passenger Marty Martinez in expletive-laced postings after he live streamed what he feared might be his last minutes of life after the engine exploded. It was possibly the first time someone who thought he was going to die in a plane crash live-streamed the experience.
North Korea has expressed its commitment to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said today, as the United States vowed to maintain “maximum pressure” on Pyongyang.
Commentary: The strikes on Syria "were little more than highly ritualized theater," writes Peter Apps. But while they demonstrated U.S. military dominance in the Mediterranean, they have left a murky, risky aftermath. Increased Russian and Chinese activity in other regions "means U.S. power is increasingly spread thin."

tech

Exclusive: Facebook to put 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law

If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people’s online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook users around the world would be protected by it. The online social network is making changes that ensure the number will be much smaller.
5 Min Read

Exclusive: China looks to speed up chip plans as U.S. trade tensions boil - sources

China is looking to accelerate plans to develop its domestic semiconductor market amid a fierce trade stand-off with the United States and a U.S. ban on sales to Chinese phone maker ZTE that has underscored the country’s reliance on imported chips.
4 min read

Flatpack fear no more? Robot assembles IKEA chair frame

Robots in Singapore have completed a task many humans dread - assembling flat-packed IKEA furniture. Scientists spent three years programming the robot - made of arms, grippers, sensors and 3D cameras - which assembled the frame of an IKEA dining chair in around 20 minutes.
2 min read

Top Stories on Reuters TV

Ex-Playboy model can now discuss alleged Trump affair

national   1:16

Island-wide power blackout hits Puerto Rico

world   0:58

Highlights

Post-traumatic stress disorder isn’t just for soldiers. After years of covering war and tragedy in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for Reuters, it happened to Reuters reporter Dean Yates.
In 2016, Yates was treated in a psychiatric unit for PTSD after a career spent covering conflict and tragedy. Last July, he was back in Ward 17. It was time to face up to his moral injury and the event that drove him into mental hell. Read our latest special report.
Dean William Yates  
I hope my story will in some small way make more folks aware of moral injury and how it can be treated: Return to Ward 17: Making peace with lost comrades https://reut.rs/2Hf2ViX via @SpecialReports #MentalHealthNow #PTSD
3:26 AM - April 18, 2018