Reuters Wrap: Tuesday, March 31
In today’s Wrap, exclusives on Hungary, cheap media and a different kind of Pentagon papers.
Photo of the day 1: Fleeing the fighting
Residents, fearing air strikes by the forces of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, leave Idlib after rebel fighters took control of the area, March 28, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
Its currency is wounded and its economy besieged by sanctions, yet Russia still has money to spare for potential allies overseas, according to a Reuters Special Report. Even as it scrabbles for foreign funds, Moscow is poised to make a 10 billion euro loan to Hungary.
Cable T.V. operator Cablevision is planning to make an offer for the New York Daily News this week, Reuters is reporting. Cablevision’s valuation of the troubled tabloid: $1.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter sent Congress the military’s annual “wish list,” including 12 Boeing F/A-18 fighter jets and 14 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets, but said he would not back any of the requests unless lawmakers passed a larger overall defense budget.
Brent crude oil dropped towards $55 a barrel on Tuesday, as Iran and six world powers entered a final day of talks over a nuclear deal that could see the energy-rich country increase oil exports to world markets.
The most common tax mistakes are dumb ones, like forgetting to sign the return or using a nickname instead of a legal name. Reuters personal finance columnist Liz Weston discusses the tax errors that even smart people make.
Eat at your own risk: The EU, China and Russia all ban ractopamine, a drug used to promote growth in pigs and other farm animals. In the U.S., though, you could still get a dash of this potentially harmful medication in your lunch, writes Wayne Pacelle, chief executive of The Humane Society of the United States.
It’s not over yet: The Kleiner Perkins discrimination case may have ended, but Silicon Valley’s trial is only beginning, writes Breakingviews columnist Reynolds Holding. Next up: sexism cases at Twitter and Facebook.
Photo of the day 2: Season to celebrate
A man takes a picture of cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo, March 30. REUTERS/Toru Hanai