Black hole hunters cast gaze at center of the Milky Way galaxy

WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Residing at the center of our spiral-shaped Milky Way galaxy is a beast – a supermassive black hole possessing 4 million times the mass of our sun and consuming any material including gas, dust and stars straying within its immense gravitational pull. Scientists have been using the Event Horizon Telescope […]

Inflation surge, war cloud Fed’s interest rate trajectory

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies during the Senate Banking Committee hearing titled “The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress”, in Washington, U.S., March 3, 2022. Tom Williams/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) – New economic projections from the Federal Reserve this week will […]

Qatar to host Asian World Cup playoff on June 7

HONG KONG, Feb 25 (Reuters) – The playoff between the third-placed finishers in Asia’s preliminaries for this year’s World Cup will be held in Qatar on June 7, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on Friday. The winners of the one-off clash will take on the fifth placed finishers in South America’s qualifying competition on […]