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Russian cosmonauts ready for Friday’s la

(Reuters) – Three Russian cosmonauts were due to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, continuing a more than two-decade Russian-U.S. presence aboard the orbiting outpost despite heightened ground tensions between Moscow and Washington . The Soyuz spacecraft carrying the new team of cosmonauts was scheduled to lift off at 15:55 GMT (11:55 […]

North Korea courts disaster with missile...

People watch a television file showing footage of a report on North Korea firing what appeared to be a ballistic missile, in Seoul, South Korea, February 27, 2022. Yonhap via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register “Absolutely insane” – Jeffrey Lewis, CNS expert Missile tests from the international airport are unprecedented […]

World Bank approves additional financing...

By Andrea Shalal and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The World Bank said on Monday it was making available nearly $200 million in additional and reprogrammed financing to bolster Ukraine’s social services for vulnerable people, in addition to the $723 million approved last week. . The funding is part of a $3 billion support package […]

South Korea sees imminent prospect of No...

People watch a television broadcasting a report on North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile off its east coast, in Seoul, South Korea March 5, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, March 14 (Reuters) – The South Korean government believes North Korea could test an intercontinental ballistic […]

Young Lebanese drop out of education as ...

By Laila Bassam and Aidan Lewis BEIRUT (Reuters) – Before Lebanon’s devastating financial crisis hit, Faraj Faraj believed university could put him on the path from a cramped family home in a poor Beirut neighborhood to financial independence. Instead, like a growing number of young Lebanese, soaring costs forced the 19-year-old to drop out of […]

Former Zambian President Rupiah Banda di...

LUSAKA (Reuters) – Former Zambian President Rupiah Banda, 85, died on Friday after a battle with colon cancer, his son told Reuters. “He passed away at around 7 p.m. today,” Banda’s second oldest child, Andrew, said, confirming the death. Banda, Zambia’s fourth president who was in power from 2008 to 2011, was diagnosed with cancer […]

China Censors Online Debate on Ukraine, ...

BEIJING, (Reuters) – China’s censors, quietly determining what can be discussed on the country’s frenzied social media platforms, are silencing the opinions of citizens protesting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In the days following the February 24 Russian attack, comments on Chinese social media platforms Weibo, WeChat and Douyin were overwhelmingly supportive of Russia and President […]

Putin compares Western sanctions to war ...

Russia and Ukraine take responsibility for blocked evacuation Up to 1.5 million refugees expected by Sunday evening In a call to the US Senate, Zelenskiy asks for more help Blinken and Kuleba meet on the border between Ukraine and Poland Israeli leader meets Putin, speaks with Zelenskiy LVIV/KIEV, Ukraine, March 5 (Reuters) – Russian President […]

Explanation-What are the stakes of the p...

PARIS (Reuters) – All the main candidates are now on the starting line for France’s April presidential election, after Emmanuel Macron confirmed on Thursday that he was running for a second term. Macron is the favorite in opinion polls. But the projected margin is narrower than when he was elected in 2017 and he faces […]

Britain says Russian column heading for ...

Eastern city of Kharkiv comes under renewed heavy shelling Moscow says it has seized Kherson, mayor says troops on the streets UN votes overwhelmingly to censor Russian invasion Total refugees exceed one million – UNHCR KYIV/KHARKIV, Ukraine, March 3 (Reuters) – Russia’s advance on Kiev has made little progress and Ukrainian forces are keeping Kharkiv […]

Russian column rushes into Kiev, scaring...

Western sanctions against Russia are on the rise Ukraine says 70 servicemen killed by artillery in Okhtyrka Turkey seals straits to warships of warring countries KIEV/MOSCOW, March 1 (Reuters) – A Russian armored column slammed into Ukraine’s capital Kyiv on Tuesday and invading forces fired barrages of rockets into the center of the country’s second-largest […]

Macron gets French election boost after ...

PARIS (Reuters) – Support for President Emmanuel Macron has reached its highest level in voting intentions for the first round of the French presidential election, boosted by his role in the Ukraine crisis, according to a poll published on Monday. Macron gained two points in the IFOP poll for Paris Match, rising to 28%, the […]

UN Security Council to vote on Houthi ar...

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Monday on a United Arab Emirates proposal to impose an arms embargo on Yemen’s Houthis after the group claimed responsibility for several drone and missile attacks on the country. country this year. The measure would extend to the entire group a […]

Japan plans to impose sanctions on Belar...

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is considering imposing economic sanctions on Belarus, in line with the United States, over its support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, two government officials familiar with the matter told Reuters on Saturday. case. It was not immediately clear which people or entities would be targeted by these sanctions. Officials told Reuters […]

Switzerland strengthens measures targeti...

By John Revill and Silke Koltrowitz ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland will step up measures against Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, President Ignazio Cassis said on Thursday, although the measures will not include an immediate freeze on billions of francs held by Russians in Swiss accounts. The government will adjust its regulations so that Switzerland […]

Cuba’s tourism industry slumps as sun-se

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba is struggling to wake up its tourism industry after months of pandemic-induced sleep as travelers stay away, threatening to derail the government’s plan to bail out the economy. a worsening crisis. The communist-ruled island, long a popular Caribbean destination, has bet on tourism to fuel 4% economic growth this year after […]

Portuguese voters abroad to re-issue bal...

LISBON (Reuters) – Thousands of Portuguese voters living across Europe will be invited to vote for the second time in March, the National Electoral Commission (CNE) said, delaying the swearing-in of a new elected socialist government January 30. . The partial replay comes after the High Court ruled on Tuesday that an informal agreement by […]

Turkey sends senior officials to Israel ...

ANKARA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A team of senior Turkish officials will visit Israel ahead of President Isaac Herzog’s planned trip to Ankara, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, as regional rivals seek to restore ties after years of animosity. President Tayyip Erdogan’s chief foreign policy adviser Ibrahim Kalin and Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal will lead […]

Scholz flies to Ukraine as fears of Russ...

By Andreas Rinke and Sarah Marsh BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz flies to Kiev on Monday to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in a bid to show solidarity and help avert a war in Europe following warnings that a Russian invasion could be imminent. The trip is part of a flurry of diplomatic […]

man lynched by villagers for blasphemy i...

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) – A mob lynched a man for allegedly burning pages of the Muslim holy book of the Koran in central Pakistan and dozens of people have been arrested, police and officials said on Sunday. Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered action against the crowd and any police who may have witnessed the […]

Cyclone Batsirai rains bring temporary r...

By Christophe Van Der Perre COMMUNE DE SAMPONA, MADAGASCAR (Reuters) – Standing by the side of a highway in southern Madagascar, Masy, a 25-year-old water seller, is grateful for the heavy rains that fell last week when Cyclone Batsirai struck. The commune of Sampona, where Masy lives with his five children, is in an area […]

Ukraine declares navigation through the ...

KYIV (Reuters) – Russia has withdrawn previously announced restrictions for ships in the Sea of ​​Azov related to naval exercises in the region, Ukraine’s Ports Authority said on Friday. “The movement of ships through the recommended routes to the seaports of Ukraine in the Sea of ​​Azov is open,” the Authority said in a report. […]

Global COVID response program ‘running o

(Reuters) – A global initiative to provide COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines to the poorest countries has received just 5% of donations sought to meet its targets this year, according to the World Health Organization. Health (WHO) and other aid groups. The Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT) budgeted $23.4 billion for its efforts from […]

Costa Ricans go to the polls, largely un...

SAN JOSE (Reuters) – Costa Ricans head to the polls on Sunday to vote for a record number of candidates in a presidential election unlikely to produce an outright winner in the first round. None of the 25 presidential candidates is expected to win more than 40% of the vote, the threshold necessary to avoid […]

Amazon is exploring a deal for Peloton, ...

Feb 4 (Reuters) – Peloton Interactive Inc (PTON.O) has attracted interest from potential buyers including e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc, according to a person familiar with the matter, as the bike maker d Fiscal year is striving to sustain a pandemic fueled growth. Peloton shares jumped 30% in extended trading on the news, which comes days […]

Coups, COVID and climate test African le...

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – African leaders are meeting at an African Union summit this weekend to try to forge a coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and a series of military control from Sudan to the Sahel region. The bloc, formed 20 years ago to promote international cooperation and harmonize policies among member […]

China suspected of hacking News Corp rep...

Feb 4 (Reuters) – Digital intruders broke into News Corp’s (NWSA.O) email accounts and compromised the data of an unknown number of journalists, the company disclosed on Friday. The media company’s internet security adviser said the hack was likely aimed at gathering intelligence for Beijing’s benefit. News Corp, which publishes the Wall Street Journal, said […]

Turkey’s Uighurs call for boycott as Bei

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters from China’s Uyghur Muslim community gathered in Istanbul on Friday to call for a boycott of the opening of the Winter Olympics in Beijing and to urge participants to speak out against the government’s treatment China to the ethnic minority. The Beijing Olympics opened on Friday under the shadow […]

Cambodia Says Myanmar Non-Political Repr...

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia’s foreign ministry said on Thursday that an apolitical representative from Myanmar had been invited to attend a meeting of Southeast Asian foreign ministers later this month rather than the Minister of Foreign Affairs appointed by the army. Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations had failed to reach consensus […]

Mexican media worker killed after Outlet...

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A Mexican media worker was killed in the violent western state of Michoacan on Monday, one of his employers said, the latest killing in a series of deadly attacks that have sparked protests in the Latin American nation. Roberto Toledo’s death follows the killing of three journalists in Mexico in early […]

Indonesia says Bali will reopen to forei...

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s holiday island of Bali will start welcoming travelers from all countries from the end of the week, officials said on Monday, more than three months after announcing it was open to certain nationalities. Although Bali has officially opened https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/doubts-over-demand-eve-indonesias-bali-reopening-2021-10-13 to visitors from China, New Zealand and Japan among other countries in […]

Chile Anti-migrant protesters destroy ca...

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean protesters marched against immigration and crime in the Andean country’s far north on Sunday, with some violent factions destroying migrant camp property on the streets amid rising tensions in the region over border controls. Photos showed protesters, many carrying Chilean flags, smashing tent structures and bedding in the northern city of […]

Israeli President Herzog to UAE for firs...

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli President Isaac Herzog left for the United Arab Emirates on Sunday in the first such visit, his office said, seeking to strengthen Gulf ties at a time of heightened regional tension as the powers are trying to revive a nuclear deal with Iran. “I will meet with the leaders of the […]

Putin Orders Apparent New System to Ban ...

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his administration to consider an apparent new system to ban “toxic” internet content, although details were not disclosed. The new system, contained in a list of presidential orders on the Kremlin’s website, was described as a “self-regulating registry of toxic content” that would be used “to […]

Holy sites in Jerusalem and the West Ban...

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A rare heavy snowfall blanketed Jerusalem, parts of northern Israel and hilly areas of the occupied West Bank overnight from Thursday to Thursday, shutting down roads and schools. Worshipers had to wade through inches of snow to reach holy sites in Jerusalem’s walled Old City, including the snow-capped Dome of the Rock […]

Thousands evacuated from Athens highway ...

ATHENS (Reuters) – Rescue teams, including the military, worked through the night to evacuate thousands of people trapped in their cars on an Athens highway after a severe snowstorm swept through Greece on Monday , blanketing the capital and causing traffic chaos. More than 3,500 people had been evacuated by Tuesday morning, some abandoning their […]

Lufthansa postpones some flights to Ukra...

KYIV (Reuters) – Germany’s Lufthansa has postponed at least two flights to Ukraine this week, in one of the first changes to air traffic since tensions between Russia and the West last escalated. A Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Kyiv on Sunday afternoon was moved to Monday morning, with Lufthansa service center staff saying it […]

Prosecutor Seeks Life For Convicted ‘Hot

KIGALI (Reuters) – A Rwandan prosecutor on Monday sought a life sentence for Paul Rusesabagina, who was portrayed in the film “Hotel Rwanda” sheltering hundreds of people during the 1994 genocide, instead of a sentence 25 years old. Rusesabagina, 67, was convicted in September of eight terrorism charges related to the activities of an organization […]

German government distances itself from ...

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government distanced itself from comments by its navy chief on Saturday after video footage emerged in which the vice admiral said Russian President Vladimir Putin deserved respect and that Kiev did not would ever recover Crimea annexed to Moscow. German Navy Chief Kay-Achim Schoenbach has apologized for his “reckless” comments, […]

Pakistani Convicted Murderer Achieves Hi...

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – A Pakistani inmate serving a life sentence for murder at an overcrowded prison in Karachi has won a scholarship to continue his education after scoring one of the city’s highest high school exam scores Last year. Syed Naeem Shah, 35, scored highest in general high school exams among private applicants – […]

United States Calls on Bosnian Leaders t...

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – The United States on Friday called on rival ethnic Bosnian leaders to set aside divisive rhetoric that threatens the country’s shaky economy and future, saying Washington was ready to impose more sanctions on those which interfere with stability. “Talking about war makes it incredibly difficult…to attract investment from the international community…and to […]

German Cardinal Marx Apologizes After Mu...

BERLIN (Reuters) – The Archbishop of Munich, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, on Thursday apologized to victims of historic sexual abuse in his archdiocese after a report criticized his handling of the scandal as well as with the former pope Benedict XVI. “As current archbishop, I apologize on behalf of the archdiocese for the suffering inflicted on […]

Beijing migrant worker’s search for son

BEIJING (Reuters) – The story of a migrant worker in Beijing who caught COVID-19 while searching for his missing son sparked shock and sympathy on social media on Thursday, drawing attention to the difficulties encountered by the floating population in major Chinese cities. On Wednesday, city officials said an asymptomatic case of the novel coronavirus […]

Hong Kong democracy activist Edward Leun...

By Jessie Pang and Joyce Zhou HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong activist Edward Leung, 30, who first used one of the most popular protest songs from the 2019 pro-democracy protests and the first slogan ruled illegal under ‘a national security law, was released from prison on Wednesday. Leung first used “Free Hong Kong! Revolution […]

Saudi-led coalition strike on Sanaa in Y...

CAIRO (Reuters) – An airstrike by Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces on the Yemeni capital Sanaa killed 14 people, according to initial estimates, as digging through the rubble continued, officials told Reuters on Tuesday. inhabitants. The Saudi-led alliance carried out the strikes on Houthi-held Sanaa in Yemen following a rebel attack on the United Arab Emirates. […]

Netflix raises monthly subscription pric...

LOS ANGELES, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Netflix Inc has raised its monthly subscription price by $1 to $2 per month in the United States depending on the plan, the company said on Friday, to help pay for new programming to compete crowded streaming. television market. The standard plan, which allows two simultaneous streams, now costs […]

Tunisian police fill downtown ahead of p...

TUNIS (Reuters) – Hundreds of Tunisian police surrounded a central area of ​​the capital on Friday ahead of a planned protest against the president called in defiance of COVID-19 restrictions. Opposition parties, including moderate Islamist Ennahda, are protesting President Kais Saied’s suspension of parliament, his accession to executive power and attempts to rewrite the constitution, […]

Around 80 human rights defenders killed ...

BOGOTA (Reuters) – At least 78 human rights defenders were killed in Colombia in 2021, the United Nations human rights agency said Thursday. Violence against human rights and environmental defenders, as well as against community activists – known collectively in Colombia as social leaders – has become a great challenge for the government of President […]

Fundraising Rises in Races for US Electi...

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Campaign donations rise for candidates for election monitoring roles in the United States, a report released Wednesday says a sign of how former President Donald Trump’s false allegations of electoral fraud are raising the stakes in the November elections of this year. According to the report https: // www. brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/financing-races-offices-oversee-elections-january-2022 by […]

Party over? British Prime Minister John...

By Michael Holden and Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will have to fight Wednesday to defend his post as Prime Minister after it was revealed that a ‘bring your own alcohol’ rally was held at his official residence during the first coronavirus lockdown. Opposition lawmakers have called for Johnson’s resignation […]

Russia to set out security requirements ...

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Russia is set to outline its demands for security guarantees in Europe to 30 NATO allies on Wednesday, following intense talks with the United States in Geneva which have shown that the two sides have major differences to fill. The NATO-Russia Council at Allied Headquarters in Brussels is part of a larger […]

US, EU Impose Sanctions on Nicaragua on ...

(Reuters) – The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on six Nicaraguan officials as part of coordinated action with the European Union, marking the inauguration day of President Daniel Ortega following an election that Washington denounced it as rigged. The US Treasury Department said in a statement it had imposed sanctions on several Nicaraguan officials […]

Factbox-Court cases against Aung San Suu...

(Reuters) – Former Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to an additional four years in prison on Monday, the latest in a string of cases against her since her ouster in a military coup on February 1st. Nobel laureate Suu Kyi, 76, is on trial in nearly a dozen cases carrying maximum combined […]

Pope calls for dialogue and justice to e...

MILAN (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday called for dialogue and justice to end the violent unrest in Kazakhstan, adding he was saddened by the news of the deaths in the country. “I learned with sadness that there have been casualties during the protests that have erupted in recent days in Kazakhstan,” the Pope told […]

gunmen kill at least 30 in Nigeria’s Zam

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Gunmen killed at least 30 people in Nigeria’s Zamfara state, raiding several villages in an area in crisis for more than two years, residents and sources said on Friday. of security. There has been a spate of attacks in northwest Nigeria, which has seen a sharp rise in mass kidnappings and […]

Mexico officially unveils new visa requi...

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico officially announced new visa requirements for visitors to Venezuela in the government’s official newspaper on Thursday, as part of efforts to curb a sharp increase in illegal immigration at the border Mexican-American. The new requirements issued by the Interior Ministry, which will take effect in 15 days, come as Mexico […]

Indian Police Arrest Suspected Creator O...

By Devjyot Ghoshal and Sankalp Phartiyal NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian police said on Thursday they arrested a 20-year-old man they suspected of creating an online app that shared photos of Muslim women for a virtual ‘auction’, as an investigation on the case of community harassment was widening. An open source app on the Github […]

Soccer-Conte tells the brutal truth afte...

LONDON (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte said Wednesday’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final shows how far his current club are behind his old one. An early goal from Kai Havertz and a comedic goal from Spurs defender Ben Davies put Chelsea in charge and the […]

United States Expands Trump-Era Border P...

(Reuters) – The United States on Monday extended to San Diego, Calif., The Trump-era border program that requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for U.S. immigration hearings, according to a federal court order, officials in the Biden administration told reporters. Democratic President Joe Biden attempted to abandon the policy of his Republican predecessor – […]

President of Botswana in isolation after...

GABORONE (Reuters) – Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi is in compulsory self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 in routine testing, a government spokesperson said on Monday. “The president is symptom-free and will continue to have close medical surveillance by his doctors,” John-Thomas Dipowe, acting permanent secretary for government communications, said in a statement. Vice President Slumber […]

New Australian COVID-19 Cases Decline, B...

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s new COVID-19 cases fell on Sunday as testing slowed over a public holiday weekend, but remained well above 30,000 and hospitalizations rose further in News -South Wales as concerns grow about potential strains on the national health system. Newly diagnosed cases in New South Wales, the most populous state, fell to […]

Chinese Cities On COVID Alert As New Yea...

BEIJING (Reuters) – China is on high alert against COVID-19 as the New Year holidays loom, with the city of Xian under lockdown while several New Year’s events in other cities have been canceled and some provinces have urged restrictions on travel during the holiday season. China on Thursday reported 166 locally transmitted infections with […]

WITNESS-What I learned while photographi...

, (Reuters) – My earliest memories of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu come from newspaper clippings and video recordings of foreign news bulletins smuggled into South Africa by dissidents to escape censorship. As an activist allied with the African National Congress, the Archbishop has been banned from the heavily watched media of the white minority government. […]

Nigerian President’s aide tested positiv

ABUJA (Reuters) – Garba Shehu, the Nigerian president’s senior media aide, said on Saturday he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was in isolation. Shehu, in his early fifties, is in the immediate entourage of President Muhammadu Buhari, 79. “I can only confirm that (I am) infected with COVID-19 and undergoing treatment in isolation,” […]

Japan to send government delegation to B...

By Daniel Leussink and David Dolan TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will not send a government delegation to next year’s Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, he said on Friday, a move that falls short of joining a diplomatic boycott of Games led by the United States, but nonetheless likely to escalate tensions with China. The boycott, […]

Latest migrant shipwreck off Greece kill...

ATHENS (Reuters) – At least four migrants died after their boat sank on an islet north of Antikythera Island on Thursday, the Greek coast guard said, adding that rescue teams had organized an operation to rescue about 90 other people. Greece is one of the main entry routes into the European Union for refugees and […]

Belgian government concludes nuclear pha...

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The Belgian government has reached an agreement confirming the closure of its existing nuclear power plants in 2025, while maintaining investments in nuclear technology, state broadcasters RTBF and VRT said on Thursday. The coalition of seven parties has been debating the subject for weeks, the Greens categorically affirming that a 2003 law […]

Over 300 Tax Customs Officials Resign Ov...

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – More than 300 senior Brazilian officials have resigned from their posts amid budget cuts imposed on the country’s tax and customs agency, one of the agency’s unions said on Wednesday, amid anger over President Jair Bolsonaro’s decision to grant police pay increases. The cuts to the Brazilian tax agency, known as […]

South Korean Businesses Protest Return o...

By Yeni Seo and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) – Some 300 South Korean small business owners protested in Seoul on Wednesday against the return of strict social distancing rules, urging the government to compensate them for financial losses and abandon its ‘vaccine pass’ policy . South Korea reinstated tough distancing restrictions this week after easing […]

German police question far-right politic...

BERLIN (Reuters) – German police raided the homes of two politicians from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Tuesday as part of an investigation into the messages of a Telegram discussion group that allegedly called for revolution and civil war. Police raided two residences in Bavaria and confiscated cell […]

A great African cardinal in the Vatican ...

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Cardinal Peter Turkson, seen by some as a candidate to become Africa’s first pope in around 1,500 years, abruptly offered his resignation from a key Vatican department, sources close to the Vatican said on Saturday. case. Turkson, 73, from Ghana, has been a key adviser to Pope Francis on issues such […]

Pubs and parties push COVID-19 cases in ...

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian authorities rushed on Friday to track down hundreds of people who attended a Taylor Swift album party in Sydney last week which has become a widespread event as cases across the country have hit a new pandemic high for the second day in a row. COVID-19 infections, including the new, more […]

South Africa to Keep ‘Level 1’ Borders i

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) has maintained its lockdown at “adjusted level 1”, or the lowest of a five-level restriction system, in battle against the Omicron variant , the health authorities announced Thursday. In the past few days, South Africa has reported more than 20,000 new COVID-19 infections a day, […]

Leftist Lula Maintains Dominant Lead in ...

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Former Brazilian left-wing leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has a comfortable lead in the polls ahead of the October presidential election next year, with right-wing incumbent Jair Bolsonaro down nearly 30 percentage points, according to a poll released Tuesday. If the vote took place today, 48% of those polled said they […]

Gulf summit aims to signal solidarity am...

RIYAD (Reuters) – Arab Gulf leaders meet on Tuesday for an annual summit that is expected to focus on cohesion after a deep rift, at a time of regional concern over Iran and growing economic rivalry within the oil producing block. The Saudi Crown Prince visited the Gulf states ahead of the summit, which comes […]

French and German ministers say nuclear ...

PARIS, Reuters. France, which will assume the rotating presidency of the European Union in January, wants to see nuclear power classified as sustainable energy in the new system of “taxonomy” of the European Union to define sustainable investment. However, many EU countries have ditched nuclear power and want EU funds to support renewables such as […]

Philosopher Sandel Says Saudi Reforms Ne...

DUBAI (Reuters) – The willingness of the Saudi authorities to promote critical thinking will determine whether a reform campaign launched there will be successful, said American political philosopher Michael Sandel after attending the first-ever conference on the philosophy of the ultra-conservative kingdom. Sandel, a Harvard University professor described by the Times Literary Supplement as “the […]

IMF warns Bosnian Serb separatists again...

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday warned the Autonomous Serbian Republic of Bosnia against dismantling the state’s tax administration, saying such a move would cut off a key source of national revenue and would hurt the economy. At the behest of Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, who advocates a “peaceful dissolution” […]

Belarus denies worsening situation of mi...

KYIV (Reuters) – Belarus said on Tuesday that its security services had not worsened the situation for migrants at the border by throwing firecrackers or taking other measures as Poland claimed the day before. Belarus’ National Border Committee rejected the allegation of Polish border guard captain Krystyna Jakimik-Jarosz and accused the Polish government of avoiding […]

EXCLUSIVE SEC asks Tesla about whistlebl...

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec.6 (Reuters) – The U.S. securities regulator has launched an investigation into Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) following a whistleblower complaint that the company failed to properly inform its shareholders and the public from the fire hazards associated with faults in the solar panel system. over several years, according to a letter from the agency. […]

Iran abandoned all compromise in latest ...

By Arshad Mohammed and Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iran has abandoned any compromises it made in talks to revive its 2015 nuclear deal with the major powers, pocketed those struck by others, and demanded more in indirect US talks – Iranians this week, a senior US State Department official said. Tehran’s position in the […]

Russia and Southeast Asia Conclude First...

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Russia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concluded their first joint naval exercise, the Indonesian navy said on Saturday, as the region faces growing tensions with China. The three-day exercise off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra aimed to increase interoperability between ASEAN member states and the Russian […]

US, Russia Progress Toward Resolution Of...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Russia have made progress towards resolving a standoff over staff at their respective embassies, which has allowed Washington to end a policy that allowed family members of staff of the embassy in Moscow to leave Russia, said a spokesperson for the State Department. Friday. The progress, first reported […]

Floods cut off communities in Unity Stat...

JUBA (Reuters) – Severe flooding has hit Unity state in northern South Sudan, preventing communities from accessing a supply of food and other essentials, an official said on Friday. the state. More than 700,000 people have been affected by the country’s worst flooding in nearly 60 years, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said in October, […]

Filipino activists push new petition cal...

MANILA (Reuters) – Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the first frontrunner for the Philippine presidency, was the subject of another official complaint Thursday, as longtime opponents of his powerful family press authorities to disqualify him from the next year’s elections. The activists’ petition is part of a wave of complaints to oust Marcos, a career politician and […]

Belize Reaffirms Support For Taiwan As D...

TAIPEI (Reuters) – A senior Belize politician on Wednesday pledged “unwavering” support for Taiwan in a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen amid doubts over whether Central American nation Honduras , will maintain its links with the island after a presidential election. Belize and Honduras are two of only 15 countries with formal diplomatic relations with […]

Taiwan and Europe Must Stand for Democra...

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan and Europe must work together to defend themselves against authoritarianism and disinformation, President Tsai Ing-wen told MPs from the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on Monday. Lithuania faces sustained pressure from China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, since it authorized the de facto opening of a Taiwanese […]

Iran, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan sign g...

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan have signed a gas exchange deal worth 2 billion cubic meters (bcm) per year, Iranian news agency IRNA reported on Sunday. Under the swap deal, Iran will receive gas from Turkmenistan and deliver an equivalent amount to Azerbaijan at the Astara border, Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji said […]

Archaeologists find 800-year-old mummy i...

LIMA (Reuters) – A team of experts have found a mummy estimated to be at least 800 years old on Peru’s central coast, one of the archaeologists who participated in the excavation said on Friday. The mummified remains were of a person from the culture that developed between the coast and the mountains of the […]

London hit by biggest underground strike...

LONDON (Reuters) – Stores and businesses in central London hoping to receive a much-needed boost from Black Friday sales have been hit by the disruption of the tube network as drivers stage their biggest strike since 2018. The 24-hour strike, which began at 04:30 GMT, resulted in the suspension of the Piccadilly, Waterloo and City […]