Cuba gets help from Mexico, Venezuela to fight oil fire

Cuba gets help from Mexico, Venezuela to fight oil fire

HAVANA, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Cuba appeared to make progress on Sunday bringing under control a fire at its main oil storage facility that has killed one firefighter, drawing on help from Mexico and Venezuela to fight the raging flames. A lightning strike on Friday ignited one of eight storage tanks at the Matanzas super … Read more

Texas governor sends migrants to New York City as immigration standoff accelerates

Texas governor sends migrants to New York City as immigration standoff accelerates

NEW YORK, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, said on Friday he has started to send buses carrying migrants to New York City in an effort to push responsibility for border crossers to Democratic mayors and U.S. President Joe Biden, a Democrat. The first bus arrived early on Friday at the … Read more

White House frustrated as Washington mayor seeks troops to help handle migrants

White House frustrated as Washington mayor seeks troops to help handle migrants

WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Thousands of migrants bused to Washington in recent months by Republican governors of states on the U.S.-Mexico border have caused tensions between the White House and the Democratic mayor of the U.S. capital city, four U.S. officials told Reuters. Last week, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser called on President Joe Biden, … Read more

Exclusive: Hyundai subsidiary has used child labor at Alabama factory

Exclusive: Hyundai subsidiary has used child labor at Alabama factory

LUVERNE, Alabama, July 22 (Reuters) – A subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co has used child labor at a plant that supplies parts for the Korean carmaker’s assembly line in nearby Montgomery, Alabama, according to area police, the family of three underage workers, and eight former and current employees of the factory. Underage workers, in some … Read more

Indonesia urges G20 to help end war in Ukraine as Russia’s Lavrov looks on

Indonesia urges G20 to help end war in Ukraine as Russia’s Lavrov looks on

Russian foreign minister attends G20 meeting in Bali Ukraine foreign minister to address meeting virtually Indonesia warns food prices to hit low-income nations hardest UK foreign minister Liz Truss cuts short Bali trip NUSA DUA, Indonesia, July 8 (Reuters) – Indonesia urged the G20 on Friday to help end the war in Ukraine, as foreign … Read more

Russia attends G20 meeting set to be dominated by Ukraine conflict

Russia attends G20 meeting set to be dominated by Ukraine conflict

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news briefing ahead of Caspian Summit in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan June 28, 2022. Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NUSA DUA, Indonesia, July 7 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was on the Indonesian island of Bali on Thursday … Read more

Prince Charles expresses sorrow over slavery in Commonwealth speech

Prince Charles expresses sorrow over slavery in Commonwealth speech

Commonwealth leaders gather for Kigali summit Charles alludes to colonialism, slavery in speech Rwanda’s Kagame speaks of “reimagining” Commonwealth Members vote to keep Patricia Scotland as sec-gen KIGALI, June 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Charles expressed deep sorrow over slavery in a speech to Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda on Friday and acknowledged that the roots … Read more

Costa Rica book place at World Cup finals after playoff win

Costa Rica book place at World Cup finals after playoff win

DOHA, June 14 (Reuters) – Joel Campbell’s early goal sent Costa Rica to the World Cup for a third successive tournament as they edged past 10-man New Zealand 1-0 in their intercontinental playoff on Tuesday and secured the last place at the finals in Qatar. The former Arsenal striker scored after three minutes for Costa … Read more

Biden unveils migration plan, capping Americas summit roiled by division

Biden unveils migration plan, capping Americas summit roiled by division

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and fellow leaders from the Western Hemisphere on Friday rolled out a new set of measures to confront the regional migration crisis, seeking to salvage an Americas summit roiled by division. Biden’s aides had touted the migration declaration as a centerpiece of the U.S.-hosted Summit … Read more

Biden unveils new Latin America economic plan at reboot summit dogged by dissent

Biden unveils new Latin America economic plan at reboot summit dogged by dissent

LOS ANGELES, June 8 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday a proposed new U.S. economic partnership with Latin America aimed at countering China’s growing clout as he kicked off a regional summit marred by discord and snubs over the guest list. Hosting the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, Biden sought to … Read more