China announces fresh military drills around Taiwan

China announces fresh military drills around Taiwan

TAIPEI, Aug 8 (Reuters) – China’s military announced fresh military drills on Monday in the seas and airspace around Taiwan – a day after the scheduled end of its largest ever exercises to protest against last week’s visit to Taipei by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. China’s Eastern Theatre Command said it would conduct joint … Read more

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

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

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

U.S. bars Cuba, Venezuela from Americas summit, Mexican leader sits out

U.S. bars Cuba, Venezuela from Americas summit, Mexican leader sits out

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY, June 6 (Reuters) – The White House on Monday excluded Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua from the U.S.-hosted Summit of the Americas this week, prompting Mexico’s president to make good on a threat to skip the event because all countries in the Western Hemisphere were not invited. The boycott of Mexican President Andres Manuel … Read more

FTX’s billionaire chief says bitcoin has no future as a payments network- FT

FTX’s billionaire chief says bitcoin has no future as a payments network- FT

Bitcoin cryptocurrency representation is pictured on a keyboard in front of binary code in this illustration taken September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 16 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency exchange FTX’s founder has said that bitcoin has no future as a payments network and criticized the digital currency … Read more

Siemens to leave Russia due to Ukraine war, take hefty charge

Siemens to leave Russia due to Ukraine war, take hefty charge

Siemens to leave Russia after 170 years Russia makes up around 1% of total revenues Shares fall after earnings miss CEO condemns the war in Ukraine ZURICH, May 12 (Reuters) – Siemens (SIEGn.DE) will quit the Russian market due to the war in Ukraine, it said on Thursday, taking a 600 million euro ($630 million) … Read more

Musk says he would reverse Twitter ban on Donald Trump

Musk says he would reverse Twitter ban on Donald Trump

May 10 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk said on Tuesday he would reverse Twitter’s ban on former U.S. President Donald Trump when he buys the social media platform, the clearest signal yet of Musk’s intention to cut moderation of the site. Musk, the world’s richest person and chief executive of electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc … Read more

Deadly explosion rocks hotel in downtown Havana, gas leak suspected

Deadly explosion rocks hotel in downtown Havana, gas leak suspected

HAVANA, May 6 (Reuters) – A deadly explosion hit a well-known hotel in downtown Havana on Friday, tearing a gash several floors high into the side of the building, killing at least eight people and sending another 30 to hospital, witnesses and Cuban state media said. President Miguel Diaz-Canel, speaking from the scene of the … Read more