U.S. aims to hobble China’s chip industry with sweeping new export rules

U.S. aims to hobble China’s chip industry with sweeping new export rules

Oct 7 (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Friday published a sweeping set of export controls, including a measure to cut China off from certain semiconductor chips made anywhere in the world with U.S. tools, vastly expanding its reach in its bid to slow Beijing’s technological and military advances. The rules, some of which go … Read more

Ethiopia peace talks delayed for logistical reasons

Ethiopia peace talks delayed for logistical reasons

NAIROBI, Oct 7 (Reuters) – African Union-led peace talks proposed for this weekend to try to end a two-year-old conflict in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region have been delayed for logistical reasons, Tigray forces and two diplomatic sources said on Friday. Ethiopia’s government and Tigray forces said on Wednesday that they accepted the AU’s invitation to … Read more

EU leaders reaffirm support for Ukraine, squabble over gas cap

EU leaders reaffirm support for Ukraine, squabble over gas cap

Division over details of gas price cap European Commission to make proposals for EU summit on Oct.20-21 Poland criticises Germany for big spending on compensation EU27 vow continued financial and military support for Ukraine Scholz says rebuilding Ukraine will take a generation PRAGUE, Oct 7 (Reuters) – European Union leaders on Friday agreed to give … Read more

New premier in Canada’s oil-rich Alberta set to defy Trudeau

New premier in Canada’s oil-rich Alberta set to defy Trudeau

Oct 7 (Reuters) – Alberta’s incoming premier has set the stage for a showdown with Canada’s federal government and push back against federal laws which is likely to set the oil-rich province on a collision course with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Danielle Smith, 51, was chosen by members to lead Alberta’s ruling United Conservative Party … Read more

Putin turns 70 with a prayer for his health amid war crisis

Putin turns 70 with a prayer for his health amid war crisis

Kremlin leader faces deepening crisis in his war in Ukraine Allies pay tribute but criticism of military is mounting Patriarch prays for Putin’s health LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin turned 70 on Friday amid fawning congratulations from subordinates and a plea from Orthodox Patriarch Kirill for all to pray for the health … Read more

Proud Boys member pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy for U.S. Capitol attack

Proud Boys member pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy for U.S. Capitol attack

WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – A member of the far-right Proud Boys pleaded guilty on Thursday to a charge of seditious conspiracy over his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, making him the first member of the group to do so. Jeremy Bertino, 43, of Belmont, North Carolina, could potentially … Read more

Macron: Europe to send more military gear to Ukraine including French howitzers

Macron: Europe to send more military gear to Ukraine including French howitzers

PRAGUE, Oct 6 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday European countries would send Ukraine more military equipment to counter Russia, including more French Caesar-type howitzers. “We are working indeed on several requests, with several members of the EU, including on new Caesars,” Macron said. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

Japan’s foreign reserves drop by record on market shakeout, FX intervention

Japan’s foreign reserves drop by record on market shakeout, FX intervention

Japan foreign reserves down for two straight months Japan’s $1.238 trillion reserves second largest after China Drop in reserves comes after last month’s FX intervention Authorities mum on speculation about selling U.S. Treasuries Never felt limit to “ammunitions” for FX intervention – Kanda TOKYO, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Japan’s foreign reserves fell by a record … Read more

Day after Thai attack, traumatised relatives cling to slain children’s toys

Day after Thai attack, traumatised relatives cling to slain children’s toys

Ex-policeman killed 34 at daycentre using a knife and gun After attack, he killed wife and son, turned weapon on himself Police probe motive, believe it may be due to stress Thai flags fly at half mast on buildings to mourn attack UTHAI SAWAN, Thailand, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Crying and clutching toys, traumatised relatives … Read more

Russia says Zelenskiy’s ‘preventive strike’ comments justify its Ukraine ‘special operation’

Russia says Zelenskiy’s ‘preventive strike’ comments justify its Ukraine ‘special operation’

Oct 7 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that remarks by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy suggesting NATO should launch preventive strikes on Russia confirmed the need for what it calls its “special operation” in Ukraine. “By doing so, (he) essentially presented the world with further evidence of the threats posed by … Read more