G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 says ‘most members’ condemn war in Ukraine Threat of use of nuclear weapons ‘inadmissible’ -declaration Agreement to calibrate monetary tightening NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations deplored Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms” on Wednesday and demanded its unconditional withdrawal in a declaration … Read more

Division at G20 over bid to condemn Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Division at G20 over bid to condemn Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Most G20 members could strongly condemn Ukraine war Zelenskiy urges G20 to help end war under his plan Indonesia urges action on global economic problems China’s Xi to hold meetings with several other leaders NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Disagreement emerged at a Group of 20 (G20) summit on Tuesday as the United … Read more

Biden, Xi prepare to meet ahead of G20 summit overshadowed by Ukraine

Biden, Xi prepare to meet ahead of G20 summit overshadowed by Ukraine

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived on the Indonesian island of Bali on Monday for a long-awaited meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden, ahead of a Group of 20 (G20) summit set to be fraught with tension over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The two leaders are expected to discuss … Read more

Two dead in Mexico after storm Roslyn dumps heavy rains, flooding

Two dead in Mexico after storm Roslyn dumps heavy rains, flooding

MEXICO CITY, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Two people died on Sunday from destruction caused by Storm Roslyn near Mexico’s Pacific coast, authorities said, and heavy rains and flash flooding continued even as the storm weakened while moving inland. A 74-year-old man was killed in the town of Mexcaltitan de Santiago Ixcuintla when a beam fell … Read more

Costa Rica authorities find wreckage believed to be from plane carrying German entrepreneur

Costa Rica authorities find wreckage believed to be from plane carrying German entrepreneur

SAN JOSE, Oct 22 (Reuters) – German entrepreneur Rainer Schaller, known for his line of fitness studios, was among the passengers on a plane believed to have crashed in Costa Rica, authorities from the Central American country said on Saturday. Costa Rican authorities said they found wreckage earlier Saturday about 17 miles (28 km) from … Read more

Explainer: Why Venezuela’s refugee exodus to the U.S. has been accelerating

Explainer: Why Venezuela’s refugee exodus to the U.S. has been accelerating

Oct 18 (Reuters) – U.S. and Mexican authorities recently announced a new policy that would expel Venezuelans entering the U.S. land border back to Mexico, but allow up to 24,000 people from the country to apply for humanitarian entry into the United States by air. As a result of the new policy, thousands of Venezuelans … Read more

More U.S. companies charging employees for job training if they quit

More U.S. companies charging employees for job training if they quit

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – When a Washington state beauty salon charged Simran Bal $1,900 for training after she quit, she was shocked. Not only was Bal a licensed esthetician with no need for instruction, she argued that the trainings were specific to the shop and low quality. Bal’s story mirrors that of dozens of … Read more

Mariachi bands fire up fading memories of Mexican Alzheimer patients

Mariachi bands fire up fading memories of Mexican Alzheimer patients

MEXICO CITY, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Mariachi bands have long been a staple of Mexican culture, and now their lively songs are finding a new use: reawakening the memories of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The Mexican Alzheimer’s Center is promoting the therapy, hoping the music will stir up recollections of times past among patients … Read more

Storm Julia kills 25 in Central America as it churns toward Mexico

Storm Julia kills 25 in Central America as it churns toward Mexico

SAN SALVADOR, Oct 10 (Reuters) – The death toll from storm Julia rose to at least 25 on Monday, officials said, with most victims in El Salvador and Guatemala, as the weakening storm dumped heavy rain on a swath of Central America and southern Mexico. Salvadoran authorities reported the deaths of 10 people, including five … Read more

Tropical Storm Julia emerges over Pacific after Nicaragua, no fatalities reported

Tropical Storm Julia emerges over Pacific after Nicaragua, no fatalities reported

MEXICO CITY, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Tropical storm Julia emerged over the Eastern Pacific on Sunday evening after pummelling Nicaragua with rain and winds that damaged hundreds of homes but left no reported casualties, according to government officials. The storm made landfall on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua early on Sunday near Laguna de Perlas … Read more