Russia, Ukraine announce major surprise prisoner swap

Russia, Ukraine announce major surprise prisoner swap

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV/RIYADH, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine carried out an unexpected prisoner swap on Wednesday, the largest since the war began and involving almost 300 people, including 10 foreigners and the commanders who led a prolonged Ukrainian defence of Mariupol earlier this year. The foreigners … Read more

Hungary government submits first anti-graft bill to avoid losing EU funds

Hungary government submits first anti-graft bill to avoid losing EU funds

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban waves at the audience during general session at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas, U.S., August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Go Nakamura/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register EU executive proposes taking 7.5 billion euros from Hungary Says remedies proposed by Hungary could work if … Read more

Poet Amanda Gorman, K-pop’s Blackpink push global goals at U.N.

Poet Amanda Gorman, K-pop’s Blackpink push global goals at U.N.

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 19 (Reuters) – South Korean pop band Blackpink and American poet Amanda Gorman took to the United Nations stage on Monday to urge action on climate change and other global goals that include achieving gender equality and ending hunger and poverty. Gorman read … Read more

Iran police call woman’s death ‘unfortunate’ as protests persist

Iran police call woman’s death ‘unfortunate’ as protests persist

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Mahsa Amini was detained by morality police last week Protests erupt in areas including Tehran, Kurdish province Morality police enforce strict dress rules on women DUBAI, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Iranian police said on Monday the death of a young woman in custody was an “unfortunate … Read more

Fury grows in Iran over woman who died after hijab arrest

Fury grows in Iran over woman who died after hijab arrest

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Young woman died in custody of morality police Iran sees street protests and social media anger Government denies Mahsa Amini was beaten DUBAI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Protests persisted on Sunday and #MahsaAmini became one of the top hashtags ever on Persian-language Twitter as Iranians fumed … Read more

In a first, EU moves to cut money for Hungary over damaging democracy

In a first, EU moves to cut money for Hungary over damaging democracy

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register EU executive proposes taking 7.5 billion euros from Hungary Says remedies proposed by Hungary could work if well implemented 27 EU countries have three months to decide, no veto EU tests new democracy sanction for the first time BRUSSELS, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The European Union … Read more

Serbia police clash with right-wing protesters at LGBTQ march

Serbia police clash with right-wing protesters at LGBTQ march

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BELGRADE, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Police clashed with right-wing protesters on Saturday as several thousand people joined an LGBTQ march in Serbia to mark the end of EuroPride week, an event staged in a different European city each year. Police clashed with two right-wing groups trying … Read more

Exclusive: Biden urges Mexico to take migrants under COVID expulsion order he promised to end

Exclusive: Biden urges Mexico to take migrants under COVID expulsion order he promised to end

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY, Sept 13 (Reuters) – As border crossings have soared to record highs, U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is quietly pressing Mexico to accept more migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela under a COVID-19 expulsion order that the White House has publicly sought to end, seven U.S. and three Mexican officials said. U.S. Secretary … Read more

Depositors hold up two Lebanese banks to grab their own money

Depositors hold up two Lebanese banks to grab their own money

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Lebanese barred from their deposits during crisis Woman storms bank to take her cash for sick sister Another armed man arrested after holding up another bank Phenomenon illustrates woes of ‘failed state’ Lebanon BEIRUT, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Two seemingly armed and desperate Lebanese depositors held … Read more

West weighs contentious anti-China move as U.N. rights council opens

West weighs contentious anti-China move as U.N. rights council opens

A giant screen shows news footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping visiting Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, at a shopping centre, in Beijing, China, July 15, 2022. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register GENEVA, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Western countries face a dilemma as the U.N. Human Rights Council opens … Read more