EU executive proposes eighth batch of sanctions against Russia

EU executive proposes eighth batch of sanctions against Russia

EU states start negotiating new package of Russia sanctions 27 member countries split on oil price cap Ukraine: It’s needed to stop ‘blood money’ flowing to Russia BRUSSELS, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The European Union executive proposed on Wednesday an eighth round of sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, including tighter trade restrictions, … Read more

With flowers and a gun salute, Japan bids farewell to divisive Abe

With flowers and a gun salute, Japan bids farewell to divisive Abe

TOKYO, Sept 27 (Reuters) – With flowers, prayers and a 19-gun salute, Japan honoured slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday at the first state funeral for a former premier in 55 years – a ceremony that has become as controversial as he was in life. The ceremony started at 2:00 p.m. (0500 GMT), … 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

Queen Elizabeth’s coffin starts journey to final resting place

Queen Elizabeth’s coffin starts journey to final resting place

Monarchs and leaders gather in London for queen’s funeral Thousands line streets for display of pomp and pageantry Queen Elizabeth was widely revered in Britain and beyond Her death comes as Britain faces risk of economic crisis LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – King Charles, his sons William and Harry and other senior royals joined a … Read more

Crowds fill London to ‘be a part of history’ at queen’s funeral

Crowds fill London to ‘be a part of history’ at queen’s funeral

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people, many of whom had camped out overnight, lined the route of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral procession on Monday and gathered in London’s parks to bid farewell to the only British monarch most have ever known. Complete silence fell over Hyde Park as people who had been … 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

Biden to pay tribute to Elizabeth lying in state

Biden to pay tribute to Elizabeth lying in state

Biden in London ahead of Monday’s funeral World leaders have paid respects at queen’s coffin Decision due on when to close queue for lying-in-state LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to pay tribute at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth in London on Sunday, joining hundreds of thousands of people who … Read more

Queen’s death shines spotlight on wrongs suffered by indigenous people

Queen’s death shines spotlight on wrongs suffered by indigenous people

Indigenous Australian parliamentarian Lidia Thorpe raises her fist during her swearing-in ceremony in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, August 1, 2022. AAP Image/Lukas Coch via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY/TORONTO, Sept 18 (Reuters) – When newly elected indigenous Australian parliamentarian Lidia Thorpe took her oath … Read more

Taiwan ‘specially invited’ to sign queen’s condolence book

Taiwan ‘specially invited’ to sign queen’s condolence book

A portrait of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is seen in a window, following her death, in London, Britain, September 17, 2022. REUTERS/Marko Djurica Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s de facto ambassador in London received a “special invite” to sign the book of condolence for Britain’s Queen … Read more