Psychedelic mushrooms expand Jamaica tourism beyond sunshine and reggae

Psychedelic mushrooms expand Jamaica tourism beyond sunshine and reggae

TREASURE BEACH, Jamaica, Nov 24 (Reuters) – A new group of Jamaican resorts is promoting tourism that offers mystical experiences and stress relief through “magic mushrooms,” as the Caribbean nation seeks to develop a niche industry in natural psychedelics. While mushrooms containing the psychoactive compound psilocybin remain illegal in most parts of Europe and the … Read more

COP27: Polluters must pay for climate change, poor nations tell rich

COP27: Polluters must pay for climate change, poor nations tell rich

Island nations call for global carbon tax ‘While they are profiting, the planet is burning’ Fears grow for jailed hunger striker in Egypt SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Leaders from poor countries criticized wealthy governments and oil companies for driving global warming, using their speeches on Tuesday at the COP27 climate summit in … Read more

Crowds cheer King Charles ahead of address to nation mourning queen

Crowds cheer King Charles ahead of address to nation mourning queen

Queen, 96, died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland New King Charles III greets crowds in London ‘She’s all we ever knew’ says mourner Tributes pour in from around the world She was ‘the queen’ to us, says France’s Macron LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – King Charles was greeted by cheering crowds outside Buckingham Palace on … Read more

Charles’ succession stirs Caribbean calls for reparations, removal of monarch as head of state

Charles’ succession stirs Caribbean calls for reparations, removal of monarch as head of state

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KINGSTON/NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) – The accession of King Charles to the British throne has stirred renewed calls from politicians and activists for former colonies in the Caribbean to remove the monarch as their head of state and for Britain to pay slavery reparations. Charles … Read more

Queen Elizabeth dies at 96, ending an era for Britain

Queen Elizabeth dies at 96, ending an era for Britain

Queen had reigned for 70 years Family had gathered at her Balmoral home Son Charles, 73, becomes king BALMORAL, Scotland, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and the nation’s figurehead for seven decades, died at her home in Scotland aged 96 on Thursday. “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” Buckingham … Read more

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

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

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

Exclusive: China’s oil master prepares for Western withdrawal due to fears of sanctions

Exclusive: China’s oil master prepares for Western withdrawal due to fears of sanctions

Men wearing face masks walk past a sign from China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) outside headquarters in Beijing, China March 8, 2021. REUTERS / Tingshu Wang Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up CNOOC prepares to leave UK, Canada, US sources Beijing concerned about growing tensions with the West Production … Read more