Men will represent women at gathering for national unity – Taliban leader

Men will represent women at gathering for national unity - Taliban leader

Afghan Deputy Prime Minister Mawlavi Abdul Salam Hanafi speaks during the death anniversary of Mullah Mohammad Omar, the late leader and founder of the Taliban, in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 24, 2022. REUTERS/Ali Khara/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KABUL, June 29 (Reuters) – A large gathering organized by the Taliban … Read more

Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain

Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain

TOKYO, June 28 (Reuters) – Japan baked under scorching temperatures for a fourth successive day on Tuesday, as the capital’s heat broke nearly 150-year-old records for June and authorities warned power supply remained tight enough to raise the spectrum of cuts. The heatwave comes less than two weeks before a national election in which prices, … Read more

Africa’s dream of feeding China hits hard reality

Africa's dream of feeding China hits hard reality

China aims to boost trade with Africa to help cut deficits African agricultural producers pushing for access to China Even with trade deals, protracted approvals hinder exports THIKA, Kenya, June 28 (Reuters) – Watching workers poke avocados from the treetops in an orchard owned by Kenyan agriculture firm Kakuzi, managing director Chris Flowers revels in … Read more

Boris Johnson seeks to stay in power until the mid-2030s

Boris Johnson seeks to stay in power until the mid-2030s

UK’s Johnson does not expect fresh leadership challenge Johnson wants three terms to tackle regional inequality British PM pressured by poll losses after leadership vote PM declines comment on 150,000-pound treehouse for son KIGALI, June 25 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he aims to remain in power until the middle … Read more

Thousands walk out in Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years as Johnson vows to stay firm

Thousands walk out in Britain's biggest rail strike in 30 years as Johnson vows to stay firm

More than 40,000 rail workers walk out Government under pressure over cost-of-living crisis Unions say strike may start ‘summer of discontent’ LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of workers walked out on the first day of Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years on Tuesday with passengers facing further chaos as both the … Read more

France votes, with Macron facing tough battle for control of parliament

France votes, with Macron facing tough battle for control of parliament

Projections from voting expected at 1800 GMT Macron needs 289 seats for absolute majority in parliament Pollsters say he may fall short as smaller parties make gains One minister already eliminated in overseas vote PARIS, June 19 (Reuters) – Voting was underway in France on Sunday in a parliamentary election that could deprive newly re-elected … Read more

One dead in India unrest over military hiring, some gatherings banned

One dead in India unrest over military hiring, some gatherings banned

NEW DELHI, June 17 (Reuters) – Authorities imposed restrictions on Friday on gatherings in a satellite city of India’s capital that is home to offices of several multinational firms, and one person was killed as protests against a new military recruitment process spread. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government unveiled the new recruitment system this week, … Read more

Emergency ECB meeting lifts Europe, Fed ready to go big

Emergency ECB meeting lifts Europe, Fed ready to go big

News of emergency ECB meeting sends Italian markets soaring Market almost fully priced for Fed to hike 75 bps Euro rally knocks dollar off 20-yr peak, US yields off decade top China economic data slightly beat forecasts, still weak LONDON/SYDNEY, June 15 (Reuters) – European markets rallied on Wednesday on news the European Central Bank … Read more

China bank protest stopped by health codes turning red, depositors say

China bank protest stopped by health codes turning red, depositors say

SHANGHAI, June 14 (Reuters) – A protest planned by hundreds of bank depositors in central China seeking access to their frozen funds has been thwarted because the authorities have turned their health code apps red, several depositors told Reuters. The depositors were planning to travel to the central province of Henan this week from across … Read more

Beijing tests millions, isolates thousands over COVID cluster at 24-hour bar

Beijing tests millions, isolates thousands over COVID cluster at 24-hour bar

Outbreak prompts return of mass testing, targeted lockdowns Cluster caused by ‘complacency’ – state-backed newspaper Shanghai emerges from weekend testing with no new curbs BEIJING, June 13 (Reuters) – Authorities in China’s capital Beijing on Monday raced to contain a COVID-19 outbreak traced to a raucous 24-hour bar known for cheap liquor and big crowds, … Read more