Exclusive: Iran escalates enrichment with adaptable machines at Fordow, IAEA reports

Exclusive: Iran escalates enrichment with adaptable machines at Fordow, IAEA reports

A number of new generation Iranian centrifugals are seen on display during Iran’s National Nuclear Energy Day in Tehran, Iran April 10, 2021. Iranian Presidency Office/WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Move breaches 2015 deal as talks to revive it are stalled Iran had made … Read more

EXCLUSIVE United Arab Emirates set to run Kabul airport in deal with Taliban, sources say

EXCLUSIVE United Arab Emirates set to run Kabul airport in deal with Taliban, sources say

Members of the Taliban stand on the runway of the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 9, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY./File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UAE set to beat rival joint Qatar-Turkey bid … Read more

Exclusive: Pope to give women a say in appointment of bishops

Exclusive: Pope to give women a say in appointment of bishops

Current committee to help pope select bishops is all-male New rules allow even lay Catholics to head most Vatican offices Pope has already appointed some women to high-level positions VATICAN CITY, July 6 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said he wants to give women more top-level positions in the Holy See and disclosed that for the … Read more

Suspect confesses to killing Malta journalist

Suspect confesses to killing Malta journalist

George Degiorgio confesses to crime in interview from jail Says he will implicate others in assassination plot Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered in 2017 VALLETTA, July 5 (Reuters) – The man accused of detonating a car bomb that killed a prominent Maltese journalist has confessed to the crime in an interview with a Reuters … Read more

Vatican envoy to Hong Kong warns Catholic missions to prepare for China crackdown

Vatican envoy to Hong Kong warns Catholic missions to prepare for China crackdown

HONG KONG, July 5 (Reuters) – Monsignor Javier Herrera-Corona, the Vatican’s unofficial representative in Hong Kong, delivered a stark message to the city’s 50-odd Catholic missions before finishing his six-year posting in March: the freedoms they had enjoyed for decades were over. In four meetings held over several months, starting in October last year, the … Read more

Crypto crash threatens North Korea’s stolen funds as it ramps up weapons tests

Crypto crash threatens North Korea's stolen funds as it ramps up weapons tests

SEOUL, June 29 (Reuters) – The nosedive in cryptocurrency markets has wiped out millions of dollars in funds stolen by North Korean hackers, four digital investigators say, threatening a key source of funding for the sanctions-stricken country and its weapons programmes. North Korea has poured resources into stealing cryptocurrencies in recent years, making it a … 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

Brazil indigenous defender, sidelined under Bolsonaro, gave life for ‘abandoned’ tribes

Brazil indigenous defender, sidelined under Bolsonaro, gave life for 'abandoned' tribes

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil, June 19 (Reuters) – Six tribes from Brazil’s remote Javari Valley packed into an assembly hall on June 11 to lament the disappearance of Bruno Pereira, an advisor to their collective, and Dom Phillips, a British journalist reporting on his work. Native patrolmen organized by Pereira, formerly a senior official for … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Disney/Pixar’s ‘Lightyear,’ with same-sex couple, will not play in 14 countries; China in question

EXCLUSIVE Disney/Pixar's 'Lightyear,' with same-sex couple, will not play in 14 countries;  China in question

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) has been unable to obtain permission to show its new Pixar movie “Lightyear” in 14 Middle Eastern and Asian countries, a source said on Monday, and the animated film appeared unlikely to open in China, the world’s largest movie market. A “Lightyear” producer told Reuters … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Former Amazon India seller says antitrust raid illegally detained employees

EXCLUSIVE Former Amazon India seller says antitrust raid illegally detained employees

Amazon sellers raided in April over suspected favoritism Cloudtail says antitrust body conducted raid illegally Antitrust body says raid was in line with regulatory process India regulators, foreign enterprises tussle over e-commerce NEW DELHI, June 10 (Reuters) – A former top seller for Amazon (AMZN.O) in India, Cloudtail, has accused India’s antitrust agency of illegally … Read more