Hong Kong has ‘risen from the ashes’, China’s Xi says on rare visit

Hong Kong has 'risen from the ashes', China's Xi says on rare visit

China’s Xi arrives in Hong Kong via high-speed rail Will wear in city’s new leader and mark anniversary Britain and US say China failed to meet commitments Police warn against violence, disorder Tight security around train station HONG KONG, June 30 (Reuters) – Hong Kong has overcome its challenges and “risen from the ashes”, China’s … Read more

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

Japan’s June flames out with record heat, but power crunch averted

Japan's June flames out with record heat, but power crunch averted

TOKYO, June 30 (Reuters) – Japan’s electricity grid creaked on Thursday under the strain of Tokyo’s hottest June since records began, but a power crunch that could have deprived tens of millions of electricity was narrowly averted and authorities prepared to lift warnings. Temperatures of nearly 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) were marked in some parts … 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

No place for burkinis in Grenoble public pools, rules top French court

No place for burkinis in Grenoble public pools, rules top French court

70th Cannes Film Festival – Cannes, France. 05/27/2017. Karima, wearing a full-body burkini swimsuit, walks on a beach in Cannes after the call to support the wearing of burkinis by businessman and political activist Rachid Nekkaz. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, June 21 (Reuters) – Full-body swimwear … 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

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

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

Remains of British journalist found in Amazon, police name new suspect

Remains of British journalist found in Amazon, police name new suspect

SAO PAULO, June 17 (Reuters) – A forensic examination carried out on human remains found in the Amazon rainforest confirmed on Friday that they belonged to British journalist Dom Phillips, Brazil’s federal police said, adding that a search was underway for a man suspected of involvement in his killing. Work is proceeding to determine the … Read more

Suspects confess to killing British journalist and Brazilian guide-report

Suspects confess to killing British journalist and Brazilian guide-report

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil, June 15 (Reuters) – Two suspects have confessed to killing and dismembering British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, TV Globo reported on Wednesday, citing police sources, after the men went missing for over a week in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. The federal police said in a statement earlier that … Read more