US aims to raise $200 billion as part of G7 rival to China’s Belt & Road

US aims to raise $200 billion as part of G7 rival to China's Belt & Road

US President Joe Biden attends a working lunch with other G7 leaders to discuss shaping the global economy at the Yoga Pavilion, Schloss Elmau in Kuren, Germany, June 26, 2022. Kenny Holston/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) – The United States aims to raise $200 … Read more

Taiwan scrambles 29 jets to warn away Chinese planes in its air defense zone

Taiwan scrambles 29 jets to warn away Chinese planes in its air defense zone

Chinese and Taiwanese national flags are displayed alongside a military airplane in this illustration taken April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, June 21 (Reuters) – Taiwan scrambled jets on Tuesday to warn away 29 Chinese aircraft in its air defense zone, including bombers that flew to … Read more

Macau shuts most businesses amid COVID outbreak, casinos stay open

Macau shuts most businesses amid COVID outbreak, casinos stay open

HONG KONG, June 20 (Reuters) – The world’s biggest gambling hub Macau began its second day of mass COVID-19 testing on Monday after dozens of locally transmitted cases were discovered over the weekend, with most businesses shut but casinos remaining open. The testing of Macau’s roughly 600,000 residents is expected to end on Tuesday as … Read more

IAEA warns of ‘fatal blow’ to nuclear deal as Iran removes its cameras

IAEA warns of 'fatal blow' to nuclear deal as Iran removes its cameras

Tehran had warned of retaliation at IAEA board resolution Iran now removing IAEA cameras installed under 2015 deal IAEA chief Grossi sees 3-4 week window of opportunity If that window is not seized, 2015 deal is dead, he says VIENNA, June 9 (Reuters) – Iran on Thursday dealt a near-fatal blow to chances of reviving … Read more

South Korea, US showcase air power during US official’s Seoul visit

South Korea, US showcase air power during US official's Seoul visit

SEOUL, June 7 (Reuters) – South Korea and the United States staged a joint air power demonstration on Tuesday during a visit by US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, who said there would be a strong and clear response if North Korea were to conduct a nuclear test. The demonstration, which involved 20 warplanes … Read more

Pain and horror follow massacre in Nigerian Catholic church

Pain and horror follow massacre in Nigerian Catholic church

Church was attacked during Pentecost Sunday mass Assailants’ identity and motive unknown Media says over 50 dead, no official toll Southwest Nigeria not prone to religious violence Catholic priest abducted in neighboring state OWO, Nigeria, June 6 (Reuters) – Survivors of an attack by unknown assailants on a Catholic church in Nigeria lay weeping and … Read more

Pacific needs to meet on proposed China pact – Samoa PM

Pacific needs to meet on proposed China pact - Samoa PM

SYDNEY, June 2 (Reuters) – Pacific island leaders agree China’s plan for a sweeping trade and security pact needs to be discussed at a regional meeting before any decisions are made, Samoa’s leader said on Thursday. Ahead of regional tour by China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi which started last week, Beijing officials had circulated a … Read more

China, Australia life for Pacific influence with dueling visits

China, Australia life for Pacific influence with dueling visits

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi poses for a picture prior to meeting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome, Italy October 31, 2021. Tiziana Fabi/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, May 26 (Reuters) – China and Australia launched competing Pacific … Read more

Australia’s new PM Albanese sworn in, off to Tokyo for Quad summit

Australia's new PM Albanese sworn in, off to Tokyo for Quad summit

Anthony Albanese becomes Australia’s 31st prime minister New PM, foreign minister headed to Japan for Quad meet Australian financial markets offer muted reaction SYDNEY, May 23 (Reuters) – Australia’s Labor Party leader, Anthony Albanese, was sworn in as the country’s 31st prime minister on Monday, promising to bring the country together after a fractious election … Read more

Biden, South Korea’s Yoon to meet amid worries about North Korea

Biden, South Korea's Yoon to meet amid worries about North Korea

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, May 20 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden is likely to get a warm welcome from South Korea’s leadership on his first trip to Asia, but he may face a less friendly greeting from North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Biden lands in South Korea on Friday evening, where he meets new President … Read more