SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – In the days leading up to the most violent border clash between India and China in decades, China brought in pieces of machinery, cut a trail into a Himalayan mountainside and may have even dammed a river, satellite pictures suggest. An Indian Army convoy moves along a highway leading to Ladakh,
FILE PHOTO: Fabricio Queiroz, former advisor and former driver of Senator Flavio Bolsonaro, is seen next to a police officer as he leaves the Homicide and Personnel Protection Department of the Civil Police after arrasting him in Sao Paulo, Brazil June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian police on Thursday arrested a
FILE PHOTO: EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni holds a joint press conference with European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis on Recovery and Resilience at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium May 28, 2020. Aris Oikonomou/Pool via REUTERS BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is ready to go it alone with taxing digital services of
(Reuters) – Australia called for submissions on Thursday to an inquiry into how mining giant Rio Tinto legally blew up two sacred Aboriginal caves that showed human history stretching back at least 46,000 years. FILE PHOTO: The Rio Tinto mining company’s logo is photographed at their annual general meeting in Sydney, Australia, May 4, 2017.
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s chief nuclear negotiator will visit officials in Washington on Thursday amid flaring tensions with North Korea after Pyongyang blew up an inter-Korean liaison office and threatened military action. FILE PHOTO – U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun shakes hands with his South Korean counterpart Lee Do-hoon during their
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi began talks in Hawaii on Wednesday, the State Department said, a crucial meeting as relations between the two countries have soured since the start of the year. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, speaks as Chinese Communist
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Senior Turkish officials visited Tripoli on Wednesday to meet Libya’s internationally recognised government after helping it stave off an offensive by eastern-based forces. Libya’s internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj is seen with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak during their meeting in Tripoli, Libya June 17, 2020.
BEIJING (Reuters) – Scores of flights to and from Beijing were cancelled, schools shut and some neighbourhoods blocked off as officials ramped up efforts to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has fanned fears of wider contagion. A traveler wearing protective gear walks with luggage at the departure hall of Beijing Capital International Airport after scores
ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek sex workers are concerned that new health and safety guidelines to protect them and their clients against the coronavirus will harm their business. A sex worker sits next to a carton box containing disposable bed sheets and gloves, after the Greek government released health and safety guidelines for sex workers against
FILE PHOTO: Honduras’ President Juan Orlando Hernandez speaks during a joint message at the Presidential House in Tegucigalpa, Honduras January 9, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said late on Tuesday he has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, is receiving treatment and will work remotely and through his aides.
FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a thermometer at a checkpoint set up at an entrance to a hutong, following new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, in Beijing, China June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing’s city government reported 31 new confirmed coronavirus cases as of end-June 16, up from 27
(Reuters) – An Indonesian court is expected to deliver a verdict on Wednesday in a high-profile trial of seven West Papuans accused of treason, in a case that has drawn concern about deteriorating political freedoms in the world’s third-largest democracy. Demonstrators wearing protective face masks hold signs during a protest demanding Papua’s political prisoners to
FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waits for a meeting of the special committee on the COVID-19 pandemic to begin, as efforts continue to help slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Blair Gable OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, June 16, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will provide a summer food fund for struggling families in England, bowing to pressure from England forward Marcus Rashford and his campaign to prevent children from going hungry during the coronavirus pandemic.
FILE PHOTO: People wear protective face masks as they take their lunch breaks at the financial Central district, following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Hong Kong, China March 2, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong will let groups of up to 50 people meet from Friday, easing an earlier limit
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday urged opponents of Beijing’s plan to impose national security legislation in the financial hub to stop “smearing” the effort, saying those who did were “the enemy of the people”. FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, wearing a face mask following the coronavirus
FILE PHOTO: Delta Air Lines passenger planes are seen parked due to flight reductions made to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage (Reuters) – The United States and China will each allow four weekly flights between the two countries, the U.S.
ZUMPANGO, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexico’s economy has virtually ground to a halt and is bleeding jobs in the pandemic lockdown, but tens of thousands of workers at a flagship government airport have not skipped a beat, toiling around the clock north of Mexico City to keep it on schedule. General view of the construction of
FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a commencement speech during a ceremony with post-secondary graduates in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Blair Gable OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada will extend the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) income support for the unemployed brought in to help people get through temporary job losses caused by
PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (Reuters) – Hundreds of mask-wearing sunseekers from Germany landed on the Spanish island of Mallorca on Monday, the first tourists allowed into the country since borders were shut in March to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. German tourists wearing face masks arrive at the Palma de Mallorca airport, as part of a
BEIJING (Reuters) – Several districts in Beijing reinstated security checkpoints, ordered residents be tested and closed schools on Monday in response to an unexpected resurgence of the coronavirus in the Chinese capital. People wearing face masks commute inside a subway station during morning rush hour, following new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections in Beijing,
FILE PHOTO: A locked gate is seen after the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park closed due to the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China, Jan. 26, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s Disneyland theme park said on Monday it will reopen on June 18 to a reduced number of visitors and with
FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s Secretary of the Treasury Mansueto Almeida attends an interview with Reuters in Brasilia, Brazil February 12, 2020. Picture taken February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s Treasury Secretary Mansueto Almeida, is expected to resign soon, one source with knowledge of the matter said on Sunday. Almeida, who has
MADRID (Reuters) – Spain will reopen its borders to most European visitors from June 21, 10 days earlier than previously planned, the government said on Sunday, in a further easing of coronavirus restrictions but a week later than some other EU member states. FILE PHOTO: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez speaks during a session to
MADRID (Reuters) – Spain will reopen its borders to visitors from Europe’s open-border Schengen area from June 21, 10 days earlier than previously planned, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Sunday, in a further easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. FILE PHOTO: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez speaks during a session to request a sixth extension
FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak attends a news conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London, Britain March 20, 2020. Julian Simmonds/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government is looking at options for its two-week quarantine for people entering the country and might be able
A participant takes part in a Pride Run during the Shanghai Pride festival, in Shanghai, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, China June 14, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song SHANGHAI (Reuters) – More than 100 people took part in the Shanghai’s eighth annual Pride Run on Sunday, one of a series of events over nine days in
Police officers stand guard around the statue of British explorer Captain James Cook as they deter demonstrators from taking part in a protest against police brutality and the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests in the United States, in Sydney, Australia, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Loren
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday said the opposition would not recognize a “false” electoral body named by the government-friendly Supreme Court, while his allies pledged to extend the term of the current legislature. FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country’s rightful interim
FILE PHOTO: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif gestures upon his arrival at the airport in New Delhi, India, January 14, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump still has a good chance of being re-elected thanks to his strong support base, despite