Germany distances itself from navy chief’s comments on Putin

Germany distances itself from navy chief’s comments on Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a flower laying ceremony at a monument dedicated to the end of the 1917-1922 civil war on Russia’s Unity Day in Sevastopol, Crimea, November 4, 2021. Sputnik /Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, Jan 22 (Reuters) – The German government … Read more

Some money services reopen in Tonga, drinking water the priority

Some money services reopen in Tonga, drinking water the priority

Jan 22 (Reuters) – Tongans queued for limited money services that were restored in the Pacific island’s capital on Saturday, as the clean-up continued a week after a devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami. Tonga’s government said drinking water was the priority, and a national emergency team had already distributed 60,000 liters of water to residents. … Read more

Thich Nhat Hanh, poetic peace activist and master of mindfulness, dies at 95

Thich Nhat Hanh, poetic peace activist and master of mindfulness, dies at 95

Jan 22 (Reuters) – Thich Nhat Hanh, the Zen Buddhist monk, poet and peace activist who in the 1960s came to prominence as an opponent of the Vietnam War, died on Saturday aged 95 surrounded by his followers in the temple where his spiritual journey began. “The International Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism announces … Read more

U.N. chief condemns deadly Saudi-led coalition strike in Yemen

U.N. chief condemns deadly Saudi-led coalition strike in Yemen

SAADA/NEW YORK, Yemen, Jan 21 (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday condemned airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen that reportedly killed at least 60 people in a Saada detention center in the hands of the Houthis. Province. A Reuters witness said several people, including African migrants, died in the attack. Guterres’ … Read more

Biden, Kishida agree to boost security, economic cooperation amid mounting concerns

Biden, Kishida agree to boost security, economic cooperation amid mounting concerns

WASHINGTON/TOKYO, Jan 21 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed in a virtual meeting on Friday to boost cooperation on pressing economic and security issues, including the China, North Korean missiles and the Russian threat against Ukraine. The online meeting, their first substantive talks since Kishida became Japan’s prime … Read more

Rio Tinto shares slump as Serbia pulls plug on its $2.4 bln lithium project

Rio Tinto shares slump as Serbia pulls plug on its .4 bln lithium project

Serbia revokes Rio’s lithium exploration licenses Share prices fall as cancellation seen as major setback Cancellation will mean greater lithium shortage – analyst MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Rio Tinto shares fell on Friday after Serbia revoked its lithium exploration licenses on environmental grounds, hurting the Anglo-Australian miner’s ambition to become the biggest supplier European … Read more

Hong Kong warns people to stop trying to prevent COVID hamster cull

Hong Kong warns people to stop trying to prevent COVID hamster cull

HONG KONG, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Hong Kong police will deal with animal lovers who try to stop people from abandoning their hamsters to put them down or who offer to care for abandoned hamsters, authorities said. authorities after ordering the slaughter of the animals. cuddly rodents to curb the coronavirus. On Tuesday, officials ordered … Read more

Georgia prosecutor calls for special grand jury in Trump election probe

Georgia prosecutor calls for special grand jury in Trump election probe

Jan 20 (Reuters) – The prosecutor in Georgia’s largest county on Thursday asked for a special grand jury with subpoena power to help with its investigation into the efforts of then-President Donald Trump , to influence the results of the 2020 US state elections. In a letter to Fulton County Chief Judge, first reported by … Read more

World rushes aid to tsunami-hit Tonga as drinking water, food runs short

World rushes aid to tsunami-hit Tonga as drinking water, food runs short

First aid flights begin arriving in Tonga Australian and New Zealand ships expected in coming days UN says Tonga has requested emergency aid The UN seriously concerned about access to drinking water WELLINGTON/SYDNEY, Jan 21 (Reuters) – More ships and planes carrying aid are expected to arrive in Tonga in the coming days as the … Read more

Canadian provincial leader wants to suspend COVID vaccination mandate for truckers

Canadian provincial leader wants to suspend COVID vaccination mandate for truckers

OTTAWA, Jan 20 (Reuters) – The premier of the Canadian province of Alberta on Thursday called on the federal government to suspend a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for cross-border truckers which companies say will disrupt the supply chain. supply and fuel inflation. The mandate, imposed by Ottawa to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, has … Read more