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

Citi asks vaccinated New York staff to report to the office starting Feb. 7

Citi asks vaccinated New York staff to report to the office starting Feb. 7

The Citibank logo is seen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 3, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Jan 21 (Reuters) – Citigroup (CN) said on Friday it had instructed vaccinated staff in the New York tri-state area to prepare for a return to the office starting Feb. … 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

‘Our city against the killers,’ New York mayor says after police officer’s death

‘Our city against the killers,’ New York mayor says after police officer’s death

Jan 21 (Reuters) – A New York City police officer was killed and another was fighting for his life after the couple were shot dead while responding to a domestic violence call on Friday, authorities said. A suspect was also shot dead, although the person’s condition is not known. “It’s our city against the killers!” … Read more

US suspends 44 US flights by Chinese carriers after China action

US suspends 44 US flights by Chinese carriers after China action

A passenger wearing a mask, amid the health threat of the novel coronavirus, arrives on a direct flight from China at Chicago O’Hare Airport in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. government said on Friday it … 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

UK designates Omicron sub-lineage a variant under investigation

UK designates Omicron sub-lineage a variant under investigation

LONDON/COPENHAGEN, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s Health Safety Agency on Friday designated a sub-lineage of the dominant and highly transmissible variant of the Omicron coronavirus as a variant under investigation, saying it could have a growth advantage. BA.2, which lacks the specific mutation seen with Omicron that can help distinguish it easily from Delta, is … 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

Britain warns Putin and Xi: West will stand up to ‘dictatorship’

Britain warns Putin and Xi: West will stand up to ‘dictatorship’

SYDNEY, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Britain warned Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday that its allies would unite to fight for democracy against dictatorships it said were more emboldened than at any time since the Cold War. Speaking in Australia, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said Britain and its allies … Read more