Biden promises to stand with Southeast Asia in the defense of ocean freedom and democracy

Biden promises to stand with Southeast Asia in the defense of ocean freedom and democracy

Biden promises to defend the freedom of the oceans The United States is concerned about China’s “coercive and proactive actions” across the Taiwan Strait Chinese Prime Minister Li says maintaining peace in the South China Sea is in everyone’s interest BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, October 27 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that the … Read more

A university in Cambridge and a museum in Paris return looted African objects

A university in Cambridge and a museum in Paris return looted African objects

A looted Benin bronze artifact is depicted on this undated social media image obtained on October 27, 2021, when Cambridge University announced that it will return the sculpture to Nigeria. Lent by Chris Loades / Jesus College, Cambridge / Handout via REUTERS LONDON, Oct. 27 (Reuters) – A Cambridge University college and Paris museum will … Read more

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is withdrawing from COP26 following advice to rest

Queen Elizabeth’s cancellation a “reasonable precaution” source She was to host world leaders at the climate summit Move raises questions about the health of the 95-year-old monarch LONDON, October 26 (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has withdrawn from the COP26 conference in Glasgow next week after being advised by doctors to rest, Buckingham Palace said … Read more

London’s Heathrow says full travel recovery at least five years away

October 26 (Reuters) – London Heathrow Airport does not expect air traffic to fully recover until at least 2026, with the number of passengers traveling through Britain’s largest airport well below pre-pandemic levels despite a pick-up in the last three months. The number of passengers in the third quarter rose to 28% and freight to … Read more

France moves to protect its book industry from Amazon

Sophie Fornairon, owner of the “La Librairie du Canal” bookstore, posed during an interview with Reuters in her bookstore in Paris when French lawmakers voted in favor of a draft bill aimed at preventing Amazon from offering free delivery of books and protecting traditional bookstores against competition, France, October 21, 2021. REUTERS / Sarah Meyssonnier … Read more

Greenhouse gas levels hit record highs; the world is struggling to stem damages

A truck engine is tested for pollution leaving its exhaust pipe near the Mexican-American border in Otay Mesa, California on September 10, 2013. REUTERS / Mike Blake The UN seeks ‘dramatic increase’ in climate commitments The summit will seek to avert threatening levels of warming Britain’s Johnson says COP26 result is ‘touch and go’ We … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Turkish state banks are likely to follow the central bank and lower interest rates on Monday sources

A customer uses an automated cash register at a branch of Halkbank in Istanbul on 15 August 2014. REUTERS / Osman Orsal ISTANBUL, October 24 (Reuters) – Turkish state banks are expected to cut borrowing costs on loans by around 200 basis points on Monday, according to three people familiar with the plan following the … Read more

Prince Charles says “dangerously narrow window” to speed up climate action

Prince Charles of Great Britain greets guests at a reception at the Global Investment Summit in Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK, 19 October 2021. Alastair Grant / Pool via REUTERS RIYADH, October 23 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Charles said in recorded remarks at an environmental event in Saudi Arabia on Saturday that there was a “dangerously … Read more

HSBC pays property in China at 74% profit, $ 2 billion Repurchase

A man wearing a protective mask walks past an HSBC logo at headquarters in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on September 9, 2020. REUTERS / Lim Huey Teng / File Photo Q3 profit rises to $ 5.4 billion On better loan options Costs are going to cross up to … Read more

Oil prices extend gains to multi-year highs on tight supply

Crude oil tanks are seen from above at the Cushing Oil Hub, in Cushing, Oklahoma, USA, March 24, 2016. REUTERS / Nick Oxford WTI touches highest since October 2014, Brent reaches 3-year high Speculators are raising the long positions of the US crude oil net -CFTC The number of U.S. oil and gas rigs drops … Read more