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

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questions about the health of the 95-year-old monarch LONDON, October 26 (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has withdrawn from the COP26 conference in Glasgow next week after being advised by doctors to rest, Buckingham Palace said … Read more

Xi is not there? COP26 hopes are weak for the Chinese leader’s likely absence

China ‘maxed out’ after 3 major climate promises – consultant More concessions on coal unlikely in the midst of the domestic supply crunch SHANGHAI, October 26 (Reuters) – The leaders of most of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters are gathering in Glasgow from Sunday, with the aim of killing plans and means to tilt … Read more

Myanmar fails to attend Southeast Asian summit after junta exclusion

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, October 26 (Reuters) – A summit of Southeast Asian leaders began Tuesday without a Myanmar representative after its junta leader was ruled out for non-compliance with a regional peace deal and the ruling military refused to send junior representation. Neither Brunei, the president of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), nor … Read more

The bid to attend the ASEAN summit Trump skipped after 2017

US President Joe Biden comments on infrastructure legislation at the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA on October 20, 2021. REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst / File Photo WASHINGTON / BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, October 25 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden attends a virtual summit with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on … Read more

Facebook, YouTube remove Bolsonaro video over false vaccine claim

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro responds during a ceremony to sanction the bill creating the federal regional court at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on October 20, 2021. REUTERS / Ueslei Marcelino / File Photo RIO DE JANEIRO, October 25 (Reuters) – Facebook (FB.O) and YouTube have removed from their platforms a video of Brazilian President … 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

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

Croatia’s right – wing Eurosceptics are seeking a referendum on joining the euro

Euro banknotes are pictured at the Croatian National Bank in Zagreb, Croatia, May 21, 2019. Photo taken May 21, 2019. REUTERS / Antonio Bronic / File Photo ZAGREB, October 24 (Reuters) – Croatia’s Conservative and Eurosceptic party Hrvatski Soverenisti (Croatian Sovereignists) began a two-week drive on Sunday to collect signatures in an attempt to force … Read more

Erdogan’s critics say the demand for deportations is a distraction from economic problems

Erdogan is dragging Turkey to the bottom, says the opposition leader Kavala in jail since late 2017 without conviction Turkish lira has lost almost a quarter of its value this year Opinion polls show support for Erdogan falling ahead of the 2023 election ISTANBUL, October 24 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan’s political opponents said his … Read more