France’s Macron accuses Russia of ‘predatory’ influence in Africa

France’s Macron accuses Russia of ‘predatory’ influence in Africa

PARIS, Nov 20 (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron accuses Russia of feeding anti-French propaganda in Africa to serve “predatory” ambitions in troubled African nations, where France has suffered military setbacks and a wider loss of influence over recent years. Speaking on the sidelines of a summit of French-speaking nations in Tunisia, Macron was asked to … Read more

Once wary of immigrants, Canadian town sends out global labor SOS

Once wary of immigrants, Canadian town sends out global labor SOS

OTTAWA/MONTREAL, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Herouxville, a small town in Canada’s Quebec, hit the headlines 15 years ago when it issued a code of conduct for would-be immigrants, warning them not to stone women or burn them alive, and to only cover their faces at Halloween. Fast forward to 2022, and it’s actively courting new … Read more

Two Koreas exchange warning shots near sea border amid tensions

Two Koreas exchange warning shots near sea border amid tensions

SEOUL, Oct 24 (Reuters) – North and South Korea exchanged warning shots off the west coast on Monday, accusing each other of breaching their maritime borders amid heightened military tension. The South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said it broadcast warnings and fired warning shots to see off a North Korean merchant vessel that crossed … Read more

Thousands in new Moldova anti-government protest

Thousands in new Moldova anti-government protest

CHISINAU, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Several thousand protesters denouncing Moldova’s pro-Western leaders marched through ex-Soviet state’s capital for the sixth consecutive Sunday and set up a new tent camp days after police cleared a similar encampment. About 7,000 demonstrators decried steep price increases, particularly for gas bought from Russia. They called for the resignation of … Read more

Saudi crown prince not attending Arab summit on doctors’ advice, Algerian presidency says

Saudi crown prince not attending Arab summit on doctors’ advice, Algerian presidency says

CAIRO, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will not attend the Arab summit to be held on Nov. 1 in Algeria, in compliance with a doctors’ recommendation to avoid travel, the Algerian presidency said in a statement late on Saturday. Prince Mohammed, the kingdom’s de-facto ruler, “expressed his regret for not … Read more

OPEC+ members line up to endorse output cut after US coercion claim

OPEC+ members line up to endorse output cut after US coercion claim

US claimed more than one OPEC country coerced into cut Iraq Kuwait, other OPEC+ members, stand by decision Saudi defense minister says decision was purely economic CAIRO Oct 16 (Reuters) – OPEC+ member states lined up on Sunday to endorse a steep production cut agreed this month after the White House, stepping up a war … Read more

“60/40” portfolios are facing worst returns in 100 years: BofA

“60/40” portfolios are facing worst returns in 100 years: BofA

LONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Investors with classic “60/40” portfolios are facing the worst returns this year for a century, BofA Global Research said in a note on Friday, noting that bond markets continue to see huge outflows. “2022 (is) a simple tale of “inflation shock” causing “rates shock” which in turn threatening “recession shock” … Read more

US military says it killed al-Shabaab leader in Somali air strike

US military says it killed al-Shabaab leader in Somali air strike

BOSASO, Somalia, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The US military said it killed a leader of the Islamist militant al-Shabaab group with an air strike in Somalia over the weekend, while the insurgents claimed responsibility for a new attack. Somalia’s government said the leader was one of the co-founders of the al-Qaeda linked movement that has … Read more

Bond sell-off worst since 1949, Bank of America says

Bond sell-off worst since 1949, Bank of America says

A Bank of America logo is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US, January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Global government bond losses are on course for the worst year since 1949 and investor sentiment has plummeted … Read more

Many POWs freed by Russia had suffered torture – senior Ukraine official

Many POWs freed by Russia had suffered torture – senior Ukraine official

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The head of Ukraine’s military intelligence said on Thursday the percentage of released Ukrainian prisoners of war who had suffered torture while in Russian detention was “rather high”. Head of Ukraine’s Presidential Office Andriy Yermak and Military Intelligence Chief Kyrylo Budanov … Read more