Exclusive: China seeks to stop UN rights chief from releasing Xinjiang report – document

Exclusive: China seeks to stop UN rights chief from releasing Xinjiang report – document

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Report on human rights in Xinjiang promised for months Chinese letter expresses ‘grave concern’ about report UN rights chief set to leave … Read more

Britain braces for record temperatures as Europe’s wildfires rage

Britain braces for record temperatures as Europe’s wildfires rage

Driver runs for life as flames engulf digger in Spain Heatwave consistent with climate change, scientists say Firefighters still battle to contain wildfires Temperatures begin to ease in parts of southern Europe MADRID/LISBON July 18 (Reuters) – Britain was heading for its highest temperatures on record and firefighters battled blazes across southern Europe as a … Read more

Swiss give cool reply to Ukraine call for seizing Russian assets

Swiss give cool reply to Ukraine call for seizing Russian assets

Swiss President Ignazio Cassis listens during the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Lugano, Switzerland July 5, 2022. Alessandro della Valle/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LUGANO, Switzerland, July 5 (Reuters) – Switzerland has given a cool response to calls from Ukraine’s prime minister to use frozen assets of ultra-wealthy Russians … Read more

The ‘Big Package’: How Russia was driven to default

The ‘Big Package’: How Russia was driven to default

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen arrives for the European Union leaders summit, as EU’s leaders attempt to agree on Russian oil sanctions in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Brussels, Belgium May 30, 2022. REUTERS/Johanna Geron//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) – Russia’s … Read more

World stocks near fresh 2022 lows on inflation fears

World stocks near fresh 2022 lows on inflation fears

LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – World stocks fell towards fresh 2022 lows and the Japanese yen slid to levels not seen in nearly a quarter of a century on Monday as red-hot US inflation fueled worries about even more aggressive policy tightening in a big week for central banks. The substantially higher-than-expected US CPI print … Read more

Swiss say Germany can freely dispose of Leopard 2 tanks sold back to Rheinmetall

Swiss say Germany can freely dispose of Leopard 2 tanks sold back to Rheinmetall

Leopard 2 tanks take position during a visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at NATO new spearhead force “VJTF 2019” in Munster, Germany May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, June 3 (Reuters) – Switzerland’s defense procurement office said on Friday it had given the go-ahead for … Read more

Morning Bid: Something’s off | Reuters

Morning Bid: Something’s off |  Reuters

Raindrops hang on a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan in New York City, New York, US, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register A look at the day ahead in markets from Julien Ponthus. It’s the final day of trading … Read more

Red Cross says its team is being held close to Mariupol in Ukraine

Red Cross says its team is being held close to Mariupol in Ukraine

GENEVA, April 4 (Reuters) – A team from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was stopped during an attempt to reach Mariupol, Ukraine, to evacuate civilians and is now being held nearby in Manhush, a spokesperson told Reuters on Monday . The team was being “held in the town of Manhush, 20 kilometers … Read more

Stocks rally fizzles, bond markets ponder risks for US economy

Stocks rally fizzles, bond markets ponder risks for US economy

Euro STOXX 600 drops 0.6% US bond market signals economic pain ahead Treasury 10-year yields lower Ukraine-Russia negotiations earlier buoyed stocks wall street down NEW YORK, March 30 (Reuters) – The US and European equities rally wavered on Wednesday as investors reviewed economic and geopolitical risks, while oil prices jumped more than $2 on the … Read more