Cuba says its allies have pledged help to end its economic crisis

Cuba says its allies have pledged help to end its economic crisis

HAVANA, Nov 30 (Reuters) – China, Russia, Algeria and Turkey have pledged to restructure Cuba’s debt, provide new trade and investment financing, and help ease an energy crisis, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel told state-run media following a rare trip abroad last week. Any help would be a blessing for crisis-racked Cuba. The Communist-run country has … Read more

Italy lawmakers call off vote on extending Ukraine arms supplies

Italy lawmakers call off vote on extending Ukraine arms supplies

Govt considers issuing new decree on weapons Arming Ukraine contentious in ruling coalition PM Meloni says peace requires maintaining balance of power ROME, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Italy’s ruling rightist parties on Tuesday withdrew an amendment that would have allowed the government to continue sending weapons to Ukraine throughout 2023, a parliamentary source said, after … Read more

Scottish independence referendum denied on grounds the Scots no more oppressed than Quebeckers

Scottish independence referendum denied on grounds the Scots no more oppressed than Quebeckers

A Scottish independence supporter with the flag of Scotland outside the Supreme Court in London on Nov. 23.JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images The UK’s highest court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Scottish Parliament cannot hold a second independence referendum – without the consent of the British government – ​​citing grounds that the Scots are no more oppressed … Read more

Georgia judge overturns state’s six-week abortion ban

Georgia judge overturns state’s six-week abortion ban

Nov 15 (Reuters) – A Georgia law banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy cannot be enforced, a state judge ruled on Tuesday, handing a victory to Planned Parenthood and other abortion rights groups that challenged the restriction when it took effect this summer. Judge Robert McBurney of the Superior Court of Fulton County said … Read more

Lula’s market lure fades after Brazil’s ‘Liz Truss moment’

Lula’s market lure fades after Brazil’s ‘Liz Truss moment’

BRASILIA, Nov 11 (Reuters) – There is growing investor pessimism that Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will govern with fiscal discipline as the country’s central bank chief likened a market selloff to a “Liz Truss moment for Brazil.” Brazil’s real currency , and Bovespa stock index (.BVSP) both lost around 4% on Thursday, … Read more

Lula’s honeymoon with Brazil markets ends amid spending plan fears

Lula’s honeymoon with Brazil markets ends amid spending plan fears

BRASILIA, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s brief honeymoon with financial markets looked finished on Thursday, as he pushed for more room to grow social spending without setting long-term fiscal rules or naming his top economic policymakers . Brazil’s currency and benchmark Bovespa stock index (.BVSP), which rose last week … Read more

‘Life is wild!’: First Generation Z member elected to US Congress

‘Life is wild!’: First Generation Z member elected to US Congress

Nov 9 (Reuters) – Maxwell Frost had just been elected to represent Florida in the US Congress when the 25-year-old received a call that embodied the historical moment. “Still thinking about that ‘please hold for the President’ call last night,” Frost tweeted on Wednesday. “Life is wild!” He was US President Joe Biden, a fellow … Read more

Billionaire Jeff Bezos Is in Trouble

Billionaire Jeff Bezos Is in Trouble

Billionaire Jeff Bezos has been keeping a low profile in recent months. He briefly broke his silence last month to issue a dire warning about the economy at a time when economic concerns are running high. “Yep, the probabilities in this economy tell you to batten down the hatches,” Bezos posted on Twitter on Oct. … Read more

US charges train Montenegro boxer over 22-ton, $1 trillion cocaine seizure

US charges train Montenegro boxer over 22-ton,  trillion cocaine seizure

NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) – A former heavyweight boxer from Montenegro was charged by the US Department of Justice on Monday with trafficking in 22 tons of cocaine worth over $1 billion, most of which was part of one of the largest cocaine seizures in American history. Goran Gogic, 43, was arrested on Sunday … Read more

Ontario’s bill to stop CUPE strike unprecedented, legal experts say

Ontario’s bill to stop CUPE strike unprecedented, legal experts say

The Ontario government’s use of a unique legislative provision to effectively quash the ability of education workers to go on strike is extreme, politically fraught and unprecedented in the history of labor disputes, legal experts say. On Monday – in response to a potential strike of 55,000 education workers represented by the Canadian Union of … Read more