WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases top 100 in Europe

A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, was seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC / Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Cases in nine European countries, North … Read more

Front lines shift in Donbas as Ukraine mounts counteroffensive

Russian forces make some advances in Donbas – Ukraine military Ukraine says it is on the offensive near Izium Russian Donbas campaign has lost momentum – British military Preparations made for NATO bids by Nordic sates – Germany KYIV, Ukraine, May 15 (Reuters) – The front lines in the Ukraine war had shifted on Sunday … Read more

India bans wheat exports as heat wave hurts crop, domestic prices soar

A combine deposits harvested wheat in a tractor trolley at a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, March 16, 2022. REUTERS / Amit Dave Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Ban could push global wheat prices to new peaks India was aiming to export 10 mln T wheat before ban Heat … Read more

With China in focus, Biden makes $ 150 million commitment to ASEAN leaders

WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden opened a gathering of Southeast Asian leaders with a promise to spend $ 150 million on their infrastructure, security, pandemic preparedness and other efforts aimed at countering the influence of rival China. On Thursday, Biden started a two-day summit with the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian … Read more

Taliban order Afghan women to cover faces again

Taliban threaten punishments for closest male relative Face cover order is part of growing restrictions on women Rights advocates unhappy at new rules KABUL, May 7 (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s Taliban government ordered women on Saturday to cover their faces in public, a return to a signature policy of their past hardline rule and an escalation … Read more

Setback for Shanghai’s COVID battle; Beijing focuses on mass testing

Shanghai reports 58 new cases outside quarantine areas Beijing testing millions Outbreak poses biggest test yet to Xi’s “zero-COVID” strategy SHANGHAI / BEIJING, May 2 (Reuters) – China’s commercial capital of Shanghai was dealt a blow on Monday as authorities reported 58 new COVID-19 cases outside areas under lockdown, while Beijing pressed on with testing … Read more

India seizes $ 725 million of Xiaomi assets over illegal remittances

Staff members stand near the company logo at a Xiaomi store in Shanghai, China November 1, 2021. REUTERS / Aly Song / Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, April 30 (Reuters) – India said on Saturday it had seized $ 725 million from the local bank accounts of China’s … Read more