AMSTERDAM, (Reuters) – The Dutch central bank (DNB) today apologized for its role in the 19th century slave trade and said it would fund projects to raise awareness of slavery and to mitigate the effects it still has on people.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India today imposed a ban on single-use plastics on items ranging from straws to cigarette packets to combat worsening pollution in country whose streets are strewn with waste.
KYIV, (Reuters) – A Russian missile strike in Ukraine’s southern port of Odesa early today killed at least 10 people, a regional official said, a day after Ukraine drove Russian forces from the strategic Black Sea outpost of Snake Island.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday imposed limits on the federal government’s authority to issue sweeping regulations to reduce carbon emissions from power plants in a ruling that undermines President Joe Biden’s plans to tackle climate change and could constrain various agencies on other issues.
SEOUL, (Reuters) – North Korea claimed yesterday that the country’s first COVID-19 outbreak began with patients touching “alien things” near the border with South Korea, apparently shifting blame to the neighbour for the wave of infections in the isolated country.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The chances of reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are worse after indirect U.S.-Iranian
KYIV, (Reuters) – Russian forces abandoned the strategic Black Sea outpost of Snake Island today, in a major victory for Ukraine that could loosen a Russian grain export blockade threatening to worsen global hunger.
MADRID/KYIV, (Reuters) – Russia pressed on with its offensive in eastern Ukraine yesterday after NATO branded Moscow the biggest “direct threat” to Western security and agreed plans to modernise Kyiv’s beleaguered armed forces.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – R. Kelly was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in prison, following the multiplatinum R&B singer’s conviction for exploiting his stardom and wealth over decades to lure women and underage girls into his orbit for sex.
PARIS, (Reuters) – A French court yesterday handed a life sentence to the lone survivor of the Islamist squad that killed 130 people in a night of carnage across Paris, bringing some closure to survivors and a country whose psyche was left scarred.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration added five companies in China to a trade blacklist today for allegedly supporting Russia’s military and defense industrial base, flexing its muscle to enforce sanctions against Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Donald Trump tried to grab the steering wheel of his presidential limousine on Jan.
MADRID/HELSINKI, (Reuters) – NATO ally Turkey lifted its veto over Finland and Sweden’s bid to join the Western alliance yesterday after the three nations agreed to protect each other’s security, ending a weeks-long drama that tested allied unity against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison yesterday for helping the sex offender and globetrotting financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls, in what a judge called a “horrific scheme” that inflicted “incalculable” harm on victims.
KREMENCHUK, Ukraine, (Reuters) – Dozens of people were still missing yesterday after a Russian missile strike on a shopping mall in central Ukraine two days ago that killed at least 18, while a regional governor said the situation was “very difficult” in Lysychansk in the east.
SAN ANTONIO, (Reuters) – The death toll of deceased migrants found inside a truck in Texas rose to 50 today, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said, in one of the most deadly recent incidents of human smuggling along the U.S.-Mexico
LONDON, (Reuters) – Russian aluminium tycoon Oleg Deripaska suggested today that no winner would emerge from Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and highlighted the economic price that Russia was paying for its actions.
(Reuters) – Battles over abortion shifted to state courts yesterday after the U.S.
KREMENCHUK, Ukraine, (Reuters) – Firefighters and soldiers searched for survivors in the rubble of a shopping mall in central Ukraine yesterday after a Russian missile strike killed at least 16 people in an attack condemned by the United Nations and the West.
(Reuters) – At least 12 people died and 251 were injured in a chlorine gas leak from a storage tank at Jordan’s Aqaba port, officials and state media reported on Monday.