WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – TikTok’s chief executive faced tough questions yesterday from lawmakers who are convinced the Chinese-owned short video app should be barred for being a “tool” of the Chinese Communist Party and because it carries content that can harm children’s mental health.
PARIS, (Reuters) – Britain’s King Charles today cancelled a state visit to France after social unrest over President Emmanuel Macron’s new pension law erupted into some of the worst street violence seen in years across the country.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India’s opposition Congress party suffered a major blow today when parliament disqualified its leader, Rahul Gandhi, a day after a court convicted him of defamation for comments that many deemed insulting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Nigerian senator Ike Ekweremadu, his wife and a medical middleman have been found guilty of trafficking a man to Britain to provide a kidney, a statement from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said today.
AHMEDABAD, India, (Reuters) – A lower court in India sentenced opposition leader Rahul Gandhi today to two years in jail on charges of defamation for a 2019 speech in which he referred to thieves as having the surname Modi.
OTTAWA, (Reuters) – Canada’s population increased by more than a million people for the first time in history in 2022, almost entirely due to a surge in immigrants and temporary residents, Statistics Canada said yesterday.
(Reuters) – The Federal Reserve yesterday raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, but indicated it was on the verge of pausing further increases in borrowing costs after the recent collapse of two U.S.
LONDON, (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak won the backing of parliament yesterday for a key element of a reworked post-Brexit deal on Northern Ireland despite opposition from the province’s biggest unionist party and some of his lawmakers.
(Reuters) – Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin cemented friendship between China and Russia and jointly criticised the West, which moved to buttress Ukraine against Moscow’s invasion with nearly $16 billion in financial aid and faster delivery of battle tanks.
BUCHA, Ukraine/TOKYO, (Reuters) – Japan’s Fumio Kishida met President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv yesterday during a rare, unannounced visit by a Japanese leader that underscored Tokyo’s emphatic support for Ukraine in its fight against Russia’s invasion.
MANILA, (Reuters) – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr said yesterday he will make a formal announcement soon on the locations of four additional military bases under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the United States.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – The latest burst of heavy, wind-blown rain and snow churned out of the Pacific into California yesterday, triggering scattered floods and mudslides, uprooting trees and leaving thousands of storm-weary residents under evacuation orders.
JERUSALEM, (Reuters) – The Israeli parliament yesterday paved the way for Jewish settlers’ return to four settlements in the occupied West Bank by amending a 2005 law that ordered their evacuation, a move condemned by the Palestinian Authority and the European Union.
(Reuters) – At least 160,000 people in Haiti have been displaced in a crisis caused by increasing violence between heavily-armed gangs, the United Nations said yesterday, estimating that over 530 people have been killed this year.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Britain’s former Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face hours of hostile questioning today about whether he misled parliament over rule-breaking COVID-19 lockdown parties at a hearing where he will be fighting for his political career.
(Reuters) – Vladimir Putin and his “dear friend” Chinese leader Xi Jinping planned more talks today after a Kremlin dinner where the isolated Russian president showcased his most powerful ally in the face of Western opposition to the war in Ukraine.
(Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday said its executive board approved a nearly $3 billion bailout for Sri Lanka, and the country’s presidency said the program will enable it to access up to $7 billion in overall funding.