Brazil’s party official shot dead as political violence escalates ahead of elections

Marcelo Arruda, supporter of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who was killed by a suspected supporter of Brazilian President Bolsonaro at his birthday party in Foz do Iguacu, poses in this picture taken in Brazil, September 9, 2020. July 10, 2022. REUTERS/Christian Rizzi Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to … Read more

Candidates jostle to replace British Prime Minister Johnson in a full race

Nine candidates have launched campaigns to become the next prime minister The new leader should be in office by September 5, the party leader says Tax plans determine the early phase of the leadership debate LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) – The competition to succeed Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gathered momentum on Sunday as five … Read more

Chinese protesters demanding bank deposits wrestle with security guards

China’s national flag is reflected on a commercial bank display bearing the sign of the Chinese yuan at a commercial bank branch in a business district in Beijing, China January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to to register BEIJING, July 10 (Reuters) – Several people protesting deposit freezes … Read more

The US labor market is continuing with strong employment growth despite fears of a recession

Non-farm payrolls increase by 372,000 in June Private sector employment back above pre-pandemic levels Unemployment rate remains stable at 3.6% The average hourly wage increases by 0.3%; 5.1% more than in the previous year WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) – US employers hired far more workers than expected in June and continued to steadily hike wages, … Read more

EXCLUSIVE The UAE wants to operate Kabul Airport in deal with Taliban, sources say

Members of the Taliban stand on the runway at Kabul International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan September 9, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY/File Photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to to register The UAE will beat rivals Qatar-Turkey’s joint … Read more

US is tightening sanctions on Iran, targeting Chinese and Emirati firms over oil

WASHINGTON, July 6 (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a network of Chinese, Emirati and other companies it has accused of helping to ship and sell Iranian petroleum and petrochemical products to East Asia, and put pressure on Tehran as it attempts to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The US … Read more

Iran TV says several foreigners, a British diplomat, have been arrested on alleged espionage charges

The Iranian flag is pictured in front of the Iranian Foreign Ministry building in Tehran November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to to register DUBAI, July 6 (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have detained several foreigners, including Britain’s second-highest-ranking envoy in Tehran, for alleged espionage acts such as … Read more

United and the FAA are arguing over blame for summer air traffic problems

WASHINGTON, July 6 (Reuters) – The US aviation system is expected to “remain challenged this summer and beyond” and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) needs more air traffic control personnel, a senior executive at United Airlines (UAL .O) next Wednesday. The FAA responded to United Wednesday, saying on July 3 and 4, “There were no … Read more

Exclusive: Pope gives women say on bishop appointments

The current committee to assist the Pope in choosing bishops is all male New rules even allow lay Catholics to hold most offices in the Vatican Pope has already appointed some women to high-ranking positions VATICAN CITY, July 6 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said he wants to give women more top positions in the Holy … Read more

Suspect confesses to murder of Maltese journalist

George Degiorgio confesses to crimes in an interview from prison Says he’ll implicate others in the assassination Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered in 2017 VALLETTA, July 5 (Reuters) – The man accused of detonating a car bomb that killed a prominent Maltese journalist has confessed to the crime in an interview with a Reuters … Read more