India puts ‘new reality’ on display with Davos street show

DAVOS, Switzerland, May 25 (Reuters) – Bright colors and bold logos proudly signal where India has set up base on the main street in Davos this year, as the country trumpets its pro-business and foreign investment drive. Inside a pavilion on the Swiss Alpine resort’s Promenade street beneath an “India @ Davos 2022” logo, the … Read more

Tedros re-elected as head of World Health Organization

GENEVA, May 24 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization’s (WHO) members re-elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as Director General by a strong majority for another five years, the president of the World Health Assembly said on Tuesday. The vote by secret ballot, announced by Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh from Djibouti at a major annual meeting, was seen … Read more

Germany orders 40,000 vaccine doses as precaution against monkeypox spread

May 24 (Reuters) – Germany has ordered 40,000 doses of a Bavarian Nordic (BAVA.CO) vaccine to be ready to vaccinate contacts of those infected with monkeypox if an outbreak in Germany becomes more severe, but officials are banking on other precautionary measures for now. Speaking at a press conference, German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said … Read more

Russia seeks to put stranglehold on twin Ukrainian cities

As war enters fourth month, Russia concentrates on east Russia tries to encircle Ukrainian troops in twin cities EU’s von der Leyen says Moscow weaponising food KYIV/SLOVYANSK, Ukraine, May 25 (Reuters) – Russian forces sought to encircle Ukrainian in twin eastern cities straddling a river as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned that Moscow troops were seeking … Read more

Food crisis fuels fears of protectionism compounding shortages

DAVOS, Switzerland, May 24 (Reuters) – A growing world food crisis is precipitating protectionist moves by countries which are likely to compound the problem and could lead to a wider trade war, business leaders and policymakers at the World Economic Forum said. In a sign of the escalating squeeze on food supplies and rising prices, … Read more

Japan scrambles jets after Russian, Chinese warplanes near airspace during Quad

TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) – Japan scrambled jets after Russian and Chinese warplanes neared its airspace on Tuesday, when Tokyo was hosting the leaders of the Quad grouping of countries that includes the United States, Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said. Tokyo conveyed “grave concerns” to both Russia and China through diplomatic channels, Kishi said at … Read more

Biden says no change on ‘strategic ambiguity’ as Taiwan overshadows Quad talks

TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Tuesday there was no change to a US policy of “strategic ambiguity” on Taiwan, a day after he angered China by saying he would be willing to use force to defend the democratic island . The issue of Taiwan loomed over a meeting in Tokyo … Read more

EU oil embargo ‘in days’ as Ukraine isolation drives Russia closer to China

EU faces criticism for being too slow to act on Russian energy Russia sees economic ties with China growing Eastern Donbas remains focus of battlefield action LVIV, Ukraine/BERLIN, May 24 (Reuters) – The European Union will likely agree an embargo on Russian oil imports “within days,” according to its biggest member Germany, as Moscow said … Read more

Germany is keen to pursue gas projects with Senegal, says Scholz on first African tour

DAKAR/BERLIN, May 22 (Reuters) – Germany wants to intensively pursue gas and renewable energy projects with Senegal, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday during his first trip to Africa, against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine and its impact on energy and food prices. Scholz kicked off the three-day tour in Senegal, which has … Read more

Exclusive: General Atlantic plans $2 billion investment in India, Southeast Asia

The logo of the upcoming World Economic Forum 2022 (WEF) is pictured on a window at the congress center, in the Alpine resort of Davos, Switzerland May 21, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register DAVOS, Switzerland, May 22 (Reuters) – Global private equity firm General Atlantic plans to … Read more