In Canada’s Quebec, indigenous people continue to fight French law

Quebec Premier Francois Legault is pictured during a news conference after a meeting with Canada’s provincial premiers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register MONTREAL, May 25 (Reuters) – A sweeping law adopted by Quebec on Tuesday to promote French usage is elevating … Read more

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

EXCLUSIVE Russian hackers are linked to new Brexit leak website, Google says

WASHINGTON/LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – A new website that published leaked emails from several leading proponents of Britain’s exit from the European Union is tied to Russian hackers, according to a Google cybersecurity official and the former head of UK foreign intelligence. The website – titled “Very English Coop d’Etat” – says it has published … Read more

Ukraine gathers Russian dead in chilled train for prisoner exchange

Bodies sometimes exchanged for prisoners Ukraine uses DNA, tattoos to escape corpses 12 bodies found over 3 days in one village MALA ROHAN, Ukraine, May 24 (Reuters) – Ukraine is gathering the bodies of dead Russian soldiers strewn among the rubble of formerly occupied towns and using everything from DNA to tattoos to verify their … 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

Stocks slump on growth concerns, bond yields slip

Stocks slide on bearish earnings, economic data China talks stimulus, but economic damage already done Euro near 4-week high as Lagarde flags July rate hike NEW YORK/LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) – Shares slid worldwide on Tuesday as supply chain woes and surging costs hurt corporate earnings and slowed manufacturing output, while Treasury yields dipped as … Read more

Wall Street rallies on back of big tech, banks

JPMorgan Chase upbeat interest income outlook boosts banks Broadcom shares fall on potential VMware buyout Indexes up: Dow 1.98%, S&P 1.86%, Nasdaq 1.59% NEW YORK, May 23 (Reuters) – US stocks ended higher on Monday as gains from banks and a rebound in market-leading tech shares supported a broad-based rally following Wall Street’s longest streak … Read more

WHO says no evidence monkeypox virus has mutated

May 23 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization does not have evidence that the monkeypox virus has mutated, a senior executive at the UN agency said on Monday, noting the infectious disease that has been endemic in west and central Africa has tended not to change . Rosamund Lewis, head of the smallpox secretariat that … Read more

Beijing extends work-from-home ‘requirement’ for millions as COVID spreads

Capital sees biggest daily caseload in month-old outbreak ‘We’ve been massively hit’ – Beijing store owner Fears virus could return as Shanghai eyes lockdown end Curbs damaging China’s economy, global supply chains BEIJING/SHANGHAI, May 23 (Reuters) – The Chinese capital extended its work-from-home requirement for many of its 22 million residents to stem a COVID-19 … Read more