British teachers and civil servants join mass strike on ‘Walkout Wednesday’

British teachers and civil servants join mass strike on ‘Walkout Wednesday’

Up to 500,000 people are expected to take part in the British strikes The government says large wage increases will fuel inflation Schools are closed, most trains are not running More strikes involving health workers will follow next week LONDON, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Up to half a million British teachers, civil servants and machinists … Read more

Suspects arrested after explosion at Pakistani mosque, police focus on how bomber entered

Suspects arrested after explosion at Pakistani mosque, police focus on how bomber entered

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Police investigating a suicide bombing that killed more than 100 people at a Pakistani mosque said on Tuesday that several people had been arrested and they could not rule out the possibility that the terrorist internal aid had evaded security checks. The bombing was the deadliest in a decade, … Read more

Two years later, Myanmar coup takes ‘catastrophic toll’

Two years later, Myanmar coup takes ‘catastrophic toll’

Jan 31 (Reuters) – Two years after the military coup in Myanmar, a young factory worker turned resistance fighter mourns the loss of his leg in combat. A former diplomat has not seen his family for four years. A beauty queen adjusts to a new life in wintry Canada. And an exiled teacher dreams of … Read more

France hit by new wave of strikes against Macron’s pension reform

France hit by new wave of strikes against Macron’s pension reform

The reform would raise the retirement age to 64 Schools, transportation networks, refinery supplies are affected Macron: Reform vital to ensure the viability of the pension system SAINT-NAZAIRE, France, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Striking workers disrupted deliveries to French refineries, public transport and schools on Tuesday during a second day of nationwide protests over President … Read more

Brazil’s Lula takes the support of Germany’s Scholz by the neck over Ukraine’s support

Brazil’s Lula takes the support of Germany’s Scholz by the neck over Ukraine’s support

BRASILIA, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Monday Moscow made a mistake in invading Ukraine, but speaking to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, he refrained from condemning the Russian attack . It was the third time during his South American tour that Scholz failed to receive strong support for … Read more

Turkey’s advance in Iraq brings with it a deeper conflict

Turkey’s advance in Iraq brings with it a deeper conflict

SARARO, Iraq, Jan. 31. (Reuters) – Three Turkish military outposts, towering over the abandoned village of Sararo in northern Iraq, pierce the skyline, part of a raid that forced residents to flee after days of shelling last year. The outposts are just a few of dozens of new military bases Turkey has established on Iraqi … Read more

Scholz’s bid to rally Ukraine’s support in South America fails

Scholz’s bid to rally Ukraine’s support in South America fails

SANTIAGO/BRASILIA, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s bid this week to rally support for Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion on his first South American tour fell through, with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva reiterated his view of both sides shared guilt. Scholz has attempted to project unity in … Read more

Western allies disagree on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Western allies disagree on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Biden says ‘no’ when asked about F-16s for Ukraine Zelensky says Moscow is seeking “big revenge.” Russian administrator claims foothold in Vuhledar Kiev could recapture ground if western weapons arrive – group KYIV, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defense minister will meet President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Tuesday amid a debate among Kyiv’s allies … Read more

US stops granting export licenses to China’s Huawei – sources

US stops granting export licenses to China’s Huawei – sources

Jan 30 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has stopped approving licenses for US companies to export most items to China’s Huawei, according to three people familiar with the matter. Huawei has faced U.S. export restrictions around items for 5G and other technologies for several years, but U.S. Department of Commerce officials have issued licenses to … Read more

In a diplomatic coup, the Taiwanese president addresses the elected Czech president

In a diplomatic coup, the Taiwanese president addresses the elected Czech president

Pavel won the Czech presidential election on Saturday Pavel, the Taiwanese Tsai emphasize their shared values ​​in conversation China opposes other countries doing business with Taiwan Beijing considers Taiwan a renegade province TAIPEI/PRAGUE, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen held a phone call with Czech President-elect Petr Pavel on Monday, a highly unusual … Read more