UN body dismisses debate over China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims as a blow to the West

A narrow defeat seen as a blow to the West and the credibility of the UN First attempt to put China’s rights record on the agenda Muslim countries like Pakistan reject the motion China lobbied against debate on the sidelines GENEVA, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The UN Rights Council on Thursday rejected a Western-led motion … Read more

Ethiopia accepts African Union invitation to peace talks

Peace talks are due to take place this weekend in South Africa Conflict has raged since 2020, uprooting millions NAIROBI, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s government has accepted an invitation from the African Union to join peace talks aimed at ending a two-year conflict with rival forces in Tigray, the adviser said on Wednesday. from … Read more

New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s infuriating electric vehicle mandate

In an overly revealing and empty stunt, Governor Kathy Hochul last week ordered the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation to issue regulations banning the sale of gasoline-powered cars, pickup trucks and SUVs. . . 2035. It’s not just that she’s long gone, or that she was just marking National Drive Electric Week by claiming to … Read more

Analysis: Underwater: how the Bank of England threw a lifeline to the markets

The Bank of England bought bonds after demands from pension funds Some UK pension funds have faced problematic margin calls BoE support seen as window to post collateral UK government’s unfunded tax plan spooked markets LONDON/NEW YORK, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Calls to the Bank of England that some British pension funds were struggling to … Read more

Russia loses its seat on the UN Aviation Council following a reprimand

MONTREAL, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Russia failed to secure enough votes to win re-election to the UN aviation agency’s board on Saturday, scolding Moscow for aviation-related actions taken after his invasion of Ukraine. Russia fell short of the 86 votes needed to remain on the 36-nation governing body of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), … Read more

Russia vetoes UN resolution on proclaimed annexations, China abstains

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Russia on Friday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution tabled by the United States and Albania condemning Moscow’s proclaimed annexation of parts of Ukraine , China, a strategic partner of Russia, having abstained during the vote. Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin proclaimed Russian rule over four regions that make up … Read more

US says it has agreed to partnership with Pacific islands, offering ‘big dollar’ aid

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The United States said at a summit with Pacific island leaders on Wednesday that it had agreed to a future partnership with them and hinted at the prospect of “significant aid” to a region where they hope to stem China’s growing influence. The Washington Post quoted US officials as saying … Read more

Pound slides after BoE bond buying, dollar hits 20-year high

NEW YORK/LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The pound fell against the dollar on Wednesday before paring losses after the Bank of England (BOE) said it would intervene to support the gilt market, and the The dollar index hit a new 20 Trading at a year high was volatile. The BOE said it would buy as … Read more

Dollar pauses even as rate worries reduce risk appetite

NEW YORK/LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The dollar made little headway in a choppy session on Tuesday as appetite for riskier bets was still weak as Federal Reserve policymakers talked news interest rate hikes. The greenback was up against the euro but lost ground against the pound and the Japanese yen, as all eyes were … Read more

1,000 food workers at San Francisco airport are on strike

CNN Business — Workers who provide food and drink to travelers at San Francisco International Airport are on strike, seeking what they say is their first raise in four years. The 1,000 strikers are members of Unite Here Local 2, a Bay Area union with 15,000 members. Airport workers work under a joint multi-employer labor … Read more