Afghanistan earthquake kills at least 1,000 people trapped under rubble

KABUL (Reuters) – The death toll from Wednesday’s earthquake in Afghanistan has reached 1,000, with more than 600 injured, and the death toll is expected to rise as information flows from remote mountain villages, disaster management officials said. Houses were reduced to rubble and the bodies were later dumped on the ground 6.1 magnitude earthquakePictures … Read more

In the hottest cities on Earth, mothers bear the brunt of climate change

Jacobabad in Pakistan reaches 51°C (124°F) Women are especially vulnerable to extreme heat – studies Scientists warn that pregnant women are at greater risk More photo essay: JAKOBABAD, Pakistan (Pakistan) (Reuters) – A pregnant Sunari weighs in under the blazing sun in fields filled with bright yellow watermelons in Jacobabad, which last month became the … Read more

Malaysian companies rejected applications due to lack of expatriate workers

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian companies from palm oil growers to semiconductor makers are rejecting orders and ditching billions in sales as a shortage of more than a million workers threatens the country’s economic recovery. Despite the lifting of the COVID-19 freeze on recruiting foreign workers in February, Malaysia has not seen a significant return … Read more

Indian officials step up arrests and home demolitions to stem unrest over anti-Islam remarks

SRINAGAR/KOLKATA, India, June 12 (Reuters) – Authorities in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh demolished the homes of several people accused of involvement in last week’s riots over insulting remarks made by ruling party figures about the Prophet Muhammad, officials said on Sunday. . In Indian Kashmir, police arrested a young man for posting a … Read more

Exclusive, former Amazon India seller says antitrust raid illegally detained employees

Amazon raided sellers in April on suspicion of nepotism Cloudtel says the Antitrust Authority carried out an illegal raid The Antitrust Authority says the raid was in line with the regulatory process Regulators in India and foreign firms battle over e-commerce NEW DELHI, June 10 (Reuters) – A former top seller of Amazon (AMZN.O) In … Read more

Exclusive: US will allow two companies to ship Venezuelan oil to Europe

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Italian oil company Eni SpA and Spain’s Repsol may start shipping Venezuelan oil to Europe as soon as next month to replace Russian crude, five people familiar with the matter said. Debt swaps were halted two years ago when Washington intensified sanctions on Venezuela. One person said that Eni and Repsol are … Read more

Blinken says China’s strategy is around a rules-based order, not a ‘new cold war’

Blinken describes China as the most dangerous challenge to world order In response, China says both would benefit from cooperation On Thursday, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, in a long-awaited speech on US strategy to counter China’s rise, said the US would not prevent China from developing its economy, but wanted it to abide … Read more

The food crisis is fueling fears of protectionism that are exacerbating shortages

DAVOS, Switzerland, May 24 (Reuters) – Business leaders and policy makers at the World Economic Forum said the global food crisis has precipitated protectionist steps by countries that are likely to exacerbate the problem and could lead to a wider trade war. Pointing to mounting pressure on food supplies and rising prices, a government source … Read more

In Tokyo, Biden says he will be willing to use force to defend Taiwan

White House official says no policy change China says the US should not defend Taiwan independence The United States wants to tighten policy without provoking a Beijing analyst Biden visits Japan for his first presidential trip to Asia TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he was ready to use force to … Read more