Pakistani rickshaw driver risks all to educate his daughters

Pakistani rickshaw driver risks all to educate his daughters

TCF focuses on education in the country’s most neglected rural communities and slums and aims to teach as many girls as boys. To encourage girls, the foundation employs thousands of female teachers and is the largest private employer of women in the country. Pakistan is estimated to have the second highest number of out-of-school children … Read more

Juan Carlos met by cheering crowd and political embarrassment on return to Spain

Juan Carlos met by cheering crowd and political embarrassment on return to Spain

SANXENXO, Spain, May 20 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Spaniards cheered their former king, Juan Carlos, on Friday in his first public appearance in his country in more than two years after investigations in Spain and Switzerland were dropped on allegations of fraud. Returning from exile in Abu Dhabi, a frail and visibly emotional Juan Carlos, … Read more

Thousands queue for petrol, gas in Sri Lanka amid warnings of food shortages

Thousands queue for petrol, gas in Sri Lanka amid warnings of food shortages

COLOMBO, May 20 (Reuters) – Thousands of people lined up for cooking gas and petrol in Sri Lanka’s commercial capital on Friday and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned of a food shortage as the island nation is battling a devastating economic crisis. Lines have formed in many parts of Colombo, a city of around 900,000, … Read more

Beijing to visit Solomon Islands raising Pacific naval base fears

Beijing to visit Solomon Islands raising Pacific naval base fears

James Batley, Australia’s former high commissioner to the Solomons, said recent deals between Beijing and Honiara were “a truly significant and unfavorable development”. “From Australia’s perspective, this represents an awareness of a very long-standing concern which has been a cornerstone of Australian policy towards the Pacific – that a potentially hostile power might establish in … Read more

Australia says Chinese spy ship did not breach law of the sea

Australia says Chinese spy ship did not breach law of the sea

The People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) intelligence collection vessel Haiwangxing is pictured operating near the Australian coast in this image released May 13, 2022. Australian Department of Defence/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, May 14 (Reuters) – A Chinese intelligence vessel spotted off the west coast of Australia … Read more

Crypto world stabilizes, bitcoin rallies after stablecoin crash

Crypto world stabilizes, bitcoin rallies after stablecoin crash

Bitcoin hits an intraday high above $30,000 TerraUSD Collapse Shakes Crypto Market Analysts say the impact on traditional markets is limited HONG KONG/LONDON/NEW YORK, May 13 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrencies stabilized on Friday, with bitcoin recovering from a 16-month low after a volatile week dominated by the collapse in value of TerraUSD, a so-called stablecoin. Crypto … Read more

Australia says Chinese spy ship’s presence off west coast ‘concerning’

Australia says Chinese spy ship's presence off west coast 'concerning'

SYDNEY, May 13 (Reuters) – A Chinese intelligence vessel was tracked off Australia’s west coast within 50 nautical miles of a sensitive defense installation, Australia said on Friday, raising concerns amid an election campaign over China’s assertive behavior in the region. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Chinese navy ship was not in Australian territorial … Read more

Stocks hold steady, yields fall ahead of US inflation data

Stocks hold steady, yields fall ahead of US inflation data

MILAN, May 11 (Reuters) – Global stocks rose on Wednesday and bond yields fell further below recent highs ahead of U.S. inflation data that will give an idea of ​​how aggressively the Federal Reserve will rise rates. European stocks extended their rebound from two-month lows and US futures also gained ahead of the release of … Read more

Stocks rebound as yields and oil prices fall

Stocks rebound as yields and oil prices fall

Gold and Oil Futures Fall as Bitcoin Rises Dollar gains ground in volatile session NEW YORK, May 10 (Reuters) – Shares on Wall Street rebounded on Tuesday and U.S. Treasury yields fell as oil prices fell amid fears over inflation and slowing economic growth in the world. US Treasuries rallied, with the yield on the … Read more

‘Like a prison’: Shanghai, Beijing ratchet up COVID restrictions

'Like a prison': Shanghai, Beijing ratchet up COVID curbs

Shanghai tells some to stay home and not receive deliveries Part of effort to eliminate infections by end of May – sources China’s capital Beijing imposes the toughest restrictions yet Lawyers question legality of tough measures as anger grows Chinese export growth weakest in two years, currency plummets SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 9 (Reuters) – China’s two … Read more