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‘Yes’: Biden says US would defend Taiwan against China

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 05:21:14 +0000

Comments prompt swift White House clarification after seeming to suggest change to policy of 'strategic ambiguity'.

Melbourne reopens as world’s most locked-down city eases limits

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 04:45:52 +0000

State Premier promises there will be 'no more lockdowns' as Victoria reaches its vaccination targets.

UN chief warns world on ‘one way ticket to disaster’ over climate

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 04:14:08 +0000

Antonio Guterres says he is 'very concerned' upcoming COP26 in Glasgow will fail.

More countries criticise China at UN for repression of Uighurs

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 03:05:59 +0000

Statement calls on Beijing to allow immediate access to Xinjiang, as rival statement claims 'disinformation'.

WHO says COVID may have killed 180,000 health workers

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:27:37 +0000

UN agency steps up calls for governments to do more to protect and support workers as the pandemic continues to grow.

US to launch Amazon-wide pact to reduce deforestation: Blinken

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:07:03 +0000

During visit to Colombia, Blinken announces initiative that will include financial support for protected areas.

Barbados elects first-ever president, replacing British monarchy

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 21:01:57 +0000

The former British colony will replace the UK's Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic.

US stocks rise to all-time high lifted by solid corporate results

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 20:58:54 +0000

With stocks flying high, traders are bracing for market swings in the face of rising price pressures.

Judge says US held Afghan man unlawfully at Guantanamo Bay

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 20:56:55 +0000

Asadullah Haroon Gul was denied access to a lawyer, held for 14 years at Guantanamo without charge; now ordered freed.

Haiti gang leader threatens to kill American missionary hostages

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:58:55 +0000

Officials have said 400 Mawozo gang is demanding $1m per hostage in ransom to release 17 members of missionary group.

Minnesota ex-cop resentenced to 57 months for killing woman

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:36:24 +0000

Mohamed Noor claims he feared for his safety and that of his police partner when he shot the unarmed woman.

Will Brazil’s president be prosecuted for COVID-19 deaths?

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:59:49 +0000

Brazilian Senate inquiry says Jair Bolsonaro should face crimes against humanity charges for mishandling the pandemic.

US Fed bans officials from buying stocks after ethics scandal

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:54:08 +0000

The scandal recently led to the departure of two regional presidents and diminished confidence in the US central bank.

NATO agrees new plan to deter Russian attacks

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:32:08 +0000

Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says NATO agreed a $1bn fund to provide seed financing to develop new tech.

‘No country will be spared’ impact of climate change: US gov’t

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:05:26 +0000

Reports by US White House, defence and intelligence agencies say climate change likely to increase global instability.

Winter is coming? Oil falls from 3-year peak on warmer forecast

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 17:24:49 +0000

A forecast for a warm United States winter put the brakes on a rally fuelled by tight supply and a global energy crunch.

Canada launches COVID vaccine passport for travel

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 17:14:09 +0000

The standardized certificate will have a QR code for scanning at airports, train stations and other entry points.

Pakistani foreign minister meets Taliban in Afghanistan

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 17:03:23 +0000

Foreign minister's first visit since the Taliban takeover comes amid border issues affecting movement and trade.

Nigerian separatist leader Kanu denies terrorism charges in court

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 16:51:52 +0000

British citizen Nnamdi Kanu pleads not guilty to seven charges in Abuja court, before case was adjourned to November 10.

US House votes to hold Trump adviser Bannon in contempt

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 16:51:45 +0000

Political strategist defied a subpoena from a House panel probing the deadly January 6 Capitol riot by Trump supporters.

Red hot: Houston firefighters pension fund goes crypto

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 16:27:35 +0000

The Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund said it invested $25m in Bitcoin and Ether.

Ethiopia launches fourth air raid this week on Tigray capital

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:56:34 +0000

Gov't says attack aimed for facility in Mekelle used for military training, but TPLF says plane did not hit any targets.

As Turks wrestle with inflation, central bank cuts rates again

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:28:11 +0000

Turkey's central bank delivered a massive interest rate cut on Thursday, sending the lira to a new record low.

Turkey: Erdogan slams ambassadors over call for Kavala’s release

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:25:21 +0000

Ten foreign diplomats had issued a rare joint statement calling for the release of a philanthropist jailed since 2017.

Commercial real estate market in low-Earth orbit heats up

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:20:45 +0000

NASA got a third pitch, this one from Voyager Space Holdings Inc, to build a private station to replace an existing lab.