Three years on, Britain still waits for Brexit dividend

UK lags behind peers for growth, investment and trade Many economists say Brexit contributes to underperformance Polls show Britons increasingly regret leaving the EU Pro-Brexit economist Lyons: UK problems have long roots LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Three years after its departure from the European Union, Britain is yet to benefit from the Brexit dividend … Read more

How India’s ruling party is tightening its grip on Kashmir

Over a million could vote in local polls for the first time BJP aims to take control of assembly from Muslim parties Pakistan accuses India of marginalizing Kashmir’s Muslims JAMMU/SRINAGAR, India, Jan 12 (Reuters) – For the first time in her life, Asha, a street cleaner in the Indian city of Jammu, will be allowed … Read more

Caught in the crossfire, Peru protest deaths keep anger burning

AYACUCHO, Peru, Dec 27 (Reuters) – Edgar Prado, 51, a mechanic and driver from the city of Ayacucho in southern Peru, spent most of the day on Dec. 15 in his garage tinkering on his white Toyota Hilux pickup, even as protests began to build in the airport just a block away. At 5.56 pm … Read more

The world fears a new China COVID wave, ponders how to help Xi

WASHINGTON, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Officials and global health experts outside China are anxiously watching a COVID-19 surge there, worried a nation of 1.4 billion people is inadequately vaccinated and may not have the healthcare tools to treat a wave of illness expected to kill more than one million people through 2023. Some US and … Read more

Peru’s ‘forgotten people’ rage against political elite after Castillo arrest

LIMA, Dec 18 (Reuters) – Leopoldo Huamani, 60, a farmer from Chalhuanca in southern Peru, traveled for three days to reach the capital Lima and march in support of ousted and jailed leader Pedro Castillo, whose fall has sparked deadly protests around the country. Huamani is one of Peru’s “forgotten” people, marginalized, rural groups Castillo … Read more

Foxconn apologizes for pay-related error at China iPhone plant after worker unrest

Foxconn says it is working with staff to resolve disputes Major iPhone factory rocked by protests over pay, conditions Apple says it has a team on the ground in Zhengzhou TAIPEI/SHANGHAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Foxconn (2317.TW) said on Thursday a pay-related “technical error” occurred when hiring new recruits at a COVID-hit iPhone factory in … Read more

Indian tycoon Adani’s mega port hangs in the balance as a fishing community protests

VIZHINJAM, India, Nov 23 (Reuters) – On the main road to billionaire Gautam Adani’s planned Vizhinjam mega port on the southern tip of India, a shelter built by the coastal region’s Christian fishing community blocks the entrance, preventing further construction. The simple 1,200 square-feet structure with a corrugated-iron roof has since August stood in the … Read more

Bankers bet billions on new wave of debt-for-nature deals

More countries linking debt cost to conservation goals Seychelles, Belize, Barbados among those to strike deals Ecuador swap could be biggest yet at $800 million Cape Verde, Sri Lanka and others are also exploring deals SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The Galapagos Islands, whose thousands of unique species inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution, … Read more

Exclusive: Germany steps up emergency cash plans to cope with blackout

FRANKFURT, Nov 15 (Reuters) – German authorities are stepping up preparations for emergency cash deliveries in case of a blackout to keep the economy running, four people involved said, as the nation braces for possible power cuts arising from the war in Ukraine. The plans include the Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank, hoarding extra billions to … Read more

Worries over Germany’s China dependency overshadow Scholz trip

Scholz is the first G7 leader to visit China since the start of the pandemic Germany is drafting a new, tougher China strategy Hawks fear Scholz to keep prioritizing economic ties Business delegation to accompany chancellor to Beijing on Nov. 4 BERLIN, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Chancellor Olaf Scholz makes an inaugural visit to China … Read more