Diplomacy / Foreign Policy

No-deal Brexit could deepen Europe’s shortage of medicines: experts

No-deal Brexit could deepen Europe’s shortage of medicines: experts

Published 12/08/2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - As the Oct. 31 deadline for Britain to leave the European Union approaches, health professionals are warning that shortages of some medicines [more…]

South Korea to drop Japan from its fast-track trade ‘white list’

South Korea to drop Japan from its fast-track trade ‘white list’

Published 12/08/2019

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Monday it plans to drop Japan from its “white list” of countries with fast-track trade status from September, [more…]

Australia to spend $340 million on special forces capability

Australia to spend $340 million on special forces capability

Published 12/08/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will spend A$500 million ($340 million) to improve the capability of its special forces troops, the first stage of a $3 [more…]

Exclusive: Guatemala election winner hopes to change Trump migrant…

Exclusive: Guatemala election winner hopes to change Trump migrant…

Published 12/08/2019

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - The winner of Guatemala’s presidential election, Alejandro Giammattei, said on Sunday he hoped he could make changes to a controversial migration [more…]

Hong Kong mops up after weekend of violence, braces for more protests

Hong Kong mops up after weekend of violence, braces for more protests

Published 12/08/2019

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Metro stations in Hong Kong resumed regular service on Monday and streets were being cleaned of debris as the city recovered [more…]

Cathay Pacific shares slump after China cracks down on staff protests

Cathay Pacific shares slump after China cracks down on staff protests

Published 12/08/2019

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shares in Cathay Pacific Airways (0293.HK) fell more than 4% to close to a 10-year low on Monday after the Hong [more…]

Guatemala conservative romps to landslide win, faces big migration…

Guatemala conservative romps to landslide win, faces big migration…

Published 12/08/2019

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Conservative Alejandro Giammattei swept aside his center-left rival in Guatemala’s presidential election on Sunday, and now inherits an unpopular migration deal [more…]

Goldman Sachs economists say fears rise that U.S.-China trade war…

Goldman Sachs economists say fears rise that U.S.-China trade war…

Published 11/08/2019

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) said on Sunday that fears of the U.S.-China trade war leading to a recession are increasing and that [more…]

Russia tells Google not to advertise ‘illegal’ events after…

Russia tells Google not to advertise ‘illegal’ events after…

Published 11/08/2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s state communications watchdog has asked Google (GOOGL.O) to stop advertising “illegal mass events” on its YouTube video platform, it said on [more…]

Lack of G7, IMF support seen dimming impact of U.S. move on China’s…

Lack of G7, IMF support seen dimming impact of U.S. move on China’s…

Published 11/08/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China is unlikely to face serious consequences from the Trump administration’s decision to label it a currency manipulator given the apparent lack [more…]