Sterling crumbles to all-time nadir, euro at 20-year low

Woman holds British pound banknotes in this illustration taken May 30, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Sterling crashed to a record low on Monday as traders scampered for the exits on mounting concern that the new government’s economic plan will stretch Britain’s finances … Read more

Prominent Chinese commentator urges COVID experts to ‘speak out’

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register BEIJING, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Prominent Chinese commentator Hu Xijin said on Sunday that as China ponders its COVID-19 policies, epidemic experts need to speak out and China ought to conduct comprehensive research and make any studies transparent to the public. Hu’s unusual call on Chinese … Read more

Pressing priority in Ukraine is to facilitate peace talks, China says

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24 (Reuters) – China supports all efforts conducive to the peaceful resolution of the “crisis” in Ukraine, its foreign minister Wang Yi told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, adding that the pressing priority was to facilitate peace talks . “The fundamental … Read more

Russia’s Lavrov accuses Washington of ‘playing with fire’ around Taiwan

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Russia accused the United States on Saturday of “playing with fire” around Taiwan while China said it will press on working for “peaceful reunification” with the democratically-governed island and pledged to take forceful steps to oppose any external interference, a … Read more

Stocks tumble, dollar soars and bonds plunge as recession fears grow

Dow poised to confirm bear market MSCI All-World index hits 2-year low Dollar reaches new two-decade high Sterling and gilts sell off after UK ‘mini-budget’ NEW YORK/LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – US and European stocks tumbled on Friday, the dollar scaled a 22-year high and bonds sold off again as fears grew that the central … Read more

Blinken tells China’s Wang peace in Taiwan Strait is vital

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told his Chinese counterpart on Friday that the maintenance of peace and stability over Taiwan was vitally important, as the two met with tensions high over the Chinese-claimed island. Taiwan was the focus of … Read more

As unrest grows, Iran restricts access to Instagram, WhatsApp

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Sept 21 (Reuters) – Iran curbed access on Wednesday to Meta Platforms’ (META.O) Instagram and WhatsApp, two of the last remaining social networks in the country, amid protests over the death of a woman in police custody, residents and internet NetBlocks watchdog said. Last week’s death … Read more

EXCLUSIVE NATO chief says Putin won’t win in Ukraine despite ‘reckless’ escalation

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin will not win the war in Ukraine despite his order to mobilize thousands of extra troops, the secretary general of NATO said on Wednesday, calling the Russian leader’s threat to use nuclear weapons “dangerous and reckless rhetoric.” … Read more

Al Gore sees the world at ‘tipping point’ for climate action

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Surging power prices pushing governments to decarbonise Gore cites greater action in the Unites States, Australia Says he is optimistic on further action in Brazil, China LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The world is at a “positive tipping point” in the fight against climate change as … Read more

Protests flare across Iran in violent unrest over woman’s death

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Supreme leader’s representative vows to follow up case Mahsa Amini died after being detained by morality police Death sparks angry protests around Iran including capital DUBAI, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Protests raged for a fourth straight day across Iran on Tuesday and authorities said three people … Read more