Ukraine vows never to forget or forgive Bucha anniversary

Russian troops occupy the city of Bucha for 33 days Mass graves were found after the reconquest by Ukraine Ukraine accuses Russian troops of committing atrocities Russia denies the allegations BUCHA, Ukraine, March 31 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Friday Ukraine would never forgive Russian forces responsible for the atrocities in Bucha as … Read more

Pope Francis visits children in hospital, who will be discharged on Saturday

VATICAN CITY, March 31 (Reuters) – Pope Francis baptized a baby and greeted children at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital on Friday as he appeared to be recovering quickly from a bout of bronchitis that left him hospitalized earlier this week. Francis is expected to return home on Saturday, pending the results of his final medical tests, … Read more

Kamala Harris announces Tanzania trade boost on Africa tour

DAR ES SALAAM, March 30 (Reuters) – US Vice President Kamala Harris announced plans to boost trade and investment in Tanzania during a visit there on Thursday, part of an African tour aimed at strengthening ties with a continent where China and Russia are increasingly in control. Harris began her trip in Ghana on Sunday … Read more

Protests in Kenya turn violent again as government vows to ‘stop the descent’

NAIROBI, March 30 (Reuters) – New demonstrations organized on Thursday by opponents of Kenyan President William Ruto were again marked by violent clashes, as stone-throwing protesters battled police and a local office belonging to Ruto’s party was set on fire. Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s earlier outcry on Monday against the high cost of living and … Read more

FTX’s Bankman-Fried pleads not guilty to campaign finance, bribery charges in China

NEW YORK, March 30 (Reuters) – Indicted founder of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange, Sam Bankman-Fried, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to fresh US charges of conspiracy to violate campaign finance laws and bribe Chinese authorities. Bankman-Fried, 31, through his attorney, Mark Cohen, entered the plea for the new 13-count indictment at a hearing before U.S. … Read more

China has committed to economic opening and reforms, Premier Li says

BOAO, China, March 30 (Reuters) – China is determined to open up the world’s second-largest economy and implement reforms that can boost growth, Premier Li Qiang said on Thursday, adding that geopolitical tensions are hampering global development. would only hinder. Li’s remarks at an international business summit in the island province of Hainan are his … Read more

Ukraine says Russian troops are making progress in frontline city of Bakhmut

The UN suspends the plan for the safety zone of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant Ukraine attacks behind the frontline in Russian-occupied Melitopol March 30 (Reuters) – Russian troops have had some success in the eastern frontline town of Bakhmut, Ukrainian military officials said Wednesday evening, adding that their fighters were still holding out in … Read more

Taiwanese president revolts after China threatens retaliation for US trip

Taiwanese President Tsai leaves for New York China threatens retaliation if Tsai meets Speaker of the House of Representatives No reason for China to overreact: senior US officials Tsai also visits Guatemala, Belize TAOYUAN, Taiwan/BEIJING, March 29 (Reuters) – External pressures will not stop Taiwan from engaging with the world, President Tsai Ing-wen said as … Read more

Russian troops are not making progress in Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Ukraine says

Russian-installed official claims progress in eastern cities The chief of the UN nuclear watchdog will visit the factory in Zaporizhia on Wednesday Russian participation in Olympic Games under discussion March 29 (Reuters) – Russian troops have been relentless in their attempts to capture the bombed eastern Ukrainian cities of Bakhmut and Avdiivka, making no progress, … Read more

Clashes as French protesters protest Macron’s pension bill

The government rejects the trade unions’ call to suspend the law Protesters angry at the bill and at Macron Transport hubs, energy sector affected by strikes PARIS/NANTES, France, March 28 (Reuters) – Black-clad groups set fire to bins and threw projectiles at police in Paris, who responded with tear gas, on the edge of a … Read more