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

Japan is going to restrict exports of chip making equipment as it complies with US and China restrictions

TOKYO, March 31 (Reuters) – Japan’s government said on Friday it plans to restrict exports of 23 types of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, aligning controls on technology trade with US pressure to boost China’s ability to make advanced chips. curb making. The trade and industry minister said in a press release that it will impose export … Read more

Far-right lawmakers walk away from Zelenskiy speech to Austrian parliament

VIENNA, March 30 (Reuters) – Lawmakers from the pro-Russian far-right Freedom Party left the lower house of Austria’s parliament on Thursday during a speech by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, protesting Austria’s violation of neutrality. Zelenskiy addressed the chamber via video link, thanking Austria for its humanitarian aid and assistance with projects such as landmine clearance. … 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

Castro from Honduras visits China after cutting ties with Taiwan

TEGUCIGALPA, March 29 (Reuters) – Honduran President Xiomara Castro will travel to China “soon”, the Honduran foreign ministry said on Twitter on Wednesday, without specifying a date for the trip. The announcement came days after China established diplomatic ties with Honduras as the Central American country ended its decades-long relationship with Taiwan. Honduras’s foreign minister … Read more

Manchin threatens to sue US Treasury over EV tax credit rules

WASHINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) – Senate Energy Committee Chairman Joe Manchin said on Wednesday he could go to court after the US Treasury Department released guidelines on battery procurement for electric vehicle tax credits later this week. “If it goes off the rails” and goes against the intent of climate legislation passed in August, “I … Read more

Britain raises domestic threat level for Northern Ireland to ‘severe’

Level changed due to attacks on police officers Northern Ireland is hosting the 25th anniversary of the peace agreement The level was lowered last year for the first time in ten years LONDON, March 28 (Reuters) – Britain’s MI5 intelligence agency has raised the threat level in Northern Ireland from domestic terrorism to “severe”, meaning … Read more

US and Japan sign trade deal on battery minerals for electric vehicles

WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) – The United States and Japan on Tuesday announced a trade deal on battery minerals for electric vehicles that is essential to strengthening their battery supply chains and giving Japanese automakers wider access to a new $7,500 US EV tax credit. The swiftly negotiated agreement prohibits the two countries from imposing … Read more

Taiwan told Honduras to “pack up and leave” after ties were cut

TEGUCIGALPA, March 27 (Reuters) – Taiwan must leave its embassy in Honduras within 30 days, a senior Honduran official said Monday, after President Xiomara Castro cut ties with Taiwan in favor of China in a bid to boost investment and jobs from the country. Asian giant. Deputy Foreign Minister Antonio Garcia issued the order on … Read more

Brazil’s Lula cancels trip to China due to pneumonia

BRASILIA, March 25 (Reuters) – Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has canceled a high-profile trip to China due to medical reasons, and the March 27-31 visit will be rescheduled for a later date, his press secretary said on Saturday. . The press secretary released a medical note saying that after a clinical evaluation, … Read more