One body found, 38 still missing from capsized migrant boat off Florida

MIAMI, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Rescue teams have recovered one body, but hopes have dimmed for 38 others lost at sea over the weekend to a capsized boat off the coast of Florida during a an incident treated as an ill-fated attempt at human smuggling, the US Coast Guard said. said Wednesday. The search and … Read more

U.N. chief tells Security Council: Afghanistan ‘hanging by thread’

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 26 (Reuters) – Afghanistan is “hanging by a thread,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday, calling on countries to approve all transactions needed to deliver humanitarian aid. activities in the Taliban-ruled state. He also called for the suspension of any rules or conditions limiting “life-saving” relief operations … Read more

Japan’s border crackdown leaves students in limbo and economy in a pinch

A passerby in a protective face mask walks down an alleyway in an izakaya pub amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 25, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Jan. 26 (Reuters) – Two years after Japan closed its borders to block the coronavirus, some … Read more

Three U.S. states, D.C. sue Google over location-tracking

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Texas, Indiana, Washington State and the District of Columbia sued Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) on Monday over what they called deceptive location-tracking practices that invade users’ privacy. “Google falsely led consumers to believe that changing their account and device settings would allow customers to protect their privacy and control what … Read more

Sarah Palin’s positive COVID test clouds start of NY Times defamation trial

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks during a rally endorsing U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for president at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa January 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican U.S. vice-presidential candidate and … Read more

Hong Kong’s financial sector faces talent crunch as expats head for the exit

HONG KONG, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – Tania Sibree resigned late last year as a financial services lawyer in Hong Kong and returned to Australia rather than live a moment longer with the city’s strict coronavirus restrictions. Sibree, who said she has enjoyed the past five years in Hong Kong, is one of hundreds – possibly … Read more

Exclusive: Iran nuclear agreement unlikely without release of U.S. prisoners, negotiator says

VIENNA, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – The United States is unlikely to reach an agreement with Iran to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal unless Tehran releases four American citizens. Washington says it is being held hostage, the lead US nuclear negotiator told Reuters on Sunday. The official US special envoy to Iran, Robert Malley, reiterated … Read more

Canada agency says Russian-backed actors targeting infrastructure

OTTAWA, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Network operators of critical Canadian infrastructure should boost their defenses against Russian state-sponsored threats, Canada’s signals intelligence agency said on Thursday. The warning from the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) is the latest in a series of bulletins from Canada’s two main spy agencies accusing Russian actors of trying to hack … Read more

Blinken vows ‘relentless’ diplomacy to avert Russian attack on Ukraine

Blinken says Russia can attack Ukraine in the short term Kremlin says arms supplies to Ukraine are raising tensions Blinken meets the Russian Lavrov in Geneva on Friday KYIV, Jan. 19 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that Russia could launch another attack on Ukraine at very short notice, but … Read more

Puerto Rico gets green light to end five-year bankruptcy

Jan 18 (Reuters) – The judge overseeing Puerto Rico’s nearly five-year debt restructuring process has approved a debt adjustment plan designed to revitalize the Commonwealth’s economy and reduce its $135 billion in debt. U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain approved the plan in an order filed Tuesday, ending nearly half a decade of litigation over … Read more