Myanmar junta extends emergency as coup anniversary marked by ‘silent protest’

Junta extends state of emergency, says elections have to be held ‘Present scenario is below uncommon circumstances,’ performing president says Streets abandoned in some Myanmar cities for silent protest Protesters maintain rallies in Thailand and the Philippines Feb 1 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s junta prolonged the nation’s state of emergency by one other six months, the … Read more

FTX founder Bankman-Fried objects to tighter bail, says prosecutors ‘sandbagged’ him

NEW YORK, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Legal professionals for Sam Bankman-Fried on Saturday urged a U.S. choose to not ban the indicted FTX cryptocurrency govt from speaking with former colleagues as a part of his bail, saying prosecutors “sandbagged” the method to place their shopper within the “worst potential mild.” The attorneys have been responding … Read more

Meta to reinstate Donald Trump’s Fb and Instagram accounts

Jan 25 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) mentioned Wednesday it is going to reinstate former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Fb and Instagram accounts within the coming weeks, following a two-year suspension after the lethal Capitol Hill riot on January 6, 2021. The restoration of his accounts might present a lift to Trump, who introduced … Read more

Defiant Indian college students to carry extra screenings of BBC documentary on Modi

NEW DELHI, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Indian college students mentioned they’d present once more a BBC documentary about Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the federal government has dismissed as propaganda after a Tuesday campus screening was disrupted by an influence minimize and intimidation by opponents. The College students’ Federation of India (SFI) plans to point … Read more

Chinese language manufacturing contracts sharply as COVID infections soar

BEIJING, Dec 31 (Reuters) – China’s manufacturing unit exercise shrank on the sharpest tempo because the pandemic first emerged almost three years in the past, after Beijing’s abrupt reversal of counter-epidemic measures this month set off a wave of COVID infections throughout the nation. The official buying managers’ index (PMI) fell to 47.0 in December … Read more

Elon Musk restores Twitter accounts of journalists after suspensions draw backlash

Dec 17 (Reuters) – Elon Musk reinstated the Twitter accounts of a number of journalists that have been suspended for a day over an issue on publishing public information in regards to the billionaire’s aircraft. The reinstatements got here after the unprecedented suspensions evoked stinging criticism from authorities officers, advocacy teams and journalism organizations from … Read more

Twitter suspends a number of journalists, Musk cites ‘doxxing’ of his jet

Dec 15 (Reuters) – Twitter on Thursday suspended the accounts of a number of outstanding journalists who not too long ago wrote about its new proprietor Elon Musk, with the billionaire tweeting that guidelines banning the publishing of non-public data utilized to all, together with journalists. Responding to a Tweet on the account suspensions, Musk, … Read more

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai jailed over 5 years on fraud cost

HONG KONG, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Professional-democracy Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai was sentenced on Saturday to 5 years and 9 months in jail for fraud, convicted of violating a lease contract for the headquarters of a liberal newspaper he used to run. Lai, 75, was discovered responsible of two counts of fraud for protecting … Read more

World’s longest-standing president seeks to increase 43-year rule

DAKAR, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Equatorial Guinea votes on Sunday in a normal election by which President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, the world’s longest-standing president, is predicted to increase his 43-year rule on the helm of the tiny oil-producing West African nation. Over 400,000 individuals registered to vote within the nation of round 1.5 million. Voters … Read more

Exclusive: China cancelled EU leader’s video address at opening of major trade expo

BEIJING/BRUSSELS, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Chinese authorities behind a major trade expo in Shanghai pulled an opening ceremony address by the European Council president that was set to criticise Russia’s “illegal war” in Ukraine and call for reduced EU trade dependency on China, diplomats said. The pre-recorded video by Charles Michel was meant to be … Read more