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UN Human Rights chief kicks off high-stakes visit to China, Beijing cites COVID in limiting access

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends an event at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, November 3, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING/GENEVA, May 23 (Reuters) – The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet arrived in China......

Governments need to take urgent action to combat inequality, Oxfam says

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LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – Governments need to take urgent action to tackle rising inequality which emerged over the COVID-19 crisis with a surge in energy and food prices ramping up pressures on millions of people around the world, Oxfam said on Monday. The report, released by the Nairobi-based charity......

U.S. Southern Baptists release scathing report on sexual abuse

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ATLANTA, May 22 (Reuters) – For decades, complaints of sex abuse by pastors and staff in the largest U.S. Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, were either ignored or covered up by top clergy, according to an internal report released on Sunday. The nearly 300-page report details how complaints were......

Australia swears in new Labor PM ahead of Quad meeting

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Anthony Albanese, leader of Australia’s Labor Party, addresses supporters after incumbent Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Scott Morrison conceded defeat in the country’s general election, in Sydney, Australia May 21, 2022. REUTERS/Jaimi Joy Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, May 23 (Reuters) – Australia’s Labor Party leader......

Israeli government and court at odds over Jewish prayer at flashpoint shrine

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A general view picture shows the Dome of the Rock , the Western Wall and al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Ammar Awad Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JERUSALEM, May 22 (Reuters) – Israel reaffirmed on Sunday a long-standing arrangement with Muslim authorities......

EXCLUSIVE General Atlantic plans $2 billion investment in India, Southeast Asia

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The logo of the upcoming World Economic Forum 2022 (WEF) is pictured on a window at the congress center, in the Alpine resort of Davos, Switzerland May 21, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DAVOS, Switzerland, May 22 (Reuters) – Global private equity......

Analysis: Australian women unleash new political force on climate, integrity

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SYDNEY, May 22 (Reuters) – Professional women and voters concerned about climate change unleashed a third force in Australia’s election, taking a swath of seats that ended nine years of conservative rule even as votes for the winning Labor Party fell. Women who left successful careers in business, medicine and......

New York judge approves congressional map, throwing Democrats into disarray

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People fill out ballots during voting in the New York primary election at a polling site in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 22, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 21 (Reuters) – A New York judge approved......

Shanghai inches towards COVID lockdown exit, Beijing plays defence

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Shanghai cautiously works to restore transport services Shanghai reports mostly zero new community cases this week Beijing on edge as new infections keep appearing BEIJING/SHANGHAI, May 21 (Reuters) – Shanghai cautiously pushed ahead on Saturday with plans to restore part of its transport network in a major step towards exiting......

COVID restrictions for migrants at U.S. border cannot end yet, judge rules

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May 20 (Reuters) – U.S. authorities were blocked by a federal judge on Friday from lifting COVID-19 restrictions that empower agents at the U.S.-Mexico border to turn back migrants without giving them a chance to seek asylum. The nationwide injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays in Louisiana means......

Putin promises to bolster Russia’s IT security in face of cyber attacks

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May 20 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the number of cyber attacks on Russia by foreign “state structures” had increased several times over and that Russia must bolster its cyber defences by reducing the use of foreign software and hardware. The websites of many state-owned companies......

Computer chip giant ASML places big bets on a tiny future

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VELDHOVEN, Netherlands, May 20 (Reuters) – ASML (ASML.AS), a semiconductor industry and stock market giant, has to think smaller. Or maybe bigger. It is building machines the size of double-decker buses, weighing over 200 tonnes, in its quest to produce beams of focused light that create the microscopic circuitry on......

Don’t forget other crises with Ukraine focus, UN warns

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi speaks during a news conference in Stockholm, Sweden March 09, 2022. Anders Wiklund/ TT News Agency/via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Displacements globally heading for 100 mln people Food insecurity, price hikes damaging vulnerable areas After......

Britons party for the Queen – but not the monarchy

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LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – Practising Bollywood dance moves at his school gym in central England, 12-year-old Momin Rashid is excited to be one of the 10,000 performers who will take part in a pageant to honour Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne. The event will conclude four days......

Shanghai finds cases after five days of ‘zero COVID’ but end of lockdown on track

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Family of three catch COVID outside Shanghai’s quarantined areas Plans to ease curbs in May and lift lockdown in June still on More and more cities in China bringing COVID under control SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 20 (Reuters) – Shanghai announced its first new COVID-19 cases outside quarantined areas in five days......

U.S. FDA says Abbott baby formula plant on track to reopen in 1-2 weeks

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WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – Abbott Laboratories (ABT.N) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are on track to reopen the company’s Sturgis, Michigan, baby formula manufacturing plant within one or two weeks, FDA Commissioner Robert Califf said on Thursday. Abbott, the biggest U.S. supplier of powder infant formula including......

‘I mean Ukraine’: Former U.S. president George Bush calls Iraq invasion ‘unjustified’

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WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – Former U.S. President George W. Bush mistakenly described the invasion of Iraq as “brutal” and “unjustified” before correcting himself to say he meant to refer to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Bush made the comments in a speech during an event in Dallas on Wednesday, while......

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to increase infant formula supply

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WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden took steps on Wednesday to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States, invoking the Defense Production Act to help manufacturers obtain the ingredients needed to ramp up supply, the White House said. Biden also directed U.S. agencies to use......

Mozambique detects first case of polio in 30 years

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CAPE TOWN, May 18 (Reuters) – Mozambique on Wednesday declared a polio outbreak after the virus was detected in a child living in the northeastern Tete region, the first case of the poliovirus in the country in almost three decades, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. The case, which marks......

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