A Somali boy’s mission to find food as climate change takes its toll

Somalia at nexus of ‘three Cs’ – conflict, costs, climate change Climate change means extreme weather patterns more common Children in Dollow town malnourished, scramble for food Million forced from homes and land by drought Drought envoy urges international community to do more DOLLOW, Somalia, June 20 (Reuters) – Each morning in this Somali border … Read more

Biden unveils new Latin America economic plan at reboot summit dogged by dissent

LOS ANGELES, June 8 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday a proposed new US economic partnership with Latin America aimed at countering China’s growing clout as he kicked off a regional summit marred by discord and snubs over the guest list. Hosting the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, Biden sought to … Read more

After ‘partygate’, UK PM Johnson faces confidence vote

Vote to take place later on Monday ‘Partygate’ sours mood in Conservative Party Coordinated campaign of support by cabinet LONDON, June 6 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a confidence vote on Monday, after a growing number of lawmakers in the governing Conservative Party questioned the British leader’s authority following a “partygate” scandal. Johnson, … Read more

Shanghai revives after two-month COVID lockdown, wary of a new one

Residents celebrate, go shopping, return to work Car traffic, trains and buses resume in Shanghai Some residents wary COVID curbs may return City govt issues ‘thank you’ letter, some demand apology SHANGHAI, June 1 (Reuters) – Shanghai sprung back to life on Wednesday after two months of bitter isolation during a ruthless COVID-19 lockdown, with … Read more

‘Hard to believe it’s actually happening’: Shanghai to lift COVID lockdown

Shanghai removes lockdown fences, police tape Lockdown set to end at midnight after two months Many wary of catching COVID, risks of another lockdown SHANGHAI, May 31 (Reuters) – Shanghai authorities on Tuesday began dismantling fences around housing compounds and ripping police tape off public squares and buildings, to the relief of the city’s 25 … Read more

Wary of foreign ‘bad manners’, Japan cautiously eases borders to aid tourism

The entrance gate to the normally crowded Kiyomizu temple, a favorite location among tourists, is pictured amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Kyoto, Japan, July 21, 2020. Picture taken on July 21, 2020. REUTERS / Leika Kihara / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, May 30 (Reuters) – … Read more

COVID-hit Shanghai to end two-month lockdown on June 1

Shanghai to remove movement curbs on most residents from Weds Questions persist on what restrictions will remain Beijing finds new case after letter ‘zero COVID’ run Some Beijing districts end work-from-home requirement SHANGHAI / BEIJING, May 30 (Reuters) – Shanghai on Monday announced an end to its two-month long COVID-19 lockdown, allowing the vast majority … Read more

Zero-COVID, big money: China’s anti-virus spending boosts medical, tech, construction

BEIJING, May 30 (Reuters) – China’s ‘zero-COVID’ policy of constantly monitoring, testing and isolating its citizens to prevent the spread of the coronavirus has battered much of the country’s economy, but it has created bubbles of growth in the medical, technology and construction sectors. The Chinese government, alone among major countries in vowing to eradicate … Read more

Shanghai to lift ‘unreasonable’ curbs on firms, Beijing eases restrictions

Shanghai to remove many COVID curbs on firms City announces more tweaks to testing requirements Beijing reopens some public transport, some malls SHANGHAI / BEIJING, May 29 (Reuters) – Shanghai said on Sunday “unreasonable” curbs on businesses will be removed from June 1 as it looks to lift its COVID-19 lockdown, while Beijing reopened parts … Read more

Shanghai edges towards COVID reopening as Beijing plans to ease curbs

Shanghai aims to essentially end lockdown from Wednesday City of 25 million under strict curbs for two months SHANGHAI, May 28 (Reuters) – The Chinese metropolis of Shanghai inched further towards a gradual reopening from two months of grinding COVID-19 lockdown, while officials in Beijing prepared to ease curbs in parts of the capital, saying … Read more