In Germany, King Charles honors the victims of World War II Allied bombing

HAMBURG, Germany, March 31 (Reuters) – King Charles laid a wreath in memory of the victims of World War II Allied bombing during a visit to Hamburg’s St. Nikolai memorial, the remains of a church in the northern port city of Germany which was badly damaged by the air raids. The gesture comes on the … Read more

Inflation data spurs stock gains, US yields fall

US inflation cools in February Two-year US Treasury yields post their biggest monthly decline since 2008 S&P 500 on track for back-to-back quarterly gains NEW YORK, March 31 (Reuters) – A measure of global stocks was poised to make its biggest weekly percentage increase in two months on Friday. data fueled hopes that the Federal … Read more

Pope Francis visits children in hospital, who will be discharged on Saturday

VATICAN CITY, March 31 (Reuters) – Pope Francis baptized a baby and greeted children at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital on Friday as he appeared to be recovering quickly from a bout of bronchitis that saw him hospitalized earlier this week. Francis is expected to return home on Saturday, awaiting the results of his final medical tests, … Read more

In Beijing, the Spanish Prime Minister urges Xi to talk to Ukraine’s Zelensky

Sanchez tells Xi: Spain supports Kiev peace plan Xi urges end to ‘extreme’ sanctions, ‘Cold War’ mentality – CCTV Sanchez is pushing for a more balanced economic relationship between the EU and China BEIJING, March 31 (Reuters) – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday encouraged Chinese President Xi Jinping to speak with Ukrainian leaders … 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

The Turkish parliament ratifies Finland’s accession to NATO while Sweden waited

ANKARA, March 30 (Reuters) – The Turkish parliament on Thursday approved a bill to allow Finland to join NATO, paving the way for the country to become part of the Western defense alliance as the war continues raging in Ukraine. Turkey’s parliament was the last of the alliance’s 30 members to ratify Finland’s membership after … Read more

U.S. battery sourcing guidelines to cut some EV tax credits – official

WASHINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) – The long-awaited guidance from the US Treasury Department regarding battery procurement requirements for electric vehicle tax credits expected by Friday will result in fewer vehicles receiving full or partial credits, a US official told Reuters. In December, the Treasury Department decided not to release its proposed battery procurement guidelines until … Read more

Clashes as French protesters protest Macron’s pension bill

The government rejects the trade unions’ call to suspend the law Protesters angry at the bill and at Macron Transport hubs, energy sector affected by strikes PARIS/NANTES, France, March 28 (Reuters) – Black-clad groups set fire to bins and threw projectiles at police in Paris, who responded with tear gas, on the edge of a … Read more

Two killed in knife attack in Ismaili center in Lisbon

LISBON, March 28 (Reuters) – At least two people were killed and one injured in a knife attack at the Ismaili Center in Lisbon on Tuesday, Portuguese police and a leader of the Muslim community said. Officers shot the attacker after he refused to put down his weapon and approached them with a large knife. … Read more

Britain raises domestic threat level for Northern Ireland to “severe”

LONDON, March 28 (Reuters) – Britain’s intelligence agency MI5 has raised the threat level facing Northern Ireland from domestic terrorism to “severe”, meaning an attack is highly likely, Britain said on Tuesday. Chris Heaton-Harris, the British county minister, said in a written ministerial statement that the level had been raised from “significantly” following the recent … Read more