Paris police, protesters clash for third night over Macron’s pension reform

PARIS, March 18 (Reuters) – Paris police clashed with protesters for a third night on Saturday as thousands of people marched across the country in anger at the government pushing through an increase in the state pension age without a parliamentary vote. With growing unrest and strikes, President Emmanuel Macron faces the biggest challenge to … Read more

Slovakia sends MIG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine – PM

March 17 (Reuters) – Slovakia on Friday became Ukraine’s second ally to supply MIG-29 fighter jets, which Kiev says are crucial to fighting off Russia’s years-long invasion. Slovakia joined Poland, which announced delivery of the planes on Thursday. Both NATO members border Ukraine. The fleet of 11 MiG-29 aircraft was decommissioned last summer and most … Read more

New Zealand is banning TikTok on parliament-linked devices over security concerns

WELLINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) – New Zealand said on Friday it would ban TikTok on devices accessing the country’s parliamentary network over cybersecurity concerns, becoming the latest country to ban use of the app for sharing emails. would restrict videos on government-related devices. There has been global concern over the potential for the Chinese government … Read more

UK bans TikTok on government phones due to security concerns

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) – Britain said on Thursday it would ban TikTok on government phones with immediate effect, a move following other Western countries in blocking the Chinese video app over security concerns. TikTok has come under increasing scrutiny over fears that user data from the app owned by Beijing-based company ByteDance could end … Read more

South Korea and Japan drop trade disputes as leaders search for common ground

TOKYO, March 16 (Reuters) – Japan and South Korea have agreed to drop a nearly four-year-old trade dispute over high-tech materials on Thursday, an emphatic sign they aim to rebuild and work together on a historically strained relationship. work against increasing safety hazards. The announcement came during Yoon Suk Yeol’s visit to Japan on Thursday, … Read more

North Korea seemingly launches ICBM ahead of South Korea-Japan summit

SEOUL, March 16 (Reuters) – North Korea fired a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday, hours before South Korea’s president was due to fly to Tokyo for a summit expected to would discuss ways to counter the nuclear-armed North. North Korea has carried out multiple … Read more

TikTok says the US is threatening a ban if Chinese owners don’t sell shares

WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has demanded that TikTok’s Chinese owners divest their stake in the popular video app or risk a possible US ban, the company told Reuters on Wednesday. The move, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, is the most dramatic in a series of recent moves by US … Read more

Malawi buries cyclone victims as death toll rises

More than 270 dead in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar Over 16,000 affected in Malawi – UN Malawi’s president is calling on the international community for help BLANTYRE/MAPUTO, March 15 (Reuters) – Malawian families gathered on Wednesday to remember and bury the victims of Tropical Cyclone Freddy, with President Lazarus Chakwera calling on the international community … Read more

Wall Street collapses as Credit Suisse triggers another bank sell-off

February retail sales, falling producer inflation Credit Suisse US stocks hit a record low Regional bank shares fall Indexes down: Dow 1.82%, S&P 1.55%, Nasdaq 0.88% NEW YORK, March 15 (Reuters) – US equities fell sharply on Wednesday as turbulence at Credit Suisse reignited fears of a banking crisis and overshadowed bets on a smaller … Read more

North of Bakhmut, another major battle tests Ukraine’s defenses

There is also heavy fighting in the front line north of Bakhmut Small profits from Russians around Kreminna come at a high cost The Ukrainian battalion says the attacks have intensified Commander defending the front sees danger of encirclement He expects a Ukrainian counter-offensive in April NEAR KREMINNA, March 15 (Reuters) – From a small, … Read more