WHO suspends UN supply of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin vaccine for COVID-19

April 2 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Saturday it has suspended supply through United Nations agencies of COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, produced by India’s Bharat Biotech, to allow the manufacturer to upgrade facilities and address deficiencies found in an inspection. The WHO asked countries that have received the vaccine to take appropriate actions, … Read more

Russia steps up economic retaliation with Eurobond ruble buyback offer

A view shows Russian ruble coins in this picture illustration taken October 26, 2018. Picture taken October 26, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Eurobond ruble payment offer revives default fears Moscow does not say if bondholders must take rubles Russia has already demanded gas payments in rubles Move … Read more

China, US working hard on solution to audit dispute – state media

China’s and US’ flags are seen printed on paper in this illustration taken January 27, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, March 27 (Reuters) – Chinese regulators and their US counterparts are working hard to solve an audit dispute affecting US-listed Chinese firms and want to achieve effective … Read more

Prince William says he wants to serve after Caribbean criticism

Britain’s Prince William shakes hands with a member of the public during a visit to a Fish Fry – a quintessentially Bahamian culinary gathering place which is found on every island in the Bahamas, on Great Abaco island, March 26, 2022. Chris Jackson/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, … Read more

US FCC adds Russia’s Kaspersky, China telecom firms to national security threat list

WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday added Russia’s AO Kaspersky Lab, China Telecom (Americas) Corp (0728.HK) and China Mobile International USA (0941.HK) to its list of communications equipment and service providers deemed threats to US national security. The regulator last year designated five Chinese companies including Huawei Technologies Co … Read more

Jamaica PM tells British royals island nation wants to be independent

KINGSTON, March 23 (Reuters) – Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness told Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate on Wednesday his country wants to be “independent” and address “unresolved” issues, a day after protesters called on the United Kingdom to pay reparations for slavery. The royal couple arrived in Jamaica on Tuesday as part of … Read more

British royals’ Jamaica visit stirs demands for slavery reparations

KINGSTON, March 22 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Jamaica on Tuesday as part of a week-long Caribbean tour, hours after activists protested to demand reparations for slavery amid growing scrutiny of the British Empire’s colonial legacy. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Belize on Saturday to start … Read more

Vietnam blocks Sony’s action movie ‘Uncharted’ over South China Sea map

Sony Pictures Studio is seen in Culver City, California, US, April 23, 2018. Picture taken April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HANOI, March 12 (Reuters) – Vietnam has banned Sony’s action movie “Uncharted” from domestic distribution over a scene featuring a map that shows a disputed line … Read more

Deutsche Bank rebuked over remaining in Russia as others quit

Deutsche CEO says in Russia to serve multinational customers Deutsche CEO says exit ‘would go against our values’ Investors criticizes Deutsche’s Russia presence Deutsche Bank has said monitoring situation, may adapt CEO’s 2021 pay up 20% FRANKFURT, March 11 (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) faced stinging criticism from some investors and politicians on Friday for … Read more

Chelsea owner Abramovich and Rosneft boss Sechin sanctioned by UK

UK sanctions seven more oligarchs it links to Kremlin Group includes Chelsea owner Abramovich Chelsea sale put on hold, UK might sell club Trading suspended in Evraz shares LONDON, March 10 (Reuters) – Britain imposed sanctions on Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich and Igor Sechin, the chief executive of Russian oil giant Rosneft, hitting … Read more