The Philippines gives the US greater access to bases amid concerns from China

The Philippines and the United States have agreed to add four sites under EDCA The agreement comes amid tensions in the South China Sea, over Taiwan EDCA allows the United States access to Philippine military bases MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines has given the United States expanded access to its military bases, Philippine defense chiefs … Read more

Apparently Israel was behind a drone strike on an Iranian factory – US official

Drones target a factory near Isfahan, and there were no casualties Iran: “cowardly” attack will not slow down nuclear activity Israel refuses to comment DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A US official said on Sunday that Israel appeared to be behind a drone attack on a military factory in Iran. Iran claimed that it had intercepted drones … Read more

Chris Hipkins is set to replace Jacinda Ardern as New Zealand’s Prime Minister

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Chris Hipkins, who played a significant role in New Zealand’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is set to replace Jacinda Ardern as prime minister after emerging on Saturday as the sole candidate to lead the ruling Labor Party. . Hipkins, 44, is expected to be confirmed as leader at a meeting of … Read more

Davos 2023: Recession overshadows the opening of the World Economic Forum summit

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The prospect of an imminent global recession cast a long shadow over Davos on Monday as participants packed into the opening annual meeting of the World Economic Forum about the potential cost to their economies and businesses. Two-thirds of the leading private and public sector economists surveyed by the World Economic … Read more

COVID peaks in China to last two or three months, and hits rural areas next time

The peak of the COVID wave was seen for 2-3 months – epidemiologist Older people in rural areas are particularly at risk People’s mobility indicators are rising, but they have not yet fully recovered BEIJING (Reuters) – A prominent Chinese epidemiologist said the peak of the COVID-19 wave in China is expected to last two … Read more

The Bank of Japan faces more tests to control yields as inflation picks up

The Bank of Japan discusses market distortions, and many fear further action The Bank of Japan decided to keep its short- and long-term interest rate targets stable The Board saw inflation expectations raised in a new quarterly report Governor Kuroda is likely to brief the media at 0630 GMT TOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of … Read more

Biden’s climate agenda has a problem: Not enough workers

Jan 11 (Reuters) – U.S. clean energy companies are offering better wages and benefits, flying in trainers from abroad, and considering ideas such as buying roofers and electrical repair shops to hire only their own workers as the companies try to overcome a labor shortage that threatens to derail it. President Joe Biden’s Climate Change … Read more

Pfizer CEO rules out generic COVID drug Paxlovid for China

Jan. 9 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) It’s not in talks with Chinese authorities to license a generic version of its COVID-19 treatment Paxlovid for use there, CEO Albert Bourla said Monday, but it is in discussions about the price of the branded product. Reuters reported on Friday that China is in talks with Pfizer … Read more

Brazil’s markets have improved despite mounting criticism of Lula’s plans

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian financial markets rose on Wednesday even as criticism grew of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s economic policies, with analysts and a leading newspaper slamming ministers after markets plunged in the leftist’s first two days in office. Brazil’s real currency and stock market rose after Lula’s chief of staff, Rui … Read more

China vows ‘final victory’ over Covid as the outbreak worries the world

The virus is spreading rapidly in China after the policy change The latest country in Japan to require tests from China arrivals European Union meeting to discuss Chinese travel policy WHO seeks data from Chinese scientists BEIJING (Reuters) – Global health officials struggled to establish the realities of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China and … Read more