UN wants to coordinate efforts to save lives in Mariupol, UN chief tells Russia

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during the 11th emergency special session of the 193-member UN General Assembly on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York City, New York, US February 28, 2022. REUTERS/ Carlo Allegri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 26 (Reuters) … Read more

Opinion: A soft landing is highly unlikely for global economy trying to fly without its main engine of growth

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Project Syndicate)—The predictable downward revision cycle for the global economic outlook has officially begun. That’s the message from the semiannual World Economic Outlook just released by the International Monetary Fund, which reinforces earlier revisions from several prominent private forecasting teams. The revision, largely in response to the war in Ukraine, is a … Read more

How to invest as inflation, higher interest rates and war king markets

Is art, wine or bitcoin BTCUSD, -0.05% a good alternative bet in these uncertain times, particularly as investors in stocks and bonds reel from a bruising start to 2022? With few corners of financial markets left unscathed by volatility tied to rising interest rates, a surge in the cost of living, and Russia’s war in … Read more

The shaming of the Salvation Army – podcast | Society

The Salvation Army is known worldwide for its charitable work: its annual fundraising at Christmas, its charity shops, and its temples where Salvationists aim to offer a different kind of church community. And the organization is perhaps best known for its work with the most disadvantaged in society, particularly homeless people. But as the Guardian’s … Read more

Big business joins forces to bridge Germany’s growing skills gap

BERLIN, April 22 (Reuters) – Germany’s industrial heavyweights are teaming up to retrain workers in areas such as software and logistics to fill a growing skills gap and avoid layoffs among workers of all ages as the economy shifts to clean energy and online shopping. More than 36 major companies, ranging from auto suppliers such … Read more

Germany’s SAP joins western corporate exodus from Russia

A man walks past a SAP logo during the company’s annual general meeting in Mannheim, Germany, May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register STOCKHOLM, April 19 (Reuters) – Business software group SAP plans to exit Russia completely in response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, although it said … Read more

Watchdog warned UK government of spyware infections inside 10 Downing Street

April 19 (Reuters) – Digital rights watchdog group Citizen Lab said on Monday it had warned British officials that electronic devices connected to government networks, including some inside the prime minister’s office and foreign ministry, appeared to be infected with Israeli-made spy software. The spy software is known as Pegasus, a product of Israeli cyberarms … Read more

On ‘Easter of war’, pope implicitly criticizes Russia over Ukraine

Pope Francis delivers twice-yearly ‘Urbi et Orbi’ message First Easter with public in square since pandemic began Much of pope’s address referred to war in Ukraine VATICAN CITY, April 17 (Reuters) – Pope Francis implicitly criticized Russia for dragging Ukraine into a “cruel and senseless” conflict and urged leaders to strive for peace as he … Read more

Hong Kong questions costs of COVID rules on mental health, livelihoods

HONG KONG, April 14 (Reuters) – To fight COVID, Hong Kong shut schools and businesses, nearly sealed its borders for two years, banned more than two people from gathering and quarantined whole buildings. Still the draconian restrictions were unable to contain the coronavirus, and with more than 8,600 deaths of mostly elderly, unvaccinated people, many … Read more

Some 1,000 Ukraine marines surrender in Mariupol, says Russia

Zelenskiy wars on new Russian offensives to avenge defeats Fall of industrial district would give Russians control of port Kremlin denounces Biden accusation of genocide ‘We must pierce fog of war, get to the truth’ -ICC prosecutor KYIV/LVIV, Ukraine, April 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine warned on Wednesday that Russia was ramping up efforts in the … Read more