The Inter-American Development Bank on Friday called off next week’s meeting of its 48 member countries in China after Beijing refused to allow a representative of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to attend.2 comments
A week after the flooded Mozambican port of Beira was hit by Cyclone Idai, cases of cholera have been recorded, a humanitarian aid group said on Friday. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned of the risk of other outbreaks, already noting an increase in malaria.Add your comment!
Theresa May has told MPs that a third vote on her Brexit deal may not take place next week if it appears there is not sufficient support. It comes after European Council President Donald Tusk said Brexit's fate was in Britain's hands.Add your comment!
Markets in the UK and US have tumbled with analysts attributing the drop to growing fears of a global slowdown. The FTSE 100 saw its worst day of trading this year, closing 2% lower. In the US, the three main indexes ended between 1.9% and 2.5% lower.Add your comment!
Brazil's Petrobras is re-evaluating a preliminary deal with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to build an oil refinery in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian economic newspaper Valor Economico reported on Thursday, citing a source from Petrobras’ management.Add your comment!
Philip Morris International Inc on Friday said its Canadian unit, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc (RBH), was granted creditor protection, following a tobacco class action ruling in Quebec earlier this month.Add your comment!
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Rome at the start of a whistle stop European tour amid growing Western unease over the economic giant's new Silk Road project. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is to sign a memorandum of understanding with Mr. Xi on Saturday for Italy to join the US$1 trillion Belt and Road Initiative, the first G7 member to do so.Add your comment!
Politicians including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon are to join thousands of Scots on a march in London to demand a second Brexit referendum. Bus-loads of protesters travelled through the night from across Scotland for the People's Vote event.1 comment
A petition calling on the UK Government to halt the Brexit process has passed three million signatures. The Revoke Article 50 petition has become the second most popular submitted to the Parliament website with the highest rate of sign-ups on record, according to the official Petitions Committee.1 comment
On the 30th anniversary of the collapse of dictatorship in Eastern Europe and Romanian presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), a comprehensive approach to peacebuilding with a network and cooperation from governments and civil society groups will be discussed with 200 participants from different sectors in Bucharest, Romania, and organized by UN ECOSOC member Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL).Add your comment!