UN body rejects debate on China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims in blow to West

Narrow defeat seen as blow to West, UN credibility First attempt to put China’s rights record on agenda Muslim countries like Pakistan reject the motion China lobbies hard against debate on sidelines GENEVA, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The UN rights council on Thursday voted down a Western-led motion to hold a debate about alleged human … Read more

Russia submits objections to Ukraine genocide case in World Court

THE HAGUE, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Russia has submitted preliminary objections to a genocide case against Moscow brought by Ukraine, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) said Thursday. At the ICJ, the United Nations highest court for disputes between states, parties can file preliminary objections if they believe the court does not have jurisdiction in … Read more

Factbox: Where have Russians been fleeing to since mobilization began?

BERLIN, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Russians have piled across the border to neighboring states since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization on Sept. 21 for the war in Ukraine. Here is a guide on how many people have crossed and how countries are reacting: HOW MANY HAVE FLED RUSSIA SINCE MOBILIZATION WAS ANNOUNCED? Getting … Read more

Europe club meets in Prague to build ‘new order’ without Russia

PRAGUE, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The European Union wants the 44 countries gathering for an inaugural summit in Prague of the European Political Community (EPC) on Thursday to highlight Russia’s international isolation over Moscow’s war in Ukraine, the bloc’s top diplomat said. However, the summit will likely be dominated by differences about how to cap … Read more

Rash of child deaths in Gambia linked to cough syrups made in India -WHO

Oct 5 (Reuters) – The deaths of dozens of young children in Gambia from acute kidney injuries may be linked to contaminated cough and cold syrups made by an Indian drug manufacturer, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. The findings, announced by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, followed tests on several medicinal syrups that … Read more

Protesters throng central Budapest in support of Hungarian teachers

BUDAPEST, Oct 5 (Reuters) – At least 10,000 Hungarian students, teachers and parents blocked a Budapest bridge before filling a main square outside parliament on Wednesday in support of teachers fighting for higher wages and teachers sacked for protesting. Teachers have launched an “I want to teach” campaign and called for civil disobedience to demand … Read more

Russia wants secret UN vote on move to condemn ‘annexation’ of Ukraine regions

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Russia is lobbying for a secret ballot instead of a public vote when the 193-member UN General Assembly next week considers whether to condemn Moscow’s move to annex four partially occupied regions in Ukraine after staging what it called referendums. Ukraine and allies have denounced the votes in Donetsk, … Read more

Ethiopia, Tigrayan forces accept African Union-led peace talks

Peace talks due in South Africa this weekend Conflict has raged since 2020, uprooting millions NAIROBI, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s government and rival Tigrayan forces said on Wednesday they have accepted an invitation by the African Union to participate in peace talks aimed at ending a two-year conflict. The talks, slated for this weekend … Read more

Soaring egg prices force French food industry to change recipes

PARIS, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A more than doubling in egg prices in France due to soaring feed and energy costs and a lack of supplies after the worst ever bird flu crisis has prompted some food companies to lower output or change recipes, egg producers said on Wednesday. Both the European Union and the … Read more

Russian oil price cap will give buyers leverage – US official

US hero “positive dialogue” with China, India -Ben Harris Cap will maintain incentive to produce LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A price cap that Group of Seven (G7) countries want to impose on Russian oil will provide buyers with leverage to get better prices, a US Treasury official said on Wednesday. The United States has … Read more