Stocks slip, havens rally as new COVID-19 variant spooks investors

Stocks slip, havens rally as new COVID-19 variant spooks investors

Passersby wearing protective masks are reflected on an electronic board displaying stock prices outside a brokerage amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Issei KatoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterSYDNEY, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Asian stocks suffered their sharpest drop in two months on Friday after the detection … Read more

U.S. invites Taiwan to its democracy summit; China angered

U.S. invites Taiwan to its democracy summit; China angered

A man cycles past a Taiwan flag in Taipei, Taiwan, November 16, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterWASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has invited Taiwan to its “Summit for Democracy” next month, according to a list of participants published on Tuesday, a move that infuriated China, which … Read more

Biden raises human rights, Xi warns of Taiwan ‘red line’ in three hour talk

Biden raises human rights, Xi warns of Taiwan 'red line' in three hour talk

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, Nov 16 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden pressed his Chinese counterpart on Beijing’s human rights practices, in an over three-hour call on Monday, while Xi Jinping warned that China would respond to provocations on Taiwan, officials said.The closely watched conversation between the leaders of the world’s biggest economies was described by both sides … Read more

Asian shares tick up on China property relief, focus shifts to Sino-U.S. talks

Asian shares tick up on China property relief, focus shifts to Sino-U.S. talks

A woman wearing a protective mask, amid the COVID-19 outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying Japan and other countries’ stock indexes outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, September 21, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonHONG KONG, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday, as relief in China’s property sector supported sentiment while investors … Read more

Myanmar a no-show at summit after ASEAN sidelines junta boss

Myanmar a no-show at summit after ASEAN sidelines junta boss

Myanmar a test for ASEAN’s credibility – Thai PMMalaysia backs chair’s call on Myanmar representationU.S. security advisor meets Myanmar shadow govtMyanmar rejects ASEAN exclusion moveBANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Oct 26 (Reuters) – A Southeast Asian summit started on Tuesday without military-ruled Myanmar, after its junta refused to send a representative following its leader’s exclusion for ignoring … Read more

Facebook knew about, failed to police, abusive content globally – documents

Facebook knew about, failed to police, abusive content globally - documents

Oct 25 (Reuters) – Facebook employees have warned for years that as the company raced to become a global service it was failing to police abusive content in countries where such speech was likely to cause the most harm, according to interviews with five former employees and internal company documents viewed by Reuters.For over a … Read more