Orthodox priest shouts ‘Pope, you are a heretic’ at Francis in Athens

Orthodox priest shouts 'Pope, you are a heretic' at Francis in Athens

ATHENS, Dec 4 (Reuters) – An elderly Greek Orthodox priest shouted “Pope, you are a heretic” as Pope Francis was entering the Orthodox Archbishopric in Athens on Saturday and was taken away by police, a reminder of the lingering distrust between the two divided churches.Video showed the man, who was dressed in black robes and … Read more

Erdogan picks low-rates champion as finance minister as Turkish lira skids

Erdogan picks low-rates champion as finance minister as Turkish lira skids

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference after his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) at Huber Mansion in Istanbul, Turkey October 16, 2021. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterNew minister has backed Erdogan’s drive to cut ratesLira eases after appointment, following November routMove marks latest overhaul … Read more

Money markets scale back ECB rate hike bets on coronavirus variant worries

Money markets scale back ECB rate hike bets on coronavirus variant worries

The headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany, March 12, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File PhotoLONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Euro zone money markets on Friday scaled back bets on a rate hike from the European Central Bank next year as news of a new coronavirus variant spreading across South Africa cast a shadow … 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

Flaming bus crash in Bulgaria kills 45, mostly North Macedonian tourists

Flaming bus crash in Bulgaria kills 45, mostly North Macedonian tourists

Bus was taking tourists home to North Macedonia from TurkeySurvivors leapt from burning vehicle12 children among the dead – Bulgarian official’This is a huge tragedy’ – North Macedonian premierSOFIA, Nov 23 (Reuters) – At least 45 people, including 12 children, died as a bus carrying mostly North Macedonian tourists crashed in flames on a highway … Read more

Turkish lira hits record low after Erdogan seeks expulsions

Turkish lira hits record low after Erdogan seeks expulsions

A money changer holds Turkish lira banknotes at a currency exchange office in Ankara, Turkey October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Cagla GurdoganISTANBUL, Oct 24 (Reuters) – The Turkish lira weakened 1.6% to a record low against the dollar in early Asian trade after President Tayyip Erdogan said he had ordered the expulsion of the ambassadors of the … Read more