Morocco says 18 migrants died during a mass crossing into the Spanish enclave

MADRID (Reuters) – Morocco said on Friday 18 migrants died trying to cross the border into the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla, after a violent two-hour clash between migrants and border officers that also wounded dozens. About 2,000 migrants stormed the high fence that seals off the besieged area. Moroccan and Spanish authorities said … Read more

Analysis: Record numbers of Chinese graduates enter the worst job market in decades

10.8 million Chinese graduates to enter the labor market in a weak economy The youth unemployment rate is 18.4%, which is three times higher than the general average Graduate jobs a top priority for the government amid stability risks BEIJING, June 23 (Reuters) – Jenny Bei was among 10 high-performing computer science students from various … Read more

Saudi Crown Prince, Erdogan meets in Turkey with full normalization on the horizon

Ankara halts Khashoggi’s trial to cement ties Official says talks are going slowly on a potential foreign exchange swap line Erdogan faces tough elections with economic tension ANKARA (Reuters) – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Turkey for the first time in years on Wednesday for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan aimed … Read more

Afghanistan earthquake kills at least 1,000 people trapped under rubble

KABUL (Reuters) – The death toll from Wednesday’s earthquake in Afghanistan has reached 1,000, with more than 600 injured, and the death toll is expected to rise as information flows from remote mountain villages, disaster management officials said. Houses were reduced to rubble and bodies were later dumped on the ground 6.1 magnitude earthquakePictures showed … Read more

Putin said on Friday that the sanctioned Kremlin is depriving Russia’s Davos of its elite

International Economic Forum June 15-18 in St. Petersburg There are no prominent Western figures in the “Russian Davos” because of the sanctions Putin delivers a grand speech June 17, talk to the media – assistant June 14 (Reuters) – Russia has for years hosted world leaders and business giants at its annual economic forum in … Read more

In the hottest cities on Earth, mothers bear the brunt of climate change

Jacobabad in Pakistan reaches 51 °C (124 °F) Women are especially vulnerable to extreme heat – studies Scientists warn that pregnant women are at greater risk More photo essay: JAKOBABAD, Pakistan (Pakistan) (Reuters) – A pregnant Sunari weighs in under the blazing sun in fields filled with bright yellow watermelons in Jacobabad, which last month … Read more

In the “miracle” city of Shenzhen, concerns about China’s economic future

SHENZHEN, China, June 13 (Reuters) – (This story was rewritten on June 12 to make it clear where in the penultimate paragraph) David Fong made his way from a poor village in central China to the booming southern city of Shenzhen as a young man in 1997. Over the next twenty-five years, he worked for … Read more

Delicious name but no Big Mac: Russia opens renamed McDonald’s restaurants

June 12 (Reuters) – It may look and smell like McDonald’s, but it’s now Vkusno & tochka. The golden arches disappeared, and filet mignon became just a fish burger. Big Mac left Russia. A new era of fast food and economic scene dawned in Russia on Sunday, as McDonald’s (MCD.N) Restaurants have opened their doors … Read more

Biden unveils immigration plan, capping division-ridden Americas summit

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and his Western Hemisphere colleagues on Friday rolled out a new set of measures to tackle the regional migration crisis in a bid to salvage the divided Summit of the Americas. Biden aides had touted the immigration declaration as a cornerstone of the Summit of the Americas … Read more

Chinese astronauts blast off to space station as construction goes into high gear

The Chinese space station is expected to be built by the end of 2022 Shenzhou-14 astronauts to supervise the arrival of the last two modules A space station to celebrate the permanent Chinese population in space BEIJING (Reuters) – China sent three astronauts on Sunday on a six-month mission to oversee a pivotal period for … Read more