Spain, Morocco seek reset of testy relationship at Rabat summit

Spain, Morocco hold first summit in eight years Relations long strained by illegal migration issue Expected to sign up to 20 agreements on trade, investment RABAT, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Spain and Morocco have agreed to set aside their differences, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday, as they seek to repair a relationship … Read more

Canadian lawmakers back resettlement of 10,000 Uyghur Muslims

OTTAWA, Feb 1 (Reuters) – The Canadian parliament on Wednesday unanimously voted in favor of a non-binding proposal for the resettlement of 10,000 Uyghur Muslim refugees from China’s Xinjiang region into Canada over two years. The House of Commons voted 322-0 for Liberal member of parliament Sameer Zuberi’s bill, which also called on the government … Read more

Former Wagner commander: ‘I am sorry for fighting in Ukraine’

Former Wagner commander escaped Russia to Norway 26-year-old took part in the fighting near Bakhmut Says he was scared of being executed by his own side Wants to testify about crimes in Ukraine OSLO, Feb 1 (Reuters) – A former commander of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group who fled to Norway told Reuters he wanted to … Read more

In diplomatic coup, Taiwan president speaks to Czech president-elect

Pavel won the Czech presidential election on Saturday Pavel, Taiwan’s Tsai stress their shared values ​​in call China opposes other countries dealing with Taiwan Beijing views Taiwan as a renegade province TAIPEI/PRAGUE, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen held a telephone call with Czech President-elect Petr Pavel on Monday, a highly unusual move … Read more

Memphis disbands police unit after fatal beating as protesters take to streets

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan 28 (Reuters) – The specialized police unit that included the five Memphis officers charged with the fatal beating of Tire Nichols was disbanded on Saturday as more protests took place in US cities a day after harrowing video of the attack was released. The police department said in a statement it was … Read more

Tyre Nichols death: Memphis braces for release of police beating video

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan 27 (Reuters) – Memphis braced for public outrage on Friday after it releases video of five police officers, now charged with murder, in a traffic stop that authorities say resulted in the brutal beating and death of Tire Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man. Officials who have viewed the video said it is … Read more

Five ex-Memphis police officers charged with murder in the death of Tire Nichols

Jan 26 (Reuters) – Five former Memphis police officers were charged on Thursday with murder in the death of a Black motorist, Tire Nichols, from injuries he sustained in a violent encounter following a traffic stop, prosecutors said. Nichols, a 29-year-old father, died while hospitalized on Jan. 10, three days after the confrontation during his … Read more

The EU wants to send more people back to Africa, the Middle East, Asia

STOCKHOLM, Jan 26 (Reuters) – European Union migration ministers meet on Thursday to discuss visa restrictions and better coordination inside the bloc to be able to send more people with no right to asylum in Europe back to their home countries including Iraq. Three years after the 27-nation EU agreed to restrict visas for countries … Read more

Thousands rally for ‘Invasion Day’ protests on Australia Day holiday

SYDNEY, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Thousands of Australians marked the country’s national day celebrations on Thursday with rallies in support of Indigenous people, many of whom describe the anniversary of the day a British fleet sailed into Sydney Harbor as “Invasion Day”. In Sydney, the capital of New South Wales – Australia’s most populous state … Read more

Defiant Indian students to hold more screenings of BBC documentary on Modi

NEW DELHI, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Indian students said they would show again a BBC documentary about Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the government has dismissed as propaganda after a Tuesday campus screening was disrupted by a power cut and intimidation by opponents. The Students’ Federation of India (SFI) plans to show the documentary, “India: … Read more