University of Cambridge says it gained from slave trade

General view shows the University of Cambridge. October 1, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register It did not own slaves, but got significant benefits University and benefactors invested in the slave trade Black scholars to be celebrated, supported in new schemes Museum has recommended return of Benin Bronzes to … Read more

Who is Viktor Bout, arms dealer linked to swap for Americans held by Moscow?

Bout dubbed ‘the merchant of death’ and ‘sanctions buster’ Was among the most wanted men in the world before the 2008 arrest Clients included rogue states, warlords in Asia, Africa Likely had ties to Russian intelligence, experts say Moscow has long sought his release from a long US jail term LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – … Read more

Ukraine attacks Russian Black Sea Fleet HQ, Sevastopol governor says

Ukraine strikes Russian Black sea base, governor says Zelenskiy says grain harvest may be halved by war Zelenskiy orders evacuation of Donetsk Dozens of POWs died in strike on separatist-held prison ODESA, Ukraine, July 31 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces struck the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Russian-held Sevastopol early on Sunday, the Crimean … Read more

Myanmar executes four democracy activists, UN rights expert ‘outraged’

Executed includes democracy figure, former lawmaker Activists had been sentenced in January after a closed-door trial Death sentences a vile attempt to instil fear – UN experts July 25 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military authorities have executed four democracy activists accused of helping carry out “terror acts”, state media said on Monday, the Southeast Asian nation’s … Read more

In occupied south Ukraine, some fear a return to Soviet times under Russia

KYIV, July 21 (Reuters) – In Nova Kakhovka, a city in southern Ukraine occupied by Russian troops five months ago on the first day of its invasion, the signs of creeping annexation by Russia are mounting and some residents fear a return to Soviet times . A statue of Russian Communist leader Vladimir Lenin, erected … Read more

Exclusive: China seeks to stop UN rights chief from releasing Xinjiang report – document

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, December 5, 2018. REUTERS / Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Report on human rights in Xinjiang promised for months Chinese letter expresses ‘grave concern’ about report UN rights chief set … Read more

Biden fails to secure major security, oil commitments at Arab summit

Biden says US will remain committed to allies US hoping to integrate Israel Saudi crown prince pushes back on human rights issue JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 16 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden told Arab leaders on Saturday that the United States would remain an active partner in the Middle East, but he failed to secure … Read more

Biden heads to Saudi Arabia amid tension on oil, Khashoggi killing

JERUSALEM / JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 15 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will discuss energy supply, human rights, and security cooperation in Saudi Arabia on Friday on a trip designed to reset the US relationship with a country he once pledged to make a “pariah” on the world stage. The White House said Biden would … Read more

Forty-five nations pledge to coordinate evidence of war crimes in Ukraine

EU countries, US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Australia in deal Commit 20 million euros to assist International Criminal Court Aim is to avoid overlapping investigations in Ukraine Meeting overshadowed by missile strike in Ukraine’s west THE HAGUE, July 14 (Reuters) – The United States and more than 40 other countries agreed on Thursday to coordinate investigations … Read more

Exclusive: Myanmar’s junta rolls out Chinese camera surveillance systems in more cities

SINGAPORE, July 11 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s government board is installing Chinese-built cameras with facial recognition capabilities in more cities across the country, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said. In tenders to procure and install the security cameras and facial recognition technology, the plans are described as safe city projects aimed at maintaining … Read more