West scrambles to bridge North-South divide aggravated by Ukraine war

British Prime Minister Liz Truss addresses the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York City, US, September 21, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The Western argument to internationally isolate Russia over its Feb. 24 invasion … Read more

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

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

As pressure mounts, Biden acts to deter wrongful detentions of Americans abroad

WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Tuesday aimed at deterring and punishing wrongful detention of US citizens abroad by authorizing government agencies to impose sanctions and other measures. The move came amid growing pressure on Biden from families of hostages and detainees, most recently on the case of … Read more

Indonesia urges G20 to help end war in Ukraine as Russia’s Lavrov looks on

Russian foreign minister attends G20 meeting in Bali Ukraine foreign minister to address meeting virtually Indonesia warns food prices to hit low-income nations hardest UK foreign minister Liz Truss cuts short Bali trip NUSA DUA, Indonesia, July 8 (Reuters) – Indonesia urged the G20 on Friday to help end the war in Ukraine, as foreign … Read more

Brazil indigenous defender, sidelined under Bolsonaro, gave life for ‘abandoned’ tribes

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil, June 19 (Reuters) – Six tribes from Brazil’s remote Javari Valley packed into an assembly hall on June 11 to lament the disappearance of Bruno Pereira, an advisor to their collective, and Dom Phillips, a British journalist reporting on his work. Native patrolmen organized by Pereira, formerly a senior official for … Read more

Biden unveils migration plan, capping Americas summit roiled by division

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden and fellow leaders from the Western Hemisphere on Friday rolled out a new set of measures to confront the regional migration crisis, seeking to salvage an Americas summit roiled by division. Biden’s aides had touted the migration declaration as a centerpiece of the US-hosted Summit … Read more

Biden unveils new Latin America economic plan at reboot summit dogged by dissent

LOS ANGELES, June 8 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday a proposed new US economic partnership with Latin America aimed at countering China’s growing clout as he kicked off a regional summit marred by discord and snubs over the guest list. Hosting the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, Biden sought to … Read more

Biden and Bolsonaro to have awkward first meeting at Americas summit

LOS ANGELES / BRAZIL, June 8 (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his US counterpart Joe Biden have never seen eye-to-eye, but they have agreed to an awkward, hastily arranged meeting in Los Angeles on Thursday for their own different reasons. Biden reached out to Bolsonaro, a far-right populist, in a last-ditch attempt to … Read more