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India, Brazil sign 15 accords to deepen ties across range of sectors

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro shakes hands with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his ceremonial reception at the forecourt of India’s Rashtrapati Bhavan Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India, January 25, 2020. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain(Reuters) – India and Brazil have signed 15 accords aimed at forging closer ties between the two emerging market giants across a…

Pope backs Iraqi call for its sovereignty to be respected

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis met Iraq’s president on Saturday and the two agreed that the country’s sovereignty must be respected, following attacks on Iraqi territory this month by the United States and Iran. Pope Francis meets Iraqi President Barham Salih at the Vatican, January 25, 2020. Domenico Stinellis/Pool via REUTERSPresident Barham Salih held…

The latest on the coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

(Reuters) – An outbreak of a new coronavirus that began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has killed 41 people and infected more than 1,300 globally. A man looks at a notice saying that the temple is closed for the safety concern following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, outside Lama Temple in Beijing,…

Iraqi security forces raid protest camps after Sadr supporters withdraw

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad’s main protest site at Tahrir Square on Saturday and tried to clear protesters in southern cities, firing tear gas and bullets that wounded more than 30 people, Reuters reporters and medical sources said. The clashes took place after authorities began removing concrete barriers near Tahrir Square, where…

Thai airport says still limiting virus scans as seventh patient reported

Chinese tourists wearing protective masks are pictured at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi international airport in Thailand, January 25, 2020. REUTERS/Athit PerawongmethaBANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s busiest airport said on Saturday it was awaiting more information from Chinese authorities before deciding whether to expand screening of passengers arriving from China to try to detect the new coronavirus. Thailand has…

No digs at Davos? Teepee-dwellers shiver to highlight homelessness

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Andrew Funk has been shivering through the nights in a tent pitched in the snow of Davos this week as political and business leaders returned to their cozy hotels and apartments nestled in the swank Swiss ski resort. Funk, who heads Spanish charity Homeless Entrepreneur, has spent his days trawling the…

China’s President Xi holds politburo meeting on curbing virus outbreak

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks following his arrival at Macau International Airport in Macau, China December 18, 2019, ahead of the 20th anniversary of the former Portuguese colony’s return to China. REUTERS/Jason LeeBEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping, saying the country is facing a grave situation, held a politburo meeting on measures to fight…

Putin orders Prosecutor General to review protester’s conviction

FILE PHOTO: A participant holds a placard while standing behind a metal barrier during a rally to demand the release of jailed protesters, who were detained during opposition demonstrations for fair elections, in Moscow, Russia September 29, 2019. The placard shows protester Konstantin Kotov, who was sentenced to four years in prison for participation in…

Two Rohingya women killed as Myanmar army shells village: MP

YANGON (Reuters) – Two women, one pregnant, were killed and seven other people injured after Myanmar troops shelled a Rohingya village on Saturday, according to a lawmaker and a villager, two days after the U.N.’s highest court ordered the country to protect the minority. Maung Kyaw Zan, a national member of parliament for Buthidaung township…