Taiwan’s president confirms that US troops are training soldiers on the island – CNN

TAIPEI, Oct. 28 (Reuters) – A small number of U.S. forces are in Taiwan to train with Taiwanese soldiers, President Tsai Ing-wen said in an interview with CNN, confirming the presence of U.S. troops on the autonomous island, which China considers its own. Tensions between Taiwan and China, which have not ruled out taking the … Read more

The Ecuadorian government will ask the Assembly to approve the reduction of unauthorized aircraft

Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso addresses the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA, on September 21, 2021. Mary Altaffer / Pool via REUTERS / File Photo QUITO, October 27 (Reuters) – Ecuador’s government will ask the Legislative Assembly to approve a law that would allow the Andean … Read more

Brexit: France releases a list of sanctions if Britain withholds fishing licenses

French fishermen repair their nets in Boulogne-sur-Mer, northern France, 28 December 2020. Photo taken 28 December 2020. REUTERS / Charles Platiau PARIS, October 27 (Reuters) – France released a list of sanctions that could take effect on November 2, unless sufficient progress is made in its post-Brexit fisheries with Britain, saying it was working on … Read more

COVID infections, deaths plummet across America – health agency

A woman receives a dose of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during a vaccination campaign in the University of Santiago, Chile, June 30, 2021. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado BRASILIA, Oct. 27 (Reuters) – COVID-19 is slowly retreating across most of the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said Wednesday, reporting that last week’s death and … Read more

Biden promises to stand with Southeast Asia in the defense of ocean freedom and democracy

Biden promises to defend the freedom of the oceans The United States is concerned about China’s “coercive and proactive actions” across the Taiwan Strait Chinese Prime Minister Li says maintaining peace in the South China Sea is in everyone’s interest BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, October 27 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that the … Read more

US Oil Demand Soars, Tanks Are Emptying in Oklahoma

Crude oil storage tanks can be seen in an aerial view at the Cushing Oil Hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, US Apr. 21, 2020. REUTERS/Drone Base NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (Reuters) – Crude oil tanks in the Cushing, Oklahoma storage and delivery hub for US crude futures are more depleted than in the past three years, … Read more

The U.S. Senate Democrat reveals ‘billionaire tax’ for Biden’s agenda

US President Joe Biden leaves after delivering an update on his administration’s response to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Eisenhower Executive Office Buildings South Court Auditorium in the White House in Washington, USA, June 2, 2021. REUTERS / Carlos Barria WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (Reuters) – U.S. billionaires would pay taxes on unrealized gains from their … Read more

France’s Macron asks China’s Xi Jinping for signal ahead of COP26

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks at a press conference at the end of the second day of an EU leadership meeting in Brussels, Belgium on 22 October 2021. Aris Oikonomou / Pool via REUTERS PARIS, October 26 (Reuters) – During a phone call on Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to … Read more

Cuba welcomes tourists as homegrown vaccination campaign kicks off

HAVANA, Oct. 26 (Reuters) – Cuba will open its borders and relax entry requirements next month after it vaccinates most of its people with homegrown COVID-19 drugs, allowing it to welcome foreign visitors and give it a shot in the arm to its ailing tourism industry. Strict restrictions due to the pandemic, a drastic cut … Read more

France takes steps to shield its book industry from Amazon

New legislation would impose minimum shipping costs for new books Amazon delivers books for 1 cent in France Says legislation would punish rural people Paris says law needed to regulate ‘distorted competition’ PARIS, Oct. 25 (Reuters) – Sophie Fornairon’s independent bookstore has survived Amazon’s rise thanks to a French law banning price discounts on new … Read more