Analysis-Latest China developer debt woes could spur policy aid, but industry downbeat

By Clare Jim HONG KONG (Reuters) – News that big developer Country Garden was not able to make $22 million in bond payments is an alarm call for China’s government… Read more

War crimes by Myanmar’s military ‘more frequent and brazen’, UN probe finds

GENEVA (Reuters) – War crimes committed by Myanmar’s military, including the bombing of civilians, have become “increasingly frequent and brazen”, a team of United Nations investigators said in a report… Read more

Mori unveils Tokyo’s tallest office tower, testing post-COVID demand

By Rocky Swift TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Mori Building unveiled Tokyo’s tallest office tower on Tuesday, part of a sprawling business and residential complex that aims to capitalise on an… Read more

Public debt expected to fall in most Pacific countries -World Bank

By Lucy Craymer WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Public debt in most Pacific countries is expected to fall in the next 12 months as countries move towards the gradual unwinding of COVID-19… Read more

Key trade loophole keeps cheap Chinese products flowing to US

By Katherine Masters NEW YORK (Reuters) – The meteoric rise of shopping platforms selling Chinese-made goods, including Shein and Temu, has been fueled by a decades-old loophole that allows cheap… Read more

Biden’s election war chest trails Trump’s in size, filings show

(Refiling to fix typos, paragraphs 3,7) By Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign ended last month with about $20 million in the bank, just trailing the $22… Read more

Iraqi PM Sudani, Syria’s Assad hold talks on security, water in Damascus

By Timour Azhari BAGHDAD (Reuters) -Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Sunday in the first such visit by an Iraqi… Read more

‘Heat storm’ stretches into southern Europe, health alerts issued

ROME (Reuters) – Italy issued hot weather red alerts for 16 cities on Sunday, with meteorologists warning that temperatures will hit record highs across southern Europe in the coming days.… Read more

Rescuers retrieve six bodies from flooded South Korea underpass

CHEONGJU, South Korea (Reuters) – The bodies of six people trapped in a tunnel submerged by heavy rains in central South Korea were retrieved on Sunday, firefighting authorities said, taking… Read more

Bournemouth beach disaster: No police action to be taken over deaths of two young swimmers

No criminal offences were committed in relation to the death of two young swimmers off Bournemouth beach in May, a police force has concluded. A man in his 40s who… Read more
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