Corporate executives and investors say they want world leaders at next week's climate summit to embrace a unified and market-based approach to slashing their carbon emissions.
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Myanmar security forces fire on protesting medical workers, some hurt: media
Myanmar security forces opened fire on Thursday on a pro-democracy protest by medical workers in the city of Mandalay, and during more shooting in a nearby area one man was killed and several were wounded, media reported.
Asian shares slip, dollar wallows at 1-month lows
Asian shares slipped on Thursday dragged down by Chinese stocks as recent upbeat economic data raised fears of monetary policy tightening, while the dollar index struggled near one-month lows.
Taiwan tells Biden emissaries it will counter China's 'adventurous manoeuvres' with U.S
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen told emissaries visiting at U.S. President Joe Biden's request on Thursday that the island would work with the United States to deter threats from Chinese military activities.
China-linked Japan shares shunned ahead of PM Suga's U.S. visit
TOKYO (Reuters) -Japanese firms with strong Chinese ties are seeing their shares fall ahead of a meeting of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and U.S. President Joe Biden, as investors fear pressure to align Japan more closely with Washington's tough stance on Beijing.
Tokyo Olympics might yet be cancelled due to COVID-19 - Japanese official
TOKYO (Reuters) -A senior Japanese ruling party official said cancelling this year's Olympics in Tokyo remains an option if the coronavirus crisis becomes too dire, as a fourth wave of infections surges less than 100 days from the planned start of the Games.
U.S. set to slap new sanctions on Russia as soon as Thursday: sources
The United States will announce sanctions on Russia as soon as Thursday for alleged election interference and malicious cyber activity, targeting several individuals and entities, people familiar the matter said.
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