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Violence hits Paris in day of protests over Macron’s pension changes

PARIS, March 23 (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas and fought with violent black-clad anarchists in Paris on Thursday as hundreds of thousands of mainly peaceful protesters marched across France against President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to raise the pension age.


Finnish president signs NATO legislation

HELSINKI, March 23 (Reuters) - Finland President Sauli Niinisto in a ceremony on Thursday signed legislation making his country part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).



Manhattan DA: Trump created false expectation of arrest, Republicans interfered

NEW YORK, March 23 (Reuters) - Manhattan prosecutors on Thursday said Donald Trump misled people to expect he would be arrested this week and prompted fellow Republicans in Congress to interfere with a probe under way into his hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.


US House Republicans readying debt ceiling ‘term sheet’ conditions

WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans are working on a “term sheet” of conditions they would want Democrats to agree to before voting to raise the government’s $31.4 trillion debt ceiling, which would be necessary to avert a historic default that could shake the economy.



TikTok attacked for China ties as US lawmakers push for ban

WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Thursday battered TikTok’s chief executive about potential Chinese influence over the platform and said its short videos were damaging children’s mental health, reflecting bipartisan concerns over the app’s power over Americans.


EXCLUSIVE-Walmart laying off hundreds of US workers at five e-commerce fulfillment centers

NEW YORK, March 23 (Reuters) - Hundreds of workers at five U.S. Walmart facilities that fulfill e-commerce orders are being asked to find jobs within 90 days at other company locations, a spokesperson confirmed to Reuters.



Starry ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ film brings fantasy game to big screen

LONDON, March 23 (Reuters) - The fantasy world of “Dungeons & Dragons” came to a rainy London’s Leicester Square on Thursday as actors Chris Pine, Rege-Jean Page and Michelle Rodriguez premiered their new film imagining of the popular role-playing game.


Trial witness against Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes sues Disney, Hulu over miniseries

NEW YORK, March 23 (Reuters) - A key prosecution witness whose testimony helped convict Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes of fraud sued Walt Disney Co on Thursday over a recent Hulu miniseries that he says defamed him by portraying him as corrupt.



Basketball-LeBron says no return date from foot injury

LOS ANGELES, March 23 (Reuters) - LA Lakers’ forward LeBron James said there was no timetable for his return from the foot injury he suffered last month and refuted an earlier report on Thursday that stated he was hoping to take the court again on April 5.


Olympics-France looks to AI-powered surveillance to secure Olympics

PARIS, March 23 (Reuters) - France’s National Assembly on Thursday approved the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) video surveillance during the 2024 Paris Olympics, overlooking warnings from civil rights groups that the technology posed a threat to civil liberties.




Singapore push for an all-EV future slowed by a love of crazy, rich supercars

Singapore is pushing a plan to phase out combustion vehicles from 2030 and offers rebates of up to $45,000 to nudge buyers toward EVs but getting its wealthy drivers to go electric in big numbers is proving a challenge on an island that loves the supercar.

24 Mar 19:00 ET / 23:00 GMT


Philippines-China “bilateral consultations mechanism” for South China Sea

Officials from the Philippines hold talks with those of China on a “bilateral consultations mechanism” on the South China Sea

24 Mar 20:30 ET / 00:30 GMT


Billionaire Ambani adopts familiar playbook in India cola battle vs Coke, Pepsi

India’s top retailer Reliance is banking on its vast network, discounted prices and nationalist sentiments to promote a local cola brand, mounting a challenge to U.S. beverage giants PepsiCo and Coca-Cola in a key market.

24 Mar 20:30 ET / 00:30 GMT


Reuters Poll-Analyst outlook on Colombia interest rate

We’ll poll analysts on their outlook for the Colombian central bank’s vote on the benchmark interest rate.

24 Mar


ANALYSIS-Free shipping fading as Amazon, others retreat as costs soar

Free shipping popularized by online retail giant Amazon is backsliding into more expensive delivery as retailers struggle to offset higher costs for dropping goods on customer doorsteps.

24 Mar


With Western brands gone, Russians turn to cars made in China

Russians look to buy cars made in China after the exodus of Western brands from the domestic car market.

24 Mar


Financial turbulence widens door to private equity in fast-growing aerospace sector

Fears of tighter lending practices are driving investment opportunities for private equity in aerospace as recent banking-sector turbulence collides with soaring demand for planes and parts, executives said.

24 Mar


St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President Bullard speaks on economy and monetary policy

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives presentation and participates in fireside chat on the U.S. economy and monetary policy before Greater St. Louis Inc.

24 Mar 09:30 ET / 13:30 GMT


Commerce Dept. issues annual revisions to U.S. wholesale inventories and sales

Commerce Dept. issues annual benchmark revisions to U.S. wholesale inventories and sales through January 2023.

24 Mar 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


BoE’s Mann speaks in Florida on Ukraine and monetary policy

Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Catherine Mann speaks in a panel discussion about the conflict in Ukraine and monetary policy.

24 Mar 12:00 ET / 16:00 GMT



Biden meets with Trudeau in Ottawa

U.S. President Joe Biden Ottawa meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa.

23 Mar 20:25 ET / 00:25 GMT


German Foreign Minister Baerbock visits Georgia

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock visits Georgia to meet with Georgian counterpart, Ilia Darchiashvili, and also with students, representatives of civil society and opposition.

24 Mar 23:30 ET / 03:30 GMT


Little space to clear the air as U.S.-China ties spiral downward

Two months of increasingly bitter diplomatic sniping, a trip by Xi to Moscow and a planned visit next week to the United States by Taiwan’s leader leave little space for the leader-level talks Washington sees as vital to managing frictions with China.

24 Mar


EXPLAINER-Have European states violated human rights through climate inaction?

Three groups of climate change activists this year are suing the governments of Switzerland, France and Portugal before the European Court of Human Rights, alleging that state inaction has violated their human rights.

24 Mar


Influencers take stock of life and dreams if US bans TikTok

TikTok creatives respond to the possibility of the popular social media platform being banned in the United States following concerns from Congress about Chinese government data collection.

24 Mar 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


EXPLAINER: What’s at stake as Canada and the U.S. revisit approach to asylum seekers

Canada and the United States have struck a deal that allows both countries to return asylum seekers who cross the border illegally, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday, a major development that comes amid record crossings into Canada.

24 Mar 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Possible indictment not enough to win over wavering Trump supporters in NH

Former President Donald Trump has tried to use a possible indictment by New York prosecutors to rally supporters amid his 2024 White House bid.

24 Mar 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


Details of Vice President Harris’s trip to Africa

White House provides details of Vice President Kamala Harris’s trip to Africa

24 Mar 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT



Art Basel in Hong Kong

Art Basel and various art shows showcase a variety of artwork in Hong Kong.

24 Mar


Art duo Gilbert & George debut permanent home for artworks

Art duo Gilbert & George debut ‘The Gilbert & George Centre’: a permanent home for their artworks in East London.

24 Mar 05:00 ET / 09:00 GMT



Flooding farms may help solve California’s water woes

When Don Cameron first intentionally flooded his central California farm, fellower growers told him he was crazy. But now water experts are holding up Cameron’s example as a part of the solution to California’s chronic water woes.

24 Mar 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT