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International

James Mackenzie

Taliban says it has surrounded Afghan resistance fighters, calls for peace

Sep 01 2021

(Reuters) -The Taliban has surrounded the only remaining province resisting its rule, a senior leader said on Wednesday, calling on rebels to negotiate a settlement with the group.

New era for Afghanistan starts with long queues, rising prices

Sep 01 2021

As Kabul began a new era of Taliban rule, long queues outside banks and soaring prices in the bazaars underlined the everyday worries now facing its population after the spectacular seizure of the city two weeks ago.

Anti-Taliban leader Massoud wants to talk but ready to fight

Aug 22 2021

(Reuters) -Ahmad Massoud, leader of Afghanistan's last major outpost of anti-Taliban resistance, said on Sunday he hoped to hold peaceful talks with the Islamist movement that seized power in Kabul a week ago but that his forces were ready to fight.

Cowering in the bathroom: Some Afghans dread the Taliban knock at the door

Aug 20 2021

When armed members of the Afghan Taliban knocked on the door of their Kabul apartment, the family of 16 inside had crammed into the bathroom, turned off the lights and mobile phones and covered the children's mouths to keep them quiet.

From China to Germany, floods expose climate vulnerability

Jul 22 2021

(Reuters) -Deadly floods that have upended life in both China and Germany have sent a stark reminder that climate change is making weather more extreme across the globe. | Video

From China to Germany, floods expose climate vulnerability

Jul 22 2021

July 22 Deadly floods that have upended life in both China and Germany have sent a stark reminder that climate change is making weather more extreme across the globe.

Floods lay bare Europe's "gigantic task" in averting future climate damage

Jul 20 2021

BRUSSELS The catastrophic floods that swept northwest Europe last week were a stark warning that stronger dams, dykes and drainage systems are as urgent as long-term climate change prevention, as once-rare weather events become more common.

Wave of new COVID-19 cases crashes across U.S. and Europe as winter looms

Oct 27 2020

MILAN/CHICAGO The United States, Russia, France and many other countries are setting records for coronavirus infections as a tidal wave of cases washes over parts of the Northern Hemisphere, forcing some countries to impose new curbs. | Video

WRAPUP 1-Europe prepares for more pain ahead as COVID surges

Oct 26 2020

* Positive report on Oxford vaccine but UK warns "not there yet"

World News

ASEAN excludes Myanmar junta leader from summit in rare move

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Reuters) -Southeast Asian countries will invite a non-political representative from Myanmar to a regional summit this month, delivering an unprecedented snub to the military leader who led a coup against an elected civilian government in February.