The European Union reiterated its long-term support for Ukraine on Monday as its foreign ministers convened in Kyiv for a historic gathering beyond the bloc's borders.And, unfortunately, it was also the first time that the foreign ministers of the European Union met in a country at war," he said at a press conference.
DR Congo's Denis Mukwege, a surgical gynaecologist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, announced on Monday that he will stand for president in elections planned for December. Mukwege was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 alongside Yazidi activist Nadia Murad for efforts to end sexual violence as a weapon of war.
Researchers Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman won the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for work on messenger RNA (mRNA) technology that paved the way for groundbreaking Covid-19 vaccines.The honour is particularly sweet for Kariko, the 13th woman to win the Medicine Prize, who toiled in obscurity for years and struggled to convince her superiors of the need for research on messenger ribonucleic acid.
A church roof collapsed during a baptism in northeastern Mexico on Sunday, killing 10 people including children and injuring dozens more, authorities said.Church officials said a collective baptism was being celebrated when the ceiling collapsed.
Sudan's months-long war has spread to a town in the country' south, forcing thousands to flee, residents said Monday after attacks by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces battling the army.According to Abdelbaqi, the area had been spared the fighting, until last week, when "an army force set up camp west of town".
Stocks fell across the board in Europe on Monday while Wall Street saw a mixed opening despite relief a US government shutdown had been averted, with investors focusing again on the risks of high interest rates to economic growth.Early gains seen in Europe on news of the US government funding deal were reversed after the soft opening on Wall Street, where analysts noted that the latest debt agreement is only a temporary fix for a few weeks.
The crisis-hit German toy company behind Playmobil, the small plastic figures loved by children the world over, said on Monday that it was cutting 17 percent of its workforce.When the oil crisis drove up the cost of plastic manufacturing in the 1970s, Brandstaetter asked the company's master mould-maker Hans Beck to develop a completely new toy system that could be continually expanded.
Inflows into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) tracking artificial intelligence (AI) companies have ebbed after their sharp run-up earlier this year, as investors fear persistently high U.S. interest rates will hurt company valuations. The Global X Robotics & Artificial Intelligence ETF received $1.8 million in net inflows in September after sharp outflows in the prior month, while the smaller ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index ETF saw outflows of $14.3 million. On the whole, AI and robotics focused ETFs had a strong start to 2023 after the release of Chat GPT-4, taking in over $1.9 billion through the first three quarters of the year, said Aniket Ullal, ETF data and analytics head at CFRA Research.
A year after violence-ravaged Haiti's leaders first pleaded for an international force, the United Nations Security Council is set to vote Monday on a Kenyan-led mission aiming to bring stability to the Caribbean nation.China in the run-up to the Security Council meeting has voiced doubts and pointed a finger at the United States, highlighting the role of weapons from Florida in aggravating the violence.
Congolese surgical gynaecologist Denis Mukwege, who won the Nobel prize for his work with rape victims, is renowned at home for his boundless energy and biting criticism of the central African country's government. But the doctor has remained as critical of the new government as he was of the last.
The UK minimum wage will go up next year, finance minister Jeremy Hunt said Monday, as the ruling Conservative party positions itself to battle an expected general election.The Conservatives, in power since 2010, are holding what could be their last annual conference before the next general election, with the main opposition Labour party leading in opinion polls.
German sandal maker Birkenstock on Monday set a price for its initial public offering of shares at $44 to $49 each, which could see the company raise up to $1.58 billion.Once unflatteringly associated with sock-and-sandal-wearing Germans, Birkenstock has since become a coveted fashion item, as illustrated in the latest Hollywood blockbuster "Barbie".
The heads of European telecoms firms, including Orange and Vodafone, on Monday urged the EU to make tech and streaming giants pay for the massive amounts of bandwidth they use.But tech behemoths say telecoms companies already get money from customers, while digital rights activists fear making web giants pay would create a two-speed internet.
Former US president Donald Trump was in court Monday for what he slammed as a "sham" civil fraud trial against him and two of his sons, with the case threatening the Republican's business empire as he campaigns to retake the White House. James accused the former president on Monday of "persistent and repeated fraud" and said "justice will prevail."
A Kenyan parliamentary panel called on the country's information technology regulator on Monday to shut down the operations of cryptocurrency project Worldcoin within the country until more stringent regulations are put in place. Worldcoin was rolled out in various countries around the world by Tools for Humanity, a company co-founded by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman. The project still has a virtual presence in Kenya and can be accessed via the Internet, even after the August suspension.
Stephanie Grisham reacted to news that the former president will be present at start of the civil fraud trial on Monday.
The president of the upcoming COP28 climate talks told an Abu Dhabi oil conference on Monday that the fossil fuel industry would play an essential role in addressing the climate crisis."For too long, this industry has been viewed as part of the problem, that it's not doing enough and in some cases even blocking progress," said Sultan Al Jaber, the president-designate of the COP28 talks, who is also the head of UAE state-owned oil firm ADNOC. "This is your opportunity to show the world that, in
The president wants the Democratic lawmaker imprisoned for setting off the alarm as votes to avoid a shutdown loomed.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella called the idea that it is easy to change defaults on computers and smartphones as "bogus" as he took the witness stand on Monday in the U.S. Justice Department's once-in-a-generation antitrust fight with Alphabet's Google. Nadella was dismissing an argument that Google has made - that it is easy to change defaults on devices. The government has argued that Google, worth more than $1 trillion with some 90% of the search market, illegally paid $10 billion annually to smartphone makers like Apple and wireless carriers like AT&T and others to be the default search engine on their devices.
"I wanted to go to the park whenever and read one more book and not stress about the stuff left out on the counter. "
Silence has returned to the mountain road down which most of the population of Nagorno-Karabakh fled after the self-proclaimed republic surrendered to Azerbaijani troops.Tens of thousands of ethnic Azeris fled Karabakh during a war in the 1990s and many now dream of returning.
Four environmental groups have taken legal action against French giant TotalEnergies on claims of "climaticide" over a controversial oil project in Tanzania and Uganda, their lawyers said Monday.The groups -- Darwin Climax Coalitions, Sea Shepherd France, Wild Legal and Stop EACOP-Stop Total -- filed their action on September 22, saying that TotalEnergies "must no longer continue to knowingly, freely and with impunity fuel climate change", lawyers William Bourdon and Vincent Brengarth said.
European lawmakers will on Monday grill former Dutch foreign minister Wopke Hoekstra on his bid for a top European Union climate post, in the face of criticism from green activists over his past ties to the oil industry.But Hoekstra may not face a smooth ride during the confirmation process, given his past working for energy giant Shell and hawkish economic stance when he was Dutch finance minister.