A Thai court on Tuesday jailed one of the leading figures in the kingdom's youth-led pro-democracy protest movement for four years on royal insult charges.Anon Numpa, a 39-year-old human rights lawyer and activist, was convicted on Tuesday at Bangkok Criminal Court over a speech he made during the protests in 2020.
Slovak ex-premier Robert Fico, whose Smer-SD party is tipped to win the snap election on Saturday, is a former Communist Party member who may sway his country's foreign policy in favour of the Kremlin.- Red roses - Smer went on to win the 2016 election, but that stint as premier ended two years later following the murders of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, who were found shot dead.
Discount e-commerce is set to dominate globally during the critical upcoming holiday shopping season in the West and Singles’ Day in China, analysts said. Platforms in China, the world’s largest e-commerce market, have recently described a “value-for-money battle” stoked by economic insecurity and a slower-than-expected retail recovery following the lifting of COVID-19 curbs late last year. In much of the rest of the world, meanwhile, from Southeast Asia to North America and Europe, consumers are in the thrall of fast-growing platforms, like PDD Holdings' Temu and Bytedance-owned TikTok Shop, which ship cheap goods from China at a time when cost-of-living is front of mind for many.
The EU trade commissioner warned Tuesday that Chinese regulations governing the transfer of data out of the country, including a revised anti-espionage law, could have "unintended consequences".Asked by AFP if he had specifically discussed a recently revised law dramatically expanding China's definition of espionage, Dombrovskis said it had been raised in the context of discussions around "broader data transfers and data-related remarks".
The sun had barely risen above Eagle Pass, Texas, when the migrants wading across the Rio Grande from Mexico had a crisis on their hands.Greeting them on the US side of the Rio Grande was an inextricable tangle of concertina wire, which Texas authorities reinforce daily.
BENGALURU (Reuters) -Indian benchmark indexes were muted on Tuesday as some domestic buying helped limit losses from a relentless selling by foreign funds over fears that global interest rates will stay higher for longer. The Nifty 50 was mostly flat at 19,687 points as of 10:26 a.m. IST, while the S&P BSE Sensex was also unchanged at 66,022 points. Both the benchmarks have fallen about 2.5% in the past one week after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled last week that it was likely not done rising rates.
The lush palm groves of Karima are a long way from Sudan's battlefields, but the war's effects are all too present, leaving farmers struggling to find buyers for this year's harvest.Every autumn, until this September, date farmers in northern Sudan pulled their harvests down from palm trees, securing a living for months to come.
Lawmakers on Tuesday begin debating Alberto Nunez-Feijoo's bid to become Spain's next prime minister a day before an inauguration vote the right-wing opposition leader is almost certain to lose.If his bid fails, it will pave the way for outgoing Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to try his hand at an inauguration vote, which he believes he can pass with support from a hardline Catalan separatist party cast in the role of kingmaker.
Markets fell further Tuesday as investors grew increasingly fearful about another possible US interest rate hike and the prospect they will be kept elevated for some time to combat persistent inflation.A recent surge in oil prices in recent months has fanned fears that central banks' attempts to bring inflation down could be thrown off track after more than a year of tightening.
The names of those on the grand jury that indicted Trump last month were publicized. Threats soon followed.
US President Joe Biden will join the picket line with striking auto workers on a historic trip to Michigan Tuesday, putting him on a collision course with likely 2024 election rival Donald Trump who visits a day later.She insisted Biden's visit to the picket line in Wayne County, Michigan, was "absolutely not" influenced by Trump's planned trip to the state the following day.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called Monday for direct talks with his Guyanese counterpart to resolve mounting tensions between the two South American neighbors over a disputed border region rich in oil.In remarks directed to Guyanese President Irfaan Ali, Maduro said: "I am ready to meet with you very quickly, at the location of our choice in the Caribbean... to resume peace negotiations and put an end to these threats."
TAIPEI (Reuters) -Mexico's northern state of Sonora wants to export clean energy to California and Arizona from a massive new solar farm project and play a role in the chip supply chain given TSMC's $40 billion investment in Arizona, Sonora's governor said. The first phase of the Puerto Penasco solar plant in the sprawling border state, which boasts some of the highest temperatures in the country, was inaugurated in February as part of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's flagship solar push, which officials have said could boast four additional plants.
Hundreds of Sikh protesters rallied outside Indian diplomatic missions in Canada on Monday, trampling pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and burning flags a week after Ottawa said New Delhi had played a role in the killing of a prominent Sikh activist.Last Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told parliament that New Delhi was possibly involved in the assassination of the Sikh leader, triggering a major diplomatic crisis between the two nations.
Doug Burgum, Chris Christie, Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Mike Pence, Vivek Ramaswamy and Tim Scott will take part Wednesday night.
Sherrod Brown and Peter Welch became the second and third Democratic senators to urge Menendez to step down as he faces bribery charges.
Pennsylvania officials said Ronald Davis, who has been charged, used “the system to locate, control and assault the victim, rather than to protect her from self-harm.”
The brawl quickly became an internet conversation piece as various users were quick to crack jokes or talk about racial tensions.
US stocks snapped a four-day losing streak to end higher Monday, while European and Asian markets fell on fresh concerns about the embattled Chinese property market. Briefing.com pointed to investor sentiment "that the market is due for a bounce" after all three major indices fell the last four days.
Many Sikh Americans are afraid the Indian government might target their families back home and fear their visas might be canceled in retaliation.
The FBI's analysis of possible outcomes was prepared months before the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.