IMF board approves $15.6 billion loan for Ukraine

IMF board approves .6 billion loan for Ukraine

WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund said on Friday its board had approved a four-year, $15.6 billion loan program for Ukraine as part of a $115 billion in broader international support to help the country meet urgent financing needs as it struggles. The 13 month Russian invasion. The decision paves the way … Read more

Turkey’s parliament ratifies Finland’s NATO membership as Sweden waits

ANKARA, March 30 (Reuters) – Turkey’s parliament on Thursday approved a bill allowing Finland to join NATO, paving the way for the country to join the Western defense alliance as war rages in Ukraine. Turkey’s parliament was the latest among the alliance’s 30 members to ratify Finland’s membership after the Hungarian legislature approved a similar … Read more

Fugitive Russian father convicted of insulting military detained in Belarus

March 30 (Reuters) – Alexei Moskalyov, a Russian sentenced to two years in prison for discrediting the military and having his daughter taken into care, was arrested in Belarus after fleeing house arrest, Reuters told Thursday on Thursday. lawyer Dmitry Zakhvatov. Zakhvatov said Moskalyov, 54, was arrested in Minsk, likely because he turned on his … Read more

China seeks to woo foreign companies as tensions with the West rise

Premier Li says China is open for business Post-pandemic economic recovery is taking hold, Li says Speech at the summit latest charm offensive on companies But trade friction, geopolitical outlook darkens BOAO, China, March 30 (Reuters) – Chinese Premier Li Qiang said on Thursday he was committed to opening up and reforming the world’s second-largest … Read more

Honduras’ Castro to visit China after severing ties with Taiwan

TEGUCIGALPA, March 29 (Reuters) – Honduran President Xiomara Castro will visit China “soon”, the Honduran Foreign Ministry announced on Twitter on Wednesday, without giving a date for the trip. The announcement came days after China established diplomatic ties with Honduras as the Central American country ended its decades-long relationship with Taiwan. Honduras’ foreign minister visited … Read more

UN nuclear chief to focus on proposed security measures around Ukrainian nuclear power plant

Increased military activity around the factory: Grossi Russia occupies Europe’s largest nuclear power plant Ukraine and Russia take responsibility for the bombing of a complex The IAEA wants to avoid the risk of a nuclear accident KYIV, March 29 (Reuters) – The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog visited Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant on … Read more

King Charles visits Germany on his first foreign trip as monarch

The visit comes as the UK seeks to improve its ties with Europe Sustainability at the heart of travel Visit to France canceled due to protests there LONDON/BERLIN, March 29 (Reuters) – King Charles traveled to Germany on Wednesday for his first state visit abroad since becoming British monarch, as part of efforts to turn … Read more

Exclusive: WHO plans to add obesity drugs to ‘essential’ drugs list

LONDON, March 29 (Reuters) – Drugs that fight obesity could for the first time feature on the World Health Organization’s “essential medicines list”, used to guide governments’ purchasing decisions in low- and middle-income countries, the UN agency told Reuters. . A group of WHO advisers will review new drug requests for inclusion next month, with … Read more

WHO revises COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for Omicron era

March 28 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization has adapted its COVID-19 vaccination recommendations for a new phase of the pandemic, suggesting that healthy children and adolescents do not necessarily need a vaccine, but that older and high-risk groups should be given a booster 6 to 12 months after their last vaccine. The UN agency … Read more

Belarus says it will host Russian nuclear weapons to counter NATO

Belarus justifies its decision to host Russian nuclear weapons Says he needs to beef up his own security Blames West for years of pushing to change government Said this decision will not violate non-proliferation rules LONDON, March 28 (Reuters) – Belarus confirmed on Tuesday that it would welcome Russian tactical nuclear weapons, saying the move … Read more