Pope Francis visits hospitalized children, scheduled for discharge on Saturday

Pope Francis visits hospitalized children, scheduled for discharge on Saturday

VATICAN CITY, March 31 (Reuters) – Pope Francis baptized a baby and welcomed children to Rome’s Gemelli Hospital on Friday as he appeared to be recovering quickly from bronchitis that required him to be hospitalized longer. early this week. Francis is expected to return home on Saturday, awaiting the results of his final medical tests, … Read more

Protesters demand action against guns at Tennessee Statehouse

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 30 (Reuters) – Protesters flooded the Tennessee State House on Thursday demanding lawmakers toughen gun laws following a school shooting in Nashville that killed six people, including three 9-year-old children. More than a thousand people joined the protest organized by local mothers, filling the building’s rotunda and forcing highway patrol officers to … Read more

Kenyan police and crowds clash in third wave of price hike protests

NAIROBI, March 30 (Reuters) – Protesters threw stones at police in the Kenyan capital and assailants set fire to an office run by the president’s party in a western town on Thursday in a third wave of protests organized by his opponents. Thousands of people have joined marches called by opposition leader Raila Odinga against … 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

Ukraine says Russian forces are advancing in the town of Bakhmut on the front line

UN cancels Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant safety zone plan Ukraine strikes behind the front line in Russian-occupied Melitopol March 30 (Reuters) – Russian forces have had some success in the eastern frontline town of Bakhmut, Ukrainian military officials said on Wednesday evening, adding that their fighters were still holding out in a battle that lasted … 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

Russian forces not advancing in Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Ukraine says

Russian-installed official claims progress in eastern cities UN nuclear watchdog to visit Zaporizhzhia plant on Wednesday Russian participation in the Olympics contested March 29 (Reuters) – Russian forces are relentlessly trying to seize the bombed Ukrainian towns of Bakhmut and Avdiivka but are making no progress, the Ukrainian military said on Wednesday, but a pro-Moscow … Read more

China threatens retaliation if US House speaker meets Taiwan president

BEIJING/TAIPEI, March 29 (Reuters) – China threatened to retaliate on Wednesday if Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy meets Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen during her planned transit by the United States next month, saying such a move would be a “provocation.” . China, which claims democratically-ruled Taiwan as its own territory, has … Read more

Two women killed in knife attack at Lisbon’s Ismaili center

LISBON, March 28 (Reuters) – Two women have been killed and one person injured in a stabbing attack allegedly carried out by an Afghan refugee at the Ismaili center in Lisbon on Tuesday, officials said. Portuguese police shot the suspected attacker after he refused to lay down a large knife and started to approach them. … Read more

French government rejects union demand to rethink pension bill

Home Secretary warns of violence as protests are planned Unions call for mediation and pension plan suspension Highways blocked; transport platforms hit by strikes NANTES/PARIS, France, March 28 (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Tuesday rejected a new demand from unions to rethink a deeply unpopular pensions bill, infuriating union leaders who said the … Read more