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

Japan to restrict exports of chipmaking equipment as it aligns with US restrictions in China

TOKYO, March 31 (Reuters) – The Japanese government on Friday announced plans to restrict exports of 23 types of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, aligning its trade controls on the technology with U.S. pressure to limit the ability of China to manufacture advanced chips. The trade and industry minister said in a press release that he would … 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

As weight-loss drugs hit US market, doctors debate use

March 30 (Reuters) – As powerful new obesity drugs enter the U.S. market, medical associations are keen to advise their members on how best to use them for patients. This is where the debate begins. Some specialists advocate the broad use of drugs like Wegovy by Novo Nordisk (NOVOb.CO), alongside a healthy diet and exercise. … 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

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

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

Britain raises domestic threat level for Northern Ireland to ‘severe’

The level changed due to attacks on police officers Northern Ireland to host 25th anniversary of peace deal The level was reduced for the first time in a decade last year LONDON, March 28 (Reuters) – Britain’s intelligence agency MI5 has raised the threat level in Northern Ireland from domestic terrorism to “severe”, meaning an … 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