Month: November 2021

Macron Says Australia’s Morrison Lied to Him About Sub Deal – Bloomberg

President Emmanuel Macron says his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison lied to him on the submarine pact with the U.S. and the U.K. Asked if he thought that Morrison had lied to him in the past few months, Macron said, “I don’t think” he lied. “I know” he did, Macron told reporters after a news conference …

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Trump Allies Are Prominent at Saudi Investment Conference – The New York Times

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The wealthy and the powerful of the financial world descended on the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh this past week for Saudi Arabia’s annual investment conference, a reminder that even amid shifting politics, diplomatic strains and pandemic constraints, money is a surefire magnet. Executives hugged and fist-bumped in the lobby of the hotel, …

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Thailand’s Big Reopening Set to Test Pandemic-Era Tourism – Bloomberg

Thailand is ending quarantine for vaccinated visitors from more than 60 countries, the biggest reopening gamble in Asia and one that could mark a turning point for the revival of mass tourism during the pandemic. Starting Monday, fully-vaccinated travelers flying in from the U.S., China, Singapore, Japan, India and most of Europe will be able …

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Tigrayan and Oromo forces say they have seized towns on Ethiopian highway – reuters.com

ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Two different groups fighting Ethiopia’s central government said they had seized control of towns on Sunday as the prime minister appealed for citizens to take up arms. The spreading conflict threatens to further destabilise Africa’s second most populous nation, once considered a stable Western ally in a volatile region. …

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