Death toll reaches 28 as Philippines recovers from Christmas typhoon

Death toll reaches 28 as Philippines recovers from Christmas typhoon

MANILA (Reuters) – The death toll from a Christmas typhoon that tore through the central Philippines rose to 28 on Friday, with 12 people missing, the disaster agency said, as authorities moved to restore power and residents tried to repair damaged homes. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past storm debris in Biliran, Philippines December 26, … Read more…

Saudi Arabia sentences five to death over Khashoggi murder, U.N. official decries 'mockery'

Saudi Arabia sentences five to death over Khashoggi murder, U.N. official decries ‘mockery’

RIYADH/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death and three to jail over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but a U.N. investigator accused it of making a “mockery” of justice by allowing the masterminds of last year’s killing to go free. A Saudi court rejected the findings of a … Read more…

Global stocks gain as investors welcome preliminary U.S.-China trade deal

Global stocks gain as investors welcome preliminary U.S.-China trade deal

LONDON (Reuters) – World stock markets rose on Monday, trading a notch below a record high hit last week on the back of a preliminary trade deal agreed between the United States and China. European shares built on the previous week’s gains. By midday in London, the pan-European STOXX 600 index was up by 1.2% … Read more…

Musician Sting lauded for work to defend the Amazon as death toll rises

Musician Sting lauded for work to defend the Amazon as death toll rises

LONDON, Dec 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – British musician Sting was awarded an international prize on Tuesday for his work to protect the Amazon rainforest and its indigenous inhabitants where a battle over land is becoming more deadly with a spate of killings in recent days. The Global Citizen Prize was given to the 17-time … Read more…