Hundreds try to storm Serbian parliament as protests heat up


Police fire tear gas as thousands of anti-government protesters rally for a fourth night in Belgrade. Thousands of Serbs protested for a fourth consecutive night on Friday, rallying against President Aleksander Vucic and his government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Demonstrators – who were defying […]

Hispanic brand faces boycott for CEO’s Trump praise


A popular Hispanic-owned food company is facing calls for a boycott, after its chief executive praised US President Donald Trump. While at the White House, Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue said Mr Trump’s leadership was a blessing. Goya Foods – sold in the US and […]

UPDATE 1-Brazil tourism operator CVC's board approves capital raise


(Adds details from filing, recasts headline) SAO PAULO, July 10 (Reuters) – The board of Brazilian tourism operator CVC has approved a capital increase of up to 301.7 million reais ($56.5 million) as the company grapples with travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a […]

Blackouts darken misery of Lebanon's economic collapse


BEIRUT (Reuters) – Samira Hanna spends a lot of time in the dark. Her old Beirut apartment gets less than two hours of electricity a day, and with Lebanon’s economy in ruins, the grandmother can barely afford candles, let alone a private generator. “I sit […]

U.S. Army chief of staff signs "strategic vision" pact with Thailand


BANGKOK (Reuters) – U.S. Army Chief of Staff General James McConville met with Thailand’s prime minister and its army chief on Friday, in the first high-level visit by a foreign delegation to Thailand since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted international travel. McConville met with Prime Minister […]