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US to Add ‘Do Not Travel’ Advisories on 80 Percent of Countries Worldwide

The Department of State said on Monday that it will significantly increase the number of countries on its “Do Not Travel” advisory list to the tune of 80 percent of the nations worldwide due to risks associated with the pandemic of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus, commonly known as the coronavirus. The list had […]

Some EU countries to miss April deadline for recovery plans: Commission

FILE PHOTO: European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis speaks during a news conference following a European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool April 16, 2021 By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Some European Union governments will miss the April 30 deadline to submit their recovery plans to the European Commission, […]

Carbon tax could help Asian countries hit climate targets: IMF

FILE PHOTO: A Chinese flag is seen on the top of a car near a coal-fired power plant in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China November 27, 2019. Picture taken November 27, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo April 15, 2021 By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A carbon price that starts low and rises steadily could help Asian […]

SDRs and debt holidays still just a band-aid for debt-hobbled countries

Pedestrians walk in Buenos Aires’ financial district, Argentina September 24, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian April 8, 2021 By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) -Debt experts, charity groups and investors welcomed news on Wednesday that the world’s poorest countries will get new IMF funds and COVID-19 debt relief, but they also cautioned that for some it would still […]

Germany expects deal on new IMF reserves to help poorest countries in pandemic

FILE PHOTO: International Monetary Fund logo is seen outside the headquarters building during the IMF/World Bank spring meeting in Washington, U.S., April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo April 6, 2021 BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany expects world financial leaders this week to back a $650 billion new allocation of the International Monetary Fund’s Special Drawing Rights […]

Harris to Negotiate With Central American Countries to Enforce Border Control

Vice President Kamala Harris has been tasked with demanding that Central American countries strengthen their borders and blocking immigrants who come to the southern border of the United States. “The Vice President agreed … to lead our diplomatic effort and work with those nations to accept returnees, and enhanced migration enforcement at their borders,” President Joe Biden […]

Facebook launches Instagram Lite in 170 lower bandwidth countries

FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of the Instagram logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration March 10, 2021 By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Facebook said on Wednesday it was launching a “lite” version of Instagram in 170 countries that will enable people […]

Giuliani urges to ban mail-in voting, cites other countries’ examples

President Donald Trump’s lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani talks to journalists. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 2:30 PM PT – Thursday, March 4, 2021 Rudy Giuliani called to outlaw mail-in voting in the U.S. and said other countries don’t allow the practice in their elections. In a since-deleted tweet […]

Downgrade fears will deter countries from joining G20 debt relief framework – World Bank

FILE PHOTO: A participant stands near a logo of World Bank at the International Monetary Fund – World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo February 23, 2021 By Karin Strohecker LONDON (Reuters) – Fears of credit rating downgrades will deter the world’s poorest countries from taking […]

S&P Global to assess defaults of countries using G20 debt relief plan

FILE PHOTO: The S&P Global logo is displayed on its offices in the financial district in New York City, U.S., December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo February 17, 2021 LONDON (Reuters) – S&P Global said on Wednesday it will undertake a “case-by-case assessment” of countries seeking debt relief from private creditors using the G20 […]