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Ex-U.N. chief Ban urges Guterres to engage directly with Myanmar army

FILE PHOTO: Head of the International Olympic Committee’s ethics commission, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/Pool April 19, 2021 By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) -Former U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon urged his successor on […]

U.S. debt collectors must tell delinquent renters about eviction protections

FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly//File Photo April 19, 2021 By Katanga Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Debt collectors pursuing Americans for overdue rent must tell them in writing about their rights under a nationwide eviction ban, the U.S. Consumer […]

U.S. banks deploy AI to monitor customers, workers amid tech backlash

FILE PHOTO: Cameras are seen on the exterior of a Chase Bank branch in New York City U.S., April 7, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo April 19, 2021 By Paresh Dave and Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) – Several U.S. banks have started deploying camera software that can analyze customer preferences, monitor workers and spot people sleeping near […]

Arizona mining fight pits economy, EVs against conservation, culture

Darrin and Paula Lewis of Superior Lumber & Hardware are seen outside the store in Superior, Arizona, U.S., March 30, 2021. “I sunk everything I have into this place,” Darrin Lewis said. Picture taken March 30, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin O’Hara April 19, 2021 By Ernest Scheyder SUPERIOR, Ariz. (Reuters) – Early last year, Darrin Lewis paid […]

Rwanda says France bears responsibility for enabling 1994 genocide

FILE PHOTO: President Paul Kagame and first lady Jeanette Kagame light the Rwandan genocide flame of hope, known as the “Kwibuka” (Remembering), to commemorate the 1994 Genocide, at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center in Kigali, Rwanda April 7, 2021. REUTERS/Jean Bizimana/File Photo April 19, 2021 By Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI (Reuters) – France was aware that […]