Top related persons:
Top related locs:
Top related orgs:

Search resuls for: "Geneva"

25 mentions found

Bombardier reaches agreement with Canadian union members
  + stars: | 2021-07-30 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: A logo of jet manufacturer Bombardier is pictured on their booth during the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo(Reuters) - Business jet maker Bombardier Inc said on Friday it reached an agreement with Toronto members of Canada’s largest private-sector union. The parties have tentatively renewed the collective bargaining agreements, the statement said. Earlier this week, union Unifor’s local members had launched a strike demanding a combined 2,200 workers at the same Toronto manufacturing site for Bombardier’s Global large-cabin business jets and De Havilland’s Dash 8-400 turboprop aircraft.
Persons: Denis Balibouse, Havilland’s Organizations: Bombardier, European Business Aviation Convention, REUTERS, Bombardier Inc, Toronto, Bombardier’s Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, Toronto
An Ethiopian refugee fleeing from the ongoing fighting in Tigray region, holds her new born baby's foot at the Um-Rakoba camp, on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in the Al-Qadarif state, Sudan November 23, 2020. "UNICEF estimates that over 100,000 children in Tigray could suffer from life-threatening severe acute malnutrition in the next 12 months – a tenfold increase compared to the average annual caseload," she said. Spokespeople for the prime minister and a government task for Tigray did not immediately respond to requests for comment on UNICEF's estimates. Fighting began between the Ethiopian central government and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) last November. Children, women and other civilians bear the scars of the conflict and trauma endured, Mercado said.
Persons: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah, Marixie Mercado, Abiy Ahmed's, Billene Seyoum, Mercado, Tomson Phiri, Jens Laerke, Maggie Fick, Alison Williams, Nick Macfie Organizations: REUTERS, UNICEF, Children's Fund, Fighting, Ethiopian, Programme, United Nations, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Sudan, Ethiopia, GENEVA, Geneva, Mekelle, Semera, U.N, Nairobi
REUTERS/Elijah NouvelageJuly 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has described the Delta variant of the coronavirus as being as transmissible as chickenpox and cautioned it could cause severe disease, the Washington Post said, citing an internal CDC document. The variant was also more likely to break through protections afforded by the vaccines, but the health authority said such incidents were very rare, the CDC report posted on the Washington Post website showed. its summary, the CDC report said Delta is highly contagious, likely more severe than other variants and breakthrough infections may be as transmissible as unvaccinated cases. Delta has become the dominant variant globally, documented in 132 countries to date, according to the World Health Organization. read moreThe CDC report said that universal mask wearing is still needed to reduce transmission in addition to vaccines.
Persons: Elijah Nouvelage, Delta, hospitalisation, Joe Biden, Carlo Federico Perno, WHO Tarik Jasarevic, Shubham Kalia, Aishwarya Nair, Josephine Mason, Emilio Parodi, Stephanie Nebehay, Ramakrishnan, Sriraj Kalluvila, Nick Macfie Organizations: REUTERS, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, Washington Post, CDC, World Health, Microbiology, Gesù, New York Times, WHO, Thomson Locations: Atlanta , Georgia, U.S, United States, Israel, Bengaluru, Milan, Geneva
A logo is pictured at the World Health Organization (WHO) building in Geneva, Switzerland, February 2, 2020. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseGENEVA, July 30 (Reuters) - The world is at risk of losing hard-won gains in fighting COVID-19 as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads, but WHO-approved vaccines remain effective, the World Health Organization said on Friday. "Hard-won gains are in jeopardy or being lost, and health systems in many countries are being overwhelmed," Tedros told a news conference. The Delta variant has been detected in 132 countries, becoming the dominant global strain, according to the WHO. A few countries had reported increased hospitalisation rates, but higher rates of mortality had not been recorded from the Delta variant, she said.
Persons: Denis Balibouse GENEVA, Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Tedros, Mike Ryan, Maria van Kerkhove, Ryan, Mike Shields, Stephanie Nebehay, Nick Macfie Organizations: World Health Organization, WHO, REUTERS, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, Washington Post, Thomson Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, Africa, China, Japan, Olympic, Tokyo, Osaka, Zurich
Tsegy Kiday, a 34-year-old displaced single mother, is seen with her five children in Nebelet, Tigray region, Ethiopia, July 11, 2021. UNICEF spokesperson Marixie Mercado said that one-in-two pregnant and breastfeeding women screened in Tigray were acutely malnourished. FAMINE CONDITIONSAid agencies say they are about to run out of the formula used to treat 4,000 severely malnourished children every month. In Adigrat General Hospital further north, Reuters saw medical records confirming the death of three more malnourished children. Doctors in both hospitals said they saw between four to 10 severely malnourished children monthly before the conflict erupted in November.
Persons: Tsegy, Giulia Paravicini, Marixie Mercado, Brkti Gebrehiwot, Tsehaynesh Gebrehiwot, Gebrezgiher, Kisanet Hogus, Stephanie Nebehay, Katharine Houreld, Emelia Organizations: REUTERS, UNICEF, United Nations, Reuters, Wukro General, General, Thomson Locations: Nebelet, Tigray, Ethiopia, GENEVA, Geneva, Spokespeople, Wukro
Leonardo confirms 2021 guidance after 37% rise in H1 core profit
  + stars: | 2021-07-29 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: The logo of defence group Leonardo in Geneva, Switzerland, May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File PhotoMILAN (Reuters) - Italian defence group Leonardo stuck to its full-year guidance after its government and military business more than offset weakness in civil aviation to boost first-half earnings. Between January and June, earnings before interest, tax and amortisation (EBITA) rose 37% to 400 million euros. Revenues grew 7.9% thanks to solid demand for helicopters and defence electronics, while Leonardo’s aircraft aerostructure business, which makes parts for Boeing and Airbus, saw a 35.5% fall because of the protracted negative impact of the pandemic.
Persons: Leonardo, Denis Balibouse, MILAN Organizations: REUTERS, Boeing, Airbus Locations: Geneva, Switzerland
Prada sees further sales growth in second half after strong H1
  + stars: | 2021-07-29 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Denis BalibouseMILAN, July 29 (Reuters) - Italian fashion group Prada (1913.HK) sees sales rising further in the second half of the year after revenues beat market expectations in the first six months, extending a recovery from the worst of the COVID-19 crisis. "The sales momentum will stay strong in the second half of the year", Chief Executive Officer Patrizio Bertelli said, adding the group will hold a capital markets day in the autumn. "Once stores re-opened, (sales) partially recovered", Prada said, adding robust demand from local customers partially offset the lack of tourists in the region. A policy of full-price sales together with strict cost controls led to earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) turning positive at 166 million euros, compared with a coronavirus-driven loss of 196 million euros last year. This compared with an analysts consensus of 143 million euros and with and with a 150-million euro operating profit in the first half of 2019.
Persons: Denis Balibouse MILAN, Prada, Patrizio Bertelli, Claudia Cristoferi, Silvia Aloisi Organizations: REUTERS, HK, Prada, Americas, Thomson Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, Milan, Hong Kong, Asia, Europe
"We expect full-year organic sales growth between 5% and 6%," Chief Executive Mark Schneider said in a statement on Thursday. "We have built the foundation for delivering consistent mid-single-digit organic growth for years to come." The company had been aiming for 2021 organic sales growth in excess of the 3.6% achieved last year. The underlying trading operating profit margin remained stable at 17.4% in the first half despite increases in commodities, packaging and transportation costs. It is targeting an underlying trading operating profit margin around 17.5% this year and a moderate margin improvement beyond 2021.
Persons: Mark Schneider, Nestle, Silke, Caroline Copley, Michael Shields, Sonali Paul Organizations: Nestle, REUTERS, Sfr, Unilever, Thomson Locations: Konolfingen, Switzerland, ZURICH, Vevey, Lake Geneva
Russia says U.S. wants China included in arms control talks - Ifax
  + stars: | 2021-07-29 | by ( ) sentiment -0.96   time to read: 1 min
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman (L) and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov pose in front of their national flags before a meeting at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Geneva, Switzerland July 28, 2021. U.S. Mission Geneva/Handout via REUTERSMOSCOW, July 29 (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday that the United States wanted China to be included in wider talks on nuclear arms control, the Interfax news agency reported. Ryabkov made the comments a day after senior U.S. and Russian officials restarted talks in Geneva to ease tensions between the world's largest nuclear weapons powers. read moreReporting by Maria Kiselyova; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Kevin LiffeyOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Wendy Sherman, Sergei Ryabkov, Ryabkov, Maria Kiselyova, Tom Balmforth, Kevin Liffey Organizations: Mission, REUTERS, U.S, Thomson Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, Mission Geneva, Handout, REUTERS MOSCOW, United States, China
PARIS, July 29 (Reuters) - The global chip shortage that is hindering production forecasts of giant companies like Apple and Volkswagen is here to stay until the first half of 2023, the chief executive of STMicroelectronics said on Thursday. The chip shortage, which stems from a boom in demand from a wide range of industries, is stimulating prices, said Chery, who has led the Franco-Italian chipmaker since 2018. The Geneva-based group will only be able to meet 70% of total customer demand this year, Chery said. Earlier on Thursday, STMicro raised its full-year sales and investment outlook as surging demand from car and phone makers boosted second-quarter profits. read moreReporting by Mathieu Rosemain Editing by Christian Lowe and Peter GraffOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: STMicroelectronics, Jean, Marc Chery, Chery, STMicro, Mathieu Rosemain, Christian Lowe, Peter Graff Organizations: Apple, Volkswagen, Franco, Thomson Locations: Italian, Geneva
The development, reported earlier by The Wall Street Journal, is welcome news for Johnson & Johnson. In a statement, Johnson & Johnson said it is continuing to work toward that F.D.A. It remains unclear whether the federal government would deploy additional Johnson & Johnson doses at home, export them or both. Administering a shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Milan on Wednesday. As of Wednesday, more than 13 million Americans had received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Persons: Biden, Kenny Holston, Mr, Andrew M, Cuomo, Karine Jean, Pierre, Rebecca Robbins, Dan Levin, Annie Karni, John Moore, , Brett M, Kavanaugh, Biden’s, Jen Psaki, Biden “, , , Sen, Patrick J . Toomey, Ms, Psaki, Bill de Blasio, Desiree Rios, The New York Times WASHINGTON —, de Blasio, Elisa Sobo, ” Rebecca Robbins, Sharon Otterman, Raymond Roig, Ursula von der Leyen, ” Andrea Ammon, Emmanuel Macron, it’s, Heidi Larson, Vittoria Colliza, Colliza, Johnson, Johnson’s, Saul Loeb, ” Robert Kramer, Antonio Calanni, Jack Guez, Naftali Bennett, Isaac Herzog, Bennett, Israel, Gadi Segal, Kan, Segal, ” Israel, Sharon LaFraniere, Carl Zimmer, Alessandro Grassani, ” Andrew Pollard, Dr, Pollard, Lillian Suwanrumpha, Don, Rienthong Nanna, Christopher F, Schuetze, Yu Young Jin, James Hill, Sam Kendricks, United States Bruno Rosetti, Rowing Italy Jean, Julien Rojer, Julien Rojer Netherlands Tennis Netherlands Jon Rahm Spain, Bryson, Finn Florijn, Belgium Simon Geschke, Germany Frederico Morais, Taylor, United States Reshmie, Michal Schlegel, Czech Republic Marketa, Fernanda Aguirre, Ilya Borodin, Amber Hill, Candy Jacobs, Pavel Sirucek, Sammy Solis, Sammy Solis Mexico Baseball Mexico Sonja Vasic, Sammy Solis Mexico Baseball Mexico Sonja Vasic Serbia Basketball Serbia Hector Velazquez, Baseball Mexico Kara, Ondrej, Katie Lou Samuelson, Coco Gauff, Dan Craven, Namibia Alex de Minaur, Tennis Australia Dan Evans, Tennis Australia Dan Evans Britain Tennis Britain Johanna Konta, Tennis Britain Milos, John Raoux, Jerry L, Demings, Ron DeSantis, , DeSantis, ’ ”, Gavin Newsom, Newsom, Apple, Leon Neal, Beaune, Rodrigo Duterte, Sta, Duterte, who’ve, Edre Olalia, Olalia, ” Mr Organizations: Say Federal, Defense Department, The New York Times, Food and Drug Administration, Mr, Gov, New, North Carolina Department of Health, Human Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, White, Supreme, Getty, Democratic, Centers for Disease Control, Treasury Department, New York City, Credit, The New York Times WASHINGTON, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Health, San Diego State University, Treasury, European, Agence France, European Union, European Commission, , European Center for Disease Prevention, Johnson, Emergent, Wall Street, United, Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna, Wednesday, Associated, Drug Administration, Tel Aviv . Israel, Sheba Medical, West Bank, Fourth Geneva Convention, Palestinian Authority, AstraZeneca, Oxford University . Credit, The New York Times AstraZeneca, Oxford University, U.S . Food, BBC, Global, Thailand, Don Mueang International, ., Mongkutwattana, , New York Times, Yokohama Baseball, Olympic, U.S, Paralympic, coronavirus, Sam Kendricks United States, Rowing Italy, Julien Rojer Netherlands Tennis, Bryson DeChambeau United States Golf United, Belgium, Germany, Surfing, Taylor Crabb United, Beach, Czech Republic Beach, Fernanda Aguirre Chile, Russian, Sammy Solis Mexico Baseball Mexico, Sammy Solis Mexico Baseball Mexico Sonja Vasic Serbia Basketball Serbia, Baseball, United States Gymnastics United, Coco Gauff United States Tennis, South Africa Soccer, South Africa Soccer South Africa, Tennis Australia, Tennis Australia Dan Evans Britain Tennis Britain, Tennis Britain, Tennis Britain Milos Vasic, Tennis Britain Milos Vasic Serbia Rowing Serbia, Disney, Twitter, Republican, American Legislative Exchange Council, Miami, Democrat, Airport, Sta Rosa, National Union of Peoples ’ Lawyers Locations: New York, New York City, California, Maricopa County, Phoenix, Pennsylvania, New, United States, Perpignan, France, E.U, Britain, Israel, European Union, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Italy, London, Paris, Inserm, Baltimore, AstraZeneca’s, Europe, Milan, Tel Aviv, JERUSALEM, Covid, Gaza, Oslo, South Korea, Africa, Australia, Canada, Denmark, South Africa, U.S, Bangkok, Thailand, Cambodia, Thai, Germany, Greece, Tokyo, Japanese, Japan, Julien Rojer Netherlands, Julien Rojer Netherlands Tennis Netherlands, Finn Florijn Netherlands, Belgium, Belgium Simon Geschke Germany, Czech Republic, Czech, Ilya Borodin Russian, Sammy Solis Mexico Baseball Mexico Sonja Vasic Serbia, Baseball Mexico, Coco Gauff United States Tennis United, South Africa Soccer South, Dan Craven Namibia, Namibia, Tennis Australia Dan Evans Britain, Tennis Britain Milos Vasic Serbia, Florida, Orange County, Fla, Salt Lake City, Dade County, Beaune, Réunion, Martinique, Philippines, Manila, MANILA, , Davao, Southeast Asia, Indonesia
Oil trader BB Energy hires Jacques Erni as new CFO
  + stars: | 2021-07-28 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) + 1.00   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: BB Energy building and Al Baraka Bank in Beirut,Lebanon July 18, 2016.Picture taken July 18, 2016.REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - Oil trading firm BB Energy has hired Jacques Erni as its new chief financial officer (CFO) starting Aug. 2 based in Dubai, the company said. Erni was most recently CFO at Asian trader Noble Group. Prior to that, he was at Geneva-based commodities trader Gunvor Group from 2006 and was its CFO from 2013 until 2019. Privately-held BB Energy was founded in Lebanon and has offices globally, including Houston and Singapore, with its main trading office in London. “I look forward to working with the various teams.
Persons: Jamal Saidi, Jacques Erni, Erni, Mohamed Bassatne Organizations: Energy, Al Baraka, REUTERS, BB Energy, Noble Group, Gunvor, Privately Locations: Al Baraka Bank, Beirut, Lebanon, Dubai, Geneva, Houston, Singapore, London
U.S. concern over China nukes buildup after new silos report
  + stars: | 2021-07-28 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Military vehicles carrying DF-5B intercontinental ballistic missiles travel past Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th founding anniversary of People's Republic of China, on its National Day in Beijing, China October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File PhotoWASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) - The Pentagon and Republican congressmen on Tuesday aired fresh concerns about China's build-up of its nuclear forces after a new report saying Beijing was building 110 more missile silos. An American Federation of Scientists (AFS) report on Monday said satellite images showed China was building a new field of silos near Hami in the eastern part of its Xinjiang region. The State Department in early July called China's nuclear buildup concerning and said it appeared Beijing was deviating from decades of nuclear strategy based around minimal deterrence. Analysts say the United States has around 3,800 warheads, and according to a State Department factsheet, 1,357 of those were deployed as of March 1.
Persons: Jason Lee, Mike Turner, Mike Rogers, Wendy Sherman, Sherman, David Brunnstrom, Sandra Maler Organizations: People's, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, Pentagon, Tuesday, American Federation of Scientists, . Strategic Command, New York Times, State Department, Republican, House Armed, Strategic Forces, House Armed Services Committee, Washington, Russia, Beijing, Thomson Locations: People's Republic of China, Beijing, China, Hami, Xinjiang, Yumen, United States, Russia, Geneva, Washington
U.S., Russia hold nuclear talks in Geneva after summit push
  + stars: | 2021-07-28 | by ( Stephanie Nebehay | ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia's President Vladimir Putin meet for the U.S.-Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/PoolGENEVA, July 28 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. and Russian officials began talks on Wednesday on strategic nuclear stability, with a fresh mandate from their presidents who held a summit in Geneva last month. Anything less would be an irresponsible failure," Daniel Hogsta of the Nobel-prize winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, told Reuters. The treaty limits the numbers of strategic nuclear warheads, missiles and bombers that Russia and the United States can deploy. The Biden administration has asserted that Russia has engaged unilaterally in low-yield nuclear testing, in violation of a nuclear testing moratorium, he said, adding: "That's still on the table."
Persons: Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Denis Balibouse, Wendy Sherman, Sergei Ryabkov, Daniel Hogsta, Andrey Baklitskiy, Baklitskiy, that's, Biden, Stephanie Nebehay, Peter Graff Organizations: U.S, Villa La Grange, REUTERS, GENEVA, Senior U.S, Nuclear Weapons, Center, Advanced American Studies, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Thomson Locations: Russia, Geneva, Switzerland, Russian, Geneva ., U.S, United, United States
Kremlin says Biden is wrong to say that Russia only has nuclear weapons and oil
  + stars: | 2021-07-28 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Saul Loeb/Pool via REUTERSMOSCOW, July 28 (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Joe Biden's assessment of Russia as only having nuclear weapons and oil was wide of the mark and betrayed a lack of knowledge about the country. "... He’s sitting on top of an economy that has nuclear weapons and oil wells and nothing else. He knows he’s in real trouble, which makes him even more dangerous, in my view," said Biden. Peskov said the United States was an opponent of Russia even though efforts to normalise ties were underway. read morePeskov also rejected Biden's allegations that Russia was already interfering in the United States' 2022 mid-term elections.
Persons: Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Saul Loeb, Joe Biden's, Biden, Putin, He’s, Dmitry Peskov, Peskov, Anastasia Teterevleva, Alexander Marrow, Andrew Osborn Organizations: U.S, Villa La Grange, REUTERS, Washington, Russian, National Intelligence, Senior U.S, Thomson Locations: Russia, Geneva, Switzerland, REUTERS MOSCOW, United States, China
The Biden administration will take its first step toward defining its future arms control agenda with Moscow when senior U.S. and Russian officials meet Wednesday for strategic stability talks in Geneva. The talks, which were agreed to by President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin at their summit meeting last month, will be led by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. They come amid a growing recognition that arms control challenges extend well beyond the long-range nuclear weapons that are constrained by the New START treaty, which the U.S. and Russia have agreed to extend until 2026. “We are really looking at arms control that addresses all Russian nuclear weapons,” a senior State Department official said. “We plan to be frank and direct with the Russians as we seek to clarify what the U.S. sees as threats to the current security environment and into the future.”Mr. Ryabkov said that Russia had its own idea on a prospective agenda, which it has shared with the U.S.
Persons: Biden, President Biden, Vladimir Putin, Wendy Sherman, Sergei Ryabkov, , , ” Mr, Ryabkov Organizations: U.S, State Department Locations: Moscow, U.S, Geneva, Russian, Russia
Food, water running out in Tigray refugee camps - UN
  + stars: | 2021-07-27 | by ( Stephanie Nebehay | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
A bus carrying displaced people arrives at the Tsehaye primary school, which was turned into a temporary shelter for people displaced by conflict, in the town of Shire, Tigray region, Ethiopia, March 14, 2021. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File PhotoGENEVA, July 27 (Reuters) - Some 24,000 Eritrean refugee are trapped in two camps in Ethiopia's Tigray region, cut off from humanitarian aid and where food rations may have run out, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday. "The last food distribution to the two refugee camps was done during the month of June, the ration supplies then were only enough for 30 days," Babar Baloch, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told a Geneva news briefing. "There is a real danger of hunger among these refugees if supplies do not resume as they may have already run out of food supplies that were given to them," he said. Conflict broke out between the Ethiopian central government and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in November.
Persons: Baz Ratner, Mai Aini, Adi Harush, Babar Baloch, Baloch, Stephanie Nebehay, Giles Elgood Organizations: REUTERS, United Nations, Refugees, UNHCR, World Health Organization, Ethiopian, Mekelle, Thomson Locations: Shire, Tigray, Ethiopia, GENEVA, Ethiopia's Tigray, Geneva, Mekelle
REUTERS/Evelyn HocksteinWASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned that if the United States ended up in a "real shooting war" with a "major power" it could be the result of a significant cyber attack on the country, highlighting what Washington sees as growing threats posed by Russia and China. Some of the attacks affected fuel and food supplies in parts of the United States. During a June 16 summit in Geneva between Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Biden shared a list of critical infrastructure the U.S. considers off-limits to nation-state actors. Since then, senior members of the Biden administration's national security team have been in constant contact with senior members of the Kremlin over cyber attacks on the United States, the White House has said. Trump went through four permanent or acting directors of national intelligence during his four years in office.
Persons: Joe Biden, Evelyn Hockstein WASHINGTON, Cybersecurity, Biden, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Biden's, Donald Trump, Trump, Nandita Bose, Grant McCool Organizations: National Intelligence, REUTERS, Washington, Colonial Pipeline, Biden administration's, Kremlin, White, Trump, Thomson Locations: McLean , Virginia, Washington , U.S, United States, Russia, China, U.S, Geneva, Ukraine, Washington
Wizz Air faces investor showdown over potential 100 mln stg CEO bonus
  + stars: | 2021-07-26 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
CEO of Wizz Air, Jozsef Varadi, speaks during the unveiling ceremony for the 100th plane in its fleet, at Budapest Airport, Hungary, June 4, 2018. Glass Lewis said the company's "new value creation plan" (VCP) for the CEO and other senior leaders had the potential for "excessive payouts". Under the VCP, Varadi will be set a target to double the company's share price over the next five year period. Over the last five years, Wizz's share price has risen by over 200%. His five-year bonus plan, worth up to 100 million euros if targets related to share price and profitability are hit, scraped through with 50.5% support in a shareholder vote in 2019.
Persons: Jozsef Varadi, Bernadett Szabo, Glass Lewis, Wizz, Michael O'Leary, Sarah Young, Mark Potter Organizations: Wizz Air, Budapest Airport, REUTERS, Wizz, Services, Ryanair, Thomson Locations: Hungary, Poland, Romania, Britain, Italy, Europe, Geneva, Switzerland
U.S., China diplomats hold 'frank and open' discussion -State Dept.
  + stars: | 2021-07-26 | by ( ) + 0.66   time to read: +1 min
Wendy Sherman arrives for a meeting on Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File PhotoWASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) - No. 2 U.S. diplomat Wendy Sherman held "frank and open" talks with her Chinese counterpart, State Councillor Wang Yi, on Monday, raising human rights concerns and the cases of Americans and Canadians detained in China, the State Department said. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman also expressed concerns about China's unwillingness to cooperate with the World Health Organization on a second phase investigation of the origins of COVID-19. Reporting by Doina Chiacu and Lisa Lambert; Editing by Louise HeavensOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Wendy Sherman, Denis Balibouse, Wang Yi, Doina Chiacu, Lisa Lambert, Louise Heavens Organizations: United Nations European, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, State Department, World Health Organization, Thomson Locations: Syria, Geneva, China
Iraq paramilitary group says drones target one of its ammunition stores
  + stars: | 2021-07-26 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
BAGHDAD, July 26 (Reuters) - An Iraqi paramilitary group said on Monday one of its ammunition depots came under drone attack near the southern city of Najaf. It said that at least two separate attacks took place hitting the same depot around dawn, but gave no further details. The U.S.-led military coalition which supports Iraqi forces against Islamic State militants said it had not carried out any air strikes in Iraq or Syria in the last two days. The group targeted is part of Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces, the state-affiliated paramilitary grouping, and is not viewed as one of the hardline pro-Iran factions that dominate the PMF. Reporting by Baghdad Newsroom and John Davison in Geneva, editing by Mark HeinrichOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: John Davison, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: Islamic State, Popular, Forces, Baghdad, Thomson Locations: BAGHDAD, Iraqi, Najaf, U.S, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Geneva
At least 57 migrants die in shipwreck off Libyan coast -U.N.
  + stars: | 2021-07-26 | by ( ) sentiment -0.98   time to read: 1 min
GENEVA, July 26 (Reuters) - At least 57 people drowned on Monday after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast near Khums, the latest tragedy in the central Mediterranean, the U.N.'s International Organization for Migration (IOM) said. "According to survivors brought to shore by fishermen and the coast guard, at least 20 women and two children were among those who drowned," IOM spokeswoman Safa Msehli said in a tweet. Migrant boat departures to Italy and other parts of Europe from Libya and Tunisia have increased in recent months with better weather. Hundreds of thousands have made the perilous crossing in the last years, many fleeing conflict and poverty in Africa and the Middle East. Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay in Geneva and Gavin Jones in Rome; Editing by Leslie AdlerOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Safa Msehli, Stephanie Nebehay, Gavin Jones, Leslie Adler Organizations: Organization for Migration, Thomson Locations: GENEVA, Libyan, Khums, Italy, Europe, Libya, Tunisia, Africa, Geneva, Rome
A visitor tries a Beyond Meat plant-based protein substitute at the Restaurant & Bar and Gourmet Asia expo at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong on November 11, 2020. Beyond Meat increasing China focusThe plant-based protein market in China is attracting more attention. Plant-based meat dishes are seen offered at a Starbucks store on April 22, 2020 in Shanghai, China. VCG | Visual China Group | Getty ImagesThis explosion of interest in plant-based consumables is reflected across Asia. Firmenich is advising and supplying a host of start-ups and food giants with technical expertise in recreating meat taste and texture.
Persons: Peter Parks, Dong, Fang Chen, Ethan Brown, Nestle, pao, Firmenich's Chen, Chef Nicolas Maire, flavorists Liliana Favaron, Mark Rubin, Fabrice Coffrini, , Chen Organizations: &, Gourmet Asia, Hong Kong Convention, Exhibition, AFP, Getty, Cambridge, AstraZeneca, Starbucks, Yum China Holdings, Foods, CNBC, Nestle, Visual China, Philippine Stock Exchange Locations: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Asia, Pacific, Swiss, China, U.S, Tianjin, Jiaxing, Asia . West, Singapore, Thailand, Geneva, United States
The documentation showed that APSA owns properties as investments in upscale areas of London, Geneva, Lausanne and Paris. 'TURNING POINT'One building, in London's smart South Kensington district, led to enormous losses after it was purchased by the Vatican's Secretariat of State as an investment in 2014. On Tuesday, the trial of 10 people in connection with its purchase, including a prominent cardinal, starts in the Vatican. read moreFather Juan Antonio Guerrero, head of the Vatican's Secretariat for the Economy (SPE), told the official Vatican News website that the building would be sold soon. Vatican City, including the Vatican Museums and the Vatican bank, has a separate budget.
Persons: APSA, Juan Antonio Guerrero, Pope Francis, Peter's Pence, Philip Pullella, Alex Richardson Organizations: Administration, Vatican, Church, State, SPE, Roman Catholic Church, Vatican Museums, Thomson Locations: Italy, London, Geneva, Lausanne, Paris, Kensington, Vatican's, Vatican, St, Peter's
U.S. diplomat Sherman to stress need for 'guardrails and parameters' in China talks
  + stars: | 2021-07-24 | by ( ) sentiment -0.85   time to read: 1 min
Wendy Sherman arrives for a meeting on Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo/File Photo/File Photo/File PhotoWASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will make clear to Chinese officials in talks in China that the United States welcomes competition with Beijing, but there needs to be a level playing field and guardrails and parameters in the relationship, senior U.S. administration officials said on Saturday. The officials, briefing ahead of Sherman's talks in Tianjin with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and other officials, said the world's two largest economies needed responsible ways to manage competition. Reporting by David Brunnstrom and Michael Martina in Washington Editing by Matthew LewisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Wendy Sherman, Denis Balibouse, Sherman's, Wang Yi, David Brunnstrom, Michael Martina, Matthew Lewis Organizations: United Nations European, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, Thomson Locations: Syria, Geneva, China, United States, Beijing, U.S, Tianjin, Washington
Total: 25