‘We can’t get by’: Indigenous people keep up protests in Ecuador | Protests News

‘We can’t get by’: Indigenous people keep up protests in Ecuador | Protests News

Quito, Ecuador – Thousands of Indigenous people continue to demonstrate in the Ecuadorian capital, as their calls for social and economic reforms grow louder despite a crackdown by authorities in the South American nation. The protesters, predominantly led by the powerful Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) group, began blocking roads and marching in … Read more

Swiss customs reviews imports of Russian gold worth $200M | Russia-Ukraine war News

Swiss customs reviews imports of Russian gold worth $200M | Russia-Ukraine war News

Switzerland is a global hub for precious metals with the country’s handful of refineries handling about two-thirds of the world’s gold. Swiss customs authorities are tracking three tonnes of gold of Russian origin that entered Switzerland from the UK last month to watch for potential violations of economic sanctions against Russia following President Vladimir Putin’s … Read more

Russia’s new McDonald’s reveals logo before relaunch | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia’s new McDonald’s reveals logo before relaunch | Russia-Ukraine war News

Former McDonald’s restaurants set to reopen under new branding and ownership in Russia. The new fast-food chain that will take over McDonald’s in Russia has unveiled its new logo before its relaunch. The new logo design shows a red-orange circle and two orange lines against a green background, the image reportedly represents two sticks of … Read more

Ukraine war ‘aggravating’ existing global food crisis, UN warns | United Nations News

Ukraine war ‘aggravating’ existing global food crisis, UN warns | United Nations News

As the cost of food soars around the world, the United Nations warns that the war in Ukraine risks aggravating inflating prices and causing a full-on global food crisis. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) food price index, a tool to measure prices of the most globally traded food staples, dipped in May for … Read more

‘Big blow to Putin’s war’: Sanctions approved on Russian oil | Russia-Ukraine war News

‘Big blow to Putin’s war’: Sanctions approved on Russian oil | Russia-Ukraine war News

European Union sanctions package targeting Russian oil, banks, and military officials enters into force.  A sixth round of European Union sanctions targeting Russian oil, banks, and military officials entered into force on Friday. The punitive measures against the Kremlin for invading Ukraine come into legal effect after long, drawn-out negotiations to convince Hungary and other … Read more

China’s Pacific tour sparks hopes, fears in tiny island nations | Business and Economy News

China’s Pacific tour sparks hopes, fears in tiny island nations | Business and Economy News

At a carefully choreographed press conference in the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made a promise that will be bookmarked by diplomats and analysts in capitals around the world. Beijing, he said, had “no intention” of building a military base in the Pacific nation. A month after China and the … Read more

Despite pain at the pump, Americans are hitting the road | Business and Economy News

Despite pain at the pump, Americans are hitting the road | Business and Economy News

As petrol prices continue to break records in the United States, putting a significant strain on Americans’ wallets and threatening economic growth, analysts predict that pain at the pump will cause some demand destruction in the coming months of the US summer driving season. Oil climbed to a two-month high on Thursday on signs of … Read more