Britain’s tax backdown bounces stocks and sterling

Britain's tax backdown bounces stocks and sterling

Britain scraps small part of tax plan; markets relieved Reserve Bank of Australia surprises with a small hike HighVIX; Credit Suisse stock slide point to nerves beneath SYDNEY, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Asian stocks bounced on Tuesday after Britain scrapped bits of a controversial tax cut plan, attemptedly improving global market sentiment and rallying bonds … Read more

John Oliver on stolen antiquities in western museums: ‘Abject callousness on display’ | John Oliver

John Oliver tore into western museums and their collections of stolen artifacts, as well as the present antiquities market, on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight. Antiquities from the global south – particularly Latin America, the Middle East and Africa – have been stolen and enshrined in European and American museums “on a much larger scale than … Read more

Afghan women protest school attack as Taliban cracks down | Taliban News

Afghan women protest school attack as Taliban cracks down |  Taliban News

Dressed in a long black abaya with her face mask secured, university professor Zahra Mosawi walked the streets of the ancient Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif to denounce incessant attacks on the Shia Muslim minority. Mosawi, 28, carried with her a large yellow placard with the word “Azadi” – or freedom – scrawled across it as … Read more

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan, Tokyo says

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan, Tokyo says

TOKYO — North Korea on Tuesday launched a suspected intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan, Japanese and South Korean officials said. The missile, which was the first North Korean projectile to pass through Japanese airspace since 2017, landed in the Pacific Ocean. The Japanese government issued a rare evacuation order Tuesday morning, urging residents in the … Read more

As Iran protests persist, Khamenei blames foreigners for unrest

As Iran protests persist, Khamenei blames foreigners for unrest

In his first public comments on the protests sweeping Iran, its supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Monday characterized the unrest as “rioting” instigated by foreign powers, including the United States and Israel. His remarks, to military cadets at a graduation ceremony in Tehran, appeared to dismiss the anger fueling the largest and most widespread … Read more

N. Korea fires missile over Japan, some residents warned to take cover

N. Korea fires missile over Japan, some residents warned to take cover

SEOUL/TOKYO, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Nuclear-armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years on Tuesday, prompting a warning for residents to take cover and a temporary suspension of train operations in northern Japan. The Japanese government warned citizens to take cover as the missile appeared to have … Read more