Sudanese Head North to Egypt Seeking Brighter Future

By Khalid Abdelaziz and Nafisa Eltahir KHARTOUM (Reuters) – At downtown Khartoum’s al-Souq al-Arabi, travel agencies helping young Sudanese seek a brighter economic future in Egypt are replacing once-packed hardware stores in a corner of the capital’s main commercial hub. The exodus reflects growing despondence over prospects at home, where the economy has been in … Read more

Canadian Lawmakers Plan Taiwan Trip Amid Rising China Tensions

OTTAWA (Reuters) – A delegation of Canadian lawmakers plans to visit Taiwan in October to seek economic opportunities in the Asia Pacific region, Liberal Member of Parliament Judy Sgro said on Wednesday, a move that could further stoke tensions between China and the West. The relationship between China and the West has worsened since US … Read more

The Weather Network – Road trip essentials for you and your car

The Weather Network - Road trip essentials for you and your car

The Weather Network / MétéoMédia is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Road trips are a great way to explore our country and capture a true sense of adventure. Once you’ve packed your personal belongings and your snacks, turn your attention to this list of essential items … Read more

Dubai sees air travel surge, expects FIFA World Cup boost

Dubai sees air travel surge, expects FIFA World Cup boost

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai International Airport saw a surge in passengers over the first half of 2022 as pandemic restrictions eased and the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar will further boost traffic to the city-state’s second airfield, its chief executive Wednesday said. Paul Griffiths, who oversees the world’s busiest airport for … Read more

Pay pushes Venezuelan teachers to protest, consider quitting

Pay pushes Venezuelan teachers to protest, consider quitting

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Public school teachers across Venezuela had planned to use their annual vacation bonus to buy uniforms for their children, waterproof leaky roofs, get new prescription glasses or fix the pair barely held together by adhesive tape. Some expected to get $100, while others calculated a little more or less depending on … Read more

Four Cargo Ships Sail From Ukraine Black Sea Ports

By Natalia Zinets and Daren Butler KYIV/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Four ships carrying Ukrainian foodstuffs sailed from Ukrainian Black Sea ports on Sunday as part of a deal to unblock the country’s sea exports, Ukrainian and Turkish officials said. The four bulk carriers were loaded with almost 170,000 tons of corn and other foodstuffs, Ukraine’s sea … Read more

Radisson Group of Hotels seal Bulawayo deal

US$50m hotel for Victoria Falls

A NEW hotel is set to be constructed in Bulawayo after the local authority granted an international hotel group, Radisson Group of Hotels permission to build the hotel. Consultations have been ongoing since 2019 when Mkhuze Global on behalf of Radisson Group of Hotels indicated its interest to build a hotel in the city. The … Read more

Top US Diplomat to Arrive in Pacific Amid Battle for Influence With China

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A senior US diplomat will travel to Samoa on Thursday on a multi-leg trip to Pacific Island countries intended to demonstrate re-engagement by the United States with a region in which China has been extending its influence. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will travel to Samoa and then Tonga, where she … Read more

First ship with Ukraine grain cleared to sail on to Lebanon

First ship with Ukraine grain cleared to sail on to Lebanon

ISTANBUL (AP) — The first grain ship to depart Ukraine under a wartime deal entered the Bosporus Strait on the way to Lebanon after its cargo was checked and approved Wednesday, Turkish and Ukrainian authorities said. An inspection team spent about 90 minutes conducting checks aboard the Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni, which was carrying Ukrainian corn … Read more

Drought Takes Toll on Tuscany’s Famed Olive Oil and Wine Production

SAN CASCIANO IN VAL DI PESA, Italy (Reuters) – Farmers in Tuscany, the heart of Italy’s prized wine and olive oil industry, are battling to salvage as much as they can of this year’s crop from the ravages of drought and heatwave. A lack of rainfall since spring has affected even plants that traditionally thrive … Read more