German parties aim to present coalition deal next week

German parties aim to present coalition deal next week

By Michael Nienaber BERLIN (Reuters) -The three parties trying to form Germany’s next government have made progress in negotiations and aim to present a coalition agreement next week, senior party officials said on Tuesday. The centre-left Social Democrats...
Ban UK lawmakers from paid lobbying, PM Johnson says after sleaze row

Ban UK lawmakers from paid lobbying, PM Johnson says after sleaze row

By Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) -British lawmakers should be banned from acting as paid consultants or lobbyists, Prime Minister Boris Johnson proposed on Tuesday, in the wake of a row over second jobs posing conflicts of interest. Johnson has come under pressure...
Japan prepares beds, booster shots in COVID-19 lull before winter

Japan prepares beds, booster shots in COVID-19 lull before winter

By Rocky Swift TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida outlined on Friday an urgent plan to increase hospital beds and medical resources in preparation for a possible resurgence of COVID-19 infections this winter. After a deadly fifth wave of...
New Delhi to shut schools, construction sites as pollution worsens

New Delhi to shut schools, construction sites as pollution worsens

By Suchitra Mohanty and Swati Bhat NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) -Schools in New Delhi will be closed for a week and construction sites for four days, the Indian capital’s chief minister said on Saturday, as the city tries to protect people in a worsening air...