Meanwhile US President Joe Biden and Jordan’s King Abdullah kept up pressure for a Gaza Strip ceasefire as senior mediators were to resume work on an Israel-Hamas truce agreement, with the threat of an Israeli ground offensive looming in Rafah.
The Democratic-led Senate passed a $95 billion bill containing aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan and sent the measure on to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, where its chances of becoming law face long odds.
Pakistan’s election has been remarkable in producing a result disappointing to most of its foreign partners and rivals, with little reason for optimism about the government that will eventually emerge from it, foreign policy analysts said.
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India has narrowed the gap with China in MSCI’s Global Standard index, which tracks emerging market stocks for investors, after the latest revision. Index provider MSCI raised India’s weightage in the index to an all-time high of 18.2%.
Thousands of flight attendants across three labor unions will picket outside airports in the US, the UK and Guam, to push airlines for new contracts with significant pay increases, the Association of Flight Attendants said.
Two key groups of lawmakers at the European Parliament ratified a provisional agreement on landmark artificial intelligence rules ahead of a vote by the legislative assembly in April that will pave the way for the world’s first legislation on the technology.
A study of frozen blood samples has turned up a trove of proteins that may predict several forms of dementia more than 10 years before the disease is diagnosed, researchers from the UK and China reported.
Italian far-right leader Salvini fights to escape Meloni’s shadow
Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and Infrastructure Minister Matteo Salvini. October 26, 2022. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
Five years ago, Matteo Salvini confirmed his status as a rising star of European far-right politics when his League party swept a third of the vote in Italian EU parliamentary elections.
His fortunes have since waned even as Italians have ushered in their most right-wing government since World War Two, his popularity eclipsed by the ascent to power of his ally Giorgia Meloni and her nationalist Brothers of Italy party.