Blood and damage are seen after an attack at the Shah Cheragh Shrine in Shiraz, Iran, October 26, 2022. State media blamed "takfiri terrorists" - a label Tehran uses for hardline Sunni Muslim militants like Islamic State. Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi blamed the protests sweeping Iran for paving the ground for the Shiraz attack, and President Ebrahim Raisi said Iran would respond, according to state media. Security forces opened fire at mourners in Amini's Kurdish home town of Saqez on Wednesday, according to a witness. Hundreds of schoolgirls have joined in, chanting "Freedom, Freedom, Freedom," despite fierce crackdowns by security forces.
Binance and FTX logos are seen in this illustration taken, November 8, 2022. Photo by Reuters/Dado RuvicFTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried told employees he was exploring all options for his firm after a deal with cryptocurrency exchange Binance collapsed Wednesday after due diligence on the proposed bailout. The proposed deal between Bankman-Fried and rival Binance Chief Executive Officer Changpeng Zhao of Binance had been the latest emergency rescue in the world of cryptocurrencies this year, as investors pulled out from riskier assets amid rising interest rates. The deal to cover a "liquidity crunch" was non-binding and subject to further due diligence, leading some investors and analysts to question if it would go ahead. A representative for FTX did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but Chief Executive Officer Sam Bankman-Fried told employees in a Slack message viewed by Reuters that Binance had not previously expressed reservations about the deal.24 days ago VnExpress International
Belgium's Michy Batshuayi celebrates scoring their goal against Canada in World Cup on November 23, 2022. Despite getting the win, Belgium coach Roberto Martinez was far from satisfied with his team's lethargic display as the Red Devils managed only nine attempts on goal to 21 for Canada. "Many top teams have lost, because you always have to grow at a World Cup. In their only other World Cup appearance in Mexico in 1986, Canada lost all three matches and failed to score a goal. "It's not easy to score goals at this World Cup as you can see," said Canada coach Herdman.10 days ago VnExpress International
Markets are still bouncing from oversold levels and that has provided a bit of fuel for this rebound, Oliver added, while noting that the underlying issues are unchanged. In China, the mainland benchmark index jumped 1.6%, while Hong Kong stocks rose 2%, attempting another rebound after Monday's deep sell-off in Chinese assets by global investors worried about Beijing's policy direction. U.S. economic data on Tuesday showed slowing home price growth and souring consumer confidence, with some signs that the Fed's aggressive interest rate hikes are starting to cool the labour market. The European Central Bank is widely expected to go for 75 bps rate hike when it meets Thursday. Japanese government bonds rallied sharply after the Bank of Japan again said it would increase bond buying operations.1 month ago VnExpress International
The dollar's retreat in foreign exchange markets is temporary, according to a Reuters poll of currency strategists, who said the greenback still had enough strength left to reclaim or surpass its recent highs and resume its relentless rise. The Fed is widely expected to raise its benchmark rate by 75 basis points on Wednesday, its fourth jumbo increase in a row. However, for the December meeting interest rate futures showed a split on the odds of a 75 or 50 basis point increase. Those six and 12-month median forecasts were a slight upgrade from the October poll and the first since April. It was expected to trade around 146.0, 141.7 and 135.0 per dollar over the next three, six and 12 months respectively.1 month ago VnExpress International
Photo by Reuters/Tatiana MeelU.S. and Western officials are finalizing plans to impose a cap on Russian oil prices amid a warning from the World Bank that any plan will need active participation of emerging market economies to be effective. Bloomberg also reported South Korea had privately told G7 nations it planned to comply and G7 officials were also trying to bring New Zealand and Norway on board. Downward pressureWestern diplomats say the price cap is already giving India and other buyers of Russian oil better leverage in negotiations with Moscow, enabling them to secure good discounts. It noted Russia has said it will not trade with countries participating in the price cap. U.S. officials say the price cap will be policed by attestations taken from buyers in local jurisdictions.1 month ago VnExpress International
Despite "rapid political developments" in the U.K., there will be consistency in the policy to bolster cooperation with Vietnam, says British ambassador Iain Frew. In 2020, Vietnam and the U.K. signed an agreement akin to a free trade agreement between Vietnam and the E.U., he added. One of the important fields where the U.K. is cooperating with Vietnam and other partners is climate and energy, Frew said. Vietnam and the U.K. would also cooperate in dealing with both regional and global security issues, Frew said. Frew said he had never visited Vietnam before being appointed ambassador and he was confident he would thoroughly enjoy his tenure here.1 month ago VnExpress International
US and Asian allies impose new sanctions on North Korea after ICBM testAn intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is launched in this undated photo released on November 19, 2022 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). South Korea's foreign ministry announced sanctions on seven other individuals, including a Singaporean and a Taiwanese, and eight entities. South Korea's foreign ministry said the latest move was part of its efforts to sternly respond to North Korea's growing nuclear and missile threats. Decades of U.S.-led sanctions have failed to halt North Korea's increasingly sophisticated missile and nuclear weapon programs. U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said earlier Washington was committed to using pressure and diplomacy to entice North Korea into giving up its nuclear arsenal.1 day ago VnExpress International