CHINA LUNAR NEW YEAR HOLIDAY Global monetary tightening and COVID-19 disruptions have hurt the super wealthy in China.
Hundreds of Chinas wealthy lose billionaire status

China has lost 229 billionaires from the Hurun Global Rich List 2023, accounting for more than half of the 445 people who disappeared from the list.

Nigerian man brought to UK to take kidney A Nigerian couple are the UK's first convicted human traffickers with the intent to harvest organs.
Nigerian senator trafficked man to UK to harvest kidney

A wealthy Nigerian couple have become the first people in the UK to be convicted of human trafficking for the purpose of organ harvesting.

Ukraine and Russia: what you need to know

Russian drones have attacked Ukrainian cities and missiles have blasted an apartment block but a months-long ground assault on the eastern town of Bakhmut could be stalling in the face of fierce resistance, Ukrainian and British military experts say.

Lulas China visit to refresh Brazil ties with pragmatic approach

Hundreds of workers at five U.S. Walmart facilities that fulfill e-commerce orders are being asked to find jobs within 90 days at other company locations, a spokesperson confirmed to Reuters.

European bank shares fall as crisis leaves its mark

The ongoing confidence crisis in the wake of instability in the global banking system has impacted banking shares across Europe.

Israel ratifies law limiting conditions for ousting PM

Israel’s opposition says judicial independence is in peril after the Knesset ratified a law limiting the circumstances in which a prime minister can be removed.

US amphibious assault ship joins drills in South Korea

A US amphibious assault ship has joined joint landing drills with South Korea’s military aimed at building “muscle memory” to respond to a crisis if needed.