How Panama Fishing Boats Brought First Quantum to Its Knees

[ad_1] By Valentine Hilaire and Divya Rajagopal PANAMA CITY/TORONTO (Reuters) – For more than a month, a group of 16 fishing boats has been blocking a key port in Panama, choking off coal and essential supplies destined for First Quantum Minerals’ giant copper mine there, eventually forcing it to halt operations at the company’s biggest … Read more

Indian Rescuers Break Through Tunnel Debris to Evacuate Trapped Workers

[ad_1] SILKYARA, India (Reuters) – Rescuers on Tuesday successfully drilled through debris to reach 41 workers trapped for 17 days in a collapsed tunnel in the Indian Himalayas and were set to pull them out to safety, an official told Reuters. The men were stuck in the 4.5-km (3-mile) tunnel in the mountainous state of … Read more

First Quantum Says It Hopes to Avoid Panama Arbitration Over Mine

[ad_1] PANAMA CITY (Reuters) -Canadian miner First Quantum hopes to avoid arbitration with Panama’s government over a major copper mine by instead resolving disagreements during a 90-day period for talks between both sides, the company said in a statement late on Monday. First Quantum issued a legal notification of intent to start arbitration proceedings with … Read more

Rainy Weather Closing in on Indian Rescuers Trying to Reach Trapped Men

[ad_1] SILKYARA, India (Reuters) – Wet weather expected on Monday could mean more complications for the rescue of 41 construction workers trapped in a tunnel in the Indian Himalayas for more than two weeks but rescue leaders said they are prepared to deal with it. The workers, from some of India’s poorest states, have been stuck in the … Read more

Congo Opposition Candidate Katumbi Vows More Security in Militia-Plagued East

[ad_1] GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Presidential candidate Moise Katumbi has promised residents in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern city of Goma not to abandon them amid spiralling militia violence in the region and to make security a priority if he wins the Dec. 20 vote. Katumbi addressed hundreds of jubilant supporters … Read more

Comoros President Cleared to Seek Re-Election

[ad_1] MORONI (Reuters) – Comoros’ Supreme Court on Thursday approved plans by incumbent President Azali Assoumani to run for another term in a poll some opponents are threatening to boycott if certain conditions, such as the release of political prisoners, are not met. The Indian Ocean archipelago country of 800,000 people last held its presidential … Read more

Factbox-The Big Topics That Will Define Congo’s Election

[ad_1] DAKAR (Reuters) – As Democratic Republic of Congo heads to the polls in December, much will come down to President Felix Tshisekedi’s perceived performance running the giant Central African country of nearly 100 million people since 2019. Below are the key topics on voters’ minds. Congo’s economy grew 8.5% in 2022, one of the … Read more

Philippines’ Marcos Says Myanmar a Difficult Problem for ASEAN

[ad_1] MANILA (Reuters) – The conflict in military-ruled Myanmar has been a difficult issue for the Southeast Asian bloc ASEAN to address, with little progress made towards a resolution and intensifying fighting, Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos said. Speaking at a forum in Hawaii streamed live in the Philippines on Monday, Marcos said there was commitment … Read more