Biden wants to explore keeping U.S. counter-terrorism troops in Afghanistan: top lawmaker

Biden wants to explore keeping U.S. counter-terrorism troops in Afghanistan: top lawmaker
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Biden administration is looking to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan past a May 1 deadline while exploring a deal in which the Taliban would allow a U.S. counter-terrorism force to remain as they confront their Islamic State foes, a top U.S. lawmaker said on Wednesday.FILE PHOTO: An armoured vehicle patrols near… Read More

Democrats in U.S. Congress blast Postal Service revamp plan

Democrats in U.S. Congress blast Postal Service revamp plan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday blasted the 10-year strategic plan proposed a day earlier by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) that would eliminate $160 billion in forecasted red ink by slowing some mail deliveries, cutting some retail hours and closing some locations.USPS officials remained optimistic Congress will pass financial reforms that could… Read More

IMF approves $500 million disbursement to Pakistan

IMF approves $500 million disbursement to Pakistan
FILE PHOTO: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo is seen outside the headquarters building in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday it approved a $500 million disbursement to Pakistan for budget support after the IMF Executive Board completed delayed reviews of Pakistan’s $6 billion… Read More

Thailand orders lingerie maker to compensate workers in rare case

Thailand orders lingerie maker to compensate workers in rare case
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Thai lingerie manufacturer has been ordered by authorities to compensate more than 1,200 workers who were dismissed without severance pay and wages owed to them when the factory shut down.Brilliant Alliance Thai Global (BAT) closed its factory in Samut Prakan province on March 10 citing financial losses caused by… Read More