Stocks, oil slip as dire China data feed recession fears

Traders are seen in front of a screen with trading figures in red at Thailand Stock Exchange building in Bangkok, Thailand March 13, 2020. REUTERS / Juarawee Kittisilpa / Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Asian stock markets: China retail sales dive 11.1%, output drops 2.9% Nikkei pair gains, S&P 500 … Read more

India bans wheat exports as heat wave hurts crop, domestic prices soar

A combine deposits harvested wheat in a tractor trolley at a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, March 16, 2022. REUTERS / Amit Dave Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Ban could push global wheat prices to new peaks India was aiming to export 10 mln T wheat before ban Heat … Read more

Ukraine forces thwart Russian armored column crossing river

Ukraine says it set Russian supply ship in Black Sea on fire Relatives of Mariupol fighters plead for rescue Finland wants security after Russian invasion of Ukraine Sweden expected to follow in bid to join NATO KHARKIV, Ukraine, May 13 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces destroyed a pontoon bridge and parts of Russian armored column as … Read more

EU tweaks Russia oil sanctions plan in bid to win over reluctant states – sources

EU offers Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Rep more time to adapt Oil shipping ban postponed in bid to persuade Greece Talks complex, but diplomats hoping for compromise BRUSSELS, May 6 (Reuters) – The European Commission proposed changes to its planned embargo on Russian oil to give Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic more time to shift … Read more

Putin warns West of lightning retaliation for intervention in Ukraine

Putin warns of retaliation if West interferes Biden set to comment on Russia’s brutal war ‘ Ukraine says Europe should stop depending on Russia France to host EU energy ministers on May 2 Russia denies energy blackmail WARSAW / SOFIA / KYIV, April 28 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of lightning-fast retaliation if … Read more

China reports first human case of H3N8 bird flu

Workers vaccinate chicks with the H9 bird flu vaccine at a farm in Changfeng county, Anhui province, China, April 14, 2013. REUTERS / Stringer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register BEIJING, April 27 (Reuters) – China has recorded its first human infection with the H3N8 strain of bird flu, but the risk … Read more

Russian gas supply to Poland resumes; Ukraine condemns ‘gas blackmail’

Gas supplies to Poland resumes; no word on Bulgaria Ukraine accuses Russia of blackmailing Europe Germany sends tanks to Ukraine Farmers wear body armor to plow fields WARSAW / SOFIA / KYIV, April 27 (Reuters) – Russian gas supplies to Poland under the Yamal contract halted briefly on Wednesday, data from European Union gas transmission … Read more

Norway arrests activists blocking tanker unloading Russian oil

OSLO, April 25 (Reuters) – Norwegian police said they had arrested 20 Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion campaigners who on Monday blocked a tanker from delivering Russian oil to an Exxon Mobil terminal. In a protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, activists had fastened their red rubber dinghy to the Ust Luga’s anchor chain, Greenpeace said, … Read more

Russia investigates large oil depot fire in region near Ukraine

April 25 (Reuters) – Russia said on Monday it would investigate the cause of a large fire that erupted in the early hours of the morning at an oil storage facility in the city of Bryansk 154 km (96 miles) northeast of the border with Ukraine . Unverified social media footage showed what sounded like … Read more

Blast at illegal Nigerian oil refinery kills more than 100 people

Bunkering site was on border of Rivers and Imo states Illegal refining in Niger Delta fueled by poverty Blast follows recent crackdown by Rivers state governor YENAGAO, Nigeria, April 24 (Reuters) – Charred bodies were left scattered among burnt palms, cars and vans on Sunday after a weekend explosion which killed more than 100 people … Read more