Dozens killed or wounded in Russian missile strike in Ukraine, Kyiv says

At least 25 killed in missile strike – Ukrainian officials Dead were civilians planning to enter Russia-held area Police say attacks involved at least three missiles ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Dozens of civilians were killed or wounded in what Kyiv said was a cynical Russian missile strike on a convoy of civilian cars … Read more

UK’s Truss sticks to policy plan as she breaks silence after market rout

Truss says will not change course on UK policy Bond markets calmer after BoE intervention Investors warn of loss of faith in government LONDON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Liz Truss said she would stick to her controversial plan to reignite economic growth as she broke her silence on Thursday following nearly a … Read more

‘I am leaving Russia’: young men flee draft, Finland to restrict entry

VAALIMAA, Finland, Sept 23 (Reuters) – When 27-year-old Nikita watched Russian President Vladimir Putin announce a military mobilization while visiting his uncle in St Petersburg, he decided to leave his homeland. Two days later, he was crossing the border into Finland. “It’s just insane. All my friends (are) in danger,” said the sound engineer, minutes … Read more

Finland says traffic ‘intensifying’ on border with Russia

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register VAALIMAA, Finland, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Traffic arriving at Finland’s eastern border ordered with Russia “intensified” overnight after President Vladimir Putin a partial military mobilization and elevated on Thursday but was under control, the Finnish Border Guard said. At the Vaalimaa border crossing, roughly three hours’ … Read more

China’s factory activity contracts unexpectedly in July as COVID flares up

Employees work on the production line of vehicle components during a government-organized media tour to a factory of German engineering group Voith, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Shanghai, China July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register China July official manufacturing PMI below forecast July official services … Read more

France’s EDF to be fully nationalised -prime minister

PARIS, July 6 (Reuters) – The French government plans to fully nationalize EDF (EDF.PA), Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced on Wednesday, sending shares in the debt-laden power utility sharply higher. “I confirm to you today that the state intends to control 100% of EDF’s capital”, Borne said in her policy speech in the lower house … Read more

Bezos slams Biden’s call for gasoline stations to cut prices

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 2, 2021. Paul Ellis/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register July 3 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) founder Jeff Bezos renewed his spat with the White House over the weekend, as the world’s … Read more

Bulgarian government loses no-confidence vote, early elections loom

Disputes over fiscal policy as inflation soared Government had strong NATO stance Petkov hopes for defections to form new government SOFIA, June 22 (Reuters) – A no-confidence vote on Wednesday toppled Bulgaria’s government and Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, who had pledged to tackle corruption and took an unusually strong stance against Russia. Opposition lawmakers brought … Read more

Wall St edges up as payrolls report keeps Fed on track

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, March 30, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Unemployment drops to 3.6% vs estimate of 3.7% Nonfarm payrolls rose by 431,000 jobs last month GameStop seeks share split amid renewed meme-stock hype … Read more

Germany rejects Putin’s roubles for gas demand

A view shows a gas processing facility, operated by Gazprom company, at Bovanenkovo ​​gas field on the Arctic Yamal peninsula, Russia May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register BERLIN, March 31 (Reuters) – German Economy Minister Robert Habeck on Thursday rejected demands by Russia that European countries pay … Read more