EU puts forward ‘final’ text to resurrect Iran nuclear deal

A general view shows Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, August 4,2022. REUTERS/Lisa Leutner Register now for FREE unlimited access to register DUBAI/WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The European Union on Monday said it put forward a “final” text to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as … Read more

War in Ukraine set to enter new phase -UK military intelligence

Aug 6 (Reuters) – Russia’s war in Ukraine is about to enter a new phase, with most fighting shifting to a nearly 350 kilometre (217 mile) front stretching southwest from near Zaporizhzhia to Kherson, parallel to the Dnieper River, British military intelligence said on Saturday. Russian forces are almost certainly amassing in the south of … Read more

Head of Ukraine’s Amnesty office leaves after group accuses Kyiv

A member of the Ukrainian National Guard jumps into a trench at a position near the front line, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine August 3, 2022. REUTERS/Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to register KYIV, Aug 6 (Reuters) – The head of Amnesty International’s Ukrainian branch … Read more

Russia bans Western investors from selling banking, key energy stakes

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on the development of the country’s metallurgical sector, via a video link at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia August 1, 2022. Sputnik/Pavel Byrkin/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to register This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military … Read more

Bank of England raises rates by most since 1995 despite recession’s approach

BoE raises Bank Rate by 50 bps to 1.75% Bank warns UK economy to start shrinking in Q4 Returning inflation to target ‘absolute priority’ – Bailey BoE expects to start selling gilts stockpile from Sept Aug 4 (Reuters) – The Bank of England raised interest rates by the most in 27 years on Thursday in … Read more

Amnesty accuses Ukraine of basing troops in residential areas, angering Kyiv

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a joint news conference with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine July 28, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to register KYIV, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Human rights group Amnesty International civilian Ukraine accused on … Read more

South Africa reports first death causally linked to COVID vaccine

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – South Africa’s health regulator reported on Thursday a causal link between the death of an individual and Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccine, the first time such a direct link has been made in the country. The person presented with rare neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome soon after being given … Read more

UK leadership candidate Truss: junk food taxes “are over”

LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The frontrunner to become British prime minister, Liz Truss, said she would scrap plans to restrict multi-buy deals on food and drink high in fat, salt, or sugar and would not impose any new levies on unhealthy food. Britain already taxes sugar in soft drinks, and in May delayed until … Read more

Man charged under Britain’s Treason Act over Christmas Day incident at queen’s home

LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – A man arrested with a crossbow at Queen Elizabeth’s Windsor Castle home on Christmas Day last year has been charged with having a weapon with intent to “alarm her Majesty” under Britain’s Treason Act, police and prosecutors said on Tuesday. Jaswant Singh Chail, 20, from Southampton in southern England, had … Read more

FOREX Yen extends recent gains as tensions over Pelosi visit to Taiwan grow

NEW YORK, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The yen was up slightly against the dollar Tuesday, adding to recent gains as increasing tensions over US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s planned visit to Taiwan made investors more risk averse. China’s offshore yuan fell against the dollar, touching its lowest level since mid-May. “You’re seeing intensifying … Read more