Germany and Poland search for cause of mass fish die-off in river Oder

Tonnes of dead fish collected in river on Polish-German border Authorities are working to establish cause Polish authorities criticized for slow response Polish PM says Oder “may take years” to return to normal state BERLIN/WARSAW, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Polish and German authorities are working “flat-out” to establish the cause behind a mass fish die-off … Read more

Climate risks dwarf Europe’s energy crisis, space chief warns

PARIS, Aug 11 (Reuters) – The head of the European Space Agency (ESA) has warned economic damage from heatwaves and drought could dwarf Europe’s energy crisis as he called for urgent action to tackle climate change. Director General Josef Aschbacher told Reuters successive heatwaves along with wildfires, shrinking rivers and rising land temperatures as measured … Read more

Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap left by Russia tensions

PARIS, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has begun preliminary technical discussions with Elon Musk’s SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launchers after the Ukraine conflict blocked Western access to Russia’s Soyuz rockets. The private American competitor to Europe’s Arianespace has emerged as a key contender to plug … Read more

Exclusive: Kazakhstan to start oil sales via Azeri pipeline to bypass Russia

An interior view shows a new pumping station of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) near the city of Atyrau, Kazakhstan October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Mariya Gordeyeva/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Russian court threatened to shut CPC pipeline Several alternatives possible, but less practical Rail option would cross Russia to Georgia … Read more

Strikes at Ukraine nuclear plant prompt UN chief to call for demilitarised zone

Russia ambassador warns of ‘nuclear catastrophe’ Zelenskiy demands Russia return plant to Ukraine Satellite images show damage at Russian air base in Crimea KYIV/NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine accused each other of shelling nuclear power plant as the UN chief proposed a demilitarized zone at the site amid fears of a … Read more

Robinhood must face U.S. market manipulation claims over ‘meme stock’ rally, judge rules

The logo of Robinhood Markets, Inc. is seen at a pop-up event on Wall Street after the company’s IPO in New York City, US, July 29, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Aug 11 (Reuters) – Stock trading platform Robinhood Markets Inc (HOOD.O) must face market manipulation claims over … Read more

Western countries pledge $1.55 bln in military aid to Ukraine

Funding pledged by 26 countries at conference Poland, Slovakia, Czech Rep willing to expand arms production UK to send more weapons to Ukraine COPENHAGEN, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Western countries on Thursday committed more than 1.5 billion euros ($1.55 billion) in cash, equipment and training to boost Ukraine’s military capabilities in its war against Russia, … Read more

Ukraine preparing for ‘tragedy’ at Russian-held nuclear plant – minister

A view shows the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict outside the Russian-controlled city of Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register SUMY REGION, Ukraine, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s interior minister said on Thursday that Ukraine had … Read more

Lebanese bank hostage situation ends after partial funds payout

Armed man took six people hostage at Lebanese bank Gunman demanded access to funds in frozen bank account Siege ended after partial access to account BEIRUT, Aug 11 (Reuters) – A hostage situation in a Beirut, Lebanon, bank ended on Thursday after authorities agreed to grant a Lebanese gunman partial access to his frozen funds … Read more

Kenyans anxious for news on next president, two days after tight vote

Opposition leader Odinga faces Deputy Pres. Ruto Election commission yet to say when it’ll announce winner Kenyans anxious for updates; media tallies inconclusive Previous elections marred by violence, claims of rigging NAIROBI/ELDORET, Kenya, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Kenyans crowded round radios and televisions on Thursday, increasingly anxious for news of who their next president might … Read more