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

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

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

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

France battles ‘monster’ wildfire as heatwaves scorch Europe

HOSTENS, France, Aug 11 (Reuters) – A “monster” wildfire raged for a third day in southwestern France on Thursday, ravaging forests and forcing 10,000 people to evacuate their homes. With no let-up in scorching temperatures likely before the weekend, firefighters backed by water-bombing aircraft battled on many fronts, saying the massive fire could change direction … Read more

Ukraine’s creditors agree 2-year freeze on $20 bln overseas debt

Ukraine says move will save it $5 bln over two years Creditors back similar move for 2 state firms Comprehensive debt restructuring seen following freeze LONDON/NEW YORK, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s overseas creditors have backed its request for a two-year freeze on payments on almost $20 billion in international bonds, a regulatory filing showed … Read more

Shock, shame among some Muslims as Afghan accused of New Mexico murders

Participants in an interfaith memorial ceremony at the New Mexico Islamic Center mosque to commemorate four murdered Muslim men, hours after police said they had arrested a prime suspect in the killings, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, US August 9, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Hay Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register ALBUQUERQUE, NM, Aug 10 … Read more

South Korea, China clash over U.S. missile shield, complicating conciliation

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is seen in Seongju, South Korea, June 13, 2017. Picture taken on June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register SEOUL, Aug 11 (Reuters) – China and South Korea clashed on Thursday over a US missile defense shield, threatening to undermine … Read more