Europe’s gas supply crisis grows after Russia imposes sanctions

Europe’s gas supply crisis grows after Russia imposes sanctions

Russia imposes sanctions on European Gazprom subsidiaries Polish firm operating Yamal-Europe section also hit Germany to lose 10 mcm / day of gas supply Dutch gas prices close 12% higher BERLIN, May 12 (Reuters) – Pressure on Europe to secure alternative gas supplies increased on Thursday as Moscow imposed sanctions on European subsidiaries of state-owned … Read more

N.Korea reports first COVID-19 outbreak, orders lockdown in “gravest emergency”

N.Korea reports first COVID-19 outbreak, orders lockdown in “gravest emergency”

North Korea declares ‘gravest national emergency’ Potential for ‘unprecedented crisis’ for Kim Jong Un – expert Isolated state has declined int’l offer of vaccine No North Korean civilians are believed to have been vaccinated SEOUL, May 12 (Reuters) – North Korea confirmed its first COVID-19 outbreak on Thursday, calling it the “gravest national emergency” and … Read more

Exclusive: Top EU official backs multi-trillion plan to rebuild Ukraine

Exclusive: Top EU official backs multi-trillion plan to rebuild Ukraine

Rebuilding Ukraine will cost trillions of euros – top EU banks EIB chief Hoyer calls for Marshall-style Plan for Ukraine Urges West and its banks to underwrite Ukraine finances BRUSSELS, May 11 (Reuters) – A top European official has backed a multi-trillion-euro “Marshall” -style plan to rebuild Ukraine, pledging the firepower of the EU lending … Read more

Al Jazeera journalist killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Al Jazeera journalist killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Deadly shooting occurred during Israeli raid Israel says troops exchanged fire with Palestinians Israeli defense chief says unclear who killed reporter JENIN, West Bank, May 11 (Reuters) – A prominent Palestinian-American Al Jazeera reporter was shot dead during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, and Israel said it was launching an … Read more

Tesla stutters during tighter Shanghai lockdown; Beijing keeps hunting COVID

Tesla stutters during tighter Shanghai lockdown;  Beijing keeps hunting COVID

SHANGHAI / BEIJING, May 10 (Reuters) – Tesla operated its Shanghai plant well below capacity on Tuesday, showing the problems factories face trying to ramp up output during a tightening COVID-19 lockdown, while China’s capital kept up its fight with a small but stubborn outbreak. Many of the hundreds of companies reopening factories in Shanghai … Read more

Cryptoverse: Buying the dip? Bitcoin’s a rookie rates

Cryptoverse: Buying the dip?  Bitcoin’s a rookie rates

A Bitcoin and Dollar note are seen in this illustration picture taken September 27, 2017. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 10 (Reuters) – Bitcoin has scant experience with rising interest rates, posing perils for investors looking to capitalize on its dramatic drop. The cryptocurrency has tanked … Read more