Exclusive: Senior Indonesian officials targeted by spyware last year

Sept 30 (Reuters) – More than a dozen senior Indonesian government and military officials were targeted last year with spy software designed by an Israeli surveillance firm, according to nine people with knowledge of the matter. Six of the individuals told Reuters they were targeted themselves. The targets included Chief Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto, senior … Read more

China certifies C919 jet to compete with Airbus and Boeing

BEIJING/SYDNEY, Sept 29 (Reuters) – China held a ceremony on Thursday to certify its C919 narrowbody passenger jet, photos on social media showed, representing a major milestone in the country’s ambitions to challenge Airbus (AIR.PA) and Boeing (BA .N) in commercial aerospace. The plane, produced by state-owned manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC), had … Read more

Q+A Nord Stream gas ‘sabotage’: who’s being blamed and why?

WARSAW, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Major leaks that suddenly erupted in the Nord Stream gas pipelines that run from Russia to Europe under the Baltic Sea have generated plenty of theories but few clear answers about who or what caused the damage. Here is what we know and what has been said so far: WHO … Read more

Exclusive: Europe braces for mobile network blackouts

PARIS/STOCKHOLM/MILAN, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Once unthinkable, mobile phones could go dark around Europe this winter if power cuts or energy rationing knocks out parts of the mobile networks across the region. Russia’s decision to halt gas supplies via Europe’s key supply route in the wake of the Ukraine conflict has increased the chances of … Read more

US says it has agreed Pacific Islands partnership, offering ‘big dollar’ aid

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The United States said at a summit with Pacific island leaders on Wednesday that it had agreed on a partnership for the future with them and held out the prospect of “big dollar” help to a region where it hopes to stem China’s expanding influence. The Washington Post quoted US … Read more

Exclusive: Russia aiming to fly solo without Airbus and Boeing

Foreign aircraft will drop out of fleet – Rostec Airbus, Boeing planes will never be delivered – Rostec Russian-made engines, parts to be used – Rostec No expectation sanctions will be eased – Rostec This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Sept 28 (Reuters) … Read more

Europe suspects sabotage as mystery gas leaks hit Russian pipelines

Polish PM: leaks were caused by sabotage Operator says damage to Nord Stream 1 ‘unprecedented’ Crisis over Russian gas has sent prices soaring Europe has been racing to find alternative supplies STOCKHOLM/COPENHAGEN, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Europe was racing on Tuesday to investigate possible sabotage behind sudden and unexplained leaks in two Russian gas pipelines … Read more

Bank of England ‘will not hesitate’ to act as it monitors market turmoil

Pound briefly touched a record low against the dollar Five-year gilts match Friday’s record daily slump Yields on 2-year and 5-year debt up 100 bps in 2 days Finance minister to detail fiscal plans on Nov. 23 BoE monitoring developments ‘very closely’ LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The Bank of England said on Monday it … Read more

Canada begins long cleanup after Fiona sweeps homes out to sea

Waves roll in near a damaged house built close to the shore as Hurricane Fiona, later downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, passes the Atlantic settlement of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada September 24, 2022. Courtesy of Wreckhouse Press/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PORT AUX BASQUES, Newfoundland, … Read more

Stocks tumble, dollar soars and bonds plunge as recession fears grow

Dow poised to confirm bear market MSCI All-World index hits 2-year low Dollar reaches new two-decade high Sterling and gilts sell off after UK ‘mini-budget’ NEW YORK/LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – US and European stocks tumbled on Friday, the dollar scaled a 22-year high and bonds sold off again as fears grew that a central … Read more