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

High blood thickness ups death risk; few problems with flu-COVID shots together

A nurse fills up syringes with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines for residents who are over 50 years old and immunocompromised and are eligible to receive their second booster shots in Waterford, Michigan, US, April 8, 2022. REUTERS / Emily Elconin Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register July 18 (Reuters) – The … Read more

Ukraine denounces deadly missile strike as war overshadows G20 meeting

At least 23 killed in Russian attack: Ukrainian officials Russia denies targeting civilians Yellen slams Russian officials at G20 meeting Nations pledge to cooperate on war crimes investigations VINNYTSIA, Ukraine, July 15 (Reuters) – Senior Western officials directly accused their Russian counterparts of war crimes on Friday after Russian missiles struck a Ukrainian city far … Read more

As Europe bakes in heatwave, wildfires rage from Portugal to Croatia

Homes and campsites evacuated, livelihoods threatened Flames tear down hillside near Portugal’s Pombal Blaze rages near tallest sand dune in Europe Europe is a ‘heatwave hotspot’, says a scientist LEIRIA, Portugal / RASLINA, Croatia, July 14 (Reuters) – Wildfires raged across tinder-dry country in Portugal, Spain, France and Croatia on Thursday, burning homes and threatening … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Saudi Arabia doubles Q2 Russian fuel oil imports for power generation

People walk near power plant number 10 at Saudi Electricity Company’s Central Operation Area, south of Riyadh, April 27, 2012. REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register This includes content produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. Kingdom burns Russian fuel to free up crude … Read more

Sri Lanka protest sites calm as president’s resignation awaited

President Rajapaksa on his way to Singapore from Maldives-source Sri Lanka interim president imposes curfew in Colombo Protesters to hand back president, prime minister’s residences COLOMBO, July 14 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s main city, Colombo, was calm on Thursday as people waited for the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled to the Maldives to … Read more

Breakthrough at Ukraine grain export talks as heavy shelling continues

Turkey says grain deal reached; Ukraine and UN cite progress Agreement next week would help ease world food crisis Russia pushes for full control of separatist Donbas region ISTANBUL / UNITED NATIONS, New York, July 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine, the United Nations and Turkey hailed progress at talks aiming to resume Black Sea grain exports … Read more

Sri Lankan president flees to Maldives, protesters storm prime minister’s office

President Rajapaksa flees hours before planned resignation Protesters demand ouster of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Wickremesinghe declares emergency, rolls back soon after COLOMBO, July 13 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives on Wednesday, bringing to an apparent end his family’s near two-decade dominance of the country after a massive popular … Read more

Kyiv strikes Russian-held area in southern Ukraine in rocket attack

Ukrainian military says strike in Kherson region kills 52 Heavy shelling by both sides in Donbas Grain exports on agenda of talks due Wednesday in Istanbul KYIV, July 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine launched long-range rocket attacks on Russian forces in southern Ukraine and destroyed an ammunition store, its military said, as Russia continued to pound … Read more

Ukraine prepares for fresh Russian assault, West braces for worsening energy crisis

Ukraine readies for fresh Russian ground assault Civilian casualties mount Ukraine allies fear worsening energy crisis Zelenskiy warns adjusting sanctions a sign of weakness US Treasury warns oil price may rise KYIV, Ukraine, July 12 (Reuters) – Ukraine expects a fresh assault by Russian ground forces, following widespread shelling which killed more than 30 people, … Read more