“Call call” in bombing near a front-line nuclear reactor in Ukraine

The Secretary General of the International Atomic Energy Agency warns of the great dangers of fighting at the plant Russia and Ukraine blame each other for the bombing President Zelensky says the eastern region was hit by heavy artillery “The fiercest battles” are in the Donetsk region, says Zelensky Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine narrowly escaped … Read more

FACTS: The latest fronts in climate change legal battles

(Reuters) – Climate change litigation has more than doubled in the past seven years globally, according to a June report by the London School of Economics, and is bypassing traditionally polluting industries such as fossil fuel production. At COP27 climate talks in Egypt, United Nations experts warned last week that many companies’ environmental claims amounted … Read more

Exclusive: Germany is stepping up its emergency monetary plans to tackle power outages

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German authorities are stepping up preparations to hand over emergency funds in the event of a power outage to keep the economy running as the nation prepares for a possible blackout caused by the war in Ukraine, four people involved said. One of the people said plans include the Bundesbank, Germany’s central … Read more

Biden and Xi prepare to meet ahead of Ukraine-overwhelmed G20 summit

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived on the Indonesian island of Bali on Monday for a long-awaited meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden ahead of a set to be perilous summit of the Group of 20 nations. With tension due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The two leaders are expected … Read more

COVID public health emergency in the US to stay in place

Two Biden administration officials said Friday that the United States will maintain a public health emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing millions of Americans to get free tests, vaccines and treatments. One of the officials said the possibility of an increase in coronavirus cases in the winter and the need for more time to transition … Read more

Britain froze Russian assets worth 18 billion pounds

Russia bypasses Libya and Iran as prime target of UK sanctions The UK says sanctions are hurting Russia’s military Russia uses chips in kitchen utensils for cabinets The UK government has reported 236 sanctions violations LONDON (Reuters) – The British government said on Thursday it had frozen more than 18 billion pounds ($20.5 billion) in … Read more

Exclusive: Apple supplier Foxconn plans to quadruple workforce at India plant

New Delhi / Taipei, November 11 (Reuters) – Apple (AAPL.O) Foxconn supplier (2317.TW) Two government officials familiar with the matter said they plan to quadruple the workforce at the iPhone plant in India over two years, citing production adjustments as it faces disruptions in China. Foxconn has made headlines in recent weeks, with strict virus … Read more

COP27: Polluters must pay for climate change, poor countries say to the rich

Island nations demand global carbon tax “While they win, the planet is burning” Fears grow over hunger striker imprisoned in Egypt SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) – Leaders of poor countries criticized rich governments and oil companies for causing global warming, using their speeches on Tuesday at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt to demand that … Read more

Last year’s deforestation pledge slowly started

São Paulo (Reuters) – A year after more than 140 countries pledged to halt all deforestation by 2030, little has been done to fund protection measures or pass new conservation laws, experts say. This pledge was widely praised at last year’s COP26 climate summit, especially after the signings by Brazil, Indonesia and Congo. The three … Read more

Booming Wall Street boosts global and European stocks; oil slices

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – Global and European stocks rose on Friday as Wall Street extended gains on hopes that some central banks will slow down in raising interest rates. Commodity prices took a hit from the strength of the US dollar. Oil prices fell after China, the largest importer of crude, expanded its restrictions on the … Read more