Germany reaches 75% gas stocks target ahead of schedule

A view shows pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline in Lubmin, Germany, July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register FRANKFURT, Aug 14 (Reuters) – German gas storage facilities were slightly more than 75% full last Friday, a couple of weeks ahead of … Read more

Japan PM shuffles cabinet as anger deepens over ties to Unification Church

Vote support slumps over party’s ties to church Shake-up comes earlier than analysts had expected Church defends its right to participate in politics Kishida says Unification Church did not influence party policy TOKYO, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reshuffled his cabinet on Wednesday amid growing public anger about the ruling party’s … Read more

U.S. to send Ukraine $5.5 billion in new fiscal, military aid

National flags of Ukraine and the US fly at a compound of a police training base outside kyiv, Ukraine, May 6, 2016. Picture taken May 6, 2016. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 8 (Reuters) – The United States will send an additional $5.5 billion in aid to Ukraine, … Read more

Key U.S. Senator Sinema agrees to $430 billion drug, energy bill

WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Democratic US Senator Kyrsten Sinema said on Thursday she agreed to “move forward” on a $430 billion drug pricing, energy and tax bill, subject to a Senate arbiter’s approval of the bill, which Democrats intend to pass over Republican objections. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said earlier on Thursday the … Read more

Chinese military begins ‘strategic’ drills around Taiwan – state media

A map showing locations where Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will conduct military exercises and training activities including live-fire drills is seen on newspaper reports of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, at a newsstand in Beijing, China August 3 , 2022. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to … Read more

First Ukraine grain ship since start of war leaves Odesa

First Ukraine grain ship bound for Lebanon Turkey says more ships to follow Russian missiles pound port of Mykolaiv KYIV, Aug 1 (Reuters) – A ship carrying grain left the Ukrainian port of Odesa for Lebanon on Monday under a safe passage agreement, Ukrainian and Turkish officials said, the first departure since the Russian invasion … Read more

Biden pledge to tax wealthy, companies revived with Manchin-led bill

WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden’s campaign trail promise to increase taxes on corporations and the wealthy as part of a battle against glaring income inequality in the United States got an unexpected boost on Wednesday. Early proposals to increase tax rates from Biden and his fellow Democrats hit a brick wall … Read more

Sri Lanka protesters vow will not let up until president, PM quit

COLOMBO, July 10 (Reuters) – Leaders of Sri Lanka’s protest movement said on Sunday they would occupy the residences of the president and prime minister until they finally quit office, the day after the two men agreed to resign leaving the country in political limbo. Thousands of protesters stormed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s home and office … Read more

Argentina economy minister, IMF deal architect, quits as government crisis builds

Argentina’s Economy Minister Martin Guzman poses for a picture before an interview with Reuters at the Economy Ministry, in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 10, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BUENOS AIRES, July 2 (Reuters) – Argentina’s economy minister Martin Guzman, the architect of a recent major debt deal … Read more

Biden demands oil companies explain lack of gasoline as prices rise

Gas prices over the $6.00 mark are advertised at a 76 Station in Santa Monica, California, US, May 26, 2022. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden on Wednesday demanded oil companies explain why they aren’t putting more gasoline on the market, … Read more