Hurricane Fiona seen intensifying after slamming Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/Santo Domingo, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Hurricane Fiona was churning north on Monday evening after bringing torrential rain and powerful winds to the Dominican Republic and triggering a total power outage in neighboring Puerto Rico, where at least two people died. The Category 2 hurricane will likely become a Category 3 as … Read more

Europe races to prepare for energy crunch this winter

Spain may shut energy-intensive industries at peak times France prepares to send gas to Germany in October Germany to sign LNG contracts in UAE Berlin still working on Uniper bailout BERLIN/LISBON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Germany was pressing on Monday to secure liquefied natural gas contracts with Gulf producers and other European states outlined measures … Read more

The EU seeks $140 billion to insulate consumers from the energy crisis

Russia has steadily cut gas supplies to Europe European governments fork out billions to help businesses EU’s von der Leyen says aid so far ‘will not be enough’ BRUSSELS/DUESSELDORF, Sept 14 (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive outlined plans on Wednesday to raise more than $140 billion from energy firms to help shield households and … Read more

What are Vladimir Putin’s options after Russian military setback in Ukraine?

Putin is under pressure from Russian nationalists They want mass mobilization, harsher tactics Few quick fix options for Russian leader however Many of them carry domestic, geopolitical risks Putin has so far been silent on the military setback LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has yet to publicly comment on a lightning … Read more

Ukraine calls for more Western arms after Russian setback

Ukraine has seized back dozens of towns in rapid advance Many fleeing Russian troops have exited Ukraine – US official Zelensky calls for anti-aircraft systems from the West ZOLOCHIV, Ukraine, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky called on the West to speed up deliveries of weapons systems as Ukrainian troops move to consolidate … Read more

Ukraine accuses Russia of attacking the power grid in revenge for offensive

KYIV/KHARKIV, Ukraine, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Ukraine accused Russian forces of attacking civilian infrastructure in response to a rapid weekend offensive by Ukrainian troops that drove Russia to abandon its main bastion in the Kharkiv region. Ukrainian officials said the targets of the retaliatory attacks included water facilities and a thermal power station in Kharkiv, … Read more

Ukraine troops raise flag over railway hub as advance threatens to turn into route

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Ukrainian breakthrough is the fastest advance in months Thousands of Russian troops face potential encirclement KYIV/HRAKOVE, Ukraine, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Ukrainian officials shared photos on Saturday showing troops raising the nation’s flag over the main railway city that has supplied Russian forces in northeastern Ukraine, … Read more

Ukrainian forces threaten Russian supply lines after breakthrough

Zelensky says forces have recaptured towns and villages Blinken visits Kyiv with new US aid package KYIV, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Swiftly advancing Ukrainian troops were approaching the main railway supplying Russian forces in the east on Friday, after the collapse of a section of Russia’s front line caused the most dramatic shift in the … Read more

Britain to borrow big again to ease energy shock

Truss sets out plan on third day in office Household bills to be capped at 2,500 pounds To provide liquidity to the energy market with BoE Moratorium on fracking dropped LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Britain’s new leader, Liz Truss, on Thursday capped soaring consumer energy bills for two years to cushion the economic shock … Read more

Ukrainian ‘counter-attack underway’, UN pushes for nuclear plant’s safety

Ukraine waging counter-offensive in south against Russians UN seeks security zone near damaged Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant KYIV, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces have attacked the Russian-held eastern town of Balakliia in the Kharkiv region, a senior pro-Moscow separatist official said, as Ukrainian officials remained guarded about how a counter offensive was faring. Luhansk region … Read more