On the run, Lebanese woman who stole own savings says she’s not the criminal

Sali Hafiz who held up Beirut bank decrees ‘country of mafias’ Hafiz on the run after taking savings for cancer treatment Growing number of depositors hold up Lebanese banks BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON Sept 21 (Reuters) – On the run from authorities after forcing a bank to release her family savings at gunpoint to treat her … 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

Traffic, water shortages, now floods: the slow death of India’s tech hub?

Much of Bengaluru submerged in recent flooding Residents forced to wade through waist-deep water Disruptions raise questions about the city’s future as a tech hub Authorities vow to act, but extreme weather may complicate plans BENGALURU, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Harish Pullanoor spent his weekends in the late 1980s tramping around the marshes and ponds … 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

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

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

Germany keeps two nuclear reactors on standby to weather the gas crisis

A general view shows the nuclear power plant Isar 2 by the river Isar in Eschenbach near Landshut, Germany, August 17, 2022. REUTERS/Christian Mang/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register All nuclear reactors still to go offline at year-end Two reactors to remain in reserve in case of shortages Crises in … Read more

Shelling at Ukrainian nuclear plant highlights danger ahead of UN report

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Zaporizhzhia plant cut from grid but operating safely – IAEA Zelensky warns of near nuclear “catastrophe” Kyiv cites battlefield gains, including Kherson province town European markets hit hard by the closure of the Russian gas pipeline KYIV, Sept 6 (Reuters) – The UN nuclear watchdog is … Read more

EU races to shield industry as Russia gas stoppage shakes markets

European gas price up about 400% on a year ago EU states race to support struggling power firms Disruptions hinder EU efforts to fill storage EU says Moscow weaponized gas, Russia blames sanctions LONDON/OSLO, Sept 5 (Reuters) – European gas prices surged, stocks slid and the euro sank on Monday after Russia halted gas flows … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelensky warns of tough winter, reports war gains

Zelensky: Russia plans ‘decisive energy blow on all Europeans’ Russia delayed pipeline re-opening in blow to Europe IAEA says line down at Zaporizhzhia plant but backup working US ambassador to Russia leaves post KYIV, Sept 5 (Reuters) – European leaders sought to ease the impact of high energy prices across the continent after Ukrainian President … Read more