Mysterious leaks hit Russian undersea gas pipelines, raising European suspicion

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Neither Nord Stream pipeline was pumping gas at the time Both pipes still contain pressurized gas Operator says damage to Nord Stream 1 ‘unprecedented’ Crisis over Russian gas has pushed prices up Europe races to find alternative supplies STOCKHOLM/COPENHAGEN, Sept. 27 (Reuters) – European countries rushed … Read more

Italy election winners focus on era of political stability

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Right bloc for clear majority in both houses Meloni becomes the country’s first female prime minister League leader says government will be stable Government is expected to be sworn in in a few weeks Record low turnout casts shadow over result ROME, Sept. 26 (Reuters) – … Read more

McDonald’s raises prices in Japan on higher input costs, weaker yen

Customers are seen through the windows of a McDonald’s store (above) in Tokyo, while others queue at checkouts, July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Sept. 26 (Reuters) – McDonald’s fast-food restaurants in Japan will raise prices on about 60% of their offerings to customers, fueled by … Read more

Eyes on Belgium as some EU countries push for Russian diamond ban

Diamonds are pictured at an official presentation by diamond producer Alrosa in Moscow, Russia on Feb. 13, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Sept. 25 (Reuters) – The European Union must stop importing diamonds from Russia, five of the bloc’s 27 countries said in a joint Reuters … Read more

Italy’s right wing, led by Meloni, wins elections, exit polls say

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Right block on its way to majority in exit polls from both houses Meloni becomes the country’s first female prime minister Early vote after the collapse of the Draghi . government ROME, Sept. 25 (Reuters) – A right-wing alliance led by Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy … Read more

Storm Fiona ravages Canada’s east coast; thousands without power

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept. 24 (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona struck hurricane-force winds across eastern Canada on Saturday, blowing trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without electricity. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm’s center, downgraded to post-tropical … Read more

US adjusts sanctions to help Iranians evade online surveillance and censorship

A computer engineer checks equipment at an Internet service provider in Tehran on Feb. 15, 2011. Photo taken Feb. 15, 2011. REUTERS/Caren Firouz/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (Reuters) – The US Treasury Department issued guidelines Friday to expand the reach of internet services for Iranians, … Read more

Dow poised to confirm bear market status as recession fears mount

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 23 (Reuters) – The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) plunged Friday, picking up pace to confirm it has been in a bear market after falling 20% ​​from its January record. The Dow would be the last of the three major indices to gain bear … Read more

US aircraft carrier arrives in South Korea as a warning to North Korea

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BUSAN, South Korea, Sept. 23 (Reuters) – A US aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea for the first time in about four years on Friday, over a military display of force with South Korean ships to message North Korea, officials said. USS Ronald Reagan and attack … Read more

UK eases pressure on business by cutting energy bills in half this winter

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Wholesale electricity, gas bills will be capped from October The level will be less than half of current market prices Government says deal will prevent companies from collapsing LONDON, Sept. 21 (Reuters) – The British government said on Wednesday it would limit wholesale electricity and gas … Read more