Russia wants to annex Ukraine territory; West warns of new sanctions

Russia says overwhelming support for annexation Russian parliament considers annexation on Tuesday Ukraine rejects referendums as illegal West prepares new sanctions over referendums ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept. 29 (Reuters) – Russia was poised to annex part of Ukraine within days, releasing so-called voting figures showing overwhelming support in four provinces to join the country, after what … Read more

EU executive proposes eighth set of sanctions against Russia

EU countries begin negotiations on new package of sanctions against Russia 27 Member States divided over oil price ceiling Ukraine: It is necessary to stop the flow of ‘blood money’ to Russia BRUSSELS, Sept. 28 (Reuters) – The European Union executive on Wednesday proposed an eighth round of sanctions against Russia over its invasion of … Read more

Mysterious leaks hit Russian undersea gas pipelines, raising European suspicion

Register now for FREE unlimited access to 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

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

Register now for FREE unlimited access to 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

Europe burns money to help companies with mounting energy crisis

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register European gas prices skyrocketed during Ukraine crisis Utilities face liquidity crisis as fuel prices rise Germany will ‘do everything’ to help companies Russian mobilization sends oil up, contributing to price pain BERLIN/LONDON, Sept. 21 (Reuters) – Germany nationalized gas importer Uniper (UN01.DE) on Wednesday and Britain … Read more

Oil prices rise more than 2% as Putin mobilizes more troops

Pumpjacks are seen during sunset at the Daqing oil field in China’s Heilongjiang province, 22 August 2019. REUTERS/Stringer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register SINGAPORE, Sept. 21 (Reuters) – Oil rose more than 2% on Wednesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial military mobilization, escalating the war in Ukraine and … Read more

Ecuador reaches agreement with China to restructure debt

Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso speaks at the leaders’ second plenary session at America’s Ninth Summit in Los Angeles, California, US, June 10, 2022. REUTERS/Lauren Justice/File Photo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Sept 19 (Reuters) – Ecuador has reached an agreement to restructure its debt to Chinese banks, the government said … Read more

Major earthquake hits Mexico on ‘cursed’ anniversary, killing at least one

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 19 (Reuters) – A powerful earthquake hit western Mexico on Monday on the anniversary of two devastating quakes that killed at least one person, damaged buildings, turned off power and sent residents of Mexico City outside scrambled for their safety. One person was killed in the Pacific port of Manzanillo when the … Read more

Europe is racing to prepare for an energy crisis this winter

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Spain may close energy-intensive industries during peak hours France is preparing to send gas to Germany in October Berlin still working on rescue operation Uniper PARIS/MADRID/BERLIN, Sept. 19 (Reuters) – European governments on Monday outlined new measures to cope with potential energy shortages this winter and … Read more

Thousands take part in anti-government protest in Moldova

Moldovan Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita attends a press conference after the donor conference for Moldova to help the country with the influx of Ukrainian refugees, in Berlin, Germany, April 5, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register CHISINAU, Sept. 18 (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters denouncing high inflation and fuel … Read more