OPEC+ maintains firm policy amid weakening economy, Russian oil cap

No discussions about Russian price cap – deputies The oil price is under pressure due to the weak economy Next meetings will take place on February 1 and June 3-4 LONDON/DUBAI, Dec 4 (Reuters) – OPEC+ agreed in a meeting on Sunday to stick to its oil production targets as oil markets struggle to absorb … Read more

Russia says it will not accept an oil price cap and is preparing a response

December 3 (Reuters) – Russia “will not accept a price cap on its oil” and is analyzing how to respond, the Kremlin said in comments on Saturday, responding to a deal by Western powers aimed at limiting a key source of funding for its war in Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow had made … Read more

G7 coalition agrees to price cap of $60 per barrel for Russian oil

Yellen praises months of “hard work” to reach a deal Price cap hits Russia’s main source of income – Yellen Poland supports price cap after seeking additional conditions The G7 price cap is designed to cut Russia’s oil revenues WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS, Dec. 2 (Reuters) – The Group of Seven (G7) countries and Australia said on Friday … Read more

EU countries consider lower gas price cap – documents

Countries meet to discuss the gas price cap proposed by the EU Poland, Belgium, others looking for a lower price limit Germany is one of the opponents of gas price caps BRUSSELS, Dec. 2 (Reuters) – European Union countries will on Friday consider a proposal for a gas price cap slightly lower than one from … Read more

Why Makron? Biden’s state dinner highlights France’s appeal to the US

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s welcoming of French President Emmanuel Macron during the first state visit from the White House on Thursday since the US Democrat took office in early 2021 is being celebrated by officials from both countries as a recognition of France’s status as America’s oldest ally. The visit also … Read more

A bomb is injured at the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid, Kiev steps up security

MADRID/KYIV, Nov 30 (Reuters) – A security officer at the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid was injured on Wednesday when he opened a letter bomb addressed to the ambassador. The security officer suffered minor injuries and went to hospital on his own for treatment, Spanish government official Mercedes Gonzalez told broadcaster Telemadrid. In the aftermath of … Read more

COVID hits HIV detection in Europe, threatens eradication progress

LONDON, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – The number of people in Europe with undiagnosed HIV has risen as testing rates fell during the COVID-19 pandemic, jeopardizing a global goal to end the disease by 2030, according to a report. The joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and … Read more

Researchers test mRNA technology for universal flu vaccine

Nov 24 (Reuters) – An experimental vaccine provided broad protection against all 20 known subtypes of the influenza A and B virus in initial tests in mice and ferrets, potentially opening a path to a universal flu shot that could help future pandemics prevent, according to a US. study published on Thursday. The two-dose vaccine … Read more

UK’s Hunt Rules Out ‘Leaving’ Brexit Trade Deal With EU

LONDON, Nov. 23 (Reuters) – Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt on Wednesday ruled out an easing of Brexit by amending the trade deal with the European Union, following demands from companies to make it easier to hire staff from abroad and remove trade barriers. Britain’s bleak economic outlook, characterized by stagnant business investment … Read more

Ukrainians suffer in cold, darkness as the president begs the UN to punish Russia

Power outages widespread as Russia focuses on power grid US: Russia tries to freeze Ukraine into submission Crews are working to restore power and water “We are an unbreakable people,” said President Zelensky WASHINGTON/KYIV, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has urged the United Nations Security Council to act against Russia over airstrikes … Read more