Argentina surpass Poland despite missing a Messi penalty to go through

Lionel Messi misses penalty for Argentina in first half Top group Argentina, Poland second Argentina will play Australia in the last 16, Poland will take on France DOHA, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Lionel Messi missed a penalty in the first half but Argentina’s Alexis Mac Allister and Julian Alvarez scored in a 2-0 win over … Read more

US Crude Turns Positive, Brent Offsets Losses on OPEC+ Rumors

US crude reverses losses on OPEC+ production cut rumors WTI is lowest since December 2021, Brent lowest since January 2022 Clashes in Shanghai as COVID protests flare up across China Nov 28 (Reuters) – Global oil benchmarks retreated from their lowest level in nearly a year on Monday, with US crude ending positive, buoyed by … Read more

Reality puts an end to some Qatari dreams of World Cup rental bonanza

Agency says Qatar hotel group demanded new payments Some rates have been reduced, but many properties are vacant Broker says some landlords were seeking unrealistic rents DOHA, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Qatar has faced an unexpected oversupply of rooms in the busy group stage of the World Cup, with online portals showing rooms in at … Read more

Amazon employees protest on some German, French sites on Black Friday

Actions part of global call by Make Amazon Pay initiative Demonstration calls for better pay Amazon says no disruption to operations BERLIN/PARIS, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Some employees at Amazon (AMZN.O) branches in Germany and France took down tools on Black Friday as part of a global move to target the online retailer on one … Read more

American journalist says he was detained at the World Cup because of a rainbow shirt

DOHA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – An American journalist said he was briefly detained Monday trying to enter a World Cup stadium in Qatar while wearing a rainbow shirt in support of the LGBTQ community in a country where relations between people of being same-sex illegal. Grant Wahl, a former Sports Illustrated journalist who now has … Read more

COP27 provides breakthrough in climate fund at the expense of progress on emissions

Climate summit COP27 ends after marathon weekend negotiations Final deal creates historic climate finance fund Negotiators say some have blocked tighter emissions targets SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Countries closed this year’s UN climate summit on Sunday with a hard-fought agreement to create a fund to help poor countries ravaged by climate disasters, … Read more

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in the strongest terms’

G20 says ‘most members’ condemn war in Ukraine Threat of use of nuclear weapons ‘impermissible’ statement Agreement to calibrate monetary tightening NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) countries deplored Russian aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms” on Wednesday and demanded its unconditional withdrawal in a statement … Read more

Division at G20 overbid to condemn Russian invasion of Ukraine

Most G20 members would strongly condemn the war in Ukraine Zelenskiy urges the G20 to help end the war according to his plan Indonesia urges action on global economic problems China’s Xi to hold meetings with several other leaders NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 15 (Reuters) – A summit of the Group of 20 (G20) on … Read more

Oil Falls on China’s COVID Spike and Firmer Dollar

Brent and WTI prices fall after Friday’s gains Major Chinese cities are reporting record numbers of COVID-19 cases US Fed is not softening the fight against inflation, says the governor LONDON, Nov. 14 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Monday, dragged along by a firmer US dollar as rising coronavirus cases in China dashed hopes … Read more

Biden and Xi meet ahead of G20

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrives on the Indonesian island of Bali on Monday for a much-anticipated meeting with US President Joe Biden ahead of a Group of 20 (G20) summit. tense over the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The two leaders are expected to discuss the nuclear ambitions of … Read more