Chevron can resume key role in Venezuela’s oil production and exports

WASHINGTON/HOUSTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Chevron Corp on Saturday secured a US permit allowing the second-largest US oil company to resume production in Venezuela and bring crude oil from the South American country to the United States. The decision grants expanded rights to the last major US oil company still operating in US-sanctioned Venezuela. However, … Read more

Protests erupt in Xinjiang and Beijing after deadly fire

Nov 26 (Reuters) – Public anger in China over increasing COVID-19 lockdowns across the country erupted into rare protests in China’s far western region of Xinjiang and the country’s capital, Beijing, as nationwide infections set a new record. Crowds took to the streets in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, on Friday evening chanting “End the … Read more

Tunisia to South Korea: A New Trade Route for Russian Naphtha

NEW DELHI, Nov 25 (Reuters) – South Korea has begun importing naphtha from Tunisia, which has in turn seen an increase in supplies from Russia, pointing to the unusual trade routes created following Western sanctions against Moscow because of the war in Ukraine. South Korea, the world’s largest importer of naphtha, bought 590,000 tons of … Read more

Germany is in talks with allies over Polish insistence on sending Patriots to Ukraine

NATO says the decision on whether to deploy Patriots depends on a specific country Poland asked to send German launchers to Western Ukraine BERLIN/WARSAW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Germany said on Friday it was discussing with allies Poland’s request to send German Patriot air defense units to Ukraine after the NATO chief suggested the military … 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

Adidas launches investigation into allegations of misconduct against Kanye West

Nov 24 (Reuters) – Adidas AG (ADSGn.DE) said on Thursday it has launched an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior by Kanye West after the German sporting goods manufacturer ended its partnership with the rapper and fashion designer last month. Adidas said it initiated the investigation after receiving an anonymous letter containing several allegations against … 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

The US was preparing to allow Chevron to boost Venezuela’s oil production

US ready to allow oil giant to produce and sell Venezuelan oil Chevron owes billions in unpaid debts from the state-run PDVSA The US aims to siphon Venezuelan oil sales from shadow firms HOUSTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Chevron Corp could soon receive US approval to expand operations in Venezuela and resume oil trading once … 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

Foxconn’s huge iPhone factory in China rocked by new worker unrest

Images on the internet show hundreds of workers protesting Surveillance cameras and windows smashed by men with sticks Workers complain about unpaid wages and insufficient food Foxconn says it is working to prevent a recurrence of violence SHANGHAI/TAIPEI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Hundreds of workers took part in protests at Foxconn’s (2317.TW) flagship iPhone factory … Read more