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

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

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

Portugal approves monkey pox preventive vaccination for high-risk groups

A woman holds a test vial labeled “Monkeypox vaccine” and a medical syringe in this image, taken May 25, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LISBON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The Portuguese health authority has expanded its monkeypox vaccination strategy to include preventive injections for groups most at … Read more

Take-Two Says Hacker Gained Access to 2K Games Help Desk

Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy from Take-Two Interactive Software Inc is on sale at a store in Manhattan, New York City, US Feb. 7, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept. 21 (Reuters) – Take-Two Interactive Software Inc said on Wednesday that a hacker gained access to its … Read more

Europe burns money to help companies with mounting energy crisis

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com 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