Iran applies to join China and Russia in the BRICS club

Iran applies to join BRICS Russia says the West is failing Argentina has also applied to join the BRICS – Russia DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) – Iran, which has the world’s second largest gas reserves, has applied to join the BRICS group of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, which Beijing and Moscow see as a … Read more

Stocks extend bear market rebound as inflation worries subside

MILAN / TOKYO (Reuters) – Global stocks extended their rebound on Monday, benefiting from Wall Street’s strong close on Friday as off-peak oil prices helped improve sentiment and allay fears of persistent inflation. Strong morning gains in Europe and rebound in Asian markets after China eased further restrictions on COVID-19 pushed MSCI global stock indexes … Read more

Russian forces set their sights on Lyschansk in the battle for eastern Ukraine

Ukraine needs a modern air defense system – Zelensky The United States announces a missile defense system for Ukraine – source Russian missiles hit Kyiv for the first time in weeks Biden condemns Kyiv attack, describing it as a “barbaric” act Kyiv/POKROVSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russian forces were battling on Monday for Lyschansk, the last … Read more

Pressure mounts on British Prime Minister Johnson after crushing electoral defeats

Party chief resigns after defeats, saying change is necessary Conservatives lose their seats in the south 2019 Johnson voters split as Labor returns to Wakefield The Prime Minister is mired in the scandal of the closure parties LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party lost two parliamentary seats on Friday, in a fatal blow to … Read more

Broken stocks found support as growth concerns weigh on commodities

Men wearing protective masks amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), use mobile phones in front of an electronic board displaying Japan’s Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, June 16, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE/TOkyo (Reuters) – Global stocks and bonds headed for … Read more

US meets with refineries on high pump prices; No plan yet – sources

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has expressed interest in a possible lifting of gasoline rules to combat smog to combat high pump prices and backed away from a plan to ban fuel exports during a wide-ranging meeting with refiners, two industry sources said. Thursday. With tensions rising between US President Joe Biden and Big Oil, … Read more

The US Food and Drug Administration has suspended sales of JUUL e-cigarettes as part of the anti-nicotine campaign

June 23 (Reuters) – The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday banned Juul Labs Inc from selling its e-cigarettes in the United States, potentially dealing a fatal blow to the once-high-flying San Francisco company. After a nearly two-year review of scientific and public health data provided by the company, the agency said the apps “lack … Read more

EU signals turn to coal, accuses Russia of ‘rogue steps’ on gas

Pipes are photographed at the land landing facilities of the “Nord Stream 1” gas pipeline in Lubmen, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS/OSLO, June 22 (Reuters) – The European Union will temporarily turn to coal to deal with dwindling Russian gas flows without derailing … Read more

The French opposition tells the “arrogant” Macron: a compromise to win support

Conservatives say coalition deal would be ‘betrayal’ Office of the President says search for constructive solutions The far right says “We must hear.” PARIS, June 21 (Reuters) – French opposition leaders told President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday they would not make life easy for him as he sought to find a way to avoid political … Read more

Germany faces recession risk as Russia gas crisis deepens

A photo of pipes is taken at the landing facilities of the “Nord Stream 1” gas pipeline in Lubmen, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register More Europeans activate the first phase of gas crisis plans Rising gas prices add to policy makers’ inflation headaches … Read more