Latvia, Estonia are leaving the Chinese cooperation group

Latvia, Estonia are leaving the Chinese cooperation group

The Chinese national flag is visible in Beijing, China April 29, 2020 REUTERS / Thomas Peter / File Photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VILNIUS, August 11 (Reuters) – Latvia and Estonia withdrew from the cooperation group of China and a dozen CEE countries on Thursday, following in the footsteps … Read more

France is battling a “monstrous” fire as heatwaves burn Europe away

France is battling a “monstrous” fire as heatwaves burn Europe away

HOSTENS, France, August 11 (Reuters) – On Thursday, day three, a “monster” fire raged in southwestern France, ravaging forests and forcing 10,000 people to evacuate their homes. Without a break in the hot temperatures, firefighters supported by water bombers probably fought on many fronts before the weekend, saying that a huge fire could change direction … Read more

US gasoline prices dropped below $ 4 for the first time since March

US gasoline prices dropped below $ 4 for the first time since March

The demand for gasoline declined in the summer Lower-income households spend less when prices fall The US retail price hit a record high in June Aug. 11 (Reuters) – The median retail price of US gasoline fell below $ 4 a gallon on Thursday for the first time in months, giving some relief to drivers … Read more

Europe wobbles as repeated heat waves cause chaos

Europe wobbles as repeated heat waves cause chaos

Fireplanes from Greece and Sweden will arrive in France on Thursday, while other EU governments, including Germany, Poland, Austria and Romania, are also mobilizing resources to help France fight the raging fires, the French government announced. “Today we are making the most of European solidarity,” Borne told reporters during a visit to the town of … Read more

Ukrainian creditors agree to a two-year freezing of $ 20 billion in foreign debt

Ukrainian creditors agree to a two-year freezing of $ 20 billion in foreign debt

Ukraine says the move will save $ 6 billion over two years Creditors backed a similar move for two state-owned companies Comprehensive debt restructuring after the freeze LONDON / NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (Reuters) – Ukrainian foreign creditors backed a motion for a two-year payment freeze on nearly $ 20 billion in international bonds, regulatory … Read more

What will happen if the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in Ukraine explodes? | News about the Russian-Ukrainian war

What will happen if the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in Ukraine explodes?  |  News about the Russian-Ukrainian war

EXPLANATORY Although the explosion is not impossible, experts say the biggest problem is radiation leakage, which could occur as a result of the Russian-Ukrainian war. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has alerted the fires taking place at the Russian-controlled nuclear power plant in Zaporozhye, Ukraine, saying that the current situation poses a great risk … Read more

“No one can stop them”: African migrants target the Canary Islands of Spain

“No one can stop them”: African migrants target the Canary Islands of Spain

Canary Islands an increasingly popular migration route Arriving Africans remember the horrors of a sea journey Numbers are rising as the war in Ukraine exacerbates world hunger GRAN CANARIA, August 11 (Reuters) – Standing in an abandoned boat cemetery, Mohamed Fane picks up a West African franc from the floor and shudders at the traumatic … Read more

The sale of Alibaba SoftBank may end the taboo of disintegration

The sale of Alibaba SoftBank may end the taboo of disintegration

Japanese CEO of SoftBank Group Corp Masayoshi Son attends a press conference in Tokyo, Japan, November 5, 2018 REUTERS / Kim Kyung-Hoon Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, August 10 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Masayoshi Son thinks the unthinkable at SoftBank Group (9984.T). Its $ 63 billion tech and telecommunications empire … Read more

Russia is trying to replenish its troops in Ukraine

Russia is trying to replenish its troops in Ukraine

Prisoners of the St. Petersburg penal colony expected a visit from officials, believing it would be some kind of inspection. Instead, men in uniform arrived and offered them an amnesty – if they agreed to fight alongside the Russian army in Ukraine. According to the woman whose boyfriend is serving a sentence there, a dozen … Read more

Ukraine claims that 9 Russian combat aircraft were destroyed during the explosion in Crimea

Ukraine claims that 9 Russian combat aircraft were destroyed during the explosion in Crimea

Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine announced Wednesday that nine Russian combat aircraft were destroyed in a lethal explosion at an air base in Crimea that appeared to be the result of a Ukrainian attack, which would significantly escalate the war. Russia has denied that any aircraft were damaged in Tuesday’s explosions – or that any … Read more