NATO says it is ready to step up forces if tensions between Serbia and Kosovo escalate

NATO says it is ready to step up forces if tensions between Serbia and Kosovo escalate

BRUSSELS, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – NATO will increase its peacekeeping force in Kosovo if tensions with neighboring Serbia escalate, the alliance’s leader said Wednesday, on the eve of EU-facilitated talks between the Western Balkans’ alienated neighbors. “We now have an important mission, a military presence in Kosovo of nearly 4,000 troops,” Jens Stoltenberg told a … Read more

Column: US steps in EV accelerator to break Chinese metal ties: Andy Home

Column: US steps in EV accelerator to break Chinese metal ties: Andy Home

LONDON, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) includes the “largest investment ever in combating the existential crisis of climate change,” said President Joe Biden, who will sign the bill later on Tuesday. About $369 billion in federal funds will flow into climate change and energy security, increasing domestic capacity to produce wind … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Biden’s emergency council calls for railroad wage increases to resolve contract talks

EXCLUSIVE Biden’s emergency council calls for railroad wage increases to resolve contract talks

US President Joe Biden walks to Air Force One as he departs for Washington, DC, from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, US, Aug. 16, 2022. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden’s emergency council is tasked with helping major freight railroads … Read more

Ukraine calls on world to ‘show strength’ after shelling near nuclear power plant

Ukraine calls on world to ‘show strength’ after shelling near nuclear power plant

Zelenskiy wants new sanctions against Russian nuclear sector Ukraine and Russia blame shelling near factory IAEA has warned of factory disasters unless fighting stops Kiev, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine called for new sanctions against Russia, highlighting the risks and consequences of a catastrophe at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, where new shelling nearby has … Read more

Russians and Ukrainians blame again for new shelling at nuclear power plant

Russians and Ukrainians blame again for new shelling at nuclear power plant

Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of shelling in recent days Russia says it will do everything it can to allow the IAEA to visit the nuclear power plant IAEA has warned of factory disasters unless fighting stops KYIV, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – Ukrainian and Russian-installed officials on Monday reported shelling near the Zaporizhzhya nuclear … Read more

Oil falls as Chinese data weighs

Oil falls as Chinese data weighs

FILE PHOTO – A pump jack is seen surrounded by steam during sunset at a PetroChina oil field in Karamay, Xinjiang, Uyghur Autonomous Region, Jan. 5, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register China’s July refinery output lowest since March 2020, data shows Stronger US dollar and low liquidity pressures Coming … Read more

Asia equities mixed, China cuts rates as data disappoints

Asia equities mixed, China cuts rates as data disappoints

FILE PHOTO – People pass an electronic screen displaying Japan’s Nikkei stock price index in a conference hall in Tokyo, Japan June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 Nikkei Rising, S&P 500 Futures Dip PBOC cuts key interest rates, Chinese data misses forecasts Eyes on Fed Minutes, … Read more

Ukraine targets Russian soldiers threatening Europe’s largest nuclear power plant

Ukraine targets Russian soldiers threatening Europe’s largest nuclear power plant

Russians Threatening Zaporizhzhya Are “Special Targets” G7 countries call on Moscow to withdraw troops from factory Fear of Nuclear Disasters Unless the Fighting Stops Russia warns it could sever bilateral ties with the United States More grain ships depart from Ukraine Kiev, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine targets Russian soldiers shooting at Europe’s largest nuclear … Read more

Ukraine says it targets Russians firing at or from nuclear power plant

Ukraine says it targets Russians firing at or from nuclear power plant

KYIV, Aug. 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine targets Russian soldiers firing at an occupied nuclear power plant in the south of the country or using it as a base to fire from, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Saturday. Ukraine and Russia have exchanged allegations over several recent incidents of shelling at the Zaporizhzhya facility, Europe’s largest … Read more

US tells India Indian ship was used to divert Russian-linked fuel to New York

US tells India Indian ship was used to divert Russian-linked fuel to New York

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor Michael Debabrata Patra arrives at a press conference following a monetary policy review in Mumbai, India Feb. 6, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, Aug. 13 (Reuters) – The United States has expressed concern to India that it was used … Read more