European markets stay cautious after China eases pandemic measures

European markets stay cautious after China eases pandemic measures

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – European stock indexes opened slightly lower on Monday, finding little support from an easing of China’s domestic pandemic restrictions, after market sentiment was dampened by U.S. jobs data on Friday that raised fears of persistent inflation. Asian shares had been boosted early on Monday by hopes that China taking steps … Read more

Five letter bombs detected in Spain, country steps up security

Five letter bombs detected in Spain, country steps up security

First device sent to prime minister’s office on Nov. 24 Four similar letter bombs received on Wednesday and Thursday Ukraine embassy official slightly injured by one device Defence ministry, arms manufacturer, air base also targeted ‘Homemade’ devices designed to burn rather than explode MADRID, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Bomb disposal experts defused a fifth letter … Read more

Letter bomb injures one at Ukraine’s Madrid embassy, Kyiv ramps up security

Letter bomb injures one at Ukraine’s Madrid embassy, Kyiv ramps up security

MADRID/KYIV, Nov 30 (Reuters) – A security officer at Ukraine’s embassy in Madrid was injured when he opened a letter bomb addressed to the ambassador on Wednesday, and Kyiv ordered a bolstering of security at all its representative offices abroad. The security officer suffered light injuries and went under his own steam to hospital for … Read more

France, Germany, Spain agree on moving on with FCAS warplane development – Berlin

France, Germany, Spain agree on moving on with FCAS warplane development – Berlin

BERLIN/PARIS, Nov 18 (Reuters) – France, Germany and Spain have reached agreement on starting the next phase of development of a new fighter jet dubbed FCAS, Europe’s largest defence project at an estimated cost of more than 100 billion euros($103.4 billion), the German government said on Friday. The Defence Ministry said in a statement that … Read more

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 says ‘most members’ condemn war in Ukraine Threat of use of nuclear weapons ‘inadmissible’ -declaration Agreement to calibrate monetary tightening NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations deplored Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms” on Wednesday and demanded its unconditional withdrawal in a declaration … Read more

Activists glue themselves to Goya paintings in Spanish climate protest

Activists glue themselves to Goya paintings in Spanish climate protest

MADRID, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Climate activists glued their hands to the frames of two world-famous paintings by Spanish master Francisco de Goya in Madrid’s Prado museum on Saturday, the latest in a string of protests targeting artworks across Europe. A man and a woman attached themselves to Goya’s “La Maja Vestida” (The Clothed Maja) … Read more

European stocks hit six-week high on hopes for rate hike slowdown

European stocks hit six-week high on hopes for rate hike slowdown

LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) – European stocks rose on Tuesday and the positive market sentiment was set to continue on Wall Street, supported by speculation among investors that central banks could come to the end of their rate-hiking cycles. Following mild losses on Wall Street on Monday, Asian shares strengthened on Tuesday and European shares … Read more

Europe’s debt market strains force some governments to rework trading rules

Europe’s debt market strains force some governments to rework trading rules

Oct 31 (Reuters) – Some euro zone countries have eased rules for the banks that manage the trading of their government debt to help them cope with some of the most challenging market conditions in years, officials told Reuters. Out of 11 major euro area debt agencies Reuters contacted, officials in the Netherlands and Belgium … Read more

Saudi Arabia ‘maturer guys’ in spat with U.S., energy minister says

Saudi Arabia ‘maturer guys’ in spat with U.S., energy minister says

OPEC+ oil output cut led to U.S., Saudi spat Saudi Arabia and U.S. “solid allies” – minister Big Wall St turnout at flagship Saudi investment summit RIYADH, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia decided to be the “maturer guys” in a spat with the United States over oil supplies, the kingdom’s energy minister Prince Abdulaziz … Read more

European stocks up as investors see signs Fed could slow rate rises

European stocks up as investors see signs Fed could slow rate rises

LONDON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – European stocks rose in early trading on Tuesday, as investors took confidence from signs that the U.S. Federal Reserve could slow down its rate increases, although concern about China’s economy still weighed on Asian markets. Asian equities struggled to make gains due to uncertainty over whether Xi Jinping’s new leadership … Read more