Kurds clash with police in Paris for second day after killings

Kurds clash with police in Paris for second day after killings

PARIS, Dec 24 (Reuters) – Clashes broke out for a second day in Paris on Saturday between police and members of the Kurdish community angry at the killing on Friday of three members of their community. Cars were overturned, at least one vehicle was burned and small fires set alight near Republic Square, the traditional … Read more

Storm cuts U.S. oil, gas, power output, sending prices higher

Storm cuts U.S. oil, gas, power output, sending prices higher

Dec 23 (Reuters) – Frigid cold and blowing winds on Friday knocked out power and cut energy production across the United States, driving up heating and electricity prices as people prepared for holiday celebrations. Winter Storm Elliott brought sub-freezing temperatures and extreme weather alerts to about two-thirds of the United States, with cold and snow … Read more

The world fears a new China COVID wave, ponders how to help Xi

The world fears a new China COVID wave, ponders how to help Xi

WASHINGTON, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Officials and global health experts outside China are anxiously watching a COVID-19 surge there, worried a nation of 1.4 billion people is inadequately vaccinated and may not have the healthcare tools to treat a wave of illness expected to kill more than one million people through 2023. Some U.S. and … Read more

Special Report: Binance’s books are a black box, filings show, as it tries to rally confidence

Special Report: Binance’s books are a black box, filings show, as it tries to rally confidence

LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) – The world’s biggest crypto exchange, Binance, is battling to shore up confidence after a surge in customer withdrawals and a steep drop in the value of its digital token. The exchange said it dealt with net outflows of around $6 billion over 72 hours last week “without breaking stride” because … Read more

Medical device makers drop products as EU law sows chaos

Medical device makers drop products as EU law sows chaos

LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Nicola Osypka’s German company has been selling medical devices used in surgery on newborn babies in Europe for decades, but new European Union rules have forced her to make tough decisions. Under the regulations designed to prevent another health scandal, such as the one in 2010 involving ruptured breast implants … Read more

Ukraine watchful of borders as Putin heads to Belarus

Ukraine watchful of borders as Putin heads to Belarus

Kyiv and surrounds under drone attack – governor Putin to meet ally Lukashenko in Minsk Russian troops in Belarus to conduct exercises – Interfax Kissinger says time approaching for negotiated peace KYIV, Dec 19 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Ukraine was ready for all possible defence scenarios against Moscow and its ally Belarus, as … Read more

Musk cashes out another $3.6 bln in Tesla stock

Musk cashes out another $3.6 bln in Tesla stock

Sale brings Musk’s total selling to almost $40 bln Tesla stock marks lowest close in two years Investors frustrated at Musk’s selling and focus on Twitter Dec 15 (Reuters) – Tesla (TLSA.O) boss Elon Musk disclosed another $3.6 billion in stock sales on Wednesday, taking his total near $40 billion this year and frustrating investors … Read more

Exclusive: Musk’s banks to book Twitter loan losses, avoid big hits

Exclusive: Musk’s banks to book Twitter loan losses, avoid big hits

NEW YORK, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Some of the banks that lent Elon Musk $13 billion to buy Twitter are preparing to book losses on the loans this quarter, but they are likely to do so in a way that it does not become a major drag on their earnings, according to three sources with … Read more

United Airlines makes big Boeing order, includes 100 787 Dreamliners

United Airlines makes big Boeing order, includes 100 787 Dreamliners

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C./CHICAGO Dec 13 (Reuters) – United Airlines (UAL.O) said Tuesday it is ordering 100 Boeing (BA.N) 787 Dreamliners and 100 737 MAXs as it pushes for post-pandemic growth and replaces older, less-efficient aircraft. The Chicago-based airline’s order for 200 airplanes is worth about $43 billion at list prices and represents a big boost … Read more

Some EU states formally express concerns to France over Macron Russia comments – diplomats

Some EU states formally express concerns to France over Macron Russia comments – diplomats

PARIS, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Baltic states and other European nations upset at comments made by French President Emmanuel Macron regarding security guarantees for Russia formally lodged disapproval and explained their position to France on Monday, diplomats said. In an interview with French TV station TF1 on Dec. 3, Macron said Europe needed to prepare … Read more