Finland asks Russia to guarantee safety of Moscow embassy

Finland asks Russia to guarantee safety of Moscow embassy

OSLO, Dec 23 (Reuters) – (This Dec. 23 story has been corrected to say Vienna convention, not Geneva convention in the third paragraph.) Finland’s Moscow embassy has asked Russia to guarantee the diplomatic mission’s safety following an incident this week in which people wearing masks threw sledgehammers into the embassy yard. The incident caused no … 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

Fog-shrouded Kyiv recovers after Russia strikes, power restored to 6 million

Fog-shrouded Kyiv recovers after Russia strikes, power restored to 6 million

KYIV, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Basic services were being restored in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv on Saturday after the latest wave of Russian air strikes on critical infrastructure, as residents navigated a city gripped by fog and girded for a holiday season marked by uncertainty. Mayor Vitali Klitschko said a quarter of Kyiv remained without heating … Read more

California offshore wind auction bids top $460 mln on day two

California offshore wind auction bids top $460 mln on day two

Dec 7 (Reuters) – The first ever auction of offshore wind development rights off the coast of California entered its second day on Wednesday, with high bids topping $460 million. The Biden administration’s sale is a major milestone in the its goal to put turbines along every U.S. coastline and a critical test of developer … Read more

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

Amgen says experimental obesity drug has promising durability

Amgen says experimental obesity drug has promising durability

LOS ANGELES, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Amgen Inc’s (AMGN.O) experimental obesity drug demonstrated promising durability trends in an early trial, paving the way for a larger mid-stage study early next year, company officials said ahead of a data presentation on Saturday. The small Phase I trial found that patients maintained their weight loss for 70 … Read more

Musk delivers first Tesla truck, but no update on output, pricing

Musk delivers first Tesla truck, but no update on output, pricing

Tesla ships first Semi to PepsiCo five years after unveiling it No details on orders or capacity for electric truck Semi uses existing Tesla motors, to feature new Supercharger Dec 1 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk delivered the company’s first heavy-duty Semi on Thursday to PepsiCo (PEP.O) without offering updated forecasts … Read more

Exclusive: U.S. weighs sending 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine

Exclusive: U.S. weighs sending 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The Pentagon is considering a Boeing proposal to supply Ukraine with cheap, small precision bombs fitted onto abundantly available rockets, allowing Kyiv to strike far behind Russian lines as the West struggles to meet demand for more arms. U.S. and allied military inventories are shrinking, and Ukraine faces an increasing … Read more

Germany in talks with allies over Polish push for Patriot deployment to Ukraine

Germany in talks with allies over Polish push for Patriot deployment to Ukraine

NATO says decision on Patriot deployment up to specific country Poland asked for German launchers to be sent to western Ukraine BERLIN/WARSAW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Germany said on Friday it was discussing with allies Poland’s request that German Patriot air defence units be sent to Ukraine, after NATO’s chief suggested the military alliance might … Read more

Ukrainians brace for bleak winter as Russian strikes cripple power capacity

Ukrainians brace for bleak winter as Russian strikes cripple power capacity

Ukrainians brace for winter with little or no heating Temperatures in several areas already below freezing Kherson residents can express interest in moving elsewhere Ukraine security service raids famous Kyiv monastery KYIV, Nov 22 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy appealed to Ukrainians to conserve energy amid relentless Russian strikes that have already halved the country’s … Read more