Sirens wail in Kyiv as city hit by Russian drone attack

Sirens wail in Kyiv as city hit by Russian drone attack

Drone attack forces Kyiv residents to shelter Follows biggest aerial assault of war a day earlier NATO chief calls for more weapons for Ukraine Britain sends metal detectors to clear landmines Both sides in eastern frontline of Ukraine still dug in KYIV, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Residents of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv were urged to … Read more

Wall St stocks fall, oil rises as China drops quarantine rule

Wall St stocks fall, oil rises as China drops quarantine rule

NEW YORK/LONDON, Dec 27 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 and the Nasdaq fell on Tuesday after the release of U.S. economic data, while oil prices rose after China said it would scrap its COVID-19 quarantine rule for inbound travellers, which was seen as a major step in reopening its borders. U.S. Treasury yields … Read more

Blizzard kills 13 in Buffalo, N.Y., area

Blizzard kills 13 in Buffalo, N.Y., area

Dec 25 (Reuters) – A lethal blizzard paralyzed Buffalo, New York, on Christmas Day, trapping motorists and rescue workers in their vehicles, leaving thousands of homes without power and raising the death toll from storms that have chilled much of the United States for days. At least 30 people have died in U.S. weather-related incidents, … Read more

Thousands lose power after three substations targeted in Washington state, sheriff says

Thousands lose power after three substations targeted in Washington state, sheriff says

Dec 25 (Reuters) – Thousands of residents were without power near Tacoma, Washington, after three electrical substations were vandalized, local authorities said on Sunday, adding that it was not yet clear if the Christmas Day incidents were linked. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said robberies were reported at two substations belonging to Tacoma Public Utilities … 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

Rouble tumbles to near eight-month low vs dollar

Rouble tumbles to near eight-month low vs dollar

This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Dec 22 (Reuters) – The rouble slumped to its weakest since late April past 72 against the dollar on Thursday as fears over the impact of sanctions on Russian oil and gas took the currency’s losses this … Read more

Eastern Europe holds the key to keeping Ukraine’s power on

Eastern Europe holds the key to keeping Ukraine’s power on

Eastern Europe has power grids compatible with Ukraine’s Russian attacks on infrastructure causing extensive damage Ukraine has sent list of hardware it needs from overseas VILNIUS/WARSAW, Dec 21 (Reuters) – In Lithuania, a giant, disused electrical transformer built in 1980 in present-day Ukraine has been dusted off and prepared for shipment. It will travel by … Read more

Magnitude 6.4 quake shakes northern California, leaves 2 dead, thousands without power

Magnitude 6.4 quake shakes northern California, leaves 2 dead, thousands without power

RIO DELL, Calif., Dec 20 (Reuters) – A powerful magnitude 6.4 earthquake jolted the extreme northern coast of California before dawn on Tuesday, damaging homes, roads and water systems and leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity. At least 11 people were reported injured, and two others died from “medical emergencies” that occurred during … Read more

Gazprom: gas supplied in full, bypassing damaged Russian export pipeline

Gazprom: gas supplied in full, bypassing damaged Russian export pipeline

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Dec 20 (Reuters) – A local unit of the Russian energy giant Gazprom (GAZP.MM) said on Tuesday that gas was being supplied to customers in full via parallel pipelines following a fatal explosion in a section of … Read more

Oil bounces as China demand hopes offset recession fears

Oil bounces as China demand hopes offset recession fears

Reopening of Chinese economy buoys demand hopes Rising interest rates and recession fears weigh U.S. to begin purchases for strategic reserve LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Oil rose on Monday after tumbling by more than $2 a barrel in the previous session as optimism over the Chinese economy outweighed concern over a global recession. China, … Read more