EU leaders reaffirm support for Ukraine, squabble over gas cap

EU leaders reaffirm support for Ukraine, squabble over gas cap

Division over details of gas price cap European Commission to make proposals for EU summit on Oct.20-21 Poland criticises Germany for big spending on compensation EU27 vow continued financial and military support for Ukraine Scholz says rebuilding Ukraine will take a generation PRAGUE, Oct 7 (Reuters) – European Union leaders on Friday agreed to give … Read more

Proud Boys member pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy for U.S. Capitol attack

Proud Boys member pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy for U.S. Capitol attack

WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – A member of the far-right Proud Boys pleaded guilty on Thursday to a charge of seditious conspiracy over his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, making him the first member of the group to do so. Jeremy Bertino, 43, of Belmont, North Carolina, could potentially … Read more

Europe’s new club meets without Russia

Europe’s new club meets without Russia

44 European gather in Prague for symbolic summit Energy and security high on everyone’s minds Truss’ participation gives hope for better EU-UK ties Doubts about viability of wide European format EU 27 to follow with their own summit, gas cap on the menu PRAGUE, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The European Union and its neighbours from … Read more

Exclusive: Apollo, Sixth Street no longer in talks to finance Twitter deal

Exclusive: Apollo, Sixth Street no longer in talks to finance Twitter deal

NEW YORK, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Apollo Global Management Inc (APO.N) and Sixth Street Partners, which had been looking to provide financing for Elon Musk’s proposed $44 billion buyout of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N), are no longer in talks with the billionaire entrepreneur, said two sources familiar with the matter. Apollo had been in talks to … Read more

Man topples ancient Roman busts in Vatican museums

Man topples ancient Roman busts in Vatican museums

VATICAN CITY, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A man toppled two ancient Roman busts in the Vatican Museums on Wednesday, causing moderate damage before being stopped by staff and arrested, a museums source said. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to discuss an ongoing investigation, said the man was … Read more

U.S. court allows Justice Dept to fast-track appeal in Trump case

U.S. court allows Justice Dept to fast-track appeal in Trump case

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday agreed to fast-track a legal challenge to a third-party review of most of the records seized by the FBI from former President Donald Trump’s home, after prosecutors complained the process is hampering their investigation. The decision by the Atlanta-based U.S. Court of Appeals for … Read more

Ethiopia, Tigrayan forces accept African Union-led peace talks

Ethiopia, Tigrayan forces accept African Union-led peace talks

Peace talks due in South Africa this weekend Conflict has raged since 2020, uprooting millions NAIROBI, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s government and rival Tigrayan forces said on Wednesday they have accepted an invitation by the African Union to participate in peace talks aimed at ending a two-year conflict. The talks, slated for this weekend … Read more

OPEC+ heads for deep supply cuts, clash with U.S.

OPEC+ heads for deep supply cuts, clash with U.S.

VIENNA/LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – OPEC+ looks set for deep cuts to its oil output targets when it meets on Wednesday, curbing supply in an already tight market despite pressure from the United States and others to pump more. The potential OPEC+ cut could spur a recovery in oil prices that have dropped to about … Read more

U.S. to give Ukraine more rocket launchers, Biden tells Zelenskiy

U.S. to give Ukraine more rocket launchers, Biden tells Zelenskiy

WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden promised a new $625-million security assistance package to Ukraine on Tuesday, prompting a warning from Moscow that such a move risked a direct military clash between Russia and the West. The U.S. package would include High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers used in Ukraine’s successful … Read more

U.S. job openings drop sharply, labor market starting to loosen

U.S. job openings drop sharply, labor market starting to loosen

Job openings fall 1.1 million to 10.053 mln in August Healthcare, retail trade lead decline in vacancies Quits, layoffs, hiring increase moderately WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – U.S. job openings fell by the most in nearly 2-1/2 years in August, suggesting that the labor market was starting to cool as the economy grapples with higher … Read more