Bus crash in Croatia leaves 12 Polish pilgrims dead, 32 injured

Bus crash in Croatia leaves 12 Polish pilgrims dead, 32 injured

VARAZDIN, Croatia, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Twelve people were killed in Croatia on Saturday when a Polish bus filled with religious pilgrims slipped off a road and crashed near Varazdin, authorities said. Thirty-two people were injured in the crash which happened at 5:40 a.m. (0340 GMT) on the highway between Varazdin, in northwest Croatia, and … Read more

Bomb blast in Kabul kills eight, injures more than 20

Bomb blast in Kabul kills eight, injures more than 20

KABUL, Aug 6 (Reuters) – A bomb blast in a busy shopping street in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least eight people and injured 22, hospital officials and witnesses said. The bomb exploded in a western district of the city where members of the minority Shi’ite Muslim community regularly meet. Islamic State, a … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway posts massive $43.8 billion loss; operating results improve

Berkshire Hathaway posts massive .8 billion loss; operating results improve

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett walks through the exhibit hall as shareholders gather to hear from the billionaire investor at Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Scott Morgan//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – The slide in U.S. stock prices … Read more

Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital in seismic hot spot

Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital in seismic hot spot

COPENHAGEN, Aug 3 (Reuters) – A volcano has erupted on a mountain near Iceland’s capital Reykjavik after days of rising earthquake activity in the area, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) said on Wednesday. Images and livestreams by local news outlets MBL and RUV showed lava and smoke spewing from a fissure in the ground on … Read more

From subway stations to shopping malls, Taiwan prepares its air-raid shelters

From subway stations to shopping malls, Taiwan prepares its air-raid shelters

TAIPEI, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Taiwan is preparing its air-raid shelters as rising tension with China and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raise new fears about the possibility of a Chinese attack on the democratic island. China considers Taiwan its territory and has increased military activity in the air and seas around it. Taiwan vows to … Read more

Kosovo closes two border crossings after local Serbs block roads

Kosovo closes two border crossings after local Serbs block roads

FILE PHOTO- Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti looks on during a news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, Germany May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MITROVICA, Kosovo, July 31 (Reuters) – Kosovo police said they closed two border crossings in the volatile north after local … Read more

Beirut silo collapses, reviving trauma ahead of blast anniversary

Beirut silo collapses, reviving trauma ahead of blast anniversary

Silos a towering reminder of Aug. 4, 2020 explosion Smouldering fire had put Beirut residents on edge for weeks 2020 blast seen as symbol of corruption of Lebanese elite BEIRUT, July 31 (Reuters) – Part of the grain silos at Beirut Port collapsed on Sunday just days before the second anniversary of the massive explosion … Read more

Canceling planned strike, Boeing workers to vote on revised contract offer

Canceling planned strike, Boeing workers to vote on revised contract offer

FILE PHOTO – A Boeing logo is pictured during the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – A union representing nearly 2,500 employees at three Boeing Co (BA.N) defense locations in the St. … Read more

JetBlue, Spirit near takeover deal that could come on Thursday-source

JetBlue, Spirit near takeover deal that could come on Thursday-source

July 28 (Reuters) – JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) is nearing a deal to buy Spirit Airlines (SAVE.N) that could be announced as soon as Thursday, a source familiar with the matter said, after Spirit canceled its $2.7 billion sale to Frontier Group Holdings (ULCC.O). The latest developments mark a victory for JetBlue in its months-long … Read more

Russia’s Gazprom gas cut crushes hopes after grain deal

Russia’s Gazprom gas cut crushes hopes after grain deal

Gazprom says turbine halt will further cut gas to Germany Ukraine hopes to ship grain this week Moscow dismisses concerns deal could be derailed KYIV, July 25 (Reuters) – Russia’s Gazprom is set to cut supplies further through its single biggest gas link to Germany, crushing hopes a deal over grain supplies would lessen the … Read more