Snowy Kyiv grapples with power outages amid fears of new attacks

Snowy Kyiv grapples with power outages amid fears of new attacks

Ukraine racing to repair infrastructure hit by Russia Winter setting in with around 20% energy capacity deficit Party boss says coming week could be ‘really difficult’ KYIV, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Snow fell in Kyiv and temperatures hovered around freezing on Sunday as millions in and around the Ukrainian capital struggled with disruptions to electricity … Read more

Ukrainians suffer in cold, darkness as president implores U.N. to punish Russia

Ukrainians suffer in cold, darkness as president implores U.N. to punish Russia

Power outages widespread as Russia targets electricity grid U.S.: Russia is trying to freeze Ukraine into submission Crews work to restore power, water ‘We are an unbreakable people’ says President Zelenskiy WASHINGTON/KYIV, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the United Nations Security Council to act against Russia over air strikes on civilian … Read more

Indonesia quake kills scores, reduces homes to rubble, injuring hundreds

Indonesia quake kills scores, reduces homes to rubble, injuring hundreds

CIANJUR, Indonesia, Nov 21 (Reuters) – A 5.6-magnitude earthquake killed more than 60 people and injured hundreds in Indonesia’s West Java province on Monday, with rescuers trying to reach survivors trapped under the rubble amid a series of aftershocks. The epicentre was near the town of Cianjur in West Java, about 75 km (45 miles) … Read more

Passenger plane crashes into Lake Victoria in Tanzania, 19 dead, prime minister says

Passenger plane crashes into Lake Victoria in Tanzania, 19 dead, prime minister says

Plane was trying to land at nearby airport – airline Rescuers in boats rush out to save trapped passengers Crash happened amid storms, heavy rain – broadcaster DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 6 (Reuters) – At least 19 people died when a passenger plane crashed into Lake Victoria in Tanzania on Sunday morning while trying to … Read more

Philippine capital braces for storm Nalgae, death toll cut to 45

Philippine capital braces for storm Nalgae, death toll cut to 45

Most casualties in landslide-hit Maguindanao province Death toll reduced to 45 from 72 after checks Philippines has annual average of 20 tropical storms MANILA, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Manila and nearby towns braced on Saturday for Tropical Storm Nalgae, which has killed 45 people, mostly because of landslides in southern provinces of the Philippines. The … Read more

World is in its ‘first truly global energy crisis’ – IEA’s Birol

World is in its ‘first truly global energy crisis’ – IEA’s Birol

SINGAPORE, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Tightening markets for liquefied natural gas (LNG) worldwide and major oil producers cutting supply have put the world in the middle of “the first truly global energy crisis”, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday. Rising imports of LNG to Europe amid the Ukraine crisis and … Read more

Two dead in Mexico after storm Roslyn dumps heavy rains, flooding

Two dead in Mexico after storm Roslyn dumps heavy rains, flooding

MEXICO CITY, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Two people died on Sunday from destruction caused by Storm Roslyn near Mexico’s Pacific coast, authorities said, and heavy rains and flash flooding continued even as the storm weakened while moving inland. A 74-year-old man was killed in the town of Mexcaltitan de Santiago Ixcuintla when a beam fell … Read more

Ukrainian forces push toward Kherson, Kyiv orders electricity curbs

Ukrainian forces push toward Kherson, Kyiv orders electricity curbs

Nationwide restrictions limited to one day for now New damage to critical infrastructure, Zelenskiy says Battle for southern city of Kherson looms Oct 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military tightened the noose around Russian forces occupying the southern city of Kherson on Thursday as the government ordered nationwide curbs on electricity use because of Russian missile … Read more

Dozens of LNG-laden ships queue off Europe’s coasts unable to unload

Dozens of LNG-laden ships queue off Europe’s coasts unable to unload

LONDON/MADRID, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Dozens of ships carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) circling off the coasts of Spain unable to secure slots to unload have prompted grid operators for the country to warn they may have to suspend loading to deal with this “exceptional situation”. Europe is facing an energy supply squeeze as Russia … Read more

Australia PM tours flood-hit Victoria state; evacuations, sandbagging underway

Australia PM tours flood-hit Victoria state; evacuations, sandbagging underway

SYDNEY, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Sunday toured flood-hit parts of Victoria state, including the city of Melbourne, as three states continued to grapple with a flood crisis sparked by days of heavy rain. Warnings were current for flood-impacted parts of Victoria, southern New South Wales and northern regions of … Read more