US embassy latest target in spate of letter bombs in Spain

US embassy latest target in spate of letter bombs in Spain

First device sent to prime minister’s office on Nov. 24 Five similar letter bombs received on Wednesday and Thursday Ukraine embassy official slightly injured by one device, another found at US embassy Defense ministry, arms manufacturer, air base also targeted Spain’s Defense Minister says no attacks will stop Spain from helping Ukraine MADRID, Dec 1 … Read more

Oil prices erase 2022 gains as China’s protests spark demand worries

Oil muted as price cap proposal eases supply concerns

WTI hits lowest since Dec 2021, Brent at lowest since Jan 2022 Clashes in Shanghai as COVID protests flare across China Investors focus on next OPEC+ meeting on Dec 4 Nov 28 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell close to their lowest this year on Monday as street protests against strict COVID-19 curbs in China, the … Read more

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

Oil muted as price cap proposal eases supply concerns

Oil muted as price cap proposal eases supply concerns

G7 price cap on Russian oil could be above current trading level EIA gasoline stocks data shows higher than expected build COVID-19 controls tighten in China Nov 24 (Reuters) – Benchmark Brent oil edged lower on Thursday while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude held steady, hovering in sight of two-month lows as the level of … Read more

Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

E.Europe arms companies step up production for Ukraine Hope to find new markets as defense spends rise Can produce and service Soviet-era and NATO-standard weaponry Poland, Czechs among big suppliers of military aid to Kyiv Industry’s history stretches from 1800s and through Cold War PRAGUE/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Eastern Europe’s arms industry is churning … Read more

Twin blasts in Jerusalem kill one in suspected Palestinian attack

Twin blasts in Jerusalem kill one in suspected Palestinian attack

At least 14 injured in two blasts at bus stops Hamas praises attack, does not claim responsibility Explosions recall bus bomb attacks in 2000-05 JERUSALEM, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Two bombs exploded at bus stops on Jerusalem’s outskirts on Wednesday, killing a 16-year-old boy and wounding at least 14 other people in what appeared to … Read more

Bleak winter looms as Russian strikes cripple Ukraine’s power capacity

Bleak winter looms as Russian strikes cripple Ukraine's power capacity

Ukrainians with little or no heating after bombardments Temperatures in several areas already below freezing Kherson residents get offer to evacuate to safer regions 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 halved the country’s power … Read more

‘Close call’ in shelling near nuclear reactor on Ukraine’s frontline

Ukraine nuclear plant shelled, U.N. warns: 'You're playing with fire!'

IAEA chief warns of huge risks from fighting at plant Russia, Ukraine trade blame for shelling President Zelenskiy says eastern region hit by heavy artillery ‘Fiercest battles’ in Donetsk region, Zelenskiy says KYIV, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Ukraine narrowly escaped disaster during fighting at the weekend that rocked Europe’s largest atomic power plant with a … Read more

Ukraine says Russians pounding frontline positions with artillery

Ukraine says Russians pounding frontline positions with artillery

LVIV, Ukraine, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Russian forces are pounding Ukrainian positions with artillery fire and in the eastern region alone launched almost 400 strikes on Sunday, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a video address. Russia withdrew its forces from the southern city of Kherson this month and moved some of them to reinforce positions … Read more

Ukraine nuclear plant shelled, U.N. warns: ‘You’re playing with fire!’

Ukraine nuclear plant shelled, U.N. warns: 'You're playing with fire!'

IAEA says Ukraine plant rocked by 12 blasts Plant is controlled by Russian forces Moscow and Kyiv accuse other of shelling ‘You’re playing with fire!’ – IAEA chief LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is under Russian control, was rocked by shelling on Sunday, drawing condemnation from the UN nuclear … Read more