Stocks fall, oil slumps on recession fears

Pedestrians wait to cross a road at an intersection near a giant display of stock indexes in Shanghai, China, August 3, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – Asian markets struggled for direction on Tuesday, weighted by concerns over global growth after weak Chinese data … Read more

South Africa’s ‘quiet revolution’ as those with cash go solar

Power crisis drives South Africans to solar PV Cost barrier widens the gap between rich and poor Not selling back to the net a missed opportunity JOHANNESBURG, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Thanks to his solar panels on the roof, Pierre Moureau only notices the blackouts that regularly plunge South Africans into darkness when complaints surface … Read more

China boosts fuel exports in August, but shipments drop to 7-year low in 2022

A pumpjack is seen at the Sinopec-operated Shengli oil field in Dongying, China’s Shandong province, 12 January 2017. Photo taken on January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Chen Aizhu/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Shipments of diesel, petrol and jet fuel drop by 30%-40% from 2021 August diesel exports to top 1 million … Read more

UN chartered ship in Ukraine ready for trip to Africa

YUZHNE, Ukraine, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – The United Nations-chartered ship Brave Commander will depart from Ukraine for Africa in the coming days after it finishes loading more than 23,000 tons of wheat at the Ukrainian port of Pivdennyi, said a UN official. The ship, which has arrived in port near Odessa, will sail to Ethiopia … Read more

Ukraine targets Russian soldiers threatening Europe’s largest nuclear power plant

Russians Threatening Zaporizhzhya Are ‘Special Targets’ G7 countries call on Moscow to withdraw troops from factory Fear of nuclear catastrophe unless the fighting stops Russia warns it could sever bilateral ties with the United States More grain ships depart from Ukraine KYIV, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine targets Russian soldiers shooting at Europe’s largest nuclear … Read more

Ukraine says it targets Russians firing at or from nuclear power plant

A view shows the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant during the Ukraine-Russia conflict outside the Russian-controlled city of Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhya region, Ukraine, Aug. 4, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Aug. 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine targets Russian soldiers firing at an occupied nuclear power plant in the … Read more

US says India hid Russian origin of fuel shipped to US, India’s central banker says

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor Michael Debabrata Patra arrives at a press conference following a monetary policy review in Mumbai, India Feb. 6, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, Aug. 13 (Reuters) – The United States has expressed concern to India that it was being … Read more

Spain festival stage collapse: one dead, dozens injured

MADRID, Aug. 13 (Reuters) – One person was killed and dozens injured when high winds caused part of the main stage to collapse at a dance music festival near the Spanish city of Valencia in the early hours of Saturday, regional emergency services said. Other infrastructure was also damaged when wind gusts hit the Medusa … Read more

Drought in England, fires rage in France as heat wave continues

Firefighters from all over Europe help France with monster fire Drought officially declared in parts of England Europe hit by successive heat waves SAINT-MAGNE, France, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Firefighters from across Europe came to the rescue for France on Friday to fight a massive bushfire, while fires also raged in Portugal and parts of … Read more

Strikes at Ukraine nuclear power plant prompt UN chief to create demilitarized zone

Russia ambassador warns of ‘nuclear catastrophe’ Zelenskiy demands Russia return factory to Ukraine Satellite images show damage at Russian air base in Crimea KYIV/NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine accused each other of shelling Europe’s largest nuclear power plant when the UN chief proposed a demilitarized zone at the site amid fears … Read more