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

Explainer: Monkeypox in the US: where could it spread next?

A person arrives for a monkey pox vaccination at the Northwell Health Immediate Care Center in Fire Island-Cherry Grove, in New York, US, July 15, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CHICAGO, Aug. 7 (Reuters) – The United States last week declared monkeypox a public health emergency in … Read more

Airstrikes, rocket attacks push Israel and Gaza into second day of fighting

Fourteen dead, at least 110 injured – Palestinian Ministry of Health At least 160 rockets fired at Israel – military Israel killed Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza on Friday GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug. 6 (Reuters) – Israel struck Gaza on Saturday and Palestinians fired rockets into Israeli towns after an Israeli operation against the militant Islamic Jihad … Read more

Biden and Putin Strike Conciliatory Tone as Nuclear Weapons Discussions Begin at UN

US President Joe Biden makes remarks about the economy in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House in Washington, US, July 28, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 1 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden said Monday he is … Read more

‘Living with COVID’: where the pandemic could go next

LONDON/CHICAGO, Aug. 1 (Reuters) – As the third winter of the coronavirus pandemic looms in the northern hemisphere, scientists are warning weary governments and populations to brace for more waves of COVID-19. In the United States alone, there could be up to a million infections a day this winter, Chris Murray, chief of the Institute … Read more

Monkeypox emergency could last for months, with window closing to stop spread, experts say

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – Scientists advising the World Health Organization (WHO) on monkeypox say the window is closing on stopping its spread, with cases currently doubling every two weeks, raising concerns it will take several months take time for the outbreak to peak. WHO Europe has forecast just over 27,000 cases of monkeypox in … Read more

Gazprom gas cut dampens economic hopes after Ukraine grain deal

Gazprom says shutdown of turbines will further reduce gas to Germany Ukraine hopes to ship grain this week Moscow dismisses concerns that deal could derail KYIV, July 25 (Reuters) – Russia dealt another blow to European countries on Monday over its support of Ukraine, saying it would further cut gas supplies through its largest gas … Read more

Ukraine tries to resume grain exports despite Russian strike in Odessa

Moscow, Kiev had signed a grain export agreement on Friday Accord had sought to avert a major global food crisis Zelenskiy: Attack shows Moscow cannot be trusted in deal KYIV, July 24 (Reuters) – Ukraine continued on Sunday with efforts to restart grain exports from its Black Sea ports after a missile attack on Odessa … Read more

Russian missiles hit the port of Ukraine; Kiev says it is still preparing grain exports

Two rockets hit a grain pumping station in Odessa, Ukraine Ukraine continues to prepare for grain exports, minister says Moscow, Kiev had signed a grain export agreement on Friday Deal had tried to prevent a major food crisis UN Secretary General Condemns Missile Attacks KYIV, July 23 (Reuters) – Russian missiles hit Ukraine’s southern port … Read more

Militants attack Mali’s main military base, situation ‘under control’

KATI, Mali, July 22 (Reuters) – Islamic militants attacked Mali’s main military base just outside the capital Bamako on Friday in a complex car bomb attack, but armed forces said they had repulsed the attack and had the situation under control had . Militants linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State have repeatedly invaded bases … Read more