Parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef show highest coral cover in 36 years

Parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef show highest coral cover in 36 years

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Two-thirds of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef showed the largest amount of coral cover in 36 years, but the reef remains vulnerable to increasingly frequent mass bleaching, an official long-term monitoring program reported on Thursday . The recovery in the central and northern stretches of the UNESCO world heritage-listed reef contrasted … Read more

War looms large over G20 event as Russia meets rivals in Bali

War looms large over G20 event as Russia meets rivals in Bali

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, July 8 (Reuters) – G20 foreign ministers head to a joint summit on Friday that will put some of the staunchest critics of Russia invasion of Ukraine in the same room as Moscow’s top diplomat, in the first such meeting since the war started in February. The buildup to the gathering on … Read more

Exclusive: PetroChina may sell Australian, Canadian assets to stem losses

Exclusive: PetroChina may sell Australian, Canadian assets to stem losses

PetroChina’s logo is seen at a petrol station in Beijing, China, March 21, 2016. Picture taken March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, June 28 (Reuters) – PetroChina may sell out from natural gas projects in Australia and oil sands in Canada to stem losses and divert … Read more

World stocks near fresh 2022 lows on inflation fears

World stocks near fresh 2022 lows on inflation fears

LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – World stocks fell towards fresh 2022 lows and the Japanese yen slid to levels not seen in nearly a quarter of a century on Monday as red-hot US inflation fueled worries about even more aggressive policy tightening in a big week for central banks. The substantially higher-than-expected US CPI print … Read more

Murray into Stuttgart final after Kyrgios loses cool amid ‘racial slurs’

Murray into Stuttgart final after Kyrgios loses cool amid ‘racial slurs’

Tennis – Surbiton Trophy – Surbiton, Britain – June 3, 2022 Britain’s Andy Murray reacts during his quarter final match against Brandon Nakashima of the US REUTERS/Matthew Childs Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 11 (Reuters) – Former world number one Andy Murray looked back to his best on grass as … Read more

US warns of response to any permanent China military presence in Solomons

US warns of response to any permanent China military presence in Solomons

SYDNEY/WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) – A senior-level US delegation put the Solomon Islands’ leader on Friday and warned that Washington would have “significant concerns and respond accordingly” to any steps to establish a permanent Chinese military presence in the Pacific island nation. A White House statement said Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare reiterated to … Read more

Stocks rally fizzles, bond markets ponder risks for US economy

Stocks rally fizzles, bond markets ponder risks for US economy

Euro STOXX 600 drops 0.6% US bond market signals economic pain ahead Treasury 10-year yields lower Ukraine-Russia negotiations earlier buoyed stocks wall street down NEW YORK, March 30 (Reuters) – The US and European equities rally wavered on Wednesday as investors reviewed economic and geopolitical risks, while oil prices jumped more than $2 on the … Read more