US charges train Montenegro boxer over 22-ton, $1 trillion cocaine seizure

US charges train Montenegro boxer over 22-ton,  trillion cocaine seizure

NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) – A former heavyweight boxer from Montenegro was charged by the US Department of Justice on Monday with trafficking in 22 tons of cocaine worth over $1 billion, most of which was part of one of the largest cocaine seizures in American history. Goran Gogic, 43, was arrested on Sunday … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Schlumberger faces employee backlash in Russia over cooperation on draft

EXCLUSIVE Schlumberger faces employee backlash in Russia over cooperation on draft

Oct 14 (Reuters) – Some of oilfield service firm Schlumberger’s (SLB.N) more than 9,000 Russian employees have begun receiving military draft notices through work, and the company is not authorizing remote employment to escape mobilization, according to people familiar with the matter and internal documents. Schlumberger’s cooperation with authorities by delivering the military call-ups and … Read more

Gazprom: NATO mine destroyer was found at Nord Stream 1 in 2015

Gazprom: NATO mine destroyer was found at Nord Stream 1 in 2015

MOSCOW, Oct 10 (Reuters) – A spokesperson for Russian energy giant Gazprom (GAZP.MM) said on Monday that a mine destroyer discovered at the Nord Stream 1 offshore gas pipeline in 2015 belonged to NATO. Nord Stream reported on that date in 2015 that a “munitions object” had been cleared by the Swedish armed forces, without … Read more

EXCLUSIVE US Navy jet flew across Baltic hours after Nord Stream burst

EXCLUSIVE US Navy jet flew across Baltic hours after Nord Stream burst

Tracking data shows jet flew near site of Nord Stream 2 hours after first damage US navy confirmed it was an American aircraft Says flight was routine OSLO/PARIS/WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) – A US Navy reconnaissance aircraft flew near the site of the ruptured Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea hours after the … Read more

Explainer: When EU embargo comes, where will Russia sell its crude oil?

Explainer: When EU embargo comes, where will Russia sell its crude oil?

Models of oil barrels are seen in front of the displayed sign “stop”, EU and Russia flag colors in this illustration taken March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Russia has ramped up oil shipments to Asia since Europe imposed sweeping sanctions, but … Read more

Once-bitten markets are ignoring Putin’s warnings again at their own peril

Once-bitten markets are ignoring Putin’s warnings again at their own peril

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during an event marking the 100th foundation anniversary of the republics of Adygea, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia in Moscow, Russia, September 20, 2022. Sputnik/Grigory Sysoev/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Earlier this year, markets were complacent as Russia … Read more

WHO ‘strongly advises against’ use of two COVID treatments

WHO ‘strongly advises against’ use of two COVID treatments

A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Two COVID-19 antibody therapies are no longer recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), on … Read more

Exclusive: China seeks to stop UN rights chief from releasing Xinjiang report – document

Exclusive: China seeks to stop UN rights chief from releasing Xinjiang report – document

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Report on human rights in Xinjiang promised for months Chinese letter expresses ‘grave concern’ about report UN rights chief set to leave … Read more

Britain braces for record temperatures as Europe’s wildfires rage

Britain braces for record temperatures as Europe’s wildfires rage

Driver runs for life as flames engulf digger in Spain Heatwave consistent with climate change, scientists say Firefighters still battle to contain wildfires Temperatures begin to ease in parts of southern Europe MADRID/LISBON July 18 (Reuters) – Britain was heading for its highest temperatures on record and firefighters battled blazes across southern Europe as a … Read more

Swiss give cool reply to Ukraine call for seizing Russian assets

Swiss give cool reply to Ukraine call for seizing Russian assets

Swiss President Ignazio Cassis listens during the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Lugano, Switzerland July 5, 2022. Alessandro della Valle/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LUGANO, Switzerland, July 5 (Reuters) – Switzerland has given a cool response to calls from Ukraine’s prime minister to use frozen assets of ultra-wealthy Russians … Read more