Kherson officials ease river crossings from Russian-held territory

Kherson officials ease river crossings from Russian-held territory

KYIV, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Officials in the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson announced on Saturday they would help citizens evacuate from parts of Russian-occupied territory on the east bank of the Dnipro River amid fears of intensified fighting. Yaroslav Yanushevych, the regional governor, said officials were temporarily lifting a ban on crossings to allow … Read more

OPEC+ will keep oil policy unchanged in review talks, sources say

OPEC+ will keep oil policy unchanged in review talks, sources say

OPEC puts on Saturday for admin discussions No discussions of Russian price cap so far – delegates OPEC+ to hold virtual meeting on Dec. 4 LONDON/DUBAI, Dec 3 (Reuters) – OPEC+ will likely stick to its oil output targets when it meets on Sunday, five OPEC+ sources said on Saturday, a day after the Group … Read more

EU agrees $60 Russian oil price cap, holdout Poland backs deal

EU agrees  Russian oil price cap, holdout Poland backs deal

Poland backs price cap after seeking extra conditions EU countries to formally approve the deal this weekend G7’s price cap aims to cut Russia’s oil income BRUSSELS, Dec 2 (Reuters) – The European Union on Friday agreed on a $60 per barrel price cap on Russian seaborne crude oil, after holdout Poland gave its support, … Read more

Musk set to finally take wraps off Tesla truck – to tough crowd

Musk set to finally take wraps off Tesla truck – to tough crowd

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) is set to unveil on Thursday its long-delayed Semi, an 18-wheeler heavy duty vehicle that has faced skepticism from industry experts who doubt battery electric trucks can take the strain of hauling hefty loads for hundreds of miles. The launch marks the electric carmaker’s first foray into … Read more

EU proposal would send proceeds of frozen Russian funds to Ukraine

EU proposal would send proceeds of frozen Russian funds to Ukraine

Russia must pay for devastation in Ukraine, von der Leyen says Proposal includes fund to invest Russian cbank liquid assets The assets would be returned to owners once sanctions lifted Frozen funds include $300 bln of Russia’s foreign reserves Moscow says such a move would amount to theft BRUSSELS, Nov 30 (Reuters) – The European … Read more

Sam Bankman-Fried says he ‘didn’t ever try to commit fraud’

Sam Bankman-Fried says he ‘didn’t ever try to commit fraud’

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and former CEO of now-bankrupt crypto exchange FTX, attempted to distance himself from suggestions of fraud in his first public appearance since his company’s collapse stunned investors and left creditors facing losses totaling billions of dollars. Speaking via video link at the New York Times’ … Read more

Cuba says its allies have pledged help to end its economic crisis

Cuba says its allies have pledged help to end its economic crisis

HAVANA, Nov 30 (Reuters) – China, Russia, Algeria and Turkey have pledged to restructure Cuba’s debt, provide new trade and investment financing, and help ease an energy crisis, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel told state-run media following a rare trip abroad last week. Any help would be a blessing for crisis-racked Cuba. The Communist-run country has … Read more

France file complaint to FIFA after Griezmann goal disallowed

France file complaint to FIFA after Griezmann goal disallowed

AL RAYYAN, Qatar, Nov 30 (Reuters) – France are filing a complaint to FIFA after a last-gasp equalizer by Antoine Griezmann was disallowed following a video review after the final whistle of their World Cup match against Tunisia, the French federation said on Wednesday. Griezmann volleyed home eight minutes into stoppage time but the goal … Read more

Italy lawmakers call off vote on extending Ukraine arms supplies

Italy lawmakers call off vote on extending Ukraine arms supplies

Govt considers issuing new decree on weapons Arming Ukraine contentious in ruling coalition PM Meloni says peace requires maintaining balance of power ROME, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Italy’s ruling rightist parties on Tuesday withdrew an amendment that would have allowed the government to continue sending weapons to Ukraine throughout 2023, a parliamentary source said, after … Read more

Workers who won’t sign Russian contracts banned from nuclear plant – Ukraine

Workers who won’t sign Russian contracts banned from nuclear plant – Ukraine

KYIV, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Monday Moscow had banned Ukrainian technicians who have refused to sign contracts with Russia’s atomic energy firm from entering the vast Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant that Russian forces seized in March. The largest nuclear power plant in Europe, which is in Ukraine’s partially-occupied southeastern region of … Read more