Putin discusses West’s oil price cap with Iraqi leader – Kremlin

Putin discusses West’s oil price cap with Iraqi leader – Kremlin

Nov 24 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday discussed Western attempts to cap the price of Russian oil during a phone call with Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, the new Iraqi prime minister, the Kremlin said in a readout of the call. It said Putin had told Sudani that a price cap would have serious … Read more

Debris analysis shows Iran-made drone attacked tanker -US Navy

Debris analysis shows Iran-made drone attacked tanker -US Navy

WASHINGTON, Nov 22 (Reuters) – The US military on Tuesday said debris analysis has concluded that the same type of Iranian drone that Tehran has supplied to Russia for its invasion of Ukraine was used to attack a commercial tanker off the coast of Oman a week ago. The US Navy’s Bahrain-based 5th Fleet published … Read more

Qatar seals 27-year LNG deal with China as competition heats up

Qatar seals 27-year LNG deal with China as competition heats up

Talks with other Chinese, European buyers ongoing -Kaabi Says buyers may take up to a 5% stake in expansion Says deal signals importance of secure long-term supply DOHA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – QatarEnergy has signed a 27-year deal to supply China’s Sinopec with liquefied natural gas in the longest such LNG agreement to date as … Read more

Top Russian official warns of possible nuclear accident at Zaporizhzhia

Top Russian official warns of possible nuclear accident at Zaporizhzhia

LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The head of Russia’s state-run atomic energy agency, Rosatom, warned on Monday there was a risk of a nuclear accident at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, following renewed shelling over the weekend. Moscow and Kyiv have traded accusations of shelling the facility for months since Russian forces took … Read more

France’s Macron accuses Russia of ‘predatory’ influence in Africa

France’s Macron accuses Russia of ‘predatory’ influence in Africa

PARIS, Nov 20 (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron accuses Russia of feeding anti-French propaganda in Africa to serve “predatory” ambitions in troubled African nations, where France has suffered military setbacks and a wider loss of influence over recent years. Speaking on the sidelines of a summit of French-speaking nations in Tunisia, Macron was asked to … Read more

Younger Chinese are spurning factory jobs that power the economy

Younger Chinese are spurning factory jobs that power the economy

SHENZHEN, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Growing up in a Chinese village, Julian Zhu only saw his father a few times a year when he returned for holidays from his exhausting job in a textile mill in southern Guangdong province. For his father’s generation, factory work was a lifeline out of rural poverty. For Zhu, and … Read more

Ukraine says Russians pounding frontline positions with artillery

Ukraine says Russians pounding frontline positions with artillery

LVIV, Ukraine, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Russian forces are pounding Ukrainian positions with artillery fire and in the eastern region alone launched almost 400 strikes on Sunday, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a video address. Russia withdrew its forces from the southern city of Kherson this month and moved some of them to reinforce positions … Read more

World Cup marred by ‘terrible situation’ for migrant workers, Dier says

World Cup marred by ‘terrible situation’ for migrant workers, Dier says

AL WAKRAH, Qatar, Nov 19 (Reuters) – England defender Eric Dier described the “terrible situation” for migrant workers in Qatar as “disappointing” and said the issues surrounding the World Cup in the Gulf state had dampened the players’ excitement before the showpiece event. Qatar has faced intense criticism from human rights groups over its treatment … Read more

Canada’s spy agency investigating Iranian death threats

Canada’s spy agency investigating Iranian death threats

OTTAWA, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Canada’s spy agency is investigating reports from people who are living in the country who have received “credible” death threats from Iran, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) said in a statement. The threats are “designed to silence those who speak out publicly” against Iran, the statement said. CSIS is … Read more

Bulgaria charges five people in connection with Istanbul blast

Bulgaria charges five people in connection with Istanbul blast

SOFIA, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Bulgarian prosecutors have charged five people for supporting terrorist acts in connection with an explosion in central Istanbul that killed six people on Nov. 13, chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev said on Saturday. Bulgarian special police forces detained three men of Moldovan origin and a man and woman of Syrian Kurdish … Read more