Russian prankster impersonating Macron spoke to Poland’s Duda after blast

Russian prankster impersonating Macron spoke to Poland’s Duda after blast

WARSAW, Nov 22 (Reuters) – The Polish president spoke to a hoax caller pretending to be France’s Emmanuel Macron on the night that a missile hit a village near the Ukrainian border, his office said on Tuesday, an admission likely to raise questions about its operations. In a 7-1/2 minute recording of the call posted … Read more

Ukraine braces for harsh winter as Russian strikes cripple power facilities

Ukraine braces for harsh winter as Russian strikes cripple power facilities

Ukrainians brace for winter with little or no heating Temperatures in several areas already below freezing Zelenskiy says half Ukraine’s power capacity crippled by Russia Kherson residents can express interest in moving elsewhere Ukraine: Russia bombing Kherson from across river KYIV, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Ukrainians braced for a winter with little or no power … Read more

COP27 delivers climate fund breakthrough at cost of progress on emissions

COP27 delivers climate fund breakthrough at cost of progress on emissions

COP27 climate summit ends after marathon weekend negotiations Final deal delivers on creating historic climate finance fund Negotiators say some blocked tighter emissions targets SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Countries closed this year’s U.N. climate summit on Sunday with a hard-fought deal to create a fund to help poor countries being battered by … Read more

World’s longest-ruling leader holds vote to extend rule of tiny African state

World’s longest-ruling leader holds vote to extend rule of tiny African state

DAKAR, Nov 20 (Reuters) – The world’s longest-ruling leader, President Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea, staged a vote on Sunday to extend his 43-year-rule of a tiny, authoritarian African state where once plentiful oil wealth has been in a rapid decline. “What you sow is what you reap,” said Obiang, 80, who has regularly won … Read more

COP27 nears breakthrough on climate finance in scramble for final deal

COP27 nears breakthrough on climate finance in scramble for final deal

Countries studying details of new draft agreement Delegates herald possible breakthrough on loss and damage EU prepared to exit talks without positive outcome Some nations want firmer goals on long-term action SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Negotiators at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt neared a breakthrough deal on Saturday for a fund … Read more

Black Sea grain export deal extended, but Russia wants more on fertiliser exports

Black Sea grain export deal extended, but Russia wants more on fertiliser exports

Black Sea deal helps easing global food price crisis The UN-brokered deal is extended for four months Moscow wants removal of obstacles to grain, fertiliser exports Nov 17 (Reuters) – A deal aimed at easing global food shortages by helping Ukraine export its agricultural products from Black Sea ports was extended for four months on … Read more

Ukraine may get access to missile blast site – Polish officials

Ukraine may get access to missile blast site – Polish officials

PRZEWODOW, Poland/WARSAW, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Ukraine may get the access it has demanded to the site in the border area of southeastern Poland where a missile killed two people on Tuesday, Polish officials said on Thursday. Warsaw and its Western allies say evidence from the scene points to the explosion being caused by a … Read more

Oil prices settle higher on Druzhba oil pipeline disruption

Oil prices settle higher on Druzhba oil pipeline disruption

Russia’s Transneft: notified by Ukraine of oil supply suspension to Hungary via Druzhba – RIA Blast kills two in eastern Poland as Russian missiles batter neighboring Ukraine Slower U.S. producer price growth prompts inflation optimism API shows U.S. crude stocks fall – market sources NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Tuesday … Read more

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

‘Most members’ of G20 condemn war in Ukraine – declaration Threat of use of nuclear weapons ‘inadmissible’ Agreement to calibrate monetary tightening To pursue efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5C NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations deplored Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms” … Read more

Oil prices rise on optimism for easing inflation

Oil prices settle higher on Druzhba oil pipeline disruption

Slower U.S. producer price growth prompts inflation optimism China reports increase in COVID-19 infections Russian oil output to fall 1.4 mln bpd next year -IEA Coming up: API data on US crude stocks at 4:30 p.m. ET NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Tuesday along with major stock indexes, after U.S. … Read more