If you are high risk, do not wait for updated COVID vaccines, experts say

If you are high risk, do not wait for updated COVID vaccines, experts say

CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters) – People at high risk of severe disease who have yet to get a second COVID-19 booster should not wait for next-generation, Omicron-targeted vaccines expected in the fall, five vaccine experts told Reuters. In many countries, including the United States, the BA.5 Omicron subvariant of the virus is surging, but current … Read more

Reinfection, severe outcome more common with BA.5 variant; virus spike protein toxic to heart cells

Reinfection, severe outcome more common with BA.5 variant;  virus spike protein toxic to heart cells

A medical worker administers a dose of the “Cominarty” Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine to a patient at a vaccination center in Ancenis-Saint-Gereon, France, November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo /File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 28 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on … Read more

Shell smashes record again with $11.5 bln profit

Shell smashes record again with $11.5 bln profit

General view of a Shell petrol station sign in Milton Keynes, Britain, January 5, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers/File Photo GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Shell announced $6 bln buyback program Refining margins triple in second quarter Strong gas and power trading lift profits LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – … Read more

Russia cuts gas flows further as Europe urges energy saving

Russia cuts gas flows further as Europe urges energy saving

Pipes at the landfall facilities of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register FRANKFURT/LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – Russia delivered less gas to Europe on Wednesday in a further escalation of an energy stand-off between Moscow and … Read more

Russia’s Gazprom tightens squeeze on gas flow to Europe

Russia's Gazprom tightens squeeze on gas flow to Europe

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, July 25 (Reuters) – Russia tightened its gas squeeze on Europe on Monday as Gazprom (GAZP.MM) said supplies through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Germany would drop to just 20% of capacity. Gazprom said flows would … Read more

Ukraine’s ports to reopen under deal to be signed Friday, Turkey says

Ukraine's ports to reopen under deal to be signed Friday, Turkey says

UN, Turkey worked to broker Ukraine-Russia grains export deal Hopeful sign global food crisis could be eased Ukraine’s Zelenskiy sees potential for battleground gains July 22 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine will sign a deal on Friday to reopen Ukraine’s Black Sea ports to grain exports, Turkey said, raising hopes that an international food crisis … Read more

ECB raises rates more than expected to fight off runaway inflation

ECB raises rates more than expected to fight off runaway inflation

All rates rise by 50 basis points Inflation uncomfortably high and rising ECB also approves ‘anti-fragmentation’ tool called TPI Press conference at 1245 GMT FRANKFURT, July 21 (Reuters) – The European Central Bank raised interest rates by more than expected on Thursday, confirming that concerns about runaway inflation now trump growth considerations, even as the … Read more

Tesla profit tops target; Musk sees no demand problem

Tesla profit tops target;  Musk sees no demand problem

A Tesla logo is seen in Los Angeles, California US January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 20 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Wednesday reported a smaller-than-expected drop in quarterly profit as a string of price increases on its electric vehicles (EVs) helped offset production challenges … Read more

Europe races to cut Russian gas usage amid new Putin warning

Europe races to cut Russian gas usage amid new Putin warning

Nord Stream 1 pipeline out of action for maintenance Pipeline due to resume pumping on Thursday EU says states must act now to reduce gas consumption Germany, others have rationing and other plans in place BRUSSELS/LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – The European Union will set out emergency plans on Wednesday to curb gas usage after … Read more

France battles massive wildfires, Britain records highest ever temperature

France battles massive wildfires, Britain records highest ever temperature

Wildfires burn forests in Gironde, southwest France UK temperatures exceed 40C for the first time Germany, Belgium brace for possible record-breaking temperatures More than 30 wildfires ravage parts of Spain LONDON/PARIS July 19 (Reuters) – Firefighters in southwestern France battled on Tuesday to contain massive forest wildfires and Britain recorded its highest ever temperature as … Read more