Ukraine’s Kherson races to restore power, water after Russian retreat

Ukraine's Kherson races to restore power, water after Russian retreat

Key infrastructure in Kherson mined by Russians-governor Kherson’s humanitarian situation ‘very difficult’ -official Authorities working to restore critical services Fighting rages on in eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions KHERSON, Ukraine, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Utility companies in Kherson were working to restore critical infrastructure damaged and mined by fleeing Russian forces, with most homes in … Read more

Biden to warn Xi North Korea’s path could prompt bigger US military presence

Biden to warn Xi North Korea's path could prompt bigger US military presence

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Nov 12 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden will warn Chinese President Xi Jinping at a meeting on Monday that North Korea’s continued pursuit of weapons development will lead to an enhanced US military presence in the region, the White House said . The United States is concerned that North Korea … Read more

Buffett’s Berkshire loses money as stocks, Hurricane Ian offset rising demand

Buffett's Berkshire loses money as stocks, Hurricane Ian offset rising demand

Nov 5 (Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) on Saturday posted a $2.69 billion third-quarter loss as rising inflation, falling stock investments and a big loss from Hurricane Ian offset improvement in many of the conglomerate’s businesses. Operating profit nevertheless rose by 20%, topping analyst forecasts. Berkshire benefited from increased demand and prices … Read more

NATO peacekeepers oversee removal of roadblocks in Kosovo

NATO peacekeepers oversee removal of roadblocks in Kosovo

ZUPCE, Kosovo, Aug 1 (Reuters) – NATO-led peacekeepers backed by helicopters on Monday oversaw the removal of roadblocks protesters had set up in north Kosovo, where political tensions have flared more than two decades since a crisis that ended with NATO airstrikes. The removal of the barricades came after the Kosovo government postponed the implementation … Read more

Beirut silo collapses, reviving trauma ahead of blast anniversary

Beirut silo collapses, reviving trauma ahead of blast anniversary

Silos a towering reminder of Aug. 4, 2020 explosion Smouldering fire had put Beirut residents on edge for weeks 2020 blast seen as symbol of corruption of Lebanese elite BEIRUT, July 31 (Reuters) – Part of the grain silos at Beirut Port collapsed on Sunday just days before the second anniversary of the massive explosion … Read more

At least 16 die in ‘epic’ Kentucky floods, including 6 children

At least 16 die in 'epic' Kentucky floods, including 6 children

July 29 (Reuters) – The death toll in eastern Kentucky rose to at least 16 on Friday as flooding unleashed by “epic” torrential rainfall swept through homes, washed out roads and pushed rivers over their banks, state authorities said, warning that more fatalities were expected. Police and National Guard troops, including personnel from neighboring states, … Read more

Spirit ends sale to Frontier as JetBlue talks continue

Spirit ends sale to Frontier as JetBlue talks continue

July 27 (Reuters) – Spirit Airlines Inc (SAVE.N) canceled its $2.7 billion sale to Frontier Group Holdings Inc (ULCC.O) on Wednesday after Spirit shareholders balked at supporting it, leaving JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) with an opening to clinch a deal. The development, first reported by Reuters on Wednesday, came after Spirit pushed back a shareholder … Read more

Outraged by strike on Odesa, Ukraine still prepares to resume grain exports

Outraged by strike on Odesa, Ukraine still prepares to resume grain exports

Moscow, Kyiv had signed grain export deal on Friday Accord had sought to avert major global food crisis Zelenskiy: attack shows Moscow can’t be trusted on deal KYIV, July 24 (Reuters) – Ukraine pressed ahead on Sunday with efforts to restart grain exports from Odesa and other Black Sea ports after a missile attack that … Read more

Trump watched Jan. 6 US Capitol riot unfold on TV, ignored pleas to call for peace

Trump watched Jan.  6 US Capitol riot unfold on TV, ignored pleas to call for peace

WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) – Donald Trump sat for hours watching the attack on the US Capitol unfold on live TV on Jan. 6, 2021, ignoring pleas by his children and other close advisers to urge his supporters to stop the violence, witnesses told a congressional hearing on Thursday. The House of Representatives Select Committee … 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