Norway arrests activists blocking tanker unloading Russian oil

OSLO, April 25 (Reuters) – Norwegian police said they had arrested 20 Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion campaigners who on Monday blocked a tanker from delivering Russian oil to an Exxon Mobil terminal. In a protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, activists had fastened their red rubber dinghy to the Ust Luga’s anchor chain, Greenpeace said, … Read more

Britain moves ahead with mandatory climate plans for companies

LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) – Britain unveiled a new taskforce on Monday to write rules forcing financial firms and listed companies to publish plans from next year for transitioning to a net zero economy by 2050. Last November at the COP26 UN Climate Summit, British finance minister Rishi Sunak said companies would have to publish … Read more

Britain and India seal defense deals, free trade expected by Oct

Britain offers faster delivery of defense items to India Britain wants to seal free-trade deal with India by end-year NEW DELHI, April 22 (Reuters) – Britain and India agreed on Friday to step up defense and business cooperation during a visit to New Delhi by Boris Johnson, who said a bilateral free-trade deal could be … Read more

Yellen, BoE’s Bailey, Canada’s Freeland walk out of G20 meeting as Russians speak

WASHINGTON/LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) – Top finance officials from Britain, the United States and Canada walked out of Wednesday’s G20 meeting as Russian representatives spoke, UK finance minister Rishi Sunak said, exposing deepening divisions over Russia’s continued presence in the body. read more Ukrainian officials in attendance also walked out of the meeting of top … Read more

Tunisia, others seek to limit damage after ship sinks carrying fuel

TUNIS, April 17 (Reuters) – Tunisia will work with other countries that have offered to help it to prevent environmental damage after a merchant ship carrying up to one thousand tonnes of oil sank in Tunisian waters, the defense ministry said on Sunday. The ship was heading from Equatorial Guinea to Malta when it sank … Read more

Yellen to China: Help stop Russia’s war in Ukraine or lose standing in the world

WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) – China should help end Russia’s “heinous war” in Ukraine or face a loss of its standing in the world, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday, warning that those who seek to undermine Western sanctions face economic consequences. Yellen said in a landmark speech that she “fervently” hoped that … Read more

EU meets OPEC amid calls for oil output increase

The OPEC logo pictured ahead of an informal meeting between members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Algiers, Algeria, September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register BRUSSELS, April 11 (Reuters) – European Union officials will hold talks in Vienna with OPEC representatives on Monday … Read more