Oil slumps 4% as Shanghai lockdowns stoke demand fears

Pump jacks operate at sunset in Midland, Texas US February 11, 2019. Picture taken February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Shanghai COVID lockdowns drag into fourth week EU considers ‘smart sanctions’ on Russian oil -media US dollar hits two-year high on potential interest rate rise NEW … Read more

Watchdog warned UK government of spyware infections inside 10 Downing Street

April 19 (Reuters) – Digital rights watchdog group Citizen Lab said on Monday it had warned British officials that electronic devices connected to government networks, including some inside the prime minister’s office and foreign ministry, appeared to be infected with Israeli-made spy software. The spy software is known as Pegasus, a product of Israeli cyberarms … Read more

Oil prices rise on supply concerns as Ukraine crisis deepens

The chimneys of the Total Grandpuits oil refinery are seen just after sunset, southeast of Paris, France, March 1, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Brent futures up 1.3% at 0030 GMT, WTI gains 0.9& Libya halts operations at El Feel oilfield due to protests US oil drilling, output … Read more

On ‘Easter of war’, pope implicitly criticizes Russia over Ukraine

Pope Francis delivers twice-yearly ‘Urbi et Orbi’ message First Easter with public in square since pandemic began Much of pope’s address referred to war in Ukraine VATICAN CITY, April 17 (Reuters) – Pope Francis implicitly criticized Russia for dragging Ukraine into a “cruel and senseless” conflict and urged leaders to strive for peace as he … Read more

Russian oligarch Deripaska’s yacht arrives in Turkish waters

ISTANBUL, April 16 (Reuters) – A yacht linked to Russian aluminum tycoon Oleg Deripaska arrived in a bay near the southwestern Turkish resort of Gocek on Saturday, as more Russian billionaires head for Turkey to flee Western sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Deripaska, founder of Russian aluminum giant Rusal (RUAL.MM), has been sanctioned by … Read more

Ukraine working with Turkey, understands parallel ties to Russia, Ukrainian diplomat says

Turkish and Ukrainian flags fly during a welcoming ceremony of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan before his meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv, Ukraine February 3, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISTANBUL, April 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine is working with NATO member Turkey … Read more

Oil rises on news EU may phase in a ban on Russian oil imports

Workers walk as oil pumps are seen in the background in the Uzen oil and gas field in the Mangistau Region of Kazakhstan November 13, 2021. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON, April 14 – Oil prices settled higher on Thursday after an early decline as investors covered short … 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 Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, April 11 (Reuters) – European Union officials will hold talks in Vienna with OPEC representatives on Monday … Read more

Austrian leader to meet Putin in Moscow, hoping to build bridges

ZURICH, April 10 (Reuters) – Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday, he said, adding he hoped to help build bridges between Russia and Ukraine and stop the “war of aggression”. Nehammer’s meeting would be the first face-to-face encounter between Putin and a European Union leader since Russia … Read more

Egypt’s urban inflation accelerates to 10.5% in March

Two Egyptian women shopping in a supermarket in Cairo, Egypt, December 1, 2019. Picture taken December 1, 2019. REUTERS/Shokry Hussien Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 10 (Reuters) – Egypt’s annual urban consumer price inflation accelerated in March to 10.5%, its highest in nearly three years and faster than analysts had … Read more