Indian tycoon Adani’s mega port hangs in the balance as a fishing community protests

VIZHINJAM, India, Nov 23 (Reuters) – On the main road to billionaire Gautam Adani’s planned Vizhinjam mega port on the southern tip of India, a shelter built by the coastal region’s Christian fishing community blocks the entrance, preventing further construction. The simple 1,200 square-feet structure with a corrugated-iron roof has since August stood in the … Read more

No alcohol sales allowed at Qatar’s World Cup stadium sites

DOHA Nov 18 (Reuters) – Alcoholic beer will not be sold at Qatar’s World Cup stadiums, world soccer governing body FIFA said on Friday, a last minute reversal which raised questions among some supporters about the host country’s ability to deliver on promises to fans. The announcement comes two days before Sunday’s kickoff of the … Read more

Dutch court sentences three to life in prison for 2014 downing of MH17 over Ukraine

Crash killed 298 passengers and crew Court finds Russian missile downed the plane Convicted men are fugitives, believed to be in Russia AMSTERDAM, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Dutch judges convicted two Russian men and a Ukrainian man in absentia of murder for their role in the shooting down of Flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 … Read more

Exclusive: US blocks more than 1,000 solar shipments over Chinese slave labor concerns

Nov 11 (Reuters) – More than 1,000 shipments of solar energy components worth hundreds of millions of dollars have piled up at US ports since June under a new law banning imports from China’s Xinjiang region over concerns about slave labor, according to federal customs officials and industry sources. The level of seizures, which has … Read more

Biden’s COP27, G20 plans: Talk to Xi, pressure Russia, contain North Korea

WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden begins a week-long trip to Egypt and Asia on Thursday to grapple with some of the United States’ thorniest foreign policy issues, boosted by a better-than-expected showing by Democrats in the midterm elections. Biden hopes from an international climate summit in Egypt on Nov. 11 to an … Read more

COP27: Polluters must pay for climate change, poor nations tell rich

Island nations call for global carbon tax ‘While they are profiting, the planet is burning’ Fears grow for jailed hunger strikers in Egypt SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Leaders from poor countries criticized wealthy governments and oil companies for driving global warming, using their speeches on Tuesday at the COP27 climate summit in … Read more

Parties to war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region agree to stop fighting

Two-year war has killed thousands, displaced millions Ethiopian government, Tigray forces agree to truce Breakthrough comes just a week into talks in S. Africa PRETORIA, Nov 2 (Reuters) – The Ethiopian government and regional forces from Tigray agreed on Wednesday to cease hostilities, a dramatic diplomatic breakthrough two years into a war that has killed … Read more

Ukrainian forces push towards Kherson, Kyiv orders electricity curbs

Nationwide restrictions limited to one day for now New damage to critical infrastructure, Zelenskiy says Battle for the southern city of Kherson looms Oct 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military tightened the noose around Russian forces occupying the southern city of Kherson on Thursday as the government ordered nationwide curbs on electricity use because of Russian … Read more

Nord Stream ruptures revealed as Europe grapples with gas plan

Nord Stream leaks discovered in late September Newspaper reports what it calls first images of damage EU to propose energy measures, avoid immediate gas price cap EU seeks to launch new gas price benchmark, joint purchases COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Damage to the Nord Stream gas pipeline from Russia to Europe was caused by … Read more

Q+A Nord Stream gas ‘sabotage’: who’s being blamed and why?

WARSAW, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Major leaks that suddenly erupted in the Nord Stream gas pipelines that run from Russia to Europe under the Baltic Sea have generated plenty of theories but few clear answers about who or what caused the damage. Here is what we know and what has been said so far: WHO … Read more