Oil firms on tight supply though EU ban on Russian oil still uncertain

A flame burns from a tower at Vankorskoye oil field owned by Rosneft company north of the Russian Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk March 25, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register May 26 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Thursday, extending a cautious rally this week on signs of … Read more

Oklahoma governor signs into law strictest abortion ban in the U.S.

May 25 (Reuters) – Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt on Wednesday signed into law the strictest abortion ban in the United States, one that prohibits abortions from fertilization and allows private citizens to sue those who help women terminate their pregnancies. “I promised Oklahomans that as governor I would sign every piece of pro-life legislation that … Read more

Ukraine says Russia shells more than 40 towns in Donbas push

Russian forces shell 40 towns in eastern Ukraine – military Mass grave for civilians killed – Luhansk governor KYIV, May 26 (Reuters) – Russian forces shelled more than 40 towns in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, Ukraine’s military said, threatening to shut off the last main escape route for civilians trapped in the path of their … Read more

Wall Street climbs after Fed minutes meet expectations

NEW YORK, May 25 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended higher Wednesday after the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy meeting, which showed policymakers was very strong with very strong felt as they grappled reining in inflation without triggering a recession . The minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee’s May meeting, … Read more

Amazon shareholders vote against investor-led proposals

BOSTON/NEW YORK May 25 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) shareholders on Wednesday voted against all investor-led resolutions that challenged the company’s policies – including its use of plastics and certain concealment clauses in contracts – at the company’s annual meeting. A total of 15 investor resolutions were considered, including one introduced at the meeting. The … Read more

Moldova’s pro-Russian former president Dodon detained, says he is innocent

Igor Dodon, Moldova’s President and presidential candidate, speaks to the media at a polling station during the second round of a presidential election in Chisinau, Moldova November 15, 2020. REUTERS/Vladislav Culiomza Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register KYIV, May 24 (Reuters) – The head of Moldova’s pro-Russian opposition party, former President Igor … Read more

Russia ready to set up corridor for ships leaving Ukraine with food, with conditions

Ukrainian corn is pictured inside a silo at the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta, Romania, April 28, 2022. Inquam Photos/Daniel Stoenciu via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register The solution to food problem requires vast approach – Moscow This includes lifting of some sanctions from Russia – Moscow Moscow is … Read more

Oil steadies after choppy trade, U.S. says export ban not ruled out

A maze of crude oil pipes and valves is pictured during a tour by the Department of Energy at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas, US June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Richard Carson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Washington has not ruled out export curbs to ease fuel prices Beijing ramps up … Read more

Tedros re-elected as head of World Health Organization

GENEVA, May 24 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization’s (WHO) members re-elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as Director General by a strong majority for another five years, the president of the World Health Assembly said on Tuesday. The vote by secret ballot, announced by Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh from Djibouti at a major annual meeting, was seen … Read more

Germany orders 40,000 vaccine doses as precaution against monkeypox spread

May 24 (Reuters) – Germany has ordered 40,000 doses of a Bavarian Nordic (BAVA.CO) vaccine to be ready to vaccinate contacts of those infected with monkeypox if an outbreak in Germany becomes more severe, but officials are banking on other precautionary measures for now. Speaking at a press conference, German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said … Read more