Why Makron? Biden’s state dinner highlights France’s appeal to the US

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s welcoming of French President Emmanuel Macron during the first state visit from the White House on Thursday since the US Democrat took office in early 2021 is being celebrated by officials from both countries as a recognition of France’s status as America’s oldest ally. The visit also … Read more

A bomb is injured at the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid, Kiev steps up security

MADRID/KYIV, Nov 30 (Reuters) – A security officer at the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid was injured on Wednesday when he opened a letter bomb addressed to the ambassador. The letter, which arrived by regular mail and had not been scanned, caused “a very small wound” to one finger when the officer opened it in the … Read more

Asian equities benefit from the Chinese real estate rally

https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 China real estate stocks rise on policy support Dollar Stabilizes After Bounce, Euro From 5-Month High US crude oil jittery after 2021 low SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose higher on Tuesday as Beijing’s latest move to support developers boosted the real estate sector, though it was still not clear what new … Read more

EU fails to reach agreement on Russian oil price cap, diplomats say

BRUSSELS, Nov 28 (Reuters) – European Union governments failed to agree on a price cap for Russian crude oil by sea on Monday, as Poland insisted the cap should be set lower than proposed by the G7 to boost Moscow’s ability to deliver its to finance invasion of Ukraine, diplomats said. “There is no deal. … Read more

The global oil market is signaling near-term weakness ahead of the EU ban on Russian oil

NEW YORK, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The global oil market is signaling a potential shift as traders and analysts worry about reduced crude oil demand and oversupply in the market in the coming months. After months of strength, crude futures are flirting with lows not seen all year as China, the largest oil consumer, introduces … Read more

BBC says Chinese police attacked one of its journalists during the Shanghai protest

LONDON, Nov. 27 (Reuters) – The BBC said on Sunday that Chinese police attacked and detained one of its journalists covering a protest in Shanghai before later releasing him after several hours. “The BBC is deeply concerned about the treatment of our journalist Ed Lawrence, who was arrested and handcuffed while covering the protests in … Read more

Germany is in talks with allies over Polish insistence on sending Patriots to Ukraine

NATO says the decision on whether to deploy Patriots depends on a specific country Poland asked to send German launchers to Western Ukraine BERLIN/WARSAW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Germany said on Friday it was discussing with allies Poland’s request to send German Patriot air defense units to Ukraine after the NATO chief suggested the military … Read more

Adidas launches investigation into allegations of misconduct against Kanye West

Nov 24 (Reuters) – Adidas AG (ADSGn.DE) said on Thursday it has launched an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior by Kanye West after the German sporting goods manufacturer ended its partnership with the rapper and fashion designer last month. Adidas said it initiated the investigation after receiving an anonymous letter containing several allegations against … Read more

Researchers test mRNA technology for universal flu vaccine

Nov 24 (Reuters) – An experimental vaccine provided broad protection against all 20 known subtypes of the influenza A and B virus in initial tests in mice and ferrets, potentially opening a path to a universal flu shot that could help future pandemics prevent, according to a US. study published on Thursday. The two-dose vaccine … Read more

Europe hardest hit by global slowdown -OECD

Global growth to fall from 3.1% in 2022 to 2.2% in 2023 National outlooks vary widely, with the UK lagging behind other economies Central banks urged interest rates to keep raising rates PARIS, Nov. 22 (Reuters) – The global economy should avoid recession next year, but the worst energy crisis since the 1970s will trigger … Read more