Ukraine’s embassy and a Spanish arms company receive booby-trapped letters – Police

MADRID/Kyiv (Reuters) – Spanish police confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that they are examining a possible link between two letter bombs sent to the Ukrainian ambassador in Madrid and a weapons company that makes missile launchers donated to Kyiv. In the first incident, an officer at Ukraine’s embassy in Madrid was injured when he … Read more

“Call call” in bombing near a front-line nuclear reactor in Ukraine

The Secretary General of the International Atomic Energy Agency warns of the great dangers of fighting at the plant Russia and Ukraine blame each other for the bombing President Zelensky says the eastern region was hit by heavy artillery “The fiercest battles” are in the Donetsk region, says Zelensky Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine narrowly escaped … Read more

Stocks and Bonds Delayed As Fed Urges Caution

Federal Reserve Chairman Waller underestimates the CPI as just a single number Beijing offers property support, COVID steps Biden meets Chinese President at G20 meeting Limited repercussions for other assets on the collapse of FTX LONDON (Reuters) – Stocks stabilized and bond yields remained close to multi-year highs on Monday after a top US central … Read more

Britain froze Russian assets worth 18 billion pounds

Russia bypasses Libya and Iran as prime target of UK sanctions The UK says sanctions are hurting Russia’s military Russia uses chips in kitchen utensils for cabinets The UK government has reported 236 sanctions violations LONDON (Reuters) – The British government said on Thursday it had frozen more than 18 billion pounds ($20.5 billion) in … Read more

Stocks fall, dollar stabilizes ahead of US inflation data

SYDNEY/LONDON (Reuters) – Stock markets fell on Thursday and the dollar held overnight gains ahead of US inflation data that will weigh on the Federal Reserve’s rate plans, while the potential collapse of a major cryptocurrency exchange worried investors. European STOXX 600 Index (.stoxx) The broadest index in Asia fell 0.4% outside Japan (MIAPJ0000PUS.) It … Read more

Italy’s new PM Meloni sees tough times, denounces Russian ‘blackmail’

The new Italian Prime Minister presents the program to Parliament He says the country may face recession next year He says European integration was bad He says he doesn’t sympathize with “anti-democratic regimes.” ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s first female prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, pledged on Tuesday to guide the country through some of the most … Read more

The race to be the UK’s next prime minister begins as momentum builds behind Boris Johnson

Mordaunt becomes the first to announce his intent to run Candidates must reach the target of 100 nominations Sunak is a bookmaker’s favourite The winner will be the fifth British Prime Minister in six years LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson is gaining momentum in his audacious bid to return as Britain’s prime minister, with colleagues … Read more

Liz Truss clings to power as chaos mounts in Westminster

Truss loses power as lawmakers squabble The stability of the pound against the dollar Some lawmakers say Truss should go now LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Liz Truss struggled to maintain her grip on power on Thursday, a day after the resignation of a senior second minister and blasphemy and strife among her lawmakers … Read more

Analysis: World Cup could be a nightmare before Christmas for UK supermarkets

Food retailers are under severe pressure from cost inflation Usually the World Cup and Christmas give sales prizes Events coincide with the complexity of logistics and spending patterns LONDON (Reuters) – The Winter World Cup has added a new level of uncertainty to the Christmas trading outlook for British supermarkets: how to convince cash-strapped shoppers … Read more

Exclusively in “line by line” vicious circle, Hezbollah shows a pragmatic side in the Lebanese-Israeli deal

Pragmatism is seen as the supremacy of ideology while Hezbollah agrees to the deal The United States has reached a historic settlement between Israel and Lebanon Offshore gas will supply Lebanon with much-needed foreign exchange BEIRUT, OCTOBER 18 (Reuters) – (This story was corrected on October 18 to clarify that Atallah is the founding director … Read more