Antitrust watchers go big on drama, light on plot

Penguin’s books are seen in a second-hand bookshop in central London on October 29, 2012. Britain’s Pearson has agreed to merge its Penguin book division with Bertelsmann’s Random House to create the world’s leading consumer publishing house, in apparent disdain for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. REUTERS / Stefan Wermot Register now to get free unlimited … Read more

Stocks rise as traders eye profits to counter deflation fears

People walk in front of a screen displaying the Hang Seng stock ticker in the Central District, in Hong Kong, China, July 19, 2022. REUTERS/Lam Yik Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON (Reuters) – Stocks reversed early losses to rally on Monday, as investors hoped this week’s batch of corporate … Read more

Ukraine and Russia intend to sign an agreement to reopen grain export ports

The United Nations and Turkey worked to broker an export deal between Ukraine and Russia Signing ceremony with Russia, Ukraine and the United Nations at 1330 GMT A sign of hope for progress towards alleviating the global food crisis Zelensky in Ukraine: The possibility of turning the tide on the battlefield ISTANBUL/Kyiv (Reuters) – Russia … Read more

Exclusive: Russia likely to resume Nord Stream 1 gas exports on schedule – Russian sources

This content was produced in Russia where coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine is restricted by law Nord Stream 1 maintenance runs from July 11 to July 21 Gazprom cut off gas supplies via a pipeline in June MOSCOW (Reuters) – Two Russian sources familiar with export plans told Reuters that Russian gas flows … Read more

Putin meets Khamenei on his first visit outside the former Soviet Union since the Ukraine war

The Russian leader also meets the main Iranian President Discusses Ukraine’s grain exports with Turkey’s Erdogan The Turkish threat to the Syrian operation is also in focus LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Iran on Tuesday, the first visit by a Kremlin leader outside the … Read more

France battles massive wildfires, Britain records highest temperature ever

Forest fires burn forests in the Gironde, southwest France UK temperatures top 40 degrees Celsius for the first time Germany and Belgium brace for possible record temperatures More than 30 wildfires destroy parts of Spain LONDON/PARIS, July 19 (Reuters) – Firefighters in southwest France struggled on Tuesday to contain massive bushfires and Britain set its … Read more

Germany’s gas crisis is generating a nuclear dilemma for Green Governance

BERLIN (Reuters) – Conservative German politicians have revived the debate over extending the life of the country’s three remaining nuclear power plants, and opinion polls show an increase in public support for the energy source in the face of a possible Russian outage. Gas. But the extension is too sensitive for Germany’s ruling Green Party, … Read more

Breakthrough in Ukraine grain export talks as heavy bombardment continues

Turkey says grain deal reached. Ukraine and the United Nations indicate progress Agreement next week would help ease the global food crisis Russia pushes for full control of the breakaway region of Donbass ISTANBUL/UNITED NATIONS, New York, July 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine, the United Nations and Turkey have hailed progress in talks aimed at resuming … Read more

Analysis: Euro at par. Its fate is now with the energy markets

Euro coins sinking into the water in this illustration taken, May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Rovich/Illustration Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON (Reuters) – The euro’s plunge below $1 for the first time in two decades puts it on course for one of the worst years in its history, especially if … Read more

Ukraine hopes for breakthrough in grain exports as Istanbul talks resume

Four-way talks scheduled to start in Turkey More than 20 million tons of grain were seized in Odessa Ukraine says it feels ‘two steps away’ from a deal Russia says it has concerns about arms smuggling She says she also needs some sanctions relief ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Wednesday a deal to resume … Read more