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

Russian strikes kill Ukrainian grain tycoon; Drone strikes a Russian naval base

A drone hit a Russian base on the Black Sea, and the governor blames Ukraine Russian lawmaker says a drone was launched from inside Sevastopol Russian missiles bombed Mykolaiv, killing a grain exporter and his wife Zelensky says the grain harvest may be halved because of the war The International Committee of the Red Cross … Read more

Dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war are believed to have been killed in a missile strike

Russia and Ukraine blamed trade in death of prisoners The UK says Russia is deploying Wagner fighters more widely UN hopes grain advances, says details still unclear Kyiv (Reuters) – Dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war appeared to have been killed in a rocket attack on Friday, as Moscow and Kiev accused each other of … Read more

Global stocks eye the best month since late 2020, as the dollar recovers

The MSCI World Index rose 0.2%; Almost 6% for the month The dollar regains its early losses to trade flat against its peers Eurozone GDP data beat expectations; clouds ahead LONDON (Reuters) – Global stocks rose on Friday, on track for their best month since late 2020, as euro zone growth beat expectations, while the … Read more

Uncertainty about the Fed rate path, the European gas crisis dominates the currency markets

U.S. dollar, euro and Ukrainian hryvnia banknotes are shown in this illustrative photo taken in Kyiv, Ukraine, October 31, 2016. REUTERS/Valentin Ogirenko/Illustration Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON (Reuters) – With U.S. interest rates rising this week and increasing uncertainty over the Federal Reserve’s tightening path, the dollar kept the … 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

International Court says it has jurisdiction, the Myanmar genocide case to move forward

Court rules brought by Gambia can move forward A full hearing could take years Myanmar denies genocide THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The International Court on Friday rejected Myanmar’s objections to a genocide case over its treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority, paving the way for the case to be fully heard. Myanmar, which is now … 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