US meets with refineries on high pump prices; No plan yet – sources

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has expressed interest in a possible lifting of gasoline rules to combat smog to combat high pump prices and backed away from a plan to ban fuel exports during a wide-ranging meeting with refiners, two industry sources said. Thursday. With tensions rising between US President Joe Biden and Big Oil, … Read more

Afghanistan earthquake kills at least 1,000 people trapped under rubble

KABUL (Reuters) – The death toll from Wednesday’s earthquake in Afghanistan has reached 1,000, with more than 600 injured, and the death toll is expected to rise as information flows from remote mountain villages, disaster management officials said. Houses were reduced to rubble and bodies were later dumped on the ground 6.1 magnitude earthquakePictures showed … Read more

In the hottest cities on Earth, mothers bear the brunt of climate change

Jacobabad in Pakistan reaches 51 °C (124 °F) Women are especially vulnerable to extreme heat – studies Scientists warn that pregnant women are at greater risk More photo essay: JAKOBABAD, Pakistan (Pakistan) (Reuters) – A pregnant Sunari weighs in under the blazing sun in fields filled with bright yellow watermelons in Jacobabad, which last month … Read more

Malaysian companies rejected applications due to lack of expatriate workers

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian companies from palm oil growers to semiconductor makers are rejecting orders and ditching billions in sales as a shortage of more than a million workers threatens the country’s economic recovery. Despite the lifting of the COVID-19 freeze on recruiting foreign workers in February, Malaysia has not seen a significant return … Read more

Exclusive, former Amazon India seller says antitrust raid illegally detained employees

Amazon raided sellers in April on suspicion of nepotism Cloudtel says the Antitrust Authority carried out an illegal raid The Antitrust Authority says the raid was in line with the regulatory process Regulators in India and foreign firms squabble over e-commerce NEW DELHI, June 10 (Reuters) – A former top seller of Amazon (AMZN.O) In … Read more

Exclusive: US will allow two companies to ship Venezuelan oil to Europe

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Italian oil company Eni SpA and Spain’s Repsol may start shipping Venezuelan oil to Europe as soon as next month to replace Russian crude, five people familiar with the matter said. Debt swaps were halted two years ago when Washington intensified sanctions on Venezuela. One person said that Eni and Repsol are … Read more