The French opposition tells the “arrogant” Macron: a compromise to win support

Conservatives say coalition deal would be ‘betrayal’ The president’s office says looking for constructive solutions The far right says “We must hear.” PARIS, June 21 (Reuters) – French opposition leaders told President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday they would not make life easy for him as he sought to find a way to avoid political paralysis … Read more

Thousands walk out in Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years as Johnson vows to stay firm

More than 40,000 railway workers have left The government is under pressure due to the cost of living crisis Trade unions say strike could start ‘summer of discontent’ LONDON (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of workers walked out on the first day of Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years on Tuesday, as commuters faced … Read more

Europe may return to coal as Russia rejects gas flows

A photo of pipes is taken at the landing facilities of the “Nord Stream 1” gas pipeline in Lubmen, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Germany may take ‘painful’ step to ignite coal power Italy and Austria are also looking to burn more coal … Read more

Russians advance and Zelensky expects escalation as EU prepares to welcome Ukraine

EU takes decision on Ukraine’s membership bid Zelensky says the battle for Donbass will intensify Sievierodonetsk city center of Russian attacks NATO’s Stoltenberg says the war could go on for years Kyiv (Reuters) – Russian forces seized riverside territory along the frontline in eastern Ukraine on Monday and President Volodymyr Zelensky predicted Moscow would step … Read more

Price hike week has stocks on track for biggest drop since 2020

Pedestrians reflect in a window in front of a board displaying stock prices on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia, February 9, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Everyone except the Bank of Japan is hiking Stocks fall as economic risks grow Yen falls as … Read more

Putin said on Friday that the sanctioned Kremlin is depriving Russia’s Davos of its elite

International Economic Forum June 15-18 in St. Petersburg There are no prominent Western figures in the “Russian Davos” because of the sanctions Putin delivers a grand speech June 17, talk to the media – assistant June 14 (Reuters) – Russia has for years hosted world leaders and business giants at its annual economic forum in … Read more

Russia asks Ukraine to lay down arms in the Battle of Severodonetsk

Severodonetsk city center to fight for eastern Ukraine Hundreds are trapped at the Azot chemical plant in Severodonetsk NATO defense ministers are scheduled to discuss military aid to Ukraine Kyiv (Reuters) – Russia told Ukrainian forces holed up in a chemical plant in the besieged city of Severodonetsk to lay down their weapons early on … Read more

Ukraine says troops are holding out in Severdonetsk after last bridge destroyed

The last bridge to Sievierodonetsk . destroyed The mayor says some evacuations are still possible Ukraine seeks howitzers, tanks and drones from the West Ukraine records gains in the south Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Tuesday its forces were holding out inside Severodonetsk and trying to evacuate civilians after Russia destroyed the last bridge … Read more

In the “miracle” city of Shenzhen, concerns about China’s economic future

SHENZHEN, China, June 13 (Reuters) – (This story was rewritten on June 12 to make it clear where in the penultimate paragraph) David Fong made his way from a poor village in central China to the booming southern city of Shenzhen as a young man in 1997. Over the next twenty-five years, he worked for … Read more

Global stocks near new lows in 2022 amid inflation fears

LONDON (Reuters) – Global stocks plunged towards 2022 lows and the Japanese yen fell to levels not seen in nearly a quarter of a century on Monday as sweltering inflation in the United States fueled fears of a more aggressive policy tightening in a large region. Central Bank Week. The significantly higher-than-expected US CPI reading … Read more