William and Harry stand vigil with cousins at queen’s coffin

Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren hold vigil Line to see queen’s coffin stretches for 11 hours World leaders start arriving in London for funeral LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Princes William and Harry stood vigil at either end of the coffin of their grandmother Queen Elizabeth on Saturday, heads bowed as a line of mourners streamed past … Read more

Queen Elizabeth dies at 96, ending an era for Britain

Queen had reigned for 70 years Family had gathered at her Balmoral home Son Charles, 73, becomes king BALMORAL, Scotland, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and the nation’s figurehead for seven decades, died at her home in Scotland aged 96 on Thursday. “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” Buckingham … Read more

OPEC+ makes small trim to world oil supplies as prices fall

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — OPEC and allied oil-producing countries, including Russia, made a small trim in their supplies to the global economy Monday, underlining their unhappiness as recession fears help drive down crude prices — along with the cost of gasolineto drivers’ delight. The decision for October rolls back a mostly symbolic increase of 100,000 … Read more

Court hears arguments for unsealing records in FBI raid of Trump’s home

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug 18 (Reuters) – Sealed records containing evidence the US Justice Department presented to secure court approval to search Donald Trump’s Florida home were at the heart of a hearing on Thursday, where news organizations are trying to persuade federal judge that the public deserves to see the details. The Justice … Read more

Amid global alarm, Ukraine, Russia trade blame for nuclear plant attacks

Kyiv warns of Chornobyl-style disaster unless secured area Both sides say in favor of visit by nuclear inspectors UN’s Guterres says any attack on a nuclear plant is ‘suicidal’ Two Ukrainian grain ships leave ports, 12 since last week KYIV, Aug 8 (Reuters) – International alarm over the weekend shelling of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex … Read more

Putin’s rumored girlfriend hit with latest U.S. sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new round of US sanctions targeting Russian elites includes a woman named in news reports as Vladimir Putin’s longtime romantic partner. The Treasury Department said Tuesday that the government has frozen the visa of Alina Kabaeva, an Olympic gymnast in her youth and former member of the state Duma, and imposed … Read more

UN health agency chief declares monkeypox a global emergency

LONDON (AP) — The expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an “extraordinary” situation that qualifies as a global emergency, the World Health Organization chief said Saturday, a declaration that could spur further investment in treating the once-rare disease and worsen the scramble for scarce vaccines. A global emergency is WHO’s highest level … Read more

France plans full nationalisation of power utility EDF

PARIS, July 6 (Reuters) – France will fully nationalise EDF (EDF.PA), Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said on Wednesday, in a move that would give the government more control over a restructuring of the debt-laden group while contending with a European energy crisis. EDF, in which the state already owns 84%, is one of Europe’s biggest … Read more

Horror on Oslo Pride day as gunman goes on deadly rampage at gay bar

Gunman kills two, injures 21 Revellers hid in basement of Oslo bar Official Pride parade canceled after tragedy Terrorism threat assessment raised to highest level Pride rainbow ‘coloured black’, government minister says OSLO, June 25 (Reuters) – Terrified revellers at a gay bar in Oslo hid in a basement and desperately called loved ones as … Read more

NATO warns of long Ukraine war as battles grind on

NATO’s Stoltenberg says war could last years Ukraine admits setback near Sievierodonetsk Russia trying to approach Kharkiv-Ukraine official ‘All that is ours we will take back’ -Zelenskiy KYIV, June 19 (Reuters) – The war in Ukraine could last for years, the head of NATO said on Sunday, calling for steadfast support from Ukraine’s allies as … Read more