Storm Fiona batters Canada’s east coast, forcing evacuations

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona swept through eastern Canada on Saturday, bringing hurricane-force winds, forcing evacuations, blowing trees and power lines and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm’s center, which has been downgraded to Post-Tropical Hurricane Fiona, is now … Read more

At the United Nations, Micronesia denounces Japan’s plan to release Fukushima waters into the Pacific Ocean

A worker, wearing protective suits and masks, takes notes in front of radioactive water storage tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant of Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (TEPCO) in Okuma City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Toro Hanai Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The … Read more

Hurricane Fiona was seen surging after hitting the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) – Hurricane Fiona was moving north on Monday evening after dumping torrential rain and strong winds in the Dominican Republic and causing a complete blackout in neighboring Puerto Rico, where at least two people live. Die. A Category 2 hurricane is likely to become a Category 3 hurricane as … Read more

The US dollar advances as markets brace for a significant Fed rate hike

US dollar banknotes are shown in front of the stock graph displayed in this illustration taken on February 8, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Markets in consolidation mode ahead of Fed policy decision Fed Funds futures price has a 21% chance of a 100 basis point … Read more

Zelensky pledged no complacency as Ukraine says troops are crossing the Uskil River in the country’s northeast

Russia steps up strikes on Ukrainian civilian targets Ukraine says its forces have advanced to the east bank of the Oskil River Biden urges Putin not to use tactical nuclear and chemical weapons Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed not to stop fighting to reclaim lands lost to Russia as Kyiv said its … Read more

The Fed decided to raise the interest rate by 75 basis points; Axial early unlikely

A woman holds US dollar bills in this illustration taken on May 30, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Rovich/Illustration Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BENGALURU (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by 75 basis points next week and is likely to keep the rate on hold for an extended period … Read more

Exclusive: Biden hits China with broader restrictions on exports of US chips and gadgets

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Next month, several people familiar with the matter said, the Biden administration plans to expand restrictions on US shipments to China of semiconductors used in artificial intelligence and chip-making tools. The Commerce Department intends to publish new regulations based on the restrictions sent in letters … Read more

Queen Elizabeth’s family rushes to the side of the ailing king

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Doctors say the Queen, 96, is under medical supervision Heir to the throne Prince Charles with the Queen Family members go to Balmoral Castle BALMORAL, Scotland (Reuters) – Britain’s royal family rushed to stay with Queen Elizabeth after doctors said they were concerned about the … Read more

Putin casts doubt on Ukraine’s grain deal and gas supplies to Europe

Putin accuses Kyiv and the West of violating the grain deal Russia wants to discuss changing the terms of the deal Threatens to cut off energy exports if Europe imposes price controls Kyiv (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday discussed reopening a U.N.-brokered deal for Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea and threatened … Read more