Biden and Xi clash over Taiwan in Bali but Cold War fears are lukewarm

Biden and Xi met for 3 hours before the G-20 Both leaders stress the need to put relations back on track Indonesia seeks partnerships on global economy at G20 Ukrainian President Zelensky to address the G20 on Tuesday NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov. 14 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping held … Read more

Ukraine’s Kherson races to restore energy and water after Russia’s withdrawal

The humanitarian situation in Kherson is “extremely difficult” – official Authorities are working to restore vital services Joy mixes with concerns about water and energy for Kherson residents Residents recount the violations committed by the occupation forces Fighting rages in Donetsk and eastern Luhansk regions Kherson, Ukraine (Reuters) – Public utilities companies in Kherson are … Read more

COVID public health emergency in the US to stay in place

Two Biden administration officials said Friday that the United States will maintain a public health emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing millions of Americans to get free tests, vaccines and treatments. One of the officials said the possibility of an increase in coronavirus cases in the winter and the need for more time to transition … Read more

South Korea begins investigation into deadly Halloween crush

The death toll rose to 154 and 149 wounded The government promises to conduct a thorough investigation Residents and officials offer condolences at the memorial The disaster is the worst in South Korea since 2014 Seoul ferry sinking SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean investigators combed through footage on Monday from more than 50 state, private … Read more

Korean theme park developer’s default bond indicates broader pressure

SEOUL (Reuters) – A missed bond repayment by a South Korean theme park developer has shaken up the country’s financial markets and raised concerns about the possibility of a credit crunch similar to the one that plunged China’s real estate market and economy into crisis. . South Korea’s central bank and financial regulators scrambled this … Read more

Musk says SpaceX cannot fund Ukraine’s Starlink network indefinitely

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Elon Musk said on Friday that rocket company SpaceX cannot indefinitely fund Starlink internet service in Ukraine, which has helped the country’s civilians and military stay online during the war with Russia. Musk’s comment on Twitter followed a media report that SpaceX had asked the Pentagon to pay Starlink’s donations. The billionaire … Read more

Druzhba pipeline leak reduces Russian oil flow to Germany

Poland discovered a leak late Tuesday Poland says the leak is likely accidental rather than sabotage Germany says its supplies of crude oil are sufficient Schwedt refinery serving Berlin has few alternatives WARSAW (Reuters) – Germany said on Wednesday it was receiving less oil but still had enough supplies after Poland found a leak in … Read more

Swedish police say the Nord Stream investigation has found evidence of bombings

The Swedish Security Service says the “grave vandalism” referred to Investigation shows explosions in Nord Stream 1 and 2 . pipelines Russia says he did not ask to participate in the investigation HELSINKI/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A crime-scene investigation of Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines from Russia to Europe has found evidence of explosions, … Read more

A Russian cosmonaut boards a SpaceX flight as part of the next space station crew

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX was scheduled to launch its next long-duration crew of the International Space Station into orbit on Wednesday, with a Russian cosmonaut on a flight with Americans and a Japanese. An astronaut as part of the mission. The SpaceX launch vehicle, consisting of a Falcon 9 … Read more

Analysis: Nord Stream gas leak raises climate concerns, but its impact is hard to determine

(Reuters) – Unexplained leaks in two Russian gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea are releasing greenhouse gas emissions, raising fears that the disruption could cause climate catastrophe — though it remains unclear to what extent. Neither pipeline was in operation, but both contained natural gas — which consists largely of methane, a potent greenhouse gas … Read more