COVID hits HIV detection in Europe, threatens eradication progress

LONDON, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – The number of people in Europe with undiagnosed HIV has risen as testing rates fell during the COVID-19 pandemic, jeopardizing a global goal to end the disease by 2030, according to a report. The joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and … Read more

Spotify and Epic Games join Musk in battle against Apple fees

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s declaration of war on Apple (AAPL.O) in a series of tweets on Monday gives Spotify and Fortnite maker Epic Games a powerful ally to hold the tech giant to account over its 30% App Store fees. Musk criticized the fee Apple charges software developers for in-app purchases, posting … Read more

Ukrainian avant-garde art finds shelter for war in Madrid

MADRID, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Ukrainian art has found refuge in Madrid, where a retrospective of the country’s avant-garde in the early 20th century shows works little known to the general public, while giving them provides a safe haven away from the bombs. On Tuesday, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in the Spanish capital opened the exhibition … Read more

Oil prices erase 2022 gains as protests in China raise demand concerns

WTI is lowest since December 2021, Brent lowest since January 2022 Clashes in Shanghai as COVID protests flare up across China Investors are focusing on the next OPEC+ meeting on December 4 Nov 28 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell close to their year-to-date lows on Monday as street protests against strict COVID-19 restrictions in China, … Read more

The boss of Ukraine’s nuclear power plant says he sees signs that Russia could leave the occupied plant

KYIV, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The head of Ukraine’s state-run nuclear power company said on Sunday there were signs Russian troops were preparing to leave the massive Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant they seized in March shortly after their invasion names. Such a move would represent a major battlefield change in the partially occupied southeastern region … Read more

Snowy Kiev is struggling with power outages for fear of new attacks

Ukraine is rushing to repair infrastructure hit by Russia Winter starts with an energy shortage of about 20% Party boss says next week could be ‘very difficult’ KYIV, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Snow fell in Kyiv and temperatures hovered around freezing on Sunday, as millions in and around the Ukrainian capital struggled with power supply … Read more

Oil muted as price cap proposal eases supply concerns

G7 price cap on Russian oil could be above current trade levels EIA data on gasoline stocks show higher-than-expected build COVID-19 controls tighten in China Nov 24 (Reuters) – Benchmark Brent oil fell lower on Thursday as West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude held steady, floating within sight of two-month lows as the level of a … Read more

Double blasts in Jerusalem have left one dead in a suspected Palestinian attack

At least 14 injured in two explosions at bus stops Hamas praises attack, claims no responsibility Explosions recall bus bombings in 2000-2005 JERUSALEM, Nov. 23 (Reuters) – Two bombs exploded at bus stops on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a 16-year-old boy and injuring at least 14 other people in what appeared to … Read more

Europe hardest hit by global slowdown -OECD

Global growth to fall from 3.1% in 2022 to 2.2% in 2023 National outlooks vary widely, with the UK lagging behind other economies Central banks urged interest rates to keep raising rates PARIS, Nov. 22 (Reuters) – The global economy should avoid recession next year, but the worst energy crisis since the 1970s will trigger … Read more

Top Russian official warns of possible nuclear accident in Zaporizhzhia

LONDON, Nov. 21 (Reuters) – The head of Russia’s state atomic energy agency, Rosatom, warned on Monday that there was a risk of a nuclear accident at Zaporizhzhia’s nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, following renewed shelling over the weekend. Moscow and Kiev have exchanged allegations of shelling the facility for months since Russian forces took … Read more