The energy crisis creates a new European order: strong Italy and ailing Germany

MILAN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – In the weeks following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Claudio Descalzi, CEO of major Italian energy company Eni. (ENI.MI)I embarked on a whirlwind of trips to Africa’s gas suppliers. The visits included meetings with officials in Algeria in February as well as talks in Angola, Egypt and the Republic of … Read more

Exclusive: Europe braces for mobile network outage

PARIS / STOCKHOLM / MILAN (Reuters) – Cell phones would be unimaginable in Europe this winter if blackouts or power rationing disrupted parts of mobile phone networks across the region. Russia’s decision to halt gas supplies through Europe’s main supply route in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine has increased the chances of an … Read more

Exclusive Twitter brands post ads next to child pornography accounts

Sept 28 (Reuters) – Some major advertisers including Dyson, Mazda, Forbes and PBS Kids have halted their marketing campaign or removed their ads from parts of Twitter because their promotions appeared alongside tweets urging child pornography, the companies told Reuters. Brands ranging from The Walt Disney Company (DIS.N)NBCUniversal (CMCSA.O) The Coca-Cola Company (KO.N) Children’s Hospital … Read more

Gas crisis plunges LNG shipping market into the hands of energy giants

LONDON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The skyrocketing price of liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping has alienated dozens of small traders, concentrating business in the hands of a handful of major global energy companies and major global trading houses. This grip is not expected to ease until 2026 when more LNG begins to emerge and lower prices, raising … Read more

Italy’s election winners target an era of political stability

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The right-wing bloc will have a clear majority in both houses Meloni will be the country’s first female prime minister The leader of the association says the government will be stable The government is not expected to be sworn in for a few weeks Record … Read more

Storm Fiona hits the east coast of Canada; Thousands without electricity

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona swept through eastern Canada on Saturday, bringing hurricane-force winds, downing 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 … 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

Exclusive, India’s largest lender asks exporters to trade with Bangladesh in rupees and taka

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – State Bank of India is the largest lender (SBI.NS) It has asked exporters to avoid settling deals with Bangladesh in dollars and other major currencies as it seeks to limit exposure to Dhaka’s declining reserves, according to an internal document and a source. Bangladesh’s $416 billion economy is grappling with rising … Read more