Thousands queue for petrol, gas in Sri Lanka amid warnings of food shortages

Thousands queue for petrol, gas in Sri Lanka amid warnings of food shortages

COLOMBO, May 20 (Reuters) – Thousands of people lined up for cooking gas and petrol in Sri Lanka’s commercial capital on Friday and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned of a food shortage as the island nation is battling a devastating economic crisis. Lines have formed in many parts of Colombo, a city of around 900,000, … Read more

Australia says Chinese spy ship did not breach law of the sea

Australia says Chinese spy ship did not breach law of the sea

The People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) intelligence collection vessel Haiwangxing is pictured operating near the Australian coast in this image released May 13, 2022. Australian Department of Defence/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, May 14 (Reuters) – A Chinese intelligence vessel spotted off the west coast of Australia … Read more

Crypto world stabilizes, bitcoin rallies after stablecoin crash

Crypto world stabilizes, bitcoin rallies after stablecoin crash

Bitcoin hits an intraday high above $30,000 TerraUSD Collapse Shakes Crypto Market Analysts say the impact on traditional markets is limited HONG KONG/LONDON/NEW YORK, May 13 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrencies stabilized on Friday, with bitcoin recovering from a 16-month low after a volatile week dominated by the collapse in value of TerraUSD, a so-called stablecoin. Crypto … Read more

Australia says Chinese spy ship’s presence off west coast ‘concerning’

Australia says Chinese spy ship's presence off west coast 'concerning'

SYDNEY, May 13 (Reuters) – A Chinese intelligence vessel was tracked off Australia’s west coast within 50 nautical miles of a sensitive defense installation, Australia said on Friday, raising concerns amid an election campaign over China’s assertive behavior in the region. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Chinese navy ship was not in Australian territorial … Read more

Stocks hold steady, yields fall ahead of US inflation data

Stocks hold steady, yields fall ahead of US inflation data

MILAN, May 11 (Reuters) – Global stocks rose on Wednesday and bond yields fell further below recent highs ahead of U.S. inflation data that will give an idea of ​​how aggressively the Federal Reserve will rise rates. European stocks extended their rebound from two-month lows and US futures also gained ahead of the release of … Read more

Stocks rebound as yields and oil prices fall

Stocks rebound as yields and oil prices fall

Gold and Oil Futures Fall as Bitcoin Rises Dollar gains ground in volatile session NEW YORK, May 10 (Reuters) – Shares on Wall Street rebounded on Tuesday and U.S. Treasury yields fell as oil prices fell amid fears over inflation and slowing economic growth in the world. US Treasuries rallied, with the yield on the … Read more

‘Like a prison’: Shanghai, Beijing ratchet up COVID restrictions

'Like a prison': Shanghai, Beijing ratchet up COVID curbs

Shanghai tells some to stay home and not receive deliveries Part of effort to eliminate infections by end of May – sources China’s capital Beijing imposes the toughest restrictions yet Lawyers question legality of tough measures as anger grows Chinese export growth weakest in two years, currency plummets SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 9 (Reuters) – China’s two … Read more

Analysts investigate possibility of North Korea missile test ‘deception’

Analysts investigate possibility of North Korea missile test 'deception'

A glimpse of what state media is reporting is the launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) “Hwasong-17” in this undated photo released March 25, 2022 by Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) of South Korea North. KCNA via REUTERS/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, March 28 (Reuters) – Reports … Read more

Israel’s U.S., Arab partners close ranks on Iran and urge Palestine talks

Israel's U.S., Arab partners close ranks on Iran and urge Palestine talks

SDE BOKER, Israel, March 28 (Reuters) – Senior diplomats from the United States and four Arab countries gathered in Israel on Monday to show unity against Iran, but also used the rare summit to put pressure on their host to relaunch a long stalled peace process. with the Palestinians. Concluding the two-day talks at a … Read more

Ukraine ready to discuss adopting neutral status in Russia peace deal, Zelenskiy says

Ukraine ready to discuss adopting neutral status in Russia peace deal, Zelenskiy says

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy addresses Doha Forum participants via video link, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine March 26, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential News Service/ Handout via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LVIV, Ukraine, March 27 (Reuters) – Ukraine is ready to discuss adopting a neutral status as … Read more