Europe club meets in Prague to build ‘new order’ without Russia

PRAGUE, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The European Union wants the 44 countries gathering for an inaugural summit in Prague of the European Political Community (EPC) on Thursday to highlight Russia’s international isolation over Moscow’s war in Ukraine, the bloc’s top diplomat said. However, the summit will likely be dominated by differences about how to cap … Read more

Rash of child deaths in Gambia linked to cough syrups made in India -WHO

Oct 5 (Reuters) – The deaths of dozens of young children in Gambia from acute kidney injuries may be linked to contaminated cough and cold syrups made by an Indian drug manufacturer, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. The findings, announced by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, followed tests on several medicinal syrups that … Read more

Protesters throng central Budapest in support of Hungarian teachers

BUDAPEST, Oct 5 (Reuters) – At least 10,000 Hungarian students, teachers and parents blocked a Budapest bridge before filling a main square outside parliament on Wednesday in support of teachers fighting for higher wages and teachers sacked for protesting. Teachers have launched an “I want to teach” campaign and called for civil disobedience to demand … Read more

Gas crisis set to worsen after Europe burns through winter stocks

European gas storage tanks around 90% full Gazprom resumes exports to Italy Kremlin wants to join Nord Stream leaks inquiry EU divided over proposals for gas price cap HELSINKI/BRUSSELS, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Europe may face an even more acute energy crunch next year after draining its natural gas tanks to get through the cold … Read more

Musk, Twitter may reach deal to end court battle as early as Wednesday -source

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct 5 (Reuters) – Elon Musk and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) may reach an agreement to end their litigation as soon as Wednesday and clear the way for the world’s richest person to close his $44 billion deal for the social media platform, a source familiar with the litigation told Reuters. Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick, … Read more

Ethiopia accepts African Union invitation to peace talks

Peace talks due in South Africa this weekend Conflict has raged since 2020, uprooting millions NAIROBI, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s government has accepted an invitation by the African Union to participate in peace talks aimed at ending a two-year conflict with rival Tigray forces, the prime minister’s national security adviser said on Wednesday. Tigray … Read more

Russian journalist who fled house arrest says she is innocent

Journalist confirms she has skipped house arrest Ovsyannikova defies Putin again in new video Oct 5 (Reuters) – Russian TV journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, accused of spreading fake news after staging a series of lone protests against the war in Ukraine, said on Wednesday she had fled house arrest because she had no case to answer. … Read more

OPEC+ heads for deep supply cuts, clash with U.S.

VIENNA/LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – OPEC+ looks set for deep cuts to its oil output targets when it meets on Wednesday, curbing supply in an already tight market despite pressure from the United States and others to pump more. The potential OPEC+ cut could spur a recovery in oil prices that have dropped to about … Read more

South Korea, U.S. fire missiles into the sea to protest ‘reckless’ North Korea test

SEOUL, Oct 5 (Reuters) – South Korea and the US military conducted rare missile drills and an American supercarrier repositioned east of North Korea after Pyongyang flew a missile over Japan, one of the allies’ sharpest responses since 2017 to a North Korean weapon test . Nuclear-armed North Korea test-fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) … Read more

U.S. to give Ukraine more rocket launchers, Biden tells Zelenskiy

WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden promised a new $625-million security assistance package to Ukraine on Tuesday, prompting a warning from Moscow that such a move risked a direct military clash between Russia and the West. The US package would include High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers used in Ukraine’s successful … Read more