The Keystone pipeline has been shut down after a 14,000-barrel oil spill in Kansas

(Reuters) – Canada’s TC Energy shut down its Keystone pipeline in the United States after more than 14,000 barrels of crude oil spilled into a creek in Kansas, making it one of the largest crude oil spills in the United States in nearly a decade. The cause of the leak, which occurred in Kansas about … Read more

Relief and anxiety as major Chinese cities ease COVID restrictions

The easing comes after a week of historic protests The restrictions have hit the world’s second largest economy Nationwide mitigation measures expected soon – sources BEIJING (Reuters) – A further relaxation of COVID-19 testing requirements and quarantine rules in some Chinese cities was met with a mixture of relief and anxiety on Friday, as hundreds … Read more

China is preparing to ease coronavirus restrictions after a week of historic protests

Sources: China allows home quarantine, cuts mass testing A senior official says the severity of the virus is weakening The shift comes after a series of demonstrations Biggest public challenge show in years HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – China is set to announce an easing of COVID-19 quarantine protocols in the coming days and a cut … Read more

Ukraine’s embassy and a Spanish arms company receive booby-trapped letters – Police

MADRID/Kyiv (Reuters) – Spanish police confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that they are examining a possible link between two letter bombs sent to the Ukrainian ambassador in Madrid and a weapons company that makes missile launchers donated to Kyiv. In the first incident, an officer at Ukraine’s embassy in Madrid was injured when he … Read more

Clashes between protesters and police around the port of Adani in the Indian state of Kerala; More than 80 injuries

Billionaire Al-Adani’s massive seaport project hits with protests Clashes between police and protesters late Sunday as tensions rose The dispute over the construction of ports, which caused coastal erosion Al-Adani says he has all the necessary permits to develop the ports KOCHI, India, Nov 28 (Reuters) – More than 80 people were injured in India … Read more

Ukraine freeze gradually restores power after Russian strikes on the grid

Thirty percent of the Ukrainian force is still out The European Union pledges to help Ukraine overcome energy shortages Germany recognizes the Soviet-era famine as genocide Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukrainian authorities on Friday gradually restored electricity with the help of reconnecting the country’s four nuclear plants, but millions of people were kept in the dark … Read more

The United States is ready to authorize Chevron to increase oil production in Venezuela

The United States is ready to allow the oil giant to produce and sell Venezuelan oil Chevron is owed billions in unpaid debt by the state-run company PDVSA The United States aims to divert Venezuelan oil sales from shadow companies HOUSTON (Reuters) – Chevron Corp may soon win U.S. approval to expand operations in Venezuela … Read more

Ukrainians are preparing for a bleak winter as Russian strikes disrupt energy capacity

Ukrainians with little or no warming up after the bombing Temperatures in several areas are already below freezing Kherson residents receive an offer to evacuate to safer areas Ukrainian security forces raid the famous Kyiv Monastery Kyiv (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelensky pleaded with Ukrainians to conserve energy amid relentless Russian strikes that have halved … Read more

A Dutch court sentenced three to life in prison for shooting down an MH17 in Ukraine in 2014

The crash killed 298 passengers and crew The court ruled that a Russian missile shot down the plane Convicted men are on the run, it is believed in Russia AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch judges have convicted in absentia two Russians and a Ukrainian of murder for their roles in the 2014 downing of Flight MH17 … Read more

Amazon is laying off some hardware unit employees as it targets 10,000 cuts

November 16 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) The company said on Wednesday it had laid off some employees in its hardware group, with a person familiar with the company saying it was still targeting about 10,000 jobs, including in its retail and human resources divisions. The announcement, the first for Amazon since media outlets including … Read more