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

Iran’s top cleric says the morality police are closed

Demonstrators are calling for an economic boycott from Monday to Wednesday Raisi visits Tehran University on Wednesday on Student’s Day The Home Office is silent about the status of the morality police DUBAI (Reuters) – Demonstrators in Iran on Sunday called for a three-day strike this week, stepping up pressure on authorities after the public … 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

Protests erupted in Xinjiang and Beijing after a deadly fire

(Reuters) – Public anger in China over the expansion of COVID-19 lockdowns across the country has erupted in rare protests in China’s far-western region of Xinjiang and the country’s capital, where infections hit a new record. Crowds took to the streets Friday night in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, chanting “Stop the lockdown!” and pumping … 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

North Korea’s Kim oversees intercontinental ballistic missile testing, and pledges more nuclear weapons

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to counter U.S. nuclear threats with nuclear weapons, state news agency KCNA said on Saturday while inspecting an intercontinental ballistic missile test in the country. The isolated country tested a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday, a day after it warned of “fierce military … Read more

Retail sales in the United States are rising strongly. Raised GDP estimates for the fourth quarter

Retail sales rose 1.3% in October Core retail sales rose 0.7%; September Sales Review Import prices fell for the fourth month in a row industrial production rose 0.1%; Previous months revised down WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in October as households stepped up purchases of cars and a range of … 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