Brexit: France releases a list of sanctions if Britain withholds fishing licenses

French fishermen repair their nets in Boulogne-sur-Mer, northern France, 28 December 2020. Photo taken 28 December 2020. REUTERS / Charles Platiau PARIS, October 27 (Reuters) – France released a list of sanctions that could take effect on November 2, unless sufficient progress is made in its post-Brexit fisheries with Britain, saying it was working on … Read more

Hong Kong’s Zero-COVID Policy Undermines Financial Hub Status – Industry Group

A general view of the Central Business District, in Hong Kong, China, September 15, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu HONG KONG, Oct. 25 (Reuters) – A financial sector group warned on Monday that Hong Kong’s zero-COVID policy and strict quarantine requirements for international travelers threaten to undermine the city’s status as a financial hub. The Asia Securities … Read more

Erdogan’s critics say the demand for deportations is a distraction from economic problems

Erdogan is dragging Turkey to the bottom, says the opposition leader Kavala in jail since late 2017 without conviction Turkish lira has lost almost a quarter of its value this year Opinion polls show support for Erdogan falling ahead of the 2023 election ISTANBUL, October 24 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan’s political opponents said his … Read more

Israel designates Palestinian civil society groups as terrorists, UN ‘troubled’

A girl wearing a protective face mask and headband from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) watches during a rally to show solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Maher Al-Akhras, who is in possession of Israel, in Gaza City October 12 2020. REUTERS / Mohammed Salem Palestinians, rights watchdogs reject the designations Israel … Read more

US SEC targets executive pay in corporate crackdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (Reuters) – The new Democratic leadership of the US securities watchdog has a message for the high-paid executives of Corporate America: If your company messes up, your pay is at risk. Reclaiming compensation is becoming an important part of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) agenda as corporate misconduct hits hard, … Read more

RPT EXCLUSIVE US Slows Oil & Gas Fusion Resources

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (Reuters) – US antitrust regulators have extended the approval process for at least five oil and gas mergers and acquisitions in the past three months as President Joe Biden’s administration scrutinizes deals to stem soaring energy prices , according to regulatory filings and corporate lawyers. The slowdown comes amid mounting pressure … Read more

Survivors of poison leave Spain’s Prado and end protest

A General Overview of the El Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain, July 21, 2021. REUTERS / Juan Medina / File Photo Six protesters inside the art gallery, others outside The requirements include meeting with PM, medical costs Rapeseed oil poisoning in 1981 injured thousands MADRID, October 19 (Reuters) – Survivors of a mass food poisoning … Read more

Hungry for fuel, China looks to the US, Europe looks to aid plans

A coal-fired power plant can be seen in the city of Baotou, in China’s autonomous region of Inner Mongolia, October 31, 2010. REUTERS / David Gray Chinese companies in negotiations with US LNG suppliers – sources Coal prices hit record highs in China due to shortages Poland, Germany are taking steps to support consumers Oil … Read more

Domino’s fuels rare drop in US sales as slowing demand bites the labor crisis

Oct 14 (Reuters) – Domino’s Pizza Inc (DPZ.N) on Thursday posted its first same-store sales decline in the US in more than a decade as the world’s largest pizza chain struggled with a slowdown in delivery demand and a tight labor market that caused a shortage of drivers. As COVID-19 subsides, Americans have begun eating … Read more

Price squeeze: world economy caught in perfect storm

British chicken king says 20 years of cheap food is over IEA says energy crisis could threaten economic recovery Cold keeps coal prices high in China, power outage continues Biden targets bottlenecks threatening vacation sales LONDON/TOKYO, Oct. 14 (Reuters) – From beef bowls in Tokyo to chicken breast rolls in London, consumers are beginning to … Read more