EXCLUSIVE Russia begins stripping airliners for parts as sanctions bite

EXCLUSIVE Russia begins stripping airliners for parts as sanctions bite

This content was produced in Russia, where law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Russian airlines, including state-controlled Aeroflot (AFLT.MM), are retiring jetliners to get spare parts they can no longer buy from abroad in because of Western sanctions, four industry sources told Reuters. The measures are in … Read more

Myanmar’s ambassador to China died on Sunday

Myanmar’s ambassador to China died on Sunday

A man walks past a paramilitary policeman who watches outside the Myanmar Embassy in Beijing, China August 8, 2022. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s ambassador to China died suddenly in the southwest Chinese city of Kunming on Sunday, according to an obituary … Read more

Automakers say US Senate bill will jeopardize 2030 goals for electric vehicles

Automakers say US Senate bill will jeopardize 2030 goals for electric vehicles

FILE PHOTO – Volkswagen employees stand next to Volkswagen electric cars during a ceremony at German automaker Volkswagen’s first battery cell production plant ‘SalzGiga’ in Salzgitter, Germany, July 7, 2022. REUTERS / Fabrizio Bensch Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – A group representing General Motors (GM.N), Toyota … Read more

Temperatures rise as France tackles its worst drought on record

Temperatures rise as France tackles its worst drought on record

PARIS, Aug 7 (Reuters) – France braced for a fourth heatwave this summer on Sunday as its worst drought on record left parched villages without clean water and farmers were warned of a shortage of impending milk in winter. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne’s office has set up a crisis team to deal with a drought … Read more

German consul arrested in Brazil for the death of her husband

German consul arrested in Brazil for the death of her husband

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – A German diplomat in Rio de Janeiro, Uwe Herbert Hahn, was arrested on Saturday night in connection with the death of her Belgian husband, police said. Hahn said her husband, Walter Biot, died on Friday when he fell from their apartment in the Ipanema neighborhood after suffering a … Read more

US automakers say 70% of electric vehicle models would not qualify for tax credit under Senate bill

US automakers say 70% of electric vehicle models would not qualify for tax credit under Senate bill

The new GM logo is seen on the facade of the General Motors headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Most electric vehicle models would not be eligible for a $7,500 tax credit for U.S. buyers under a … Read more

Greek intelligence boss resigns amid wiretapping allegations

Greek intelligence boss resigns amid wiretapping allegations

ATHENS, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Greece’s intelligence chief resigned on Friday amid heightened scrutiny of the agency’s surveillance practices, including an accusation by an opposition party leader that it would have been wiretapped in 2021. Panagiotis Kontoleon, head of the EYP’s intelligence service, has tendered his resignation “following erroneous actions discovered during legal wiretapping procedures”, … Read more

Bombing hits power lines of Ukrainian nuclear power plant, both sides accuse each other

Bombing hits power lines of Ukrainian nuclear power plant, both sides accuse each other

Technicians shut down the reactor of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant Three grain ships leave Ukrainian Black Sea ports Turkey’s Erdogan meets Putin in Russia The fighting in the east centers on the fortified village KYIV, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Bombings hit a high-voltage power line at a major Ukrainian nuclear power plant captured by … Read more

Russia bans Western investors from selling bank assets and key energy stakes

Russia bans Western investors from selling bank assets and key energy stakes

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on the development of the country’s metallurgical sector, via video link at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia August 1, 2022. Sputnik/Pavel Byrkin/Kremlin via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in … Read more

Ukraine wants safe passage agreement for shipments to extend beyond grain

Ukraine wants safe passage agreement for shipments to extend beyond grain

Three grain ships leave Ukrainian ports First ship to arrive in Ukraine since the start of the war Fighting in the East is ‘hell’, says Zelenskiy NATO chief warns Putin must not be allowed to win ISTANBUL/Kyiv, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Three grain ships left Ukrainian ports on Friday under a safe passage agreement as … Read more