UN chief calls for international access to Ukrainian nuclear plant after new attack

Kyiv and Moscow blamed the trade for the Zaporizhzhya plant strikes Guterres: Any attack on a nuclear plant is a ‘suicide’ Two Ukrainian grain ships leave ports, 12 since last week (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for international inspectors to be allowed into the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant after Ukraine and … Read more

Weekly unemployment claims are rising in the US, but the labor market remains tight

Weekly unemployment claims increased from 6,000 to 260,000 Continuing claims rise 48000 to 1.416 million The trade deficit shrank 6.2% to $79.6 billion in June WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased last week, indicating some slackening in the labor market, although overall conditions remain tight. This was … Read more

Zelensky says the first grain ship “nothing” and the economy is in a coma

Inspection of a ship carrying grain from Ukraine in Turkey The ship bound for Lebanon crosses the Bosphorus strait The shipment is the first of its kind to leave Ukraine in wartime But the Ukrainian leader says more is needed Kyiv urgently needs to ship 10 million tons to cut the deficit Kyiv/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – … Read more

Russia accuses the United States of a direct role in the Ukraine war, grain ships docked off the Turkish coast

Official says Ukraine is consulting with the US on the use of HIMARS bombers The suspension prompts the Kremlin to accuse the United States of direct involvement Ukraine’s first wartime grain export ship arrives in the Bosphorus strait US sanctions target ex-Olympic gymnast seen as close to Putin ISTANBUL/LONDON (Reuters) – Russia on Tuesday accused … Read more

UK driving favorite Liz Truss Yew turned to pay plan in her first big gaffe

Conservative Trus cede major pledge Opponents say the policy would have hit nurses and police officers Polls show a conflicting picture of Truss’ progress The Daily Mail gives Truss its support LONDON (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, the front-runner to replace Boris Johnson as prime minister, was forced to back out of one … Read more

A tight US labor market continues to put upward pressure on wages; Inflation with rising temperatures

A welder works during the construction of a bus frame at the BYD electric bus plant in Lancaster, California, US, July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The employment cost index rose 1.3% in the second quarter Wages and salaries increased by 1.4%; 5.3% increase year over … Read more

Stocks rise as markets bet on more gradual price increases

Pedestrians wearing protective face masks walk past an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei average share, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan, July 14, 2022. REUTERS/Issa Kato Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian stocks followed suit on Friday from a late rally on Wall Street, as … Read more

Uncertainty about the Fed rate path, the European gas crisis dominates the currency markets

U.S. dollar, euro and Ukrainian hryvnia banknotes are shown in this illustrative photo taken in Kyiv, Ukraine, October 31, 2016. REUTERS/Valentin Ogirenko/Illustration Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON (Reuters) – With U.S. interest rates rising this week and increasing uncertainty over the Federal Reserve’s tightening path, the dollar kept the … Read more