Ukraine promises shelters for its people as winter sets in

Ukraine promises shelters for its people as winter sets in

‘Invincibility centers’ to provide heat, water, internet Power outages widespread as Russia targets electricity grid G7 to soon announce price cap on Russian oil – US official KYIV, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine promised shelters with heat and water and encouraged its people to save energy as a harsh winter loomed amid relentless Russian strikes … Read more

Children at school among 162 dead in Indonesia quake

Children at school among 162 dead in Indonesia quake

Death toll from 5.6-magnitude earthquake expect to rise Dozens remain trapped in the rubble – officials President CIANJUR, Indonesia, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Children killed when their schools collapsed accounted for many of the 162 dead in an earthquake that devastated a town on Indonesia’s main island of Java, an official said on Tuesday, as … Read more

Indonesia quake kills over 160, search for survivors continues

Indonesia quake kills over 160, search for survivors continues

CIANJUR, Indonesia, Nov 21 (Reuters) – A powerful earthquake killed more than 160 people in Indonesia’s West Java province on Monday, with rescuers searching for survivors trapped under the rubble amid a series of aftershocks. The epicenter of the 5.6 magnitude quake was near the town of Cianjur in mountainous West Java, about 75 km … Read more

Countries adopt COP27 deal with ‘loss and damage’ fund

Countries adopt COP27 deal with 'loss and damage' fund

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Countries adopted a hard-fought final agreement at the COP27 climate summit early on Sunday that sets up a fund to help poor countries being battered by climate disasters – but does not boost efforts to tackle the emissions causing them. After tense negotiations that ran through the night, … Read more

COP27 nears breakthrough on climate finance in scramble for final deal

COP27 nears breakthrough on climate finance in scramble for final deal

Countries studying details of new draft agreement Delegates herald possible breakthrough on loss and damage US proposes “phase out” of fossil fuels Some nations want firmer goals on long-term action SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Negotiators at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt neared a breakthrough deal on Saturday for a fund to … Read more

Germany warns its delegation of Egyptian spies at COP27

Germany warns its delegation of Egyptian spies at COP27

BERLIN, Nov 13 (Reuters) – German federal police have warned their nation’s delegation at the COP27 environmental summit in Egypt that its members may be subject to spying by Egyptian security agents, three people with knowledge of the matter said. In an email sent on Saturday, the police, known in Germany as the BKA, warned … Read more

COP27: We’re on a highway to climate hell, U.N. boss says

COP27: We're on a highway to climate hell, U.N. boss says

China, United States have leading role Guterres seeks coal phase-out by 2040 UAE, host of 2023 talks, says will keep producing fossil fuel SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT, Nov 7 (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres told countries gathered at the start of the COP27 summit in Egypt on Monday they face a stark choice: … Read more

Passenger plane crashes into Lake Victoria in Tanzania, 19 dead, prime minister says

Passenger plane crashes into Lake Victoria in Tanzania, 19 dead, prime minister says

Plane was trying to land at nearby airport – airline Rescuers in boats rush out to save trapped passengers Crash happened amid storms, heavy rain – broadcaster DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 6 (Reuters) – At least 19 people died when a passenger plane crashed into Lake Victoria in Tanzania on Sunday morning while trying to … Read more

Buffett’s Berkshire loses money as stocks, Hurricane Ian offset rising demand

Buffett's Berkshire loses money as stocks, Hurricane Ian offset rising demand

Nov 5 (Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) on Saturday posted a $2.69 billion third-quarter loss as rising inflation, falling stock investments and a big loss from Hurricane Ian offset improvement in many of the conglomerate’s businesses. Operating profit nevertheless rose by 20%, topping analyst forecasts. Berkshire benefited from increased demand and prices … Read more

Parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef show highest coral cover in 36 years

Parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef show highest coral cover in 36 years

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Two-thirds of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef showed the largest amount of coral cover in 36 years, but the reef remains vulnerable to increasingly frequent mass bleaching, an official long-term monitoring program reported on Thursday . The recovery in the central and northern stretches of the UNESCO world heritage-listed reef contrasted … Read more