Exclusive: Germany is stepping up its emergency monetary plans to tackle power outages

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German authorities are stepping up preparations to hand over emergency funds in the event of a power outage to keep the economy running as the nation prepares for a possible blackout caused by the war in Ukraine, four people involved said. One of the people said plans include the Bundesbank, Germany’s central … Read more

Ukraine warns of more attacks on infrastructure, mayor urges Kyiv to prepare for the worst

Russia may be preparing for more attacks on energy sites – Zelensky 4.5 million Ukrainians without electricity as winter approaches Biden aide held talks with senior Russian officials Report: US urges Ukraine to open up to talks with Russia Kyiv/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned on Sunday of possible further Russian attacks on … Read more

The Fed is raising interest rates significantly, indicating possible smaller increases in the future

The US central bank raises interest rates by 75 basis points Powell says the time to reassess the pace of rate hikes is ‘coming’ WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point as it continued to battle the worst spread of inflation in 40 years, … Read more

Russian drones attack the Ukrainian city of Kyiv; Fierce fighting in the east

Kyiv hit by Russian drones The main hotspots of Donbass are Soledar and Bakhmut – Zelenskiy Russia says it has repelled the Ukrainian advance in several areas Kyiv (Reuters) – Russian forces attacked the Ukrainian capital on Monday for the second time in a week, officials said, as Russian and Ukrainian forces fought fierce battles … Read more

Wall Street closed lower as the Fed pound exchange rate rose

Oil prices add to inflation problems after OPEC+ production cut Weekly jobless claims in the US increased more than expected Indices down: Dow Jones down 1.15%, Standard & Poor’s 1.02%, Nasdaq 0.68% Oct 6 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes closed lower on Thursday as concerns mounted ahead of closely watched monthly nonfarm payroll numbers … Read more

Thailand massacre: Ex-cop kills 24 children in knife and gun attack

Total death toll including the shooter 37 – from the police Attacker killed 24 children and 13 adults on a rampage It was a Thai day care center for children aged 2-5 Most of the child victims were stabbed – the police The attacker killed his wife and child and shot himself Klang, Thailand (Reuters) … Read more

The sharp rise of the dollar will extend into next year: Currency market analysts in a Reuters poll

BENGALURU (Reuters) – The unstoppable dollar, which is already seeing a major year, is likely to extend its dominance beyond 2022, according to a Reuters poll of foreign exchange strategists who said the currency is still some distance from the tipping point. . The dollar index is up over 16% so far in 2022, with … Read more

Wall Street fell due to growing economic growth concerns

The S&P 500 Index is back to its lowest level in nearly two years Airlines and cruises canceled due to Hurricane Ian CarMax slips by missing second-quarter forecast Indices down: Dow 1.54%, S&P 2.15%, Nasdaq 3.05% (Reuters) – Wall Street fell on Thursday, on fears of a global economic slowdown from aggressive central bank policy … Read more

Strong earthquake hits Mexico on fateful anniversary, killing at least two

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck western Mexico on Monday on the anniversary of two devastating earthquakes, killing at least two people, damaging buildings, disrupting electricity and sending Mexico City residents out for safety. Authorities said two people died in the Pacific port of Manzanillo, one of whom crashed into a department store … Read more

King Charles visits Wales, mile-long queue to see the Queen lying in state paused

King Charles visits Wales, last stop of his UK tour The King and his brothers stand awake on Friday night Police conduct a massive security operation before the funeral LONDON (Reuters) – As tens of thousands of people flocked to London ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral on Monday, the miles-long queue of mourners waiting … Read more