Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain

TOKYO, June 28 (Reuters) – Japan baked under scorching temperatures for a fourth successive day on Tuesday, as the capital’s heat broke nearly 150-year-old records for June and mandated power supply remained tight enough to raise the spectrum of cuts. The heatwave comes less than two weeks before a national election in which prices, including … Read more

Macron tells Biden that UAE, Saudi can barely raise oil output

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, June 28 (Reuters) – Two top OPEC oil producers, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, can barely increase oil production, French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said he had been told by the UAE’s president. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been perceived as the only two countries in the Organization of … Read more

Stocks swing higher as China eases quarantine rules

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying graphs (top) of Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register HONG KONG, June 28 (Reuters) – Asian shares swung into positive territory … Read more

European shares hit two-week high as China eases COVID-19 curbs

The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, June 24, 2022. REUTERS/Staff Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Prosus tops STOXX 600 on Tencent stake sale plan Shanghai declares victory over COVID-19 Mining sector leads gains June 27 (Reuters) – European shares closed at … Read more

Airlines cancel over 700 U.S. flights as labor crunch, bad weather weigh

June 27 (Reuters) – Airlines canceled over 700 flights in the United States on Monday, as adverse weather and a shortage of staff hurt their ability to keep up with a surge in summer travel demand. Total flight cancellations within, into, or out of the United States as of 1.07 pm ET were 747, as … Read more

Oil prices rise amid G7 talks on new Russian sanctions

Crude oil storage tanks are seen at the Kinder Morgan terminal in Sherwood Park, near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Helgren Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register HOUSTON, June 27 (Reuters) – Oil prices traded higher on Monday in a volatile session as investors waited for any moves against Russian … Read more

Stocks extend bear market bounce as inflation angst eases

MILAN/TOKYO, June 27 (Reuters) – World shares extended their bounce on Monday, building on Friday’s strong Wall Street close as off-peak oil prices helped sentiment improve and temper fears of prolonged inflation. Strong morning gains in Europe and a rally across Asian markets after China further eased COVID-19 restrictions drove the MSCI’s benchmark for global … Read more

Pakistan orders masks on domestic flights as COVID numbers rise

A man wears protective mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while he walks along a road in Karachi, Pakistan January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register KARACHI, Pakistan, June 27 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s aviation regulator has made mandatory masks on domestic flights regulator given … Read more

Ecuador cuts gasoline prices in latest concession to protesters

QUITO, June 26 (Reuters) – Ecuadorean President Guillermo Lasso said on Sunday he would cut prices for gasoline and diesel by 10 cents a gallon, the latest concession to try to end nearly two weeks of anti-government protests in which at least six people have died. The sometimes-violent demonstrations by largely indigenous protesters demanding lower … Read more

Cannabis use has risen with legalization and COVID lockdowns, U.N. report says

Legalizing drug appears to increase regular use, UNODC says Cannabis on market getting stronger in terms of THC content Cocaine production, US opioid overdose deaths hit records VIENNA, June 27 (Reuters) – Places including US states that have legalized cannabis appear to have increased its regular use, while COVID lockdowns had a similar effect, raising … Read more