COVID has hit HIV detection in Europe and is threatening eradication progress

COVID has hit HIV detection in Europe and is threatening eradication progress

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – The number of people in Europe with undiagnosed HIV has risen as testing has fallen during the COVID-19 pandemic, threatening a global goal to end the disease by 2030, a report said. A joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control … Read more

Interpol has confirmed a red notice for Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos

Interpol has confirmed a red notice for Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos

LISBON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Global police agency Interpol confirmed on Wednesday it had issued a red notice for Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of the country’s former president, asking global law enforcement agencies to track her down and temporarily arrest her. Dos Santos, who has repeatedly denied wrongdoing, has faced corruption charges … Read more

The EU failed to agree on a price ceiling for Russian oil, diplomats say

The EU failed to agree on a price ceiling for Russian oil, diplomats say

BRUSSELS, Nov 28 (Reuters) – European Union governments failed to agree on a price cap for Russian offshore oil on Monday, as Poland insisted the cap must be set lower than proposed by the G7 to reduce Moscow’s ability to finance its invasion. Ukraine, diplomats said. “There is no agreement. The legal texts have now … Read more

Exclusive: South Korea’s Yoon warns of unprecedented response to North Korea’s nuclear test, calls on China to do more

Exclusive: South Korea’s Yoon warns of unprecedented response to North Korea’s nuclear test, calls on China to do more

SEOUL, Nov 29 (Reuters) – South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol warned of an unprecedented joint response with allies if North Korea proceeds with a nuclear test and called on China to help deter the North from pursuing banned nuclear weapons and missile development. . In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters on Monday, Yoon called on … Read more

Oil prices erase 2022 gains as Chinese protests raise demand concerns

Oil prices erase 2022 gains as Chinese protests raise demand concerns

WTI is at its lowest since December 2021, Brent at its lowest since January 2022 Clashes in Shanghai as COVID protests across China Investors are focused on the next OPEC+ meeting on December 4 Nov 28 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell to near their lowest this year on Monday as street protests against strict COVID-19 … Read more

Ukraine’s nuclear chief says he sees signs Russia may abandon occupied plant

Ukraine’s nuclear chief says he sees signs Russia may abandon occupied plant

KYIV, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The head of Ukraine’s state-run nuclear power firm said on Sunday there were signs Russian forces may be preparing to leave the sprawling Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which they seized shortly after their invasion in March. Such a move would be a big change on the battlefield in the partially … Read more

Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy targeting ‘disruptive’ China

Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy targeting ‘disruptive’ China

OTTAWA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Canada launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy on Sunday, pledging more resources to tackle a “disruptive” China while working with the world’s second-largest economy on climate change and trade issues. The 26-page document outlined C$2.3 billion ($1.7 billion) in spending, among other things, to bolster Canada’s military presence and cyber security … Read more

Snow-covered Kyiv struggles with power outages amid fears of new attacks

Snow-covered Kyiv struggles with power outages amid fears of new attacks

Ukraine races to repair infrastructure hit by Russia Winter with an approximately 20% energy capacity deficit Party chief says coming week could be ‘really tough’ KYIV, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Snow fell in Kiev and temperatures hovered around freezing on Sunday as millions of people in and around the Ukrainian capital faced power and central … Read more

Germany in talks with allies about Polish pressure to deploy Patriots in Ukraine

Germany in talks with allies about Polish pressure to deploy Patriots in Ukraine

NATO says the decision to deploy Patriots to a specific country Poland has asked to send German launchers to western Ukraine BERLIN/WARSAW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Germany said on Friday it was discussing with allies Poland a request for German Patriot air defense units to be sent to Ukraine after the head of NATO suggested … Read more

Oil muted as price cap proposal eases supply concerns

Oil prices erase 2022 gains as Chinese protests raise demand concerns

G7 Russian oil price ceiling could be above current trading levels EIA gasoline inventory data shows higher-than-expected production volume China’s COVID-19 controls are tightening Nov 24 (Reuters) – Benchmark Brent crude fell slightly on Thursday, while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude held steady and hovered within sight of two-month lows as the level of a … Read more