The Spanish Prime Minister sent a message bomb similar to the device that hit the Ukrainian embassy official

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain has beefed up security at public and diplomatic buildings after a series of rigged letters, including one to Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and another to the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid, in which an official was slightly injured. The Interior Ministry revealed Thursday that an “envelope containing pyrotechnic substance” addressed to Sanchez … Read more

Ukraine’s embassy and a Spanish arms company receive booby-trapped letters – Police

MADRID/Kyiv (Reuters) – Spanish police confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that they are examining a possible link between two letter bombs sent to the Ukrainian ambassador in Madrid and a weapons company that makes missile launchers donated to Kyiv. In the first incident, an officer at Ukraine’s embassy in Madrid was injured when he … Read more

The Italian government approves the 2023 budget of 35 billion euros to boost the economy

The budget finds more than 21 billion euros to tame energy bills Additional energy company profits are taxed at 35%. Includes amnesty for tax arrears, lowering the retirement age Relaunching a bridge project linking Sicily with the mainland ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s new right-wing government approved its first budget on Tuesday, a package focused on … Read more

Debate over the Ukraine war dominates the summit of the Group of 20 major economies

Draft Declaration: “Most” G20 Members Condemn Ukraine’s War Ukrainian Zelensky pushes his plan to end the conflict Indonesia calls for an end to political polarization US President Biden skips a dinner party in Bali NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) – A Western-led campaign to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine dominated Tuesday’s G20 summit in Indonesia’s Bali … Read more

Biden and Xi clash over Taiwan in Bali but Cold War concerns are tepid

Biden and Xi meet for 3 hours before the G20 Both leaders stress the need to get relations back on track Indonesia seeks partnerships on the global economy in the G20 Ukraine’s President Zelensky addresses the G20 on Tuesday NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov. 14 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping … Read more

Marine heat waves in the Mediterranean threaten coastal livelihoods

KIRKANAH ISLANDS, Tunisia, NOV 13 (Reuters) – (This story was corrected on November 13 to show that the sea temperature is 1.2°C higher than it was 30 years ago, not 0.4°C, in paragraph 18) A decade ago, the nets of Tunisian fisherman Ahmed Cheli were bloated with fish and octopus that he sold at the … Read more

European debt market pressures force some governments to rewrite trading rules

Oct 31 (Reuters) – Some euro zone countries have relaxed rules for banks that handle the circulation of their government debt to help them weather some of the toughest market conditions in years, officials told Reuters. Of the 11 major eurozone debt agencies contacted by Reuters, officials in the Netherlands and Belgium told Reuters they … Read more

Brawls erupt as French strike demands higher wages

PARIS (Reuters) – Dozens of black-clad protesters clashed with police and smashed shop windows on Tuesday on the sidelines of a demonstration as several thousand people took to the streets of Paris to demand higher wages as inflation wiped out their homes. purchasing power. Early in the evening, the Interior Ministry said 11 people were … Read more

Druzhba pipeline leak reduces Russian oil flow to Germany

Poland discovered a leak late Tuesday No sign of vandalism, says Poland Germany says its supplies of crude oil are sufficient Schwedt refinery serving Berlin has few alternatives WARSAW (Reuters) – Germany said on Wednesday it was receiving less oil but still had enough supplies after Poland found a leak in the Druzhba pipeline that … Read more

European stocks struggle for direction, sterling recovers after Bank of England warning

LONDON (Reuters) – European shares were flat in early trade on Wednesday, while sterling rebounded after hitting a 13-day low overnight, as the Bank of England reiterated it would end emergency bond purchases at the end of the week. . Global stock markets have fallen sharply in recent days, weighed down by mounting concerns about … Read more