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Brent crude futures fell 89 cents, or 0.9%, to $97.26 a barrel by 0034 GMT after settling 1.5% lower on Friday. read moreRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register"The official data suggests that oil demand is weakening as domestic logistics and consumer demand are deterred by the record high oil pump prices," said Heron Lin, an economist at Moody's Analytics. Oil prices rebounded more than 3% last week after a damaged oil pipeline component disrupted output at several offshore Gulf of Mexico platforms and as investors pared back expectations for interest rate increases in the United States. The rig count, an early indicator of future output, has been slow to grow with oil production only seen recovering from pandemic-related cuts next year. Global oil markets remained supported by tight supplies in the run-up to EU sanctions on Russian crude oil and refined product supplies this winter.
Persons: Stringer, Heron Lin, Amin Nasser, Nasser, Baker Hughes, Florence Tan, Kenneth Maxwell Our Organizations: REUTERS, Saudi Aramco, Brent, . West Texas, Moody's Analytics, United States, Producers, European Union, Thomson Locations: Karamay, Xinjiang Uigur Autonomous, Saudi, Gulf, Mexico, SINGAPORE, China, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabian, United, Louisiana, Iran, United States
WASHINGTON/DUBAI, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Whether or not Tehran and Washington accept a European Union "final" offer to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, neither is likely to declare the pact dead because keeping it alive serves both sides' interests, diplomats, analysts and officials said. "We are in no rush," said a senior Iranian official who spoke on condition of anonymity. Therefore, time is not of the essence for Iran," said a second senior Iranian official. read moreDANGLINGThe lack of better policy options for Washington, and Tehran's view that time is on its side, could leave the deal dangling. "It is unclear whether Iranian leaders have decided not to revive the deal or have not made a definitive decision, but either way, continuing this limbo period likely serves their interests," Rome said.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Donald Trump, Trump, Biden, Dennis Ross, John Bolton, Salman Rushdie, Henry Rome, Parisa, Arshad Mohammed, Jonathan Landay, Mary Milliken, Grant McCool Organizations: U.S, Washington, EU, United, Iranian, Democrat, Republicans, Washington Institute for Near, White House, Eurasia Group, Thomson Locations: WASHINGTON, DUBAI, Tehran, Washington, Union, Iran, U.S, China, India, Ukraine, European, Iranian, Russia, United States, Rome, Parisa Hafezi, Dubai
Image A serviceman with a Russian flag on his uniform near the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant this month. Ukraine has accused Russia of directing strikes there to cut off energy supplies to other cities and to try to discredit the Ukrainian military in the world’s eyes. In his nightly address on Saturday, President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine said the situation at the nuclear power plant was a threat to the rest of Europe, too. The intelligence agency said that, among other things, Russian forces were flying Ukrainian flags in positions where their artillery was located. More worrying is the chance that a power transformer is hit by shelling, raising the risk of a fire.
Persons: Alexander Ermochenko, Friday, Volodymyr Zelensky, Ria Novosti, Edwin Lyman, Lyman Organizations: Ukrainian, Saturday, Union, Ria, Union of Concerned Scientists Locations: Russian, Ukraine, United States, Russia, Ukrainian, Europe, Vodyane, Cambridge, Japan
Jack Weaver, an 82-year-old retired dairy farmer whose house sits on a Civil War battlefield, lives near General Motors' Spring Hill plant in Tennessee. The 82-year-old retired dairy farmer has lived in Spring Hill nearly his entire life. Rivian has faced notable pushback since announcing plans last year to build a $5 billion plant about 45 miles east of Atlanta, Georgia. In many cases, like in Spring Hill, the unexpected finds become intertwined in our own history, as well." The surrounding area is currently being used for employee parking during construction of the company's new $2.3 billion battery plant, next to the original plant.
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Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - Scotland vs England - BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Britain - February 24, 2018 Author JK Rowling in the stand before the match REUTERS/Russell CheyneLONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Scotland's police said on Sunday they are investigating a report of an "online threat" made to the author JK Rowling after she tweeted her condemnation of the stabbing of Salman Rushdie. The Harry Potter creator said she felt "very sick" after hearing the news and hoped the novelist would "be OK". A spokeswoman for Scotland's police said: "We have received a report of an online threat being made and officers are carrying out enquiries." Rowling has in the past been criticised by trans activists who have accused her of transphobia. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Andrew MacAskill Editing by Raissa KasolowskyOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: JK Rowling, Russell Cheyne, Salman Rushdie, Harry Potter, Rowling, Rushdie, Hadi Matar, Andrew MacAskill, Raissa Organizations: Rugby Union, Six Nations, England, BT, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Edinburgh, Britain, New York, Iran, Fairview , New Jersey
New York (CNN) Thousands of mental health therapists at the country's largest non-profit HMO are poised to strike this week, holding daily picket lines and rallies outside Kaiser Facilities throughout California. the National Union of Healthcare Workers, which represents 16,000 workers in California and Hawaii, said. Kaiser staffs about one full-time mental health clinician for every 2,600 members, leading to therapists leaving Kaiser at a record rate , the union said. The strike comes as the country experiences a surge in mental health issues. And a pediatrics group last year declared that mental health challenges among children during the Covid-19 pandemic had become a " national emergency ."
Persons: Kaiser, Sal Rosselli Organizations: CNN, Permanente, National Union of Healthcare Workers, World Health Organization Locations: York, Kaiser, California, Hawaii
Worse, Ms. Kraemer noticed that the software did not come close to capturing her labor. Each morning, Ms. Richardson and her colleagues had to project how many “productivity points” they would accumulate during the day’s work. Ms. Kraemer, the executive, said she sometimes resorted to doing “busywork that is mindless” to accumulate clicks. Though WorkSmart allowed payment requests for offline work, employees said managers did not always encourage them. Soon the company began gauging its workers’ productivity using a program called Monitask, according to Mr. Baratta and several former colleagues.
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In mere days, Mississippi will end its participation in the federal pandemic rental assistance program that has kept people facing eviction in their homes during the past two years of economic turbulence. The Rental Assistance for Mississippians Program, or RAMP, offered up to 15 months of rental and utility bill assistance for those in need. Though unemployment continues to decline in Mississippi and the majority of participants in the program are employed, Reeves said RAMP disincentivized work. Jacob Leibenluft, the U.S. Treasury's chief recovery officer, said programs such as RAMP, which fall under the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program, have helped to keep evictions below historical averages. Together Omaha, which operated the rental assistance application process for the state, has had to scramble to provide rental assistance since then, said CEO Mike Hornacek.
Persons: Tate Reeves, Reeves, ” Reeves, Jacob Leibenluft, Leibenluft, Teresa Walker, it's, She's, hasn't, Walker, Rivers Orman, Orman, Jeremiah Smith, Smith, Paheadra Robinson, Robinson, Pete Ricketts of, Asa Hutchinson of, Ricketts, Mike Hornacek Organizations: Republican, U.S . Treasury, Mississippians, Congress, Treasury Department, Target, Walmart, Mississippi Home Corporation, Corps, Union, Southern, Black Women's Initiative, Pete Ricketts of Nebraska Locations: Mississippi, U.S, Jackson, Nebraska, Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, Omaha
KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s defense against Russia’s invasion is gradually strengthening as its army grows and more Western weapons arrive. Sergii Marchenko’s problem is how to pay for it all. The Ukrainian finance minister is struggling with a yawning gap between the cost of the war and depressed tax revenues in an economy battered by the invasion. Ukraine’s Western supporters—particularly the European Union—are sending promised financial help only slowly.
Persons: Organizations: European Union Locations: KYIV, Ukraine, Ukrainian
Russia's relations with the West have deteriorated sharply since Moscow sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24, calling it a "special military operation". It was not immediately clear which assets he was referring to. read moreThe U.S. Department of Justice was seeking broader authority from Congress to seize Russian oligarchs' assets as a means to pressure Moscow over its actions in Ukraine, a prosecutor said in July. Darchiev also said that Russia warned the United States that diplomatic ties would be badly damaged and could even be broken if Russia is declared a state sponsor of terrorism. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Reuters; Editing by Alison Williams, Kirsten DonovanOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Josep Borrell, Alexander Darchiev, Vladimir Putin, Biden, Darchiev, Viktor Bout, Brittney Griner, Marine Paul Whelan, Alison Williams, Kirsten Donovan Organizations: TASS, North American Department, European Union, U.S . Department of Justice, Marine, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Russia, Ukraine MOSCOW, United States, Washington, Moscow, Ukraine, Kyiv, Russian
Some on the far right have been calling for civil war since an FBI raid on Trump's Florida home. Some experts say the warning signs for civil war have been emerging in the US in recent years. But they also say that such a conflict would look very different from the Civil War of the 1860s. They also say that if the US did see civil war, it wouldn't look like the first one. "When people think about civil war, they think about the first civil war.
Persons: , Donald Trump's, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Greene, Fiona Hill, Trump, Hill, Ricky Shiffer, parroted, Jon Cherry, Barbara F, Walter, that's, Walter said, Joe Biden, Michael Beschloss, Biden, Beschloss Organizations: FBI, Service, Republican, Trump, Capitol, National Security Council, GOP, Union, Authorities, CNN, U.S, Getty, University of California, New, Washington Post, ., Post . Research, Oklahoma City, White Locations: Trump's Florida, Donald Trump's Florida, Trump's, Russia, Cincinnati, Washington , DC, San Diego, New Republic, United States
EU's Borrell condemns attack on Salman Rushdie
  + stars: | 2022-08-13 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO - European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell talks during an interview at the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, July 8, 2022. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan/PoolAug 13 (Reuters) - European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Saturday that he "strongly" condemns the attack on writer Salman Rushdie. "International rejection of such criminal actions, which violate fundamental rights and freedoms, is the only path towards a better and more peaceful world", Borrell said in his tweet. loadingRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Akanksha Khushi in Bengaluru; Editing by Leslie AdlerOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Josep Borrell, Willy Kurniawan, Salman Rushdie, Borrell, Akanksha, Leslie Adler Organizations: Union Foreign, REUTERS, Union, Thomson Locations: Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Bengaluru
It is there, particularly in the Kherson region, which was the first region of Ukraine lost to Russian forces, that Ukraine hopes it can begin to turn the tide of the war. Using HIMARS and other long-range weapons, Ukrainian forces have slowly chipped away at Russia’s ability to supply troops holding territory west of the Dnipro River, including the city of Kherson, which Russian forces have controlled since the first weeks of the war. Serhii Khlan, an adviser to the head of the Kherson region’s military administration, said on Facebook that the destruction of the final remaining bridge over the Dnipro River on Saturday was part of Ukraine’s strategy to frustrate the Russian forces. “Of course, they will try to repair, look for an alternative in the crossings,” he said. “Our guys have read this book and understand it perfectly well, and are using it for their own goals.”
Persons: Serhii, ” Vitaliy Kim, Organizations: Russian, Facebook Locations: Kherson, Ukraine, Russian, Dnipro, Russia, Ukrainian, Soviet Union, Mykolaiv
At the IRS office in Cincinnati, where Will Kohler works as a tax examiner, supply shortages mean he sometimes has to use his own pens and paper clips. Still, the proposal has drawn blowback among some skeptics who argue it will cause more headaches for everyday taxpayers. In the meantime, IRS staffing shortages can make it hard for existing employees to get their jobs done. Lorie Y. McCann, a senior program analyst in Chicago and the president of the local National Treasury Employees Union chapter, said more than 90% of the complaints she hears from colleagues are related to understaffing. Like many employers grappling with a tight labor market, the IRS has been struggling to bring in and hold on to new staffers.
Persons: Will Kohler, Kohler, , there’s, it’s, Natasha, Charles P, Joe Bishop, , Trump’s Mar, Brian Kilmeade, Joe Biden’s, Lauren Boebert, Amy Hanauer, Lorie Y, McCann, “ There’s, ” Steven Eldridge, Eldridge, It’s Organizations: Internal Revenue, Democrats, IRS, Treasury Department, Staffing, National Taxpayers Union Foundation, Fox News, Republican, U.S, Government, Institute, Taxation, Economic, National Treasury Employees Union, Kansas Locations: Cincinnati, Colorado, Chicago, Austin, New York, Oakland, Washington, Denver, Kansas City
Gavin Newsom Taunts Texas With Assault Weapons Law
  + stars: | 2022-08-12 | by ( The Editorial Board | ) www.wsj.com   time to read: 1 min
California Gov. Gavin Newsom must not have enough to do because he is spending much of his time trolling Republicans in other states. First it was Florida on Disney , and now it’s Texas, with a new law modeled on the Lone Star State’s abortion law that charges private citizens with enforcing a state ban on so-called assault weapons. Democrats in Sacramento last month enacted legislation creating a private right of action to sue gun makers and distributors for imported firearms that violate the state’s gun laws. California law prohibits more than 50 models of semiautomatic rifles, pistols and shotguns that Democrats call assault weapons though many are in common use.
Persons: Gavin Newsom Organizations: Disney, Lone Star, American Civil Liberties Union Locations: California, Florida, it’s Texas, Sacramento
KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s defense against Russia’s invasion is gradually strengthening as its army grows and more Western weapons arrive. Sergii Marchenko’s problem is how to pay for it all. The Ukrainian finance minister is struggling with a yawning gap between the cost of the war and depressed tax revenues in an economy battered by the invasion. Ukraine’s Western supporters—particularly the European Union—are sending promised financial help only slowly.
Persons: Organizations: European Union Locations: KYIV, Ukraine, Ukrainian
It's sent the country's economy back to 2018. Russia's central bank estimated Russia's economy to have shrank 4.3% in the second quarter of the year. Russia's economy was worth $1.66 trillion in 2018 and $1.78 trillion in 2021, according to the World Bank. Although Russia's economy was under stress in the second quarter, the contraction was far less than expected. Bloomberg Economics' Isakov said he expected Russia's economy to shrink another two percentage points in 2023 due to the ban.
Persons: It's, , Alexander Isakov, Isakov Organizations: Bloomberg Economics, Service, Bloomberg, World Bank, Yale University, Bank of, International Energy Agency, Russia, European Union, Yale, EU Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Russia's, Bank of Russia, European, Germany, Italy, India, China
A Tesla, Inc. electric vehicle charges at a supercharger location in Hawthorne, California, on August 9, 2022. The European Union and South Korea have raised concerns about proposed U.S. tax credits for purchases of electric vehicles, saying they may discriminate against foreign-made vehicles and breach World Trade Organization rules. The European Union and South Korea have raised concerns about proposed U.S. tax credits for purchases of electric vehicles, saying they may discriminate against foreign-made vehicles and breach World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. The ban on tax credits for vehicles assembled outside of North America would take effect as soon as President Joe Biden signs the legislation. Garcia Ferrer told a news briefing the EU agreed with Washington that tax credits are an important incentive to drive demand for EVs and promote the transition to sustainable transport and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Persons: Joe Biden, Miriam Garcia Ferrer, " Garcia Ferrer Organizations: Inc, European Union, Trade Organization, U.S . Senate, Sunday, European, WTO, EVs Locations: Hawthorne , California, South Korea, North America, China, Washington
So much so, the European Union is regularly checking devices. Investigations into spyware should now “involve a check of the phones of all politicians and top level officials,” Sophie in ’t Veld, the chairwoman of the European Parliament’s special committee on spyware, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “To get a full picture of the spying activity by governments.”Greece has now vaulted to the top of the worry list. Allies of Mr. Mitsotakis, a staunch defender of Ukraine, have argued that the scandal is not just a threat to Greek stability, but to the common cause against Russia. While he stressed he was not blaming Russia for the hacking, he added that Russia had exerted influence in Greece before, “So if they did it in the past.
Persons: ” Sophie, , Mitsotakis, Putin, , Adonis Georgiadis Organizations: European Union, Twitter, Democracy Locations: Europe, , Greece, Ukraine, Russia, Turkey
Schroders (SDR.L) last month set up side pockets for Russian assets in its Luxembourg-domiciled emerging Europe fund, which has total assets of more than 200 million euros ($207 million), the company said. UNDER WATERIncreased interest in side-pockets for stranded Russian assets coincides with expectations that some U.S. and European banks and trading firms will begin trading in Russian government bonds. Russian assets could not trade and were generally marked down to zero. "These (Russian) assets could be under water for 20 years," he said. The fund's assets under management (AUM) has more than halved since the invasion, however, according to Morningstar data.
Persons: Hannah McKay, OFAC, Patrick Kehoe, Lionpoint, Schroders, CSSF, PIMCO, Julian Brown, Eversheds Sutherland, Macfarlanes, Carolyn Cohn, Huw Jones, Sinead Cruise, Elaine Hardcastle Organizations: REUTERS, Austria's Erste, Reuters, European Union, Treasury's, Foreign Assets, Fund, Morningstar, BlackRock, Central Bank of Ireland, Authority, Thomson Locations: The City, London, Britain, Ukraine, Luxembourg, Europe, watchdogs, European, Dublin, U.S, Russia, Danske, Grand
REUTERS/Guglielmo MangiapaneROME, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Italy's conservative bloc will cut taxes, crack down on immigration and scrap the current system of welfare benefits if it wins next month's election as expected, the group said in a joint manifesto. Tax cuts are a traditional rallying cry for the Italian right, which argues that the boost to economic growth will offset any reduction in revenues. The bloc also promises to increase minimum pensions and increase scope for early retirement. The programme promises an overhaul of the welfare system, increasing free nursery schools and child benefits but scrapping the "citizens income" poverty relief scheme introduced in 2019. On foreign policy, the conservative bloc pledges its "full adherence to the process of European integration," and to "respect the commitments made to NATO," including increased defence spending.
Persons: Silvio Berlusconi, Matteo Salvini, Giorgia Meloni, Guglielmo Mangiapane ROME, Giorgia, Matteo Salvini's, Italy's, Salvini, Berlusconi, Vladimir Putin, Gavin Jones, Ros Russell Organizations: Forza Italia, Brothers, REUTERS, Matteo Salvini's League, European Union, EU, NATO, League, Thomson Locations: Italian, Italy, Rome, Ukraine
LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Russian ex-president Dmitry Medvedev issued a veiled threat on Friday to Ukraine's Western allies who have accused Russia of creating the risk of a nuclear catastrophe by stationing forces around the Ukrainian Zaporizhzhia power station. Ukraine has accused Russia of firing at Ukrainian towns from the site in the knowledge that Ukrainian forces could not risk returning fire. Let's not forget that the European Union also has nuclear power plants. The U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency has said the shelling of Zaporizhzhia, Europe's biggest nuclear power station, could cause a nuclear disaster, but has been unable to arrange the conditions for an inspection. Russian-appointed officials said Ukraine had shelled the plant twice, disrupting a shift change, Russia's state-owned TASS news agency said.
Persons: Dmitry Medvedev, That's, Medvedev, Antonio Guterres, Leonid Slutsky Organizations: Russia's Security, European Union, Atomic Energy Agency, TASS, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Russian, Russia, Ukrainian, Ukraine, Moscow, Kyiv, Zaporizhzhia, U.N
"It's impossible to tell whether this reflects a smaller than usual hit from the Jubilee, or evidence that the economy has considerable underlying momentum," said Samuel Tombs, economist from consultancy Pantheon Macroeconomics. The economy was estimated to be 0.9% above its pre-COVID pandemic level in February 2020 but consumer-facing services output was 4.9% below. Soldiers parade outside Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, marking the end of the celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, in London, Britain, June 5. read moreFor the second quarter as a whole, the ONS said the economy contracted by 0.1%, compared with forecasts for a 0.3% drop. Britain has lagged behind the United States, Italy and France in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, comparing second quarter economic output against late 2019.
Persons: Samuel Tombs, Queen Elizabeth, Frank Augstein, Nadhim Zahawi, Pantheon, Andy Bruce, William James, Farouq Suleiman, Kate Holton, Toby Chopra Organizations: Britain, National Statistics, REUTERS Finance, Bank of, Institute of Chartered Accountants, European Union, Thomson Locations: Ukraine, Buckingham, London, Britain, Bank of England, United States, Italy, France, Germany, England, Wales
BEIJING, Aug 12 (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry said on Friday it had imposed sanctions on Lithuanian Deputy Transport and Communications Minister Agne Vaiciukeviciute for visiting Taiwan, the latest development in a simmering diplomaticrow with the European Union country. The foreign ministry said Beijing would also suspend engagement with Vaiciukeviciute's ministry and cooperation on transportation with Lithuania, a small Baltic republic. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterChina claims self-ruled Taiwan as its territory and is against foreign politicians visiting the island. Vaiciukeviciute visited Taiwan days after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In response to Pelosi's visit, China launched massive military drills around Taiwan, slapped sanctions on Pelosi and trade restrictions with Taiwan.
Persons: Agne Vaiciukeviciute, Vaiciukeviciute's, Vaiciukeviciute, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Neliupsiene, Yew Lun Tian, Augustas, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: Lithuanian, Transport, Communications, European Union, Lithuania's Ministry of Transport, Reuters.com, China, Twitter, LT Transport, TW, U.S, World Trade Organization, Lithuania, WTO, Thomson Locations: BEIJING, Taiwan, Beijing, Lithuania, Baltic, Lithuania's, China, Taipei, Vilnius
Russia has billed its T-90M main battle tank as one of the best in the world. Russian troops drive T-90 tanks during a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade on May 7, 2015. Development and modernization of the T-90A Russian tank T-90M on the platform of a museum train in St. Petersburg on April 28, 2021. The T-90A received the moniker "Vladimir" after the death of the tank's main designer, Vladimir Ivanovich Potkin. REUTERS/Vitalii HnidyiDespite its on-paper advantages and promotion in Russian media as being the best in the world, Russian T-90s have run into serious issues in Ukraine.
Persons: Thomson, KORD, Dmitri Lovetsky, Vladimir, Vladimir Ivanovich Potkin, Russia's, Wesley Culp Organizations: Service, Thomson Reuters, AP, Russian Armed Forces, REUTERS, Ukrainian, Center, Presidency, Diplomatic, Twitter Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Soviet Union, Thomson Reuters Russia, St . Petersburg, India, Russian, Ukraine's Kharkiv, Hill
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