Germany’s conservatives are on track to win key state vote

Conservatives win 35% of vote – exit poll SPD at 27.5% of the vote – exit poll The Greens will become kingmakers for the SPD or the CDU Spotlight on job security and coal transition BERLIN, May 15 (Reuters) – Germany’s conservative CDU party was on course to win regional elections in North Rhine-Westphalia on … Read more

Northern Ireland DUP blocks new provincial legislature

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson arrives for a press conference at the Parliament Buildings in Stormont after meeting with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to form a power-sharing government , in Belfast, Northern Ireland, May 9, 2022. REUTERS / Clodagh Kilcoyne Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register … Read more

Chinese plane aborts takeoff and catches fire, causing minor injuries during evacuation

Rescue workers are seen at the site where a Tibet Airlines Airbus A319 plane caught fire after an aborted takeoff, at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, China May 12, 2022. cnsphoto via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, May 12 (Reuters) – China’s Tibet Airlines said all passengers and … Read more

Analysis: Aircraft lessors prepare to fight insurers over Russian plane default

Passenger planes of Aeroflot – Russian Airlines are parked at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia March 12, 2022. REUTERS/Marina Lystseva Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Major landlord promises ‘vigorous’ pursuit of claims Legal expert says results could be unpredictable Soaring insurance rates ‘are not a pretty sight’ Lessors keep in … Read more

Pope gave green light to secret deal to free kidnapped nun, court told

VATICAN CITY, May 5 (Reuters) – Pope Francis has approved a secret €1 million operation to free a Colombian nun held captive for more than four years by an Islamist militant group in Mali ahead of her release in 2021 , a cardinal told a Vatican court on Thursday. Cardinal Angelo Becciu, 73, the only … Read more

Europe turns into cocaine hub as multi-billion euro market grows, says EU

A worker pushes a trolley containing cocaine before the incineration of more than nine tons of cocaine seized in different operations, according to the Ecuadorian Interior Ministry, at a warehouse in an undisclosed location in Ecuador on April 21 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The European cocaine … Read more

Bird flu quarantines organic chickens from Pennsylvania to France

CHICAGO/PARIS, May 2 (Reuters) – Organic and free-range chickens have been confined. Laying hens that normally have access to the outdoors can no longer roam as freely or feel the sun on their beaks, as some US and European farmers temporarily keep their flocks indoors during deadly bird flu outbreaks, according to the egg producers … Read more

Violence erupts during May Day protests in Paris, protesters criticize re-elected Macron

Police arrest 45 people in Paris, minister says Protesters denounce Macron’s retirement plan Most other peaceful May Day marches PARIS, May 1 (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas to repel black-clad anarchists who ransacked business premises in Paris on Sunday during May Day protests against the policies of newly re-elected President Emmanuel Macron. Thousands of … Read more

Launch into space? Not so fast. Insurers balk at new coverage

September 1 (Reuters) – An ever-growing amount of space debris threatens satellites hovering around Earth, making insurers reluctant to offer cover to devices that transmit text, maps, video and scientific data , said industry sources. Thousands of new satellites are being launched into areas where orbital trash has been piling up since the first space … Read more

US and European stocks rise amid mixed earnings; The euro at its lowest since 2017

FILE PHOTO – A stockbroker works at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as markets react to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Germany March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) – Major U.S. and European stock indexes rose in choppy trading on … Read more