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

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

Indonesia’s Palm Oil Export Ban Leaves Global Buyers Without a Plan B

People buy cooking oil made from palm oil at a supermarket in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 27, 2022. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register All Vegetable Oil Prices Set to Jump Due to Supply Disruption Buyers can’t replace Indonesian palm oil shortage Soybean oil supply, canola oil hit by drought, sunflower … Read more

Indonesia to ban palm oil exports to curb domestic prices

People buy cooking oil made from palm oil at a supermarket in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 27, 2022. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ‘Totally unexpected’ ban says Indian trade group Government under pressure to control cooking oil prices Global prices hit record highs this year after Indonesian restrictions Food oil … Read more

Shanghai factories sputter towards reopening as city aims to ease lockdown

SHANGHAI, April 18 (Reuters) – Automakers including Tesla (TSLA.O) began preparing on Monday to reopen its Shanghai factories as China’s most populous city ramps up efforts to return to normal after a nearly three-week COVID shutdown. Still, most workers will have to live on site, and it’s not immediately clear how factories will handle disrupted … Read more

Bird flu and war in Ukraine drive up egg prices around the world

CHICAGO/PARIS, April 14 (Reuters) – Severe outbreaks of bird flu in the United States and France are tightening global egg supplies and raising prices for the staple as war in Ukraine disrupts shipments to Europe and the Middle East. The higher prices are particularly painful for consumers who rely on eggs as a low-cost source … Read more

Oreo maker, Nestlé and Pepsi face European employee pressure on Russia

NEW YORK/LONDON, April 14 (Reuters) – Oreo maker Mondelez (MDLZ.O)Nestle (NESN.S) and PepsiCo (PEP.O) are facing staff defections in Ukraine and pushbacks from Eastern European workers angered by companies’ decisions to keep some operations in Russia, according to internal company communications reviewed by Reuters and interviews with six workers. Emerging employee activism adds to Ukraine’s … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Oil traders to reduce purchases of Russian oil from May 15 – sources

The view shows freight cars, including oil tanks, in Omsk, Russia, May 1, 2020. REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) – Major global trading houses plan to cut their purchases of crude oil and fuel from state-controlled Russian oil companies as early as May 15, sources said, … Read more

California food waste law proves burdensome in small towns as fuel costs rise

CHICO, California, April 8 (Reuters) – A California law requiring grocery stores and restaurants to donate leftover food has been difficult for local food banks and small towns to implement due to rising fuel prices and uncertainty about who pays for food recovery. The effort to reduce methane emissions from discarded food sent to landfills … Read more