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Sri Lanka protesters burn politicians' homes as country plunges further into chaos

Sri Lanka protesters burn politicians’ homes as country plunges further into chaos

Police in the island nation said Tuesday in addition to the destroyed homes, 75 have been damaged, as angry Sri Lankans continue to defy a nation-wide curfew to protest against what they say is the government’s mishandling of the country’s worst economic crisis since 1948. The Ministry of Defense on Tuesday ordered troops to shoot …

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Ukraine to halt key Russian gas transit to Europe, blames Moscow

Ukraine to halt key Russian gas transit to Europe, blames Moscow

Gas pipelines are pictured at the Atamanskaya compressor station, facility of Gazprom’s Power Of Siberia project outside the far eastern town of Svobodny, in Amur region, Russia November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV/LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Tuesday it would suspend the flow …

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Wall Street dips while treasury yields, oil prices drop

Wall Street dips while treasury yields, oil prices drop

NEW YORK, May 10 (Reuters) – Wall Street stocks turned lower in a volatile session and oil prices fell on Tuesday with risk appetite appearing to falter as investors turned to safe havens such as Treasuries amid fears about inflation and slowing economic growth. US Treasuries rallied, with the yield on the benchmark 10-year note …

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Exclusive: Tesla halts most output at Shanghai plant, April sales dive

Exclusive: Tesla halts most output at Shanghai plant, April sales dive

Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at the carmaker’s factory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Plant to produce fewer than 200 cars on Tuesday – memo Plant halted work due to supplies issues – sources China’s COVID policies …

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Marcos, son of strongman, triumphs in Philippines presidential election

Marcos, son of strongman, triumphs in Philippines presidential election

Majority win first since fall of elder Marcos Outgoing leader’s daughter wins vice presidency Marcos accused of seeking to whitewash family’s past Social media dominance crucial in victory Robredo calls for fight against lies MANILA, May 9 (Reuters) – Ferdinand Marcos Jr clinched a stunning runaway victory in the Philippines’ presidential election on Monday in …

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'Like a prison': Shanghai, Beijing ratchet up COVID restrictions

‘Like a prison’: Shanghai, Beijing ratchet up COVID restrictions

Shanghai tells some to stay home, not receive deliveries Part of push to eliminate infections by late May -sources Chinese capital Beijing imposes tightest curbs so far Lawyers question legality of tough measures as anger grows China export growth weakest in two years, currency falls SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 9 (Reuters) – China’s two largest cities tightened …

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EXCLUSIVE Biden sidelined global energy partners with record emergency oil release

EXCLUSIVE Biden sidelined global energy partners with record emergency oil release

LONDON, May 9 (Reuters) – The United States announced a record-sized release of emergency crude oil reserves in March without consulting partners in the International Energy Agency, leaving them scrambling to match with releases of their own, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Unilateral action by Washington to address global supply or price …

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South Korea hunts tungsten treasure in breed for rare minerals

South Korea hunts tungsten treasure in breed for rare minerals

S.Korean tungsten mine gets $100 million makeover Dozens of new mineral projects launched globally Green, digital booms fuel demand for rare minerals China is pre-eminent in critical minerals supply GRAPHIC-S.Korea’s reliance on China: SANGDONG, South Korea, May 9 (Reuters) – Blue tungsten winking from the walls of abandoned mine shafts, in a town that’s seen …

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Global scramble for metals thrusts Africa into mining spotlight

Global scramble for metals thrusts Africa into mining spotlight

A truck exits the mine after collecting ore from 516 meters below the surface at the Chibuluma copper mine in the Zambian copperbelt region. REUTERS/Rogan Ward Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JOHANNESBURG, May 8 (Reuters) – The need to secure new sources of metals for the energy transition amid sanctions on …

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Putin to send 'doomsday' warning to West at Russia's WW2 victory parade

Putin to send ‘doomsday’ warning to West at Russia’s WW2 victory parade

LONDON, May 6 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin will send a “doomsday” warning to the West when he leads celebrations on Monday marking the 77th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany, brandishing Russia’s vast firepower while its forces fight on in Ukraine. Defiant in the face of deep Western isolation since he …

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