Biden administration leans on Tesla for guidance in renewable fuel policy reform

Biden administration leans on Tesla for guidance in renewable fuel policy reform

June 23 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden rarely mentions electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) in public. But privately his administration has leaned on the company to help craft a new policy to allow electric vehicles (EVs) to benefit from the nation’s lucrative renewable fuel subsidies, according to emails reviewed by Reuters. The Biden … Read more

A Somali boy’s mission to find food as climate change takes its toll

A Somali boy’s mission to find food as climate change takes its toll

Somalia at nexus of ‘three Cs’ – conflict, costs, climate change Climate change means extreme weather patterns more common Children in Dollow town malnourished, scramble for food Million forced from homes and land by drought Drought envoy urges international community to do more DOLLOW, Somalia, June 20 (Reuters)-Each morning in this Somali border town, 11-year-old … Read more

Brazil indigenous defender, sidelined under Bolsonaro, gave life for ‘abandoned’ tribes

Brazil indigenous defender, sidelined under Bolsonaro, gave life for ‘abandoned’ tribes

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil, June 19 (Reuters) – Six tribes from Brazil’s remote Javari Valley packed into an assembly hall on June 11 to lament the disappearance of Bruno Pereira, an advisor to their collective, and Dom Phillips, a British journalist reporting on his work. Native patrolmen organized by Pereira, formerly a senior official for … Read more

The Baltic states want more NATO. They won’t get all they seek

The Baltic states want more NATO.  They won’t get all they seek

Baltic states want NATO to boost presence by up to 10 times June summit set to offer pre-positioned equipment and rapid reinforcements in case of invasion Baltics say that option may stumble on infrastructure problems NATO, facing many calls for resources, will set plans for more air, sea defenses later TAPA MILITARY BASE, Estonia, June … Read more

Exclusive: Ukraine probes deportation of children to Russia as possible genocide

Exclusive: Ukraine probes deportation of children to Russia as possible genocide

More than 20 cases on forced deportation – Kyiv’s top prosecutor International law defines forced child transfers as genocide Russia says it is providing humanitarian aid to people fleeing Russia says quarter million children have arrived from Ukraine THE HAGUE, June 3 (Reuters) – Prosecutors investigating war crimes cases in Ukraine are examining allegations of … Read more

Head of Deutsche Bank’s DWS steps down after ‘greenwashing’ raids

Head of Deutsche Bank’s DWS steps down after ‘greenwashing’ raids

The new logo of Deutsche Bank’s DWS Asset Management is pictured at their headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DWS investigated over alleged greenwashing Prosecutors raided DWS and Deutsche Bank on Tuesday DWS shares down 24% since August last year Whistleblower says more … Read more

US wheat crop hit by dry winter then soggy spring, adding to global tightness

US wheat crop hit by dry winter then soggy spring, adding to global tightness

May 31 (Reuters) – North Dakota farmer Dwight Grotberg wanted to plant more wheat this spring to capitalize on soaring prices since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine cut grain exports and left the world short of millions of tonnes of wheat supply. Heavy rain has prevented Grotberg from planting as much wheat crop as he wanted … Read more

Zero-COVID, big money: China’s anti-virus spending boosts medical, tech, construction

Zero-COVID, big money: China’s anti-virus spending boosts medical, tech, construction

BEIJING, May 30 (Reuters) – China’s ‘zero -COVID’ policy of constantly monitoring, testing and isolating its citizens to prevent the spread of the coronavirus has battered much of the country’s economy, but it has created bubbles of growth in the medical, technology and construction sectors. The Chinese government, alone among major countries in vowing to … Read more

Blame game in France after ‘chaotic’ Champions League final

Blame game in France after ‘chaotic’ Champions League final

PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) – Chaotic scenes at the French national stadium before and during Saturday night’s Champions League final were branded a national embarrassment, while French ministers blamed Liverpool fans for the trouble. The final between Liverpool and Real Madrid kicked off with a 35-minute delay after police tried to hold back people attempting … Read more

Exclusive: How a Russian billionaire shielded assets from sanctions

Exclusive: How a Russian billionaire shielded assets from sanctions

Melnichenko ceded control of coal, fertilizer firms to wife Cession occurred the day before EU imposed sanctions on him Transfers of assets fuel doubts over sanctions’ effectiveness ISTANBUL/BRUSSELS, May 27 (Reuters) – Russian businessman Andrey Melnichenko ceded control of two of the world’s largest coal and fertilizers companies to his wife the day before he … Read more