UK PM Boris Johnson under pressure after losing two parliamentary seats

Party chairman resigns after defeats, saying change needed Conservatives lose in seat in southern heartlands Johnson’s 2019 electorate fractures as Labor win back Wakefield PM mired in scandal over lockdown parties LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party lost two parliamentary seats on Friday, prompting the resignation of the party’s chairman … Read more

US FDA halts sales of Juul e-cigarettes in nicotine crackdown

An electronic cigarette device made by JUUL is shown in this picture illustration taken September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 23 (Reuters) – The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday blocked Juul Labs Inc from selling its e-cigarettes in the United States, potentially dealing a fatal … Read more

Wall Street set for bounceback but recession risk keeps investors specious

LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Wall Street was set to open higher on Tuesday and European shares were set for a second day of gains, recovering slightly from last week’s 17-month lows, but major central banks’ rate hike plans and global recession risks kept investors. World stocks have edged higher so far this week, recovering … Read more

Biggest rail strike in 30 years brings UK to standstill

More than 40,000 rail workers set to strike Government under pressure over cost-of-living crisis Unions say strike may start ‘summer of discontent’ LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years kicked off on Tuesday as tens of thousands of staff walked out in a dispute over pay and jobs that could … Read more

Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

LONDON/MUMBAI/ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – For Jeremy Fong, US crypto lender Celsius was an ideal place to stash his digital currency holdings – and earn some spending money from its double-digit interest rates along the way. “I was probably earning $100 a week,” at sites like Celsius, said Fong, a 29-year civil aerospace worker who … Read more

Oil prices fall as recession fears trump tight supply

An aerial view shows oil tanks of Transneft oil pipeline operator at the crude oil terminal Kozmino on the shore of Nakhodka Bay near the port city of Nakhodka, Russia June 13, 2022. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Tatiana Meel Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 20 (Reuters) – Oil … Read more

Western Europeans pant in early summer heatwave compounding climate change fears

Spaniards swelter as temperatures head for above 40 Celsius Outdoor events stopped in part of France, drought hits Italy Even hats off allowed at upmarket British horse-racing event MADRID/PARIS, June 17 (Reuters) – Spain headed for its hottest early summer temperatures in four decades on Friday, one area of ​​France banned outdoor events, and drought … Read more

UK gives go-ahead to US extradition of WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange

UK’s Patel approves extradition request WikiLeaks says Assange will appeal Assange’s wife says dark day for press freedom LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) – British interior minister Priti Patel on Friday approved the extradition of WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange to the United States to face criminal charges, bringing his long-running legal saga closer to a conclusion. … Read more

Brazil police find remains in search for UK journalist, suspect confesses – investigators

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil, June 15 (Reuters) – Police have found human remains in their search for British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian indigenous expert Bruno Pereira after a suspect to kill them in the Amazon rainforest, investigators said on Wednesday. The suspect, a fisherman who had clashed with Pereira over his efforts to combat … Read more

Bitcoin sinks to fresh 18-month low as crypto meltdown deepens

LONDON/NEW YORK, June 15 (Reuters) – Bitcoin slumped on Wednesday to a new 18-month low, dragging smaller tokens down with it and deepening a market meltdown sparked by crypto lender Celsius this week freezing customer withdrawals. The world’s largest cryptocurrency fell as much as 7.8% to $20,079.72 , its lowest since December 2020. It has … Read more