Exclusive: Europe braces for mobile network blackouts

PARIS/STOCKHOLM/MILAN, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Once unthinkable, mobile phones could go dark around Europe this winter if power cuts or energy rationing knocks out parts of the mobile networks across the region. Russia’s decision to halt gas supplies via Europe’s key supply route in the wake of the Ukraine conflict has increased the chances of … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Afghan Taliban sign deal for Russian oil products, gas and wheat

KABUL, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The Taliban have signed a provisional deal with Russia to supply gasoline, diesel, gas and wheat to Afghanistan, Acting Afghan Commerce and Industry Minister Haji Nooruddin Azizi told Reuters. Azizi said his ministry was working to diversify its trading partners and that Russia had offered the Taliban administration a discount … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Trump nominee Claver-Carone voted out at IDB, threatens legal action

Visitors walk past a screen with the logo of Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City March 13, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Monday voted to fire … Read more

Exclusive: Ukraine will never forgive Russia, Russian Nobel laureate Dmitry Muratov says

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine will never forgive Russia for a shameful conflict which has thrown back Russia’s development by half a century to Soviet times predating Mikhail Gorbachev, journalist and Nobel Peace laureate Dmitry Muratov told Reuters. Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine has killed tens … Read more

IDB directors unanimously recommend firing of Claver-Carone after ethics probe

Visitors walk past a screen with the logo of Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City March 13, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The Inter-American Development Bank’s board of directors voted unanimously on Thursday to recommend firing … Read more