Three years on, Britain still waits for Brexit dividend

UK lags behind peers for growth, investment and trade Many economists say Brexit contributes to underperformance Polls show Britons increasingly regret leaving the EU Pro-Brexit economist Lyons: UK problems have long roots LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Three years after its departure from the European Union, Britain is yet to benefit from the Brexit dividend … Read more

UK PM Sunak sacks party chairman Zahawi over tax affairs

Zahawi found not to have been open about tax probe Independent adviser finds serious breaches of code Investigation into Deputy PM ongoing Scandal damages PM Sunak’s attempted reset LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sacked Conservative Party chair Nadhim Zahawi on Sunday after an investigation found he committed a serious breach … Read more

Exclusive: US issues license to Trinidad and Tobago to develop Venezuelan offshore gas field

WASHINGTON/PORT OF SPAIN, Jan 24 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has granted a license to Trinidad and Tobago to develop a major gas field located in Venezuelan territorial waters, US and Trinidad officials said on Tuesday, marking a further easing of some sanctions on Venezuela. The license, issued by the US Treasury Department at Trinidad’s … Read more

Berlin sets condition for US on exports of German tanks to Ukraine – source

Germany’s Leopard tanks seen as best suited for Ukraine All eyes on Germany when defense leaders meet on Friday US to provide $125 mln to Ukraine to support energy systems Cabinet minister among dead in Ukraine helicopter crash KYIV/BERLIN, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Germany will send German-made tanks to Ukraine as long as the United … Read more

Exclusive: Europeans dial down the heating, heed calls to save energy

BERLIN, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Europeans have dialed down their heating this winter, apparently heeding government calls to conserve energy amid the Ukraine crisis, with some delaying switching it on by almost a month and setting the temperature lower, data shows. The data, from hundreds of thousands of smart thermometers installed in households across the … Read more

Tanks for Ukraine in sight as holdout Germany says new minister to decide

New German defense minister announced as Boris Pistorius Berlin holding up tanks from other European allies Death toll in Dnipro rises to 44 DNIPRO, Ukraine/KYIV, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Ukraine came a step closer on Tuesday to winning the fleet of modern battle tanks it hopes could turn the course of the war against Russia, … Read more

Russia-Belarus begins joint military exercises, sparking fear in Kyiv of a new offensive

Russia-Belarus conduct joint air drills Jan. 16-Feb. 1 Minsk says defensive drills, Kyiv fears new offensive Russia used Belarus as a springboard for Ukraine invasion At least 30 dead after Russian strike on apartment Dnipro mayor says little hope of finding more survivors DNIPRO/KYIV, Ukraine, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Russia and Belarus began joint military … Read more

Iran executes British-Iranian accused of spying

Alireza Akbari was a former Iranian deputy defense minister Arrested in 2019, he was accused of spying for Britain UK’s Sunak calls it ‘a callous and cowardly act’ Britain had said Iran must not follow through with the sentence DUBAI/LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Iran has executed a British-Iranian national who once served as its … Read more

Exclusive: Russian hackers target US nuclear scientists

LONDON/WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) – A Russian hacking team known as Cold River targeted three nuclear research laboratories in the United States this past summer, according to internet records reviewed by Reuters and five cyber security experts. Between August and September, as President Vladimir Putin indicated Russia would be willing to use nuclear weapons to … Read more

Factbox: Highlights from Prince Harry’s memoir ‘Spare’

MADRID, Jan 5 (Reuters) – A Spanish-language version of “Spare”, the much-awaited memoir of Britain’s Prince Harry, went on sale in book stores in Spain on Thursday, days ahead of its official launch date. The book reveals details about Harry’s relationship with his father, King Charles, his elder brother, Prince William, and other members of … Read more