Bolivia’s salt flats from Legendary Lithium riches may still just be a mirage

SALAR DE UYUNI, Bolivia, May 23 (Reuters) – On Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, a vast white salt flat that almost feels otherworldly, Karina Quispe is the world’s largest – and almost untapped – trove of sidelines. battery metal lithium. Her village is on the edge of the salar – where most of the men have … Read more

Exclusive: US aims to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade

The US Navy Arleigh-Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur launches a Harpoon surface-to-surface missile during Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN) quadrilateral exercises between Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, and US Naval forces in the Philippine Sea May 26 , 2019. Picture taken May 26, 2019. US Navy / Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton / … Read more

When Africans asked for COVID shots, they didn’t get them. Now they don’t want them

Demand for COVID shots drops in Africa as supply rises Countries turn to mobile campaigns to boost uptake Africa, average age 20, has fared better in pandemic Experts warn new variants could emerge on the continent DAKAR / ACCRA, May 18 (Reuters) – It’s noisy inside the Mamprobi clinic in Accra as kids clamber over … Read more

Iraq balks at greater Chinese control of its oilfields

Iraq persuaded Lukoil to halt sale to Sinopec – sources Baghdad concerned China becoming too dominant – sources Western firms are not happy with terms of Iraqi deals LONDON / BASRA, May 17 (Reuters) – Iraq’s oil ministry thwarted three prospective deals last year that would have handed Chinese firms more control over its oilfields … Read more

Europe’s gas supply crisis grows after Russia imposes sanctions

Russia imposes sanctions on European Gazprom subsidiaries Polish firm operating Yamal-Europe section also hit Germany to lose 10 mcm / day of gas supply Dutch gas prices rise by up to 20% BERLIN, May 12 (Reuters) – Pressure on Europe to secure alternative gas supplies increased on Thursday as Moscow imposed sanctions on European subsidiaries … Read more

NATO to welcome Nordic members as Ukraine pushes back Russian forces

Finland expected to announce bid to join NATO Ukraine halts major route for Russian gas to Europe Russia imposes sanctions on Gazprom units in Europe, US Ukrainian forces seek to cut Russian battlefield supply lines KYIV / BRUSSELS, May 12 (Reuters) – Finland is expected to announce on Thursday its intention to join NATO with … Read more

Russian gas flows to Europe via Ukraine fall after Kyiv shuts one route

Russian gas exports via Ukraine fall to 72 mcm Ukraine declared ‘force majeure’, halted transit point use Gazprom says it cannot send all flows to another route European countries still receiving contracted flows 10 mcm / day of gas would need to be re-routed-analysts LONDON, May 11 (Reuters) – Russian gas flows to Europe via … Read more

Exclusive: Germany prepares crisis plan for abrupt end to Russian gas

BERLIN, May 9 (Reuters) – German officials are quietly preparing for any sudden halt in Russian gas supplies with an emergency package that could include taking control of critical firms, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The preparations being led by the Ministry for Economic Affairs show the heightened state of alert about … Read more

More Ukrainian evacuees leave ruined Mariupol as EU targets Russian oil, banks

More evacuees leave on buses from Mariupol Ukraine keeps nervous eye on Belarusian army drills EU Commission chief proposess more sanctions on Russia Russians attack rail lines, electric grid ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, May 4 (Reuters) – A convoy of buses attempted to evacuate more civilians from the devastated port city of Mariupol on Wednesday as Russian … Read more

Shanghai marks key COVID milestone, Beijing sits on edge

Shanghai records and COVID cases outside quarantine areas Beijing on tenterhooks, bracing for more restrictions Breakthrough would mark victory for Xi in crucial year Infections ease as China starts Labor Day holiday SHANGHAI / BEIJING, April 30 (Reuters) – Shanghai said on Saturday it had detected no new daily COVID-19 cases outside quarantine areas, marking … Read more