Airline SAS files for U.S. bankruptcy protection as strike grounds flights

Airline files for Chapter 11 in the United States Filing comes after pilot strike began on Monday Strike grounding roughly half of airline’s flights STOCKHOLM, July 5 (Reuters) – Scandinavian airline SAS (SAS.ST) has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States to help cut debt, it said on Tuesday, warning strike action by pilots … Read more

Australia floods worsen as thousands more flee Sydney homes

Rains likely to ease in Sydney soon, move north 50,000 NSW residents face evacuation Some places get a year’s rainfall in three days SYDNEY, July 5 (Reuters) – Torrential rains kept battering Australia’s east coast on Tuesday, intensifying the flood crisis in Sydney as thousands more residents were ordered to leave their homes after rivers … Read more

Vatican envoy in Hong Kong warns Catholic missions to prepare for China crackdown

HONG KONG, July 5 (Reuters) – Monsignor Javier Herrera-Corona, the Vatican’s unofficial representative in Hong Kong, delivered a stark message to the city’s 50-odd Catholic missions before finishing his six-year posting in March: the freedoms they had enjoyed for decades were over. In four meetings held over several months, starting in October last year, the … Read more

Inflation at 24-yr high adds to strains in South Korea’s economy

A woman wearing a protective mask is seen at a fish market amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Seoul, South Korea April 5, 2020 REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register June inflation at highest since 1990s Asia financial crisis Foreign exchange reserves fall in June by most since … Read more

Norwegian oil and gas workers start strike, cutting output

OSLO, July 5 (Reuters) – Norwegian offshore workers began a strike on Tuesday that will reduce oil and gas output, the union leading the industrial action told Reuters. The strike, in which workers are demanding wage hikes to compensate for rising inflation, comes amid high oil and gas prices, with supplies of natural gas to … Read more

After losing Luhansk, Ukraine forces regather for defence of Donetsk

City of Lysychansk doesn’t exist anymore-resident Russia’s Putin claims biggest victory in near 5 month war Battle for Donetsk next Ukraine hopes for southern counter attack KYIV, July 5 (Reuters) – Russian forces set their sights on their next objectives in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk province, after President Vladimir Putin claimed victory in neighboring Luhansk province … Read more

Airline SAS says survival at stake as pilot strike grounds flights

Strike to ground roughly half of airline’s flights SAS says will affect about 30,000 passengers per day Strike raises uncertainty of loss-making airline’s future Biggest airline strike since BA pilots in 2019 STOCKHOLM, July 4 (Reuters) – Wage talks between Scandinavian airline SAS (SAS.ST) and its pilots collapsed on Monday, triggering a strike that puts … Read more

Gunman behind Copenhagen shooting jailed for 24 days

Three people killed, four wounded in mall shooting Shooter jailed for 24 days in closed psychiatric ward No indication the attack was “act of terror”, police say COPENHAGEN, July 4 (Reuters) – The man behind a shooting in a Copenhagen shopping mall which left three people dead and several wounded was jailed for 24 days … Read more

Ukraine withdraws from battered Lysychansk city; Russia claims major victory

City was last Ukrainian stronghold in Luhansk region Russia says has “liberated” Luhansk region Zelenskiy vows to regain control with long-range weapons Blasts hit Russia’s Belgorod, southern Ukraine base-officials KYIV, July 4 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s forces have withdrawn from the bombed-out city of Lysychansk, prompting Russia to claim full control of the eastern Luhansk region, … Read more

Tens of thousands of Sydney residents told to evacuate as rains flood suburbs

An emergency crew rescues two ponies from a flooded area in Milperra, Sydney metropolitan area, Australia July 3, 2022 in this screen grab obtained from a handout video. NSW State Emergency Service/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Third major flood this year for some Sydney suburbs 30,000 New South … Read more