Brazilian markets have their best day since 2020 as Bolsonaro beats polls

São Paulo (Reuters) – Brazilian markets jumped on Monday as a stronger-than-expected performance by President Jair Bolsonaro and his allies in Congress in the first round of a general election eased concerns about sharp changes in economic policy. The Brazilian currency strengthened more than 4% against the dollar, while the benchmark Bovespa stock index (.BVSP) … Read more

The European Union pledges to protect energy systems after “sabotage” in Russian gas pipelines

An EU diplomat believes the sabotage likely caused the leaks The Danish defense minister is concerned about the security of the Baltic Sea The Danish Minister of Defense met with the President of NATO in Brussels BERLIN/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Any deliberate disruption of the European Union’s energy networks will face a “strong and united response” … Read more

Ukrainian forces threaten Russian supply lines after détente

Zelensky says the troops have retaken towns and villages Blinken visits Kyiv with new US aid package Kyiv (Reuters) – Rapidly advancing Ukrainian forces approached the main railway feeding Russian forces in the east on Friday after the collapse of part of Russia’s front line caused the most dramatic shift in the momentum of the … Read more

EU gas prices rise after Russia halts Nord Stream flows

Pipes at the landing facilities of the gas pipeline “Nord Stream 1” taken in Lubmen, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The price of European gas has increased by about 400% from last year EU countries launched emergency gas plans Unrest hampers EU efforts … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelensky warns of harsh winter, reports war progress

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Zelensky: Russia is planning a decisive energy strike on all Europeans Russia delays pipeline reopening in blow to Europe The International Atomic Energy Agency says the line is in the Zaporizhzhya plant but the backup is working The US ambassador to Russia is leaving his … Read more

UN inspectors near the Ukrainian nuclear plant on a mission to avoid an accident

The IAEA team expected the inspection to begin on Thursday It is unclear how long the inspectors will be able to stay Ukraine claims successes in the military counterattack Russia halts gas flow through major pipeline Zaporizhia, Ukraine (Reuters) – United Nations inspectors arrived in the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhia on Wednesday on a … Read more