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Argentina trucker strike ends, boosting grains exports

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An agricultural worker operates a tractor with a seeder to sow wheat on farmland in Comodoro Py, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Matias Baglietto Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BUENOS AIRES, June 30 (Reuters) – An Argentine truckers strike ended on......

U.S. July Fourth cookouts feel the heat of soaring food prices

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CHICAGO, June 30 (Reuters) – Summer cookouts are getting more expensive ahead of the U.S. Independence Day holiday, forcing Americans to make tough decisions about how they celebrate. Prices for barbecue items such as hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and lemonade climbed 17% compared with a year ago,......

EXCLUSIVE Boris Johnson signals UK’s willingness to demine, help export grain from Ukraine

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KIGALI, June 23 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday Britain was willing to assist with demining operations off Ukraine’s southern coast and was considering offering insurance to ships to move millions of tonnes of grain stuck in the country. Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine and blockade......

Biden administration leans on Tesla for guidance in renewable fuel policy reform

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June 23 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden rarely mentions electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) in public. But privately his administration has leaned on the company to help craft a new policy to allow electric vehicles (EVs) to benefit from the nation’s lucrative renewable fuel subsidies, according to emails......

U.S. ‘rallying’ allies against Xinjiang forced labor as import ban begins

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends a meeting with Senegal’s Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall at the State Department in Washington, U.S., June 17, 2022. REUTERS/Tasos Katopodis/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on......

Mekong villagers land heaviest ever freshwater fish

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June 20 (Reuters) – Cambodian villagers on the Mekong River have caught what researchers say is the world’s biggest freshwater fish ever recorded, a stingray that weighed in at 300kg (661 lb) and took around a dozen men to haul to shore. Christened Boramy – meaning “full moon” in the......

Primark to trial Click & Collect but online delivery still off the agenda

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The Primark logo can be seen on windows at Primark’s new Spanish flagship store in Madrid, Spain, October 15, 2015. REUTERS/Andrea Comas Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register To trial Click & Collect on children’s products Primark sales up 81% in third quarter Parent AB Foods’ sales......

As Thailand greenlights cannabis, patients welcome cheaper supplies

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A customer holds up a piece of cannabis at the Highland Cafe, after it was removed from the narcotics list under Thai law, in Bangkok, Thailand, June 9, 2022. Picture taken June 9, 2022. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BANGKOK, June 20 (Reuters) –......

Countries weigh ‘unprecedented’ trade deal package at WTO talks

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Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at the opening ceremony of the 12th Ministerial Conference, at the World Trade Organization, in Geneva, Switzerland, June 12, 2022. Martial Trezzini/Pool via REUTERS/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register GENEVA, June 17 (Reuters) – The World Trade......

France’s Cristal Union lures farmers to secure sugar beet supplies

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Granulated white sugar and sugar cubes are seen in this picture illustration taken December 16, 2018. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, June 13 (Reuters) – French sugar and ethanol maker Cristal Union promised farmers high prices for their 2023 sugar beet harvest in......

Canada to invest millions to cut emissions at BHP potash mine

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Visitors to the BHP booth speak with representatives during the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) annual convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OTTAWA, June 12 (Reuters) – Canada will announce a multi-million dollar investment......

Putin says Ukrainian grain can be exported through Belarus

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June 3 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday denied Moscow was preventing Ukrainian ports from exporting grain and said the best solution would be to ship it through Belarus, as long as sanctions on that country were lifted. Putin, saying reports of a Russian export ban were “a......

Africans tell Putin of pain from food crisis, Kremlin denies blame

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LONDON, June 3 (Reuters) – Russia said on Friday it was not to blame for the global food crisis as African Union leaders met President Vladimir Putin to tell him how it was hitting their continent. Africa is heavily dependent on grain supplies from Russia and Ukraine that have been......

French wheat crop rating slips further in week to May 30

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A French farmer harvests his field of wheat during sunset in Thun-L’Eveque, northern France, July 22, 2021. Picture taken with a drone, July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) – The condition of France’s soft wheat crop has declined......

Zelenskiy expects more weapons as battle for Ukraine’s east rages

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Russia holds 20% of Ukraine’s territory, says Zelenskiy Areas held by Russia are a “complete disaster” – Zelenskiy Russia warns U.S. on arming Ukraine U.N. aid chief is in Moscow for grain talks LVIV, Ukraine, June 3 (Reuters) – Ukraine expects to receive more weapons from allies after a new......

EXCLUSIVE Biden administration likely to raise ethanol blending volumes for 2021, sources say

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A sign advertising E15, a gasoline with 15 percent of ethanol, is seen at a gas station in Clive, Iowa, United States, May 17, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 1 (Reuters) – The Biden administration is likely to raise ethanol blending mandates......

Bandits shoot tens of vigilantes in Nigeria’s northwestern Zamfara state

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, May 31 (Reuters) – Bandits killed tens of local vigilantes in Nigeria’s northwestern Zamfara state on Monday evening after stealing cattle, two security sources and a local official said on Tuesday. Armed gangs, known as bandits, are rife across Nigeria’s northwest where they rob or kidnap for ransom,......

EU agrees gradual Russian oil embargo, gives Hungary exemptions

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Embargo aims to hit Russian ability to finance war Will be phased in over 6-8 months Ban gives carveout to Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic Countries split on more EU sanctions targeting Russian gas Leaders explore ways to mitigate soaring energy prices BRUSSELS, May 31 (Reuters) – European Union leaders have......

Ukraine troops hold out as Russia assaults Sievierodonetsk wasteland

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Russian forces advance slowly on Sievierodonetsk city centre Thousands of civilians trapped in Sievierodonetsk EU resolves impasse over Russian oil ban KYIV, May 31 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces were still holding out in Sievierodonetsk on Tuesday, resisting Russia’s all-out assault to capture a bombed-out wasteland that Moscow has made the......

EU, resolving a deadlock, in deal to cut most Russia oil imports

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Bloc agrees to cut 90% of Russian oil imports by year-end Hungary to be granted exemption for oil through pipeline Zelinskiy chides EU for its dependence on Russia BRUSSELS, May 30 (Reuters) – European Union leaders agreed in principle on Monday to cut 90% of oil imports from Russia by......

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