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Sherpas successfully complete first winter summit of K2; Spanish climber killed

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A team of climbers from Nepal on Saturday become the first mountaineers to successfully complete a winter attempt on the summit of K2, the world’s second tallest peak. FILE PHOTO: K2 (backdrop) and Broad Peak (right side), are illuminated by the moon at Concordia, the confluence of......

France’s vaccine-skepticism is making its Covid immunization drive much harder  

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A nurse prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, at a vaccination center, in Sarcelles near Paris on January 10, 2021. ALAIN JOCARD | AFP | Getty Images France is thought to be one of the most vaccine-skeptical nations in the world,......

Central Spain records temperatures of -25C after snowstorm

A 64-year-old diabetic man who needed insulin urgently was located by an emergency helicopter in a remote area of the Toledo region, south of Madrid, after police were alerted. He was found struggling on crutches in the snow, and not suitably dressed for the freezing weather, Efe reported. BBC –......

European stocks rebound as oil, travel stocks jump

FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, January 11, 2021. REUTERS/Staff (Reuters) – European stocks steadied on Tuesday after declining in the last session, as investors looked to the upcoming earnings season and focused on the prospect of larger......

A Heavy Blizzard Hits Spain And Exceeds The Most Pessimistic Forecasts (33 Pics)

Storm Filomena has covered Spain in heavy snow, disrupting road, rail, and air travel. In fact, the weather has been so bad, the country’s interior minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska called Filomena “the most intense storm in the last 50 years.” Madrid has been one of the worst affected areas. The city’s......

Spain sends out vaccine, food convoys after snowstorm paralyses roads

MADRID (Reuters) – The Spanish government will send convoys carrying the COVID-19 vaccine and food supplies on Sunday to areas cut off by Storm Filomena which brought the heaviest snowfall in decades across central Spain and killed four people. In the Madrid area, rescuers reached 1,500 people trapped in cars,......

Scottish fishermen halt EU exports over Brexit delays

FILE PHOTO: View of fishing boats and a net in the coastal town of Macduff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Britain October 18, 2020. REUTERS/Alexander Smith LONDON (Reuters) – Many Scottish fishermen have halted exports to European Union markets after post-Brexit bureaucracy added days to their delivery times and hundreds of pounds to......

Moderna vaccine to criss-cross continent before Europeans get shots

ZURICH (Reuters) – Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine, fresh off European approval on Wednesday, must make a long, continent-crossing journey from the Swiss Alps to Spain, France and Belgium before final delivery to the EU’s 27 countries. FILE PHOTO: A small shopping basket filled with vials labelled “COVID-19 – Coronavirus Vaccine”......

World stocks ring in new year with record highs

LONDON (Reuters) – World stock markets hit record highs on Monday, the first trading day of the new year, as investors hoped the rollout of vaccines would ultimately lift a global economy decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chinese yuan surged nearly 1% against the dollar, while the greenback plumbed......

GLOBAL MARKETS-World stock markets kick off 2021 at record highs

* MSCI All-Country World Index hits record high * Bitcoin trades above $32,000 * Yuan surges nearly 1% vs. dollar * Graphic: 2020 asset performance tmsnrt.rs/2yaDPgn LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) – World stock markets hit record highs on Monday, the first trading day of the new year, as investors hoped......

Zidane praises unsung Vazquez, Asensio and Nacho after Celta win

MADRID (Reuters) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane paid tribute to Lucas Vazquez, Nacho Fernandez and Marco Asensio after the Spanish trio made key contributions to his side’s 2-0 home win over Celta Vigo on Saturday which took Real one point clear at the top of La Liga. Soccer Football......

A (markets) journal of the plague year

By Marc Jones, Ritvik Carvalho LONDON (Reuters) – Last December, the first infection with the new coronavirus was reported to the World Health Organization. Twelve months later, as the charts below show, global financial markets have been on a roller coaster like no other. FILE PHOTO: A trader walks past......

Breakingviews – 2020 hindsight: Our best-read stories of the year

HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) – As the world faced up to its annus horribilis, Breakingviews’ readers showed a voracious and varied appetite for agenda-setting financial insight. Sure, the Covid-19 virus was on everyone’s mind, but an analysis of the most-read stories of the year proved our readers are rarely myopic.......

Global Markets: European shares end 2020 in a slump

LONDON (Reuters) – European shares fell on Thursday as lockdowns and rising COVID-19 cases overshadowed the optimism around the rollout of vaccines in the New Year, while the dollar fell to a two-and-a-half-year low. Traders from BGC, a global brokerage company in London’s Canary Wharf financial centre react as European......

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