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

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 of its Black Sea ports … Read more

Turkey says it is investigating claims of Russia shipping stolen Ukrainian grain

ANKARA, June 23 (Reuters) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday that Ankara was investigating claims that Ukrainian grain has been stolen by Russia and shipped to countries including Turkey, but added the probes had not found any stolen shipments so far. Kyiv’s ambassador to Ankara said in early June that Turkish buyers … Read more

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

June 23 (Reuters) – US 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 reviewed by Reuters. The Biden … Read more

Mekong villagers land heaviest ever freshwater fish

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 Khmer language – because of … Read more

WTO strikes global trade deals deep into overtime

Deals reached on food, health and fishing Formerly defiant India joins consensus Package seen boosting credibility of WTO GENEVA, June 17 (Reuters) – The World Trade Organization’s 164 members approved a series of trade agreements early on Friday that included commitments on fish and pledges on health and food security after more than five grueling … Read more

WTO reaches initial deal as India’s defiance tempered

A general view of the room during the speech of Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at the opening ceremony of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), 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 … Read more

Biden touts temporary grain silos on Ukraine border to help exports

Ukrainian flag is covered with grains in this picture illustration taken May 9, 2022. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 14 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that temporary silos would be built along the border with Ukraine, including … Read more

Ukraine grain exports via Poland, Romania face bottlenecks, deputy foreign minister says

SINGAPORE, June 12 (Reuters) – Ukraine has established two routes through Poland and Romania to export grain and avert a global food crisis although bottlenecks have slowed the supply chain, Kyiv’s deputy foreign minister said on Sunday. Dmytro Senik said global food security was at risk because Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had halted Kyiv’s Black … Read more

Explainer: Why India holds the key to global rice market outlook

MUMBAI / NEW DELHI, June 10 (Reuters) – India’s surprise decision to ban wheat exports has raised concerns about potential curbs on rice exports as well, prompting rice traders to step up purchases and place atypical orders for longer-dated deliveries. Government and trade officials have said India, the world’s biggest exporter of rice, does not … Read more

Russia says no agreement reached with Turkey on Ukrainian grain sale

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a joint news conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Moscow, Russia February 18, 2022. Sputnik / Sergey Guneev / Kremlin via REUTERS / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Thursday … Read more