Omicron may throw a wrench at companies’ plans to return to office

Omicron may throw a wrench at companies’ plans to return to office

December 3 (Reuters) – Business executives have begun considering various permanent work models for their employees as the coronavirus pandemic and the spread of the Omicron variant destabilize their recent return to office. With Omicron so new, companies are struggling to understand how the variant can affect their operations and profits. Most have taken a … Read more

Cementing ties, the UAE buys 80 French-made Rafale warplanes

French President Emmanuel Macron, wearing a protective face mask, awaits a guest at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, December 1, 2021. REUTERS / Sarah Meyssonnier Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up DUBAI, December 3 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates on Friday ordered 80 Rafale fighter jets, the largest … Read more

The UN is seeking a record $ 41 billion. to assist hotspots led by Afghanistan, Ethiopia

The UN issues an annual call for support to help 183 million people Afghanistan tops list, tripling needs under Taliban The UN chief of aid hopes to add liquidity to the Afghan economy Says Ethiopia is “the most alarming” in terms of needs GENEVA, DECEMBER 2 (Reuters) – The United Nations on Thursday appealed for … Read more

United States, allies intensify economic pressure on Belarus

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko chaired a meeting of the working group on the completion of the new draft constitution in Minsk, Belarus on 15 November 2021. Sergei Sheleg / BelTA / Handout via REUTERS Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (Reuters) – The United States and its … Read more

OPEC + agrees to move forward with the planned increase in oil production in January

The logo of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is located outside the headquarters prior to the OPEC and NON-OPEC meeting, Austria, 6 December 2019. REUTERS / Leonhard Foeger / File Photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up OPEC + agrees to add another 400,000 bpd in January … Read more

Iran is drafting sanctions, nuclear issues for European nuclear contracting parties

Iranian flag waving in front of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria May 23, 2021. REUTERS / Leonhard Foeger // File Photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up VIENNA, December 2 (Reuters) – Iran has given European powers involved in its tainted nuclear deal draft sanctions and … Read more

Erdogan elects low-cost prime minister as finance minister as the Turkish lira slips

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks at a press conference following his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) at the Huber Mansion in Istanbul, Turkey on October 16, 2021. REUTERS / Murad Sezer / File Photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up New minister has backed Erdogan’s desire to … Read more

Clashes over Iran-Afghanistan’s border misunderstanding ‘ended

DUBAI, December 1 (Reuters) – Iran’s border forces and Afghanistan’s Taliban ended clashes over a “border misunderstanding” near the Afghan province of Nimroz, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency said on Wednesday. “The clashes ended and Iran is discussing the dispute over the border with the Taliban,” Tasnim said, adding that reports of the Taliban’s conquest … Read more

OPEC + weighs production policy in the midst of falling oil prices, Omicron fears

A 3D-printed oil pump socket can be seen in front of the displayed graph and the Opec logo in this illustration image, April 14, 2020. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up Policy to be decided by OPEC + on Thursday Oil prices have fallen … Read more

UN pushes money distribution to stave off mass poverty in Afghanistan

An Afghan woman buys food left over by the US military from a grocery store in Kabul, Afghanistan November 17, 2021. REUTERS / Ali Khara / File Photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up UNITED NATIONS, December 1 (Reuters) – The United Nations said on Wednesday that a $ 300 … Read more