Over beer and herrings, CDU's eastern faithful spurn Merkel 2.0


APOLDA, Germany (Reuters) – In a beer hall in eastern Germany, locals are toasting the man they are counting on to see out Chancellor Angela Merkel and her brand of liberal conservatism. Friedrich Merz, whose line on Syrian asylum-seekers is “we can’t accept you here”, […]

Asia shares try to stabilise, pin hopes on policy stimulus


SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares bounced and bond yields rose from historic lows on Tuesday as speculation of coordinated stimulus from global central banks and governments calmed panic selling. Yields on benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury debt doubled to 0.68% and oil prices rallied more than […]

Oil prices rise 4% after biggest one-day fall since 1991


SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices rose by more than $1 on Tuesday after a price war by top producers Saudi Arabia and Russia sparked the biggest daily rout since the 1991 Gulf War, but investors saw little chance of a quick price recovery as the […]

UK beaches turn into quicksand deathtraps following weeks of storms


Beaches have been turned into quicksand deathtraps following weeks of storms. Storm tides and coastal streams caused by Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge have created liquefied patches on the nation’s sands. Runner Stephen Callaghan became stuck after getting caught in quicksand while exercising in Newquay, […]