From war to wild weather, global crop problems point to years of high food prices

From war to wild weather, global crop problems point to years of high food prices

June 28 (Reuters) – Eric Broten had planned to sow about 5,000 acres of corn this year on his farm in North Dakota, but persist springtime rains limited him to just 3,500 in a state where a quarter or more of the planned corn could remain unsown this year. The difficulty planting corn, the single … Read more

Euro zone business growth slumped in June as price hikes bite

Euro zone business growth slumped in June as price hikes bite

A shopping cart is pushed down the aisle in this photo illustration taken at Mercator shopping mall in Ljubljana, January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Euro zone business growth has slowed significantly this month – and by much more than expected – … Read more

Factbox: Health emergencies: WHO’s highest form of alert

Factbox: Health emergencies: WHO's highest form of alert

LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – World Health Organization (WHO) experts meet on Thursday to evaluate whether monkeypox constitutes an international emergency, its highest form of alert. read more Only six such emergencies have previously been declared: COVID-19 (2020), the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (2019), Zika virus (2016), polio (2014), West Africa’s Ebola … Read more

Rail strikes set to cripple UK travel network

Rail strikes set to cripple UK travel network

LONDON, June 20 (Reuters) – Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years will begin on Tuesday when tens of thousands of staff walk out in a pay dispute that unions warn could lead to coordinated action across other industries. British households are already experiencing the biggest economic squeeze in decades, with surging food and fuel … Read more