Official says oil tanker hit by bomb-carrying drone off Oman coast

Official says oil tanker hit by bomb-carrying drone off Oman coast

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — An oil tanker linked to an Israeli billionaire has been hit by a bomb-carrying drone off the coast of Oman amid heightened tensions with Iran, an official told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The attack on the Liberian-flagged oil tanker Pacific Zircon took place off the coast of Oman on … Read more

Haiti gas stations reopen for the first time in 2 months

Haiti gas stations reopen for the first time in 2 months

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — Oops of excitement echoed through the streets of Port-au-Prince early Saturday as gas stations in Haiti opened for the first time in two months after a powerful mob lifted a crippling fuel blockade. ‘There’s petrol now! There’s gas now!’ people shouted as they honked their horns and motorbikes whizzed by … Read more

UN climate talks near calm with key issues unresolved

UN climate talks near calm with key issues unresolved

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — As UN climate talks in Egypt are nearly halfway through, negotiators are working hard to draft agreements on a wide range of issues that they will submit to ministers next week in hopes of achieving a substantial outcome by the end. The two-week meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh kicked off with strong … Read more

NTSB: Valve leak fueled 2021 pipeline blast that killed 2

NTSB: Valve leak fueled 2021 pipeline blast that killed 2

FARMERSVILLE, Texas — A valve leak and a spark of unknown origin combined to cause a North Texas natural gas pipeline explosion last year that killed two workers and injured two others, federal investigators said. A report by the National Transportation Safety Board followed the agency’s investigation of the June 28, 2021, explosion near Farmersville, … Read more

Inflation protests across Europe threaten political unrest

Inflation protests across Europe threaten political unrest

LONDON — In Romania, protesters blew horns and beat drums to express their dismay at the rising cost of living. Across France, people took to the streets demanding wage increases to keep pace with inflation. Czech protesters revolted against the government’s handling of the energy crisis. British railway workers and German pilots went on strikes … Read more

In Norway, Russian man stopped using drones

NTSB: Valve leak fueled 2021 pipeline blast that killed 2

Copenhagen, Denmark — A 50-year-old Russian man has been detained in Arctic Norway with two drones and is suspected of flying the unmanned aerial vehicles somewhere in the country, police said Friday. Numerous drone sightings have been reported in recent weeks near Norwegian offshore oil and gas platforms. The Russian citizen, who was not identified, … Read more

World stocks tend to fall as recession fears mount

World stocks tend to fall as recession fears mount

BANGKOK — Shares fell in Europe and Asia on Monday, as oil prices rose more than $3 a barrel amid serious warnings about energy shortages in Europe if Russia cut gas supplies. The German DAX fell 1% to 11,998.26 while the Paris CAC 40 lost 1.2% to 5,690.88. The UK’s FTSE 100 lost 0.8% to … Read more

4th leak reported on Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea

NTSB: Valve leak fueled 2021 pipeline blast that killed 2

STOCKHOLM — A fourth leak in the Nord Stream pipelines has been reported off the coast of southern Sweden, the Swedish news agency said on Thursday. The Swedish coast guard told TT news agency that they have a ship at the site of the leak, off the coast of Sweden. All four leaks detected are … Read more

Stocks start mixed, stay lower all week

Stocks start mixed, stay lower all week

NEW YORK — Stocks start slightly higher on Wall Street, but major indices remain lower throughout the week after several days of declines. Technology and healthcare companies were higher at the start of Wednesday, while energy companies fell along with the price of crude oil. the S&P 500 was just in the green, the Nasdaq … Read more

Firefighters fight large fire at Cuba tank farm for second day

Firefighters fight large fire at Cuba tank farm for second day

HAVANA — Cuban firefighters were joined on Sunday by special teams sent from Mexico and Venezuela as they battled for a second day to bring a fire under control at a large oil tank farm in western Matanzas province. The fire started Friday night when lightning struck a storage tank during a thunderstorm, and the … Read more