Aid to arrive in Tonga as airport opens, phone lines partially restored

Tonga airport reopens after ash cleared from runway Flights AU, NZ with relief supplies en route to Nuku’alofa Telephone contact with Tonga 5 days after blackout UN says 80% of Tonga’s population has been hit hard Tongans fear safe drinking water is running out Jan 20 (Reuters) – Planes carrying much-needed humanitarian supplies from Australia … Read more

Stocks slide, treasury yields jump as inflation fears crescendo

A screen shows Nikkei index after a ceremony marking the end of trading in 2021 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in Tokyo, Japan December 30, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US bond yields rise, investors brace for tighter monetary policy Oil hits fresh 7-year high after Turkey … Read more

Damage in tsunami-hit Tonga hampering relief efforts

An eruption occurs at the underwater volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai off the coast of Tonga, January 14, 2022 in this screenshot obtained from a social media video. Video recorded Jan 14, 2022. Tonga Geological Services/via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Significant damage to the west coast of the main island … Read more

Australian court starts considering Djokovic visa verdict

MELBOURNE, Jan. 16 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic could find out later on Sunday whether he can defend his Australian Open title after the chief justice of the Federal Court said he hoped to make a decision on the decision later in the day. ask whether the tennis star, who has not been vaccinated against the … Read more

U.S. grocery shortages deepen as pandemic dries supplies

Jan 14 (Reuters) – High demand for groceries combined with high freight costs and Omicron-related labor shortages are creating a new round of delays at processed food and fresh produce companies, leading to empty supermarket shelves at major US retailers. Producers of perishables across the West Coast are paying nearly triple pre-pandemic freight rates to … Read more