Britain's Boris Johnson vowed on Wednesday to fight on and not give in to a chorus of calls for him to resign, but his defiant pledge to keep going was met with derision and disregard from a mounting number of his own lawmakers.
- BusinessRussian court orders halt to Caspian oil pipeline but exports still flow
Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), which takes oil from Kazakhstan to the Black Sea via one of the world's largest pipelines, has been told by a Russian court to suspend activity for 30 days, although exports were still flowing.
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Investors awaited minutes from the Fed's meeting to gauge the health of the economy and the pace of interest rate hikes.
- WorldSocial unrest over spiralling living costs spreads to France's railways
Railway workers in France went on strike on Wednesday, disrupting travel across the rail network days before the summer holidays begin and at a time of unrest in other areas of the economy as high inflation eats into salaries.
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- Thousands more evacuate homes in Sydney even as heavy rains ease, article with galleryAsia Pacific ·
July 6, 2022 · 8:11 AM UTC
A wild storm system has moved away from Sydney after pounding Australia's largest city with four days of torrential rain, satellite images showed on Wednesday, although river waters stayed above danger levels, forcing more evacuations.