World food prices dip in February, hurt by coronavirus: U.N.
ROME (Reuters) – World food prices slipped in February, ending four months of successive increases, with the spread of coronavirus dampening demand for some products, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) food priceindex, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals,oilseeds, dairy products, meat and sugar, […]
Merkel distances herself from fiscal policy of no new borrowing
BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday distanced herself from her government’s fiscal policy pledge of not incurring any new debt. Asked during a news conference on the coronavirus epidemic if she would stick to the goal of a balanced budget, Merkel said that Berlin would do everything necessary now to slow the spread […]
House destroyed by fire in West Auckland suburb
A house has been destroyed by a ferocious fire in a West Auckland suburb overnight. Several fire crews and emergency services were called to a property on Gwendoline Ave, in Te Atatū Peninsula, just after midnight. A northern fire communications spokesman said they received multiple calls to the blaze – which at its height, was […]