Russia seeks to put stranglehold on twin Ukrainian cities

Russia seeks to put stranglehold on twin Ukrainian cities

As war enters fourth month, Russia concentrates on east Russia tries to encircle Ukrainian troops in twin cities EU’s von der Leyen says Moscow weaponizing food KYIV/SLOVYANSK, Ukraine, May 25 (Reuters) – Russian forces sought to encircle Ukrainian troops in twin eastern cities straddling a river as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned that Moscow was seeking … Read more

Aramco CEO warns of global oil crunch due to lack of investment

Saudi Aramco logo is pictured at the oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DAVOS, May 23 (Reuters) – The world is facing a major oil supply crunch as most companies are afraid to invest in the sector as they face green … Read more

Russia says 963 Americans are banned from entering, adds 26 new Canadians

US President Joe Biden speaks as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens during a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, US, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) – Russia said on Saturday it had so far banned 963 Americans from … Read more

Is Russia fielding laser weapons in Ukraine? Pentagon does not think so

Participants are seen at the stand of Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom during the International military-technical forum “Army-2021” at Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center in Moscow Region, Russia August 23, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) – The Pentagon said on Friday there were no … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy offers formal deal on compensation from Russia

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during a news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (not pictured), as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 8, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 20 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday proposed a formal deal … Read more

US says Turkey’s approach to Sweden, Finland NATO bid not a bilateral topic

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) – Turkey’s approach to the NATO accession process of Sweden and Finland is not a bilateral issue between Washington and Ankara, the US State Department said on Friday, but added that Washington was speaking with Ankara and it remained confident that the dispute would be overcome. Finland and Sweden say they … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says Donbas region has been completely destroyed

A view shows a plant of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine May 15, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 19 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday said Russian forces had “completely destroyed” the industrial Donbas … Read more

What’s behind the rise in monkeypox cases? Here is what scientists know so far

A handful of cases of monkeypox have now been reported or are suspected in Britain, Portugal, Spain and the United States. The outbreaks are raising alarm because the viral disease, which spreads through close contact and was first found in monkeys, mostly occurs in west and central Africa, and only very occasionally spreads elsewhere. Here … Read more

How The UK’s 35% Duty On Russian Platinum And Palladium Will Impact Markets

The United Kingdom recently imposed a 35% duty on all platinum and palladium imports from Russia and Belarus. This move is part of a new package of sanctions on the two countries totaling £1.7 billion ($1.7 billion). The Department for International Trade (DIT) and HM Treasury made the announcement on May 9. Since Russia’s late … Read more

Ukraine prosecutor seeks life sentence for Russian soldier in war crimes trial

KYIV, May 19 (Reuters) – A Ukrainian state prosecutor asked a court on Thursday to sentence a Russian soldier to life in prison for killing an unarmed civilian in the first war crimes trial arising from Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion. Vadim Shishimarin, a 21-year-old Russian tank commander, asked widow Kateryna Shelipova to forgive him for … Read more