Russian journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize fetches record $103.5 mln at auction to aid Ukraine children

Russian journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize fetches record 3.5 mln at auction to aid Ukraine children

June 21 (Reuters) – Dmitry Muratov, the co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and the editor of one of Russia’s last major independent newspapers, auctioned off his Nobel medal for a record $103.5 million to aid children displaced by the war in Ukraine . All proceeds from the auction, which coincided with the World … Read more

Russia’s UN envoy storms out of Ukraine meeting over European statement

Russia’s UN envoy storms out of Ukraine meeting over European statement

Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten is seen on a video screen as she addresses a meeting of the United Nations Security Council about the Russian invasion of Ukraine at UN headquarters in New York City, New York, US, June 6, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

Moscow says 1,847 children among thousands transported from Ukraine to Russia

Moscow says 1,847 children among thousands transported from Ukraine to Russia

Children play on the beach amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Odesa, Ukraine March 26, 2022. REUTERS/Igor Tkachenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 3 (Reuters) – More than 11,500 people, including 1,847 children, were transported from Ukraine into Russia on Monday without the participation of Kyiv’s authorities, Russia’s defense ministry … Read more

At UN, Amal Clooney pushes for Ukraine war crimes justice

At UN, Amal Clooney pushes for Ukraine war crimes justice

UNITED NATIONS, April 27 (Reuters) – Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney urged countries at the United Nations on Wednesday to focus on international justice for war crimes in Ukraine so evidence does not sit in storage – as it has done for victims of Islamic State ( ISIS) in Iraq and Syria. “Ukraine is, today, … Read more

Top Putin ally says Russia will capture Mariupol on Thursday

Top Putin ally says Russia will capture Mariupol on Thursday

Ukraine seeks talks on evacuations from Azovstal steel plant Number of people fleeing Ukraine now exceeds 5 million Russian ultimatum at Mariupol plant lapses, again April 21 (Reuters) – A top ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russian forces will seize the last main stronghold of resistance in the besieged city of Mariupol on … Read more

Russia sets deadline for Ukraine troops in Mariupol to surrender

Russia sets deadline for Ukraine troops in Mariupol to surrender

Service members of pro-Russian troops ride an armored personnel carrier during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 15, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 17 (Reuters) – Russia’s defense ministry has told the Ukrainian forces still fighting in the besieged southern port of … Read more

US pushes to suspend Russia from UN human rights body

US pushes to suspend Russia from UN human rights body

BUCHAREST, April 4 (Reuters) – The United States will ask the UN General Assembly to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council, the US ambassador to the United Nations said on Monday, after Ukraine accused Russian troops of killing dozens of civilians in the town of Bucha. A two-thirds majority vote by the 193-member assembly … Read more

Red Cross says its team is being held close to Mariupol in Ukraine

Red Cross says its team is being held close to Mariupol in Ukraine

GENEVA, April 4 (Reuters) – A team from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was stopped during an attempt to reach Mariupol, Ukraine, to evacuate civilians and is now being held nearby in Manhush, a spokesperson told Reuters on Monday . The team was being “held in the town of Manhush, 20 kilometers … Read more

Exclusive: US cancels talks with Taliban over U-turn on girls’ education

Exclusive: US cancels talks with Taliban over U-turn on girls’ education

US officials pull out of Doha meeting with Taliban Talks seen as key to easing Afghan economic crisis Decision came after Taliban U-turn on girls’ education KABUL/WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) – The United States abruptly canceled meetings with the Taliban in Doha that were set to address key economic issues, officials said on Friday, after … Read more