Temperatures rise as France tackles its worst drought on record

Temperatures rise as France tackles its worst drought on record

PARIS, Aug 7 (Reuters) – France on Sunday braced for a fourth heatwave this summer as its worst drought on record left parched villages without safe drinking water and farmers warned of a looming milk shortage in the winter. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne’s office has set up a crisis team to tackle a drought that … Read more

Explainer: Blood, treasure and chaos: the cost of Russia’s war in Ukraine

Explainer: Blood, treasure and chaos: the cost of Russia’s war in Ukraine

A rescuer walks among debris at a site of a residential area destroyed by a Russian military strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in the town of Toretsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine July 27, 2022. Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine /Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

Russia taking hundreds of casualties daily in Ukraine war – US official

Russia taking hundreds of casualties daily in Ukraine war – US official

Ukrainian service members prepare to shoot from a M777 Howitzer at a front line, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv Region, Ukraine July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) – The United States believes that Russia’s military is taking hundreds of casualties … Read more

Russia preparing for next stage of offensive, Ukraine says

Russia preparing for next stage of offensive, Ukraine says

Russia shelling ‘along the entire front line’ – Ukraine military Russia regrouping for offensive toward Sloviansk, Kyiv says Moscow orders steps to prevent Ukrainian strikes in east KYIV, July 17 (Reuters) – Russia is preparing for the next stage of its offensive in Ukraine, a Ukrainian military official said, after Moscow said its forces would … Read more

Swiss give cool reply to Ukraine call for seizing Russian assets

Swiss give cool reply to Ukraine call for seizing Russian assets

Swiss President Ignazio Cassis listens during the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Lugano, Switzerland July 5, 2022. Alessandro della Valle/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LUGANO, Switzerland, July 5 (Reuters) – Switzerland has given a cool response to calls from Ukraine’s prime minister to use frozen assets of ultra-wealthy Russians … 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

Ukraine says Russia stole ‘several hundred thousand tons’ of grain

Ukraine says Russia stole ‘several hundred thousand tons’ of grain

KYIV, April 30 (Reuters) – Russian forces have stolen “several hundred thousand tons” of grain in the areas of Ukraine they occupy, Ukraine’s deputy agriculture minister said on Saturday. Speaking to Ukrainian national TV, Taras Vysotskiy expressed concern that most of what he said was 1.5 million tons of grain stored in occupied territory could … Read more

Ukrainian farmers don bulletproof vests to plow frontline fields

Ukrainian farmers don bulletproof vests to plow frontline fields

ZAPORIZHZHIA REGION, Ukraine, April 26 (Reuters) – Ukrainian farmers in the southern region of Zaporizhzhia which borders the frontline of the military conflict with Russia are now wearing body armor to plow their fields. A week after the war started, grad rockets began falling right next door to the fields where contract farmer Yuri worked. … Read more

US curbs Russian access to foreign fertilizers and valves

US curbs Russian access to foreign fertilizers and valves

A tractor sows sunflower seeds and fertilizes the soil with chemicals at “Leninskoye znamya” (Lenin banner) collective farm, about 40 km (25 miles) southwest of Rostov-on-Don, April 25, 2011. REUTERS/Vladimir Konstantinov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) – The United States on Friday broadened its export curbs … Read more

EXCLUSIVE-Photos show Russian attacks on Ukraine grain storage -US official

EXCLUSIVE-Photos show Russian attacks on Ukraine grain storage -US official

Local residents carry foodstuff while walking past an apartment building damaged during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the besieged southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine March 31, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS, March 31 (Reuters) – US government images seen by Reuters showed what a US official said … Read more