Ukraine suffering painful losses, needs anti-missile weapons, Zelenskiy says

Ukraine suffering painful losses, needs anti-missile weapons, Zelenskiy says

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a joint statement with European Commission President Ursula, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine June 11, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 14 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces are suffering painful losses in fighting Russian troops in both the eastern city … Read more

Sanctions-hit Kremlin to stage annual ‘Russian Davos’ bereft of financial elite

Sanctions-hit Kremlin to stage annual ‘Russian Davos’ bereft of financial elite

Flags with the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) logo fly near the St. Isaac’s Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register International economic forum June 15-18 in St Petersburg No Western bigwigs at ‘Russian Davos’ due to sanctions Putin won’t meet top … Read more

NATO chief says Sweden has taken “important steps” to meet Turkey’s demands

NATO chief says Sweden has taken “important steps” to meet Turkey’s demands

STOCKHOLM, June 13 (Reuters) – Sweden has taken important steps to meet Turkey’s demands for approving Stockholm’s NATO membership application, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday during a visit to Sweden. Sweden and Finland applied to join the alliance last month, in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Their applications have faced unexpected … Read more

World stocks near fresh 2022 lows on inflation fears

World stocks near fresh 2022 lows on inflation fears

LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – World stocks fell towards fresh 2022 lows and the Japanese yen slid to levels not seen in nearly a quarter of a century on Monday as red-hot US inflation fueled worries about even more aggressive policy tightening in a big week for central banks. The substantially higher-than-expected US CPI print … Read more

Canada accuses China of ‘very concerning’ behavior in aerial spat

Canada accuses China of ‘very concerning’ behavior in aerial spat

SINGAPORE, June 11 (Reuters) – Canada believes China showed “very concerning and unprofessional” behavior while harassing its patrol aircraft near North Korea, Defense Minister Anita Anand said on Saturday, but she declined comment when asked whether she had raised the issue with her Chinese counterpart. Speaking on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, … Read more

Estonia summons Russian envoy to protest Putin remarks

Estonia summons Russian envoy to protest Putin remarks

June 10 (Reuters) – Estonia on Friday summoned the Russian ambassador to condemn President Vladimir Putin’s “completely unacceptable” praise for an 18th century Russian ruler who captured a city that is now Estonian. Putin paid tribute on Thursday to Tsar Peter the Great, who he said had taken back territory that was Russia’s during a … Read more

Russia’s Navalny scolds Google and Meta for helping Putin

Russia’s Navalny scolds Google and Meta for helping Putin

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally to mark the 5th anniversary of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov’s murder and to protest against proposed amendments to the country’s constitution, in Moscow, Russia February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) – Jailed Russian opposition … Read more

Hailing Peter the Great, Putin draws parallel with mission to ‘return’ Russian lands

Hailing Peter the Great, Putin draws parallel with mission to ‘return’ Russian lands

June 9 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin paid tribute on Thursday to Tsar Peter the Great on the 350th anniversary of his birth, drawing a parallel between what he portrayed as their twin historic quests to win back Russian lands. “Peter the Great waged the Great Northern War for 21 years. It would seem … Read more

Exclusive: Indonesian navy officers ask for $375,000 to release tanker

Exclusive: Indonesian navy officers ask for 5,000 to release tanker

A view of shipyards, seen through a window, in Batam, Indonesia, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henning Gloystein/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Navy detains fuel tanker anchored east of Singapore Incident follows a dozen similar detentions last year More tankers anchored off Singapore due to COVID delays SINGAPORE, June 9 (Reuters) … Read more

Two Britons, Moroccan risk death penalty after guilty pleas in Donetsk court -Russian news agency

Two Britons, Moroccan risk death penalty after guilty pleas in Donetsk court -Russian news agency

June 8 (Reuters) – Two Britons and a Moroccan who were captured while fighting for Ukraine could face the death penalty after pleading guilty in a court of one of Russia’s proxies in eastern Ukraine, Russia’s RIA news agency reported. Video published by RIA showed Britons Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner and Moroccan Brahim Saadoun … Read more