France opens investigation into rape allegations against minister Zacharopoulou

France opens investigation into rape allegations against minister Zacharopoulou

French State Secretary for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships Chrysoula Zacharopoulou arrives for a working meeting with the French Prime Minister and members of the government at the Hotel Matignon in Paris, France, June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, June 22 (Reuters) – The Paris public … Read more

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

Ukraine to restrict Russian books, music in latest cultural break from Moscow

Ukraine to restrict Russian books, music in latest cultural break from Moscow

KYIV, June 19 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament on Sunday voted through two laws which will place severe restrictions on Russian books and music as Kyiv seeks to break many remaining cultural ties between the two countries following Moscow’s invasion. One law will forbid the printing of books by Russian citizens, unless they renounce their Russian … Read more

Russian warship violated Danish territorial waters in Baltic -Danish military

Russian warship violated Danish territorial waters in Baltic -Danish military

COPENHAGEN, June 17 (Reuters) – A Russian warship early on Friday twice violated Danish territorial waters north of the Baltic Sea island of Bornholm where a democracy festival attended by senior lawmakers and business people was taking place, the Danish Armed Forces said. Denmark called the action an unacceptable provocation. The Russian warship entered Danish … Read more

France’s Macron says up to Ukraine to decide on potential territorial concessions

France’s Macron says up to Ukraine to decide on potential territorial concessions

PARIS, June 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine alone should decide whether or not to accept any territorial concessions towards Russia in view of ending the war, French President Emmanuel Macron told TF1 television in an interview as he visited Kyiv. “This is up to Ukraine to decide,” Macron said when asked what concessions, including on its … Read more

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

Ireland’s Sinn Fein says UK is set to break international law

Ireland’s Sinn Fein says UK is set to break international law

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks during an interview with Reuters in her office at Government buildings, in Dublin, Ireland, May 18, 2022. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) – Britain is set to break international law by bringing forward legislation to unilaterally change the … Read more