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

A Somali boy’s mission to find food as climate change takes its toll

A Somali boy’s mission to find food as climate change takes its toll

Somalia at nexus of ‘three Cs’ – conflict, costs, climate change Climate change means extreme weather patterns more common Children in Dollow town malnourished, scramble for food Million forced from homes and land by drought Drought envoy urges international community to do more DOLLOW, Somalia, June 20 (Reuters) – Each morning in this Somali border … 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

Ukrainian President Zelenskiy travels close to front-line near Sievierodonetsk

Ukrainian President Zelenskiy travels close to front-line near Sievierodonetsk

KYIV, June 5 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiysaid on Sunday he had traveled to Lysychansk and Soledar, two cities very close to some of the most intense fighting between his country’s troops and Russian forces. The beleaguered city of Lysychansk is just a few kilometers south of Sievierodonetsk, where one of the war’s biggest … Read more

Ukrainian lawmaker detained at Moldova’s border

Ukrainian lawmaker detained at Moldova’s border

CHISINAU, June 5 (Reuters) – A Ukrainian lawmaker, Yevhen Yakovenko, was detained at the Moldovan border at the request of the International Criminal Police Organization, or Interpol, Moldova’s border police said on Sunday. Yakovenko was placed in a pretrial detention centre, a press service representative of the border police said. Viorel Tentiu, the head of … Read more

Russia in “failure to pay” credit event, investor committee says

Russia in “failure to pay” credit event, investor committee says

Woman holds Russian Ruble banknotes in this illustration taken May 30, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK/LONDON, June 1 (Reuters) – A panel of investors on Wednesday determined Russia had triggered a credit event after it failed to pay nearly $1.9 million in interest on a sovereign … Read more

Donbas is an ‘unconditional priority’ for Russia, Lavrov says

Donbas is an ‘unconditional priority’ for Russia, Lavrov says

May 29 (Reuters) – The “liberation” of Ukraine’s Donbas region is an “unconditional priority” for Moscow, while other Ukrainian territories should decide their future on their own, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday. Lavrov was speaking in an interview with France’s TF1 television channel as Russia pressed on with its offensive to secure … Read more

Iranian ‘immunity’ is over, Israeli Prime Minister Bennett says

Iranian ‘immunity’ is over, Israeli Prime Minister Bennett says

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, May 29, 2022. Gil Cohen-Magen/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JERUSALEM, May 29 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday Iran would not go unpunished for instigating attacks through its proxies, speaking a … Read more

Police arrest several in Canadian capital as bikers parade turns unruly

Police arrest several in Canadian capital as bikers parade turns unruly

April 29 (Reuters) – (This April 29 story refiles to removes extraneous notes, changes “arrests” to “arrest” in headline) Police in the Canadian capital, Ottawa, arrested several people on Friday, after a march by hundreds of bikers, pedestrians and cars waving Canadian flags through downtown Ottawa turned unruly, authorities said. Friday’s parade was a protest … Read more

Police teargas Paris protesters after Macron re-elected

Police teargas Paris protesters after Macron re-elected

People attend a demonstration after the announcement of the results of the 2022 French presidential election at Place de la Republique in Paris, France, April 24, 2022. REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, April 24 (Reuters) – Riot police charged and sprayed teargas on demonstrators in central … Read more