Zelensky says it’s time to pressure Russia for peace

Zelensky urges world leaders to press for peace now Ukraine PM says Russia defeat Kherson, time to end war Zelensky welcomes any comment between the US and China on the nuclear threat Kherson residents recount abuses committed by Russian forces Kherson, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged world leaders on Tuesday to support … Read more

Ukraine’s Kherson races to restore energy and water after Russia’s withdrawal

The main infrastructure in Kherson was mined by the Russian ruler The humanitarian situation in Kherson is “extremely difficult” – official Authorities are working to restore vital services Fighting rages in Donetsk and eastern Luhansk regions Kherson, Ukraine (Reuters) – Public utilities companies in Kherson are working to restore vital infrastructure damaged and mined by … Read more

European debt market pressures force some governments to rewrite trading rules

Oct 31 (Reuters) – Some euro zone countries have relaxed rules for banks that handle the circulation of their government debt to help them weather some of the toughest market conditions in years, officials told Reuters. Of the 11 major eurozone debt agencies contacted by Reuters, officials in the Netherlands and Belgium told Reuters they … Read more

Russia says the British Navy blew up Nord Stream, and London denies involvement

Russia says British Navy personnel have blown up pipelines Russia says British naval personnel helped attack Crimea Russia does not provide evidence for the claim Britain denies the Russian allegations Russia says it will seek the attention of the United Nations LONDON (Reuters) – The Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday that British naval personnel … Read more

Russia halts grain exports from Ukraine from the Black Sea, citing the attack on Crimea

Russia halts participation in UN grain deal The move comes after drone attacks on Crimea Russia says British personnel assisted in drone attack Ukraine says Russia is inventing attacks Russia tells UN to suspend grain deal (Reuters) – Russia suspended participation in a United Nations-brokered Black Sea grain deal on Saturday after what it said … Read more

Analysis: Poor countries are at risk from elusive G-20 debt relief efforts

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The failure to make concrete progress on debt relief for the world’s poorest countries at the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington frustrated policymakers, activists and investors. Two years ago, the Group of Twenty launched the Joint Framework – a mechanism designed to provide a rapid … Read more

Russia strikes Ukrainian homes, evacuates Kherson, and warns of escalation

A rocket hit an apartment building in Mykolaiv Ukrainian forces on the offensive in the Kherson region Kherson is a gateway to the Crimea, annexed by Russia Mykolaiv, Ukraine (Reuters) – Under pressure in southern Ukraine, Russia fired missiles and drones at the Ukrainian-controlled city of Mykolaiv on Sunday, destroying an apartment building in the … Read more

Russia is largely preparing to avoid the new G7 oil price ceiling

LONDON (Reuters) – Russia can access enough tankers to ship most of its oil beyond the new Group of Seven price ceiling, industry players and a U.S. official told Reuters, underlining the limits of the most ambitious plan yet to rein in Moscow. Wartime proceeds. The Group of Seven agreed last month to limit Russian … Read more

US condemns ‘war crimes’ after Russian drone attack on Kyiv apartment

The center of Kyiv was hit by Russian drones, at least four dead Ukrainian cities hit again a week after missile strikes In Russia, a fighter plane crashed into an apartment building Kyiv/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will hold Russia accountable for “war crimes”, the White House said on Monday, hours after Russia attacked … Read more

Druzhba pipeline leak reduces Russian oil flow to Germany

Poland discovered a leak late Tuesday Poland says the leak is likely accidental rather than sabotage Germany says its supplies of crude oil are sufficient Schwedt refinery serving Berlin has few alternatives WARSAW (Reuters) – Germany said on Wednesday it was receiving less oil but still had enough supplies after Poland found a leak in … Read more