Ukraine’s EU candidacy will strengthen Europe as Russia threatens freedom –Zelenskiy

Ukraine EU candidacy will strengthen Europe-Zelenskiy ‘Our future is together’, says European Council chief EU candidacy will anger Moscow Russia continues shelling cities in Donbas KYIV, June 24 (Reuters) –President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Ukraine’s formal candidature to join the European Union was a big step towards strengthening Europe at a time when Russia was testing … Read more

EU grants Ukraine candidate status in’historic moment’

EU leaders launch Ukraine’s membership process Zelenskiy urges West to speed up heavy weapons deliveries Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches critical stage KYIV, June 23 (Reuters) –Ukraine became a candidate to join the European Union on Thursday, a bold geopolitical step triggered by Russia’s invasion that Kyiv and Brussels hailed as an “historic moment”. … Read more

Biden administration leans on Tesla for guidance in renewable fuel policy reform

June 23 (Reuters) –US President Joe Biden rarely mentions electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) in public. But privately his administration has leaned on the company to help craft a new policy to allow electric vehicles (EVs) to benefit from the nation’s lucrative renewable fuel subsidies, according to emails reviewed by Reuters. The Biden administration … Read more

‘Mysterious’ company sued to expose billionaire’s Twitter critic. It didn’t go well.

Law firms Related documents (Reuters) –A company with “mysterious” origins and a “vague” business model tried to use the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to force Twitter to disclose the identity of an anonymous user who criticized private-equity billionaire Brian Sheth. That strategy backfired in quite spectacular fashion on Tuesday: A San Francisco federal judge concluded … Read more

Russia pounds eastern Ukraine, Putin to mark WWII anniversary

Luhansk region the toughest place, says Ukraine president Russia has artillery edge as Ukraine pleads for heavy weapons Putin to mark day in 1941 when Hitler invaded Soviet Union June 22 (Reuters) –Ukrainian and Russian forces were entrenched in eastern Ukrainian battlegrounds on Wednesday, a day of commemoration in both countries to mark the anniversary … Read more

As war in east rages on, Ukraine gets chance to’live the European dream’

Ukraine EU candidacy signals major shift in European geopolitics Putin seeks to play down EU issue Battle for Sievierodonetsk grinds on Russian media say two Americans caught fighting for Ukraine BRUSSELS / KYIV, June 18 (Reuters) –As war rages in Ukraine’s east, Kyiv received a major boost on Friday when the European Union recommended that … Read more

EU leaders criticised for tepid support bring’message of unity’ to Ukraine

Arms needed to fend off Russian advances in south and east Ukrainian troops, civilians holed up in Sievierodonetsk plant KYIV, June 16 (Reuters) –The leaders of Germany, France and Italy –all criticised in the past by Kyiv for support viewed as too cautious –made a joint visit to Ukraine on Thursday, touring a town devastated … Read more

Emergency ECB meeting lifts Europe, Fed ready to go big

News of emergency ECB meeting sends Italian markets soaring Market almost fully priced for Fed to hike 75 bps Euro rally knocks dollar off 20-yr peak, US yields off decade top China economic data slightly beat forecasts, still weak LONDON / SYDNEY, June 15 (Reuters) –European markets rallied on Wednesday on news the European Central … Read more

Sanctions-hit Kremlin stages’Russian Davos’ bereft of elite, Putin speaks Friday

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 to give … Read more

Russian forces cut off last routes out of eastern Ukraine city

Last bridge to Sievierodonetsk destroyed -governor Ukraine seeks howitzers, tanks and drones from the West Russia reports destroying some US and European arms KYIV, June 14 (Reuters) –Russian forces cut off the last routes for evacuating citizens from the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk, a Ukrainian official said, as the Kremlin pushed for victory in … Read more