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

Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches’fearsome climax’, says Ukraine

Zelenskiy urges West to deliver heavy weapons EU leaders to start Ukraine membership process Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches critical stage KYIV, June 23 (Reuters) –President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Moscow’s massive air and artillery attacks were aimed at destroying the entire Donbas region and urged Ukraine’s allies to accelerate the shipment of heavy weapons … Read more

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 town, 11-year-old Bashir … Read more

Brazil indigenous defender, sidelined under Bolsonaro, gave life for’abandoned’ tribes

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil, June 19 (Reuters) –Six tribes from Brazil’s remote Javari Valley packed into an assembly hall on June 11 to lament the disappearance of Bruno Pereira, an advisor to their collective, and Dom Phillips, a British journalist reporting on his work. Native patrolmen organized by Pereira, formerly a senior official for indigenous … Read more

Russian gas flows to Europe fall, hindering bid to refill stores

Nord Stream 1 pipeline capacity down to 40% Europe’s gas price jumps up to 30% after disruption news Gazprom blames cuts on equipment delays from Canada Freeport LNG terminal in US offline until September LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) –Russian gas supply to Europe via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline fell further on Thursday and Moscow … 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

Ukrainians left with one way out of Sievierodonetsk as fierce fighting rages

Sievierodonetsk epicentre of Donbas battle Severe fighting in city –Zelenskiy Escape routes narrow after second of three bridges destroyed KYIV, June 13 (Reuters) –Ukrainian defenders were fighting fiercely for “every metre” of Sievierodonetsk, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said, as Russian forces destroyed a bridge to another city across the river, leaving stranded civilians with just one … Read more

Biden unveils migration plan, capping Americas summit roiled by division

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (Reuters) –US President Joe Biden and fellow leaders from the Western Hemisphere on Friday rolled out a new set of measures to confront the regional migration crisis, seeking to salvage an Americas summit roiled by division. Biden’s aides had touted the migration declaration as a centerpiece of the US-hosted Summit of … Read more

Intense fighting reported in Ukraine’s bombed-out Sievierodonetsk

Ukrainian, Russian forces fighting street by street City under day, night shelling, says Ukraine Sievierodonetsk key to Russia’s war objective Briton, Moroccan sentenced to death in separatist Donbas Rising concern over food crisis as Russia blockades ports KYIV, June 10 (Reuters) –Ukrainian forces were holding their positions in intense street fighting and under day and … Read more