EU split on Russian oil price cap level, talks to resume Thursday

EU split on Russian oil price cap level, talks to resume Thursday

BRUSSELS, Nov 23 (Reuters) – European Union governments failed to reach a deal on Wednesday at what level to cap prices for Russian sea-borne oil under the Group of Seven nations (G7) scheme and will resume talks on Thursday evening or on Friday, EU diplomats said. Earlier on Thursday representatives of the EU’s 27 governments … Read more

European Parliament declares Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

European Parliament declares Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

BRUSSELS, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The European Parliament on Wednesday designated Russia a state sponsor of terrorism, arguing that its military strikes on Ukrainian civilian targets such as energy infrastructure, hospitals, schools and shelters violated international law. European lawmakers voted in favour of a resolution calling Russia a state sponsor of terrorism. The move is … Read more

EU to give 18 bln euros to Kyiv next year to help run Ukraine

EU to give 18 bln euros to Kyiv next year to help run Ukraine

EU offers 1.5 billion euros per month to run Ukraine in 2023 Berlin to host Oct 25 conference for long-term reconstruction EU split on more Russia sanctions, seizing assets, war tribunal BRUSSELS, Oct 21 (Reuters) – The European Union will give Kyiv 1.5 billion euros a month in 2023 to help run Ukraine as it … Read more

EU slaps human rights sanctions on Iran, warns of more over Ukraine

EU slaps human rights sanctions on Iran, warns of more over Ukraine

Ukraine says Iran supplying drones for Russia’s war Crackdown on protests brings EU punitive action EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg Oct 17 (Reuters) – Several European Union foreign ministers on Monday called for sanctions against Iran over the transfer of Iranian drones to Russia, as the bloc agreed a separate set of asset freezes … Read more

Latvia to remain Russia’s critic as prime minister wins election

Latvia to remain Russia’s critic as prime minister wins election

RIGA, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The centre-right New Unity party of Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins won Saturday’s election, according to provisional results, with its 19% of the vote putting him in a position to head another coalition government. The results – with 96% of districts counted – mean Latvia should remain a leading voice … Read more

Russia’s Ukraine invasion is backdrop to election in Latvia

Russia’s Ukraine invasion is backdrop to election in Latvia

VILNIUS, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Latvians were voting on Saturday in a parliamentary election, with opinion polls predicting that Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins’s centre-right New Unity party will win the most votes, enabling him to continue his coalition with the conservative National Alliance. A victory for Karins could widen a growing rift between the Latvian … Read more

Russian spy chief: West was behind sabotage of Nord Stream

Russian spy chief: West was behind sabotage of Nord Stream

Spy chief: West was involved Spy chief: West trying to cover up Putin: this was an act of international terrorism TBILISI/LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Russia’s top spy said on Friday that Moscow had intelligence indicating that the West was behind what he said was a “terrorist act” against the Nord Stream gas pipelines under … Read more

EU ministers agree to press ahead with new Russia sanctions

EU ministers agree to press ahead with new Russia sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with heads of the country’s leading engineering schools and their industrial partners in the city of Veliky Novgorod, Russia, September 21, 2022. Sputnik/Gavriil Grigorov/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (Reuters) – European Union foreign ministers agreed on Wednesday … Read more

Baltic nations say they will refuse refuge to Russians fleeing mobilisation

Baltic nations say they will refuse refuge to Russians fleeing mobilisation

Latvia’s Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics speaks during a news conference in Riga, Latvia September 8, 2022. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VILNIUS, Sept 21 (Reuters) – European Union members Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, which border Russia, will not offer refuge to any Russians fleeing Moscow’s mobilisation of troops, … Read more

Top U.S. general urges vigilance as Russia weighs Ukraine setbacks

Top U.S. general urges vigilance as Russia weighs Ukraine setbacks

A Ukrainian serviceman stands at a Polish self-propelled howitzer Krab, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine in Kharkiv region,Ukraine September 13, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register A MILITARY BASE IN POLAND, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The top U.S. general cautioned on Sunday it remained unclear how Russia might react … Read more