In cold Ukraine village, Banksy mural offers warm bath

In cold Ukraine village, Banksy mural offers warm bath

HORENKA, Ukraine, Nov 21 (Reuters) – As they head into a cold winter, residents of a bombed-out Ukrainian village say they appreciate a warm bath in a mural painted by graffiti artist Banksy. The mural, showing a man scrubbing his back in a bathtub, is on the ground floor of what remains of an apartment … Read more

U.S. seeking to make it harder for Iran to sell drones to Russia

U.S. seeking to make it harder for Iran to sell drones to Russia

WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) – The United States will continue to take “practical, aggressive” steps to make it harder for Iran to sell drones and missiles to Russia, State Department deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel said on Tuesday, adding that Washington had a number of tools to hold both Moscow and Tehran accountable. Patel, speaking at … Read more

U.S., Canada deliver armored vehicles to Haitian police to fight gangs

U.S., Canada deliver armored vehicles to Haitian police to fight gangs

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) – U.S. and Canadian military aircraft on Saturday delivered tactical and armored vehicles and other supplies to the Haitian National Police (HNP) to help combat criminal gangs that have worsened a humanitarian crisis in Haiti. “This equipment will assist the HNP in their fight against criminal actors who are fomenting violence … Read more

Haiti gang blockade is causing catastrophic hunger, U.N. officials say

Haiti gang blockade is causing catastrophic hunger, U.N. officials say

MIAMI, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Haitians are experiencing catastrophic hunger because of gangsters blockading a major fuel terminal, U.N. officials said on Friday, with more than 4 million facing acute food insecurity. A coalition of gangs has prevented the distribution of diesel and gasoline for over a month to protest a plan to cut fuel … Read more

EU leaders reaffirm support for Ukraine, squabble over gas cap

EU leaders reaffirm support for Ukraine, squabble over gas cap

Division over details of gas price cap European Commission to make proposals for EU summit on Oct.20-21 Poland criticises Germany for big spending on compensation EU27 vow continued financial and military support for Ukraine Scholz says rebuilding Ukraine will take a generation PRAGUE, Oct 7 (Reuters) – European Union leaders on Friday agreed to give … Read more

Russia, Ukraine announce major surprise prisoner swap

Russia, Ukraine announce major surprise prisoner swap

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV/RIYADH, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine carried out an unexpected prisoner swap on Wednesday, the largest since the war began and involving almost 300 people, including 10 foreigners and the commanders who led a prolonged Ukrainian defence of Mariupol earlier this year. The foreigners … Read more

Exclusive: Biden urges Mexico to take migrants under COVID expulsion order he promised to end

Exclusive: Biden urges Mexico to take migrants under COVID expulsion order he promised to end

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY, Sept 13 (Reuters) – As border crossings have soared to record highs, U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is quietly pressing Mexico to accept more migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela under a COVID-19 expulsion order that the White House has publicly sought to end, seven U.S. and three Mexican officials said. U.S. Secretary … Read more

U.N. chief calls for ‘massive’ help as Pakistan puts flood losses at $30 billion

U.N. chief calls for ‘massive’ help as Pakistan puts flood losses at  billion

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISLAMABAD, Sept 9 (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for “massive” international support for flood-ravaged Pakistan while visiting the country on Friday, while Islamabad put the cost of flood-related damage at $30 billion. Record monsoon rains and glacier melt in northern mountains have triggered floods … Read more

Pakistan looks ‘like a sea’ after floods, PM says, as 18 more die

U.N. chief calls for ‘massive’ help as Pakistan puts flood losses at  billion

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEHWAN, Pakistan, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Parts of Pakistan seemed “like a sea”, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Wednesday, after visiting some of the flood-hit areas that cover as much as a third of the South Asian nation, where 18 more deaths took the toll … Read more

Pakistan tries to avert lake overflow amid floods; UN warns of more misery

Pakistan tries to avert lake overflow amid floods; UN warns of more misery

Unprecedented floods have swamped a third of country 33 million affected, with 1,325 killed U.N. warns of deteriorating situation with more rain seen JAMSHORO, Pakistan, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Pakistan scrambled on Tuesday to widen a breach in its biggest lake to prevent it from overflowing amid unprecedented floods that have inundated a third of … Read more