Oil tankers queue up off Turkey as price cap on Russian crude kicks in – FT

Oil tankers queue up off Turkey as price cap on Russian crude kicks in – FT

Dec 5 (Reuters) – Oil tankers formed a traffic jam off the coast of Turkey on day one of the West’s price cap on Russian crude, with Ankara insisting on new proof of insurance for all vessels, the Financial Times reported on Monday. Around 19 crude oil tankers were waiting to cross Turkish waters on … Read more

Ukraine hails air defences after heavy Russian missile strikes

Ukraine hails air defences after heavy Russian missile strikes

KYIV, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Russia rained long-range missiles on Ukraine on Monday, killing two people, destroying homes in the southeast and causing power outages, but Kyiv said its air defences had limited the damage. Air raid sirens blared across the country and men, women and children huddled in the capital’s cavernous metro system to … Read more

European markets stay cautious after China eases pandemic measures

European markets stay cautious after China eases pandemic measures

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – European stock indexes opened slightly lower on Monday, finding little support from an easing of China’s domestic pandemic restrictions, after market sentiment was dampened by U.S. jobs data on Friday that raised fears of persistent inflation. Asian shares had been boosted early on Monday by hopes that China taking steps … Read more

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

Turkish air strikes target Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq

Turkish air strikes target Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq

ISTANBUL, Nov 20 (Reuters) – The Turkish defence ministry said early on Sunday it carried out air strikes on outlawed Kurdish militant bases in northern Syria and northern Iraq, which it said were used to carry out attacks on Turkey. The strikes targeted bases of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish … Read more

U.S. Justice Dept. names war crimes expert as special counsel for Trump probes

U.S. Justice Dept. names war crimes expert as special counsel for Trump probes

Trump calls special counsel appointment ‘abuse of power’ Special counsel Smith has focused on war crimes in Kosovo WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday named Jack Smith, a war crimes prosecutor, to serve as special counsel to oversee Justice Department investigations related to Donald Trump including the former president’s … Read more

Black Sea grain export deal extended, but Russia wants more on fertiliser exports

Black Sea grain export deal extended, but Russia wants more on fertiliser exports

Black Sea deal helps easing global food price crisis The UN-brokered deal is extended for four months Moscow wants removal of obstacles to grain, fertiliser exports Nov 17 (Reuters) – A deal aimed at easing global food shortages by helping Ukraine export its agricultural products from Black Sea ports was extended for four months on … Read more

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 says ‘most members’ condemn war in Ukraine Threat of use of nuclear weapons ‘inadmissible’ -declaration Agreement to calibrate monetary tightening NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations deplored Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms” on Wednesday and demanded its unconditional withdrawal in a declaration … Read more

Division at G20 over bid to condemn Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Division at G20 over bid to condemn Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Most G20 members could strongly condemn Ukraine war Zelenskiy urges G20 to help end war under his plan Indonesia urges action on global economic problems China’s Xi to hold meetings with several other leaders NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Disagreement emerged at a Group of 20 (G20) summit on Tuesday as the United … Read more

Now is the time to press Russia for peace, Zelenskiy says

Now is the time to press Russia for peace, Zelenskiy says

Zelenskiy urges world leaders to push for peace now Ukraine PM says Russia’s Kherson defeat time to end war Zelenskiy welcomes U.S.-China no nuclear threat comment Kherson residents recount abuse by Russian forces KHERSON, Ukraine, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday urged world leaders to back a plan to end the … Read more