U.S. tells Lula it plans to quickly recognize Brazil election winner, sources say

U.S. tells Lula it plans to quickly recognize Brazil election winner, sources say

A man runs past banners with photos of presidential candidates, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, Ciro Gomes and former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 1, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 23 (Reuters) – U.S. diplomats have assured … Read more

Many POWs freed by Russia had suffered torture – senior Ukraine official

Many POWs freed by Russia had suffered torture – senior Ukraine official

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The head of Ukraine’s military intelligence said on Thursday the percentage of released Ukrainian prisoners of war who had suffered torture while in Russian detention was “rather high”. Head of Ukraine’s Presidential Office Andriy Yermak and Military Intelligence Chief Kyrylo Budanov … 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

Pelosi condemns Azerbaijan’s attacks on Armenia

Pelosi condemns Azerbaijan’s attacks on Armenia

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Pelosi blames Azerbaijan for starting conflict Azerbaijan says Pelosi endangering peace in Caucasus Azerbaijan says Pelosi’s remarks unacceptable Pelosi lauds Armenia’s ‘Velvet Revolution’ U.S. listening to Armenia on defence, Pelosi says TBILISI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday strongly … Read more

India’s Modi assails Putin over Ukraine war

India’s Modi assails Putin over Ukraine war

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Modi says now is not the time for war Xi cautions on foreign meddling The world has changed, Putin says Iran calls for SCO to work against U.S. SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday … Read more

Xi and Putin meet for first time since invasion of Ukraine

Xi and Putin meet for first time since invasion of Ukraine

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Xi on first trip since COVID pandemic Xi and Putin to discuss Ukraine and Taiwan SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping met Vladimir Putin on Thursday in Uzbekistan, their first meeting since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began, triggering the biggest confrontation between … Read more

Russia questions U.N.-brokered grain, fertilizer export deal

Russia questions U.N.-brokered grain, fertilizer export deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a joint news conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Moscow, Russia August 31, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Russia on Tuesday questioned a U.N.-brokered deal with Ukraine to boost grain and fertilizer exports by … Read more

Turkish warship docks in Israel as bilateral ties warm

Turkish warship docks in Israel as bilateral ties warm

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HAIFA, Israel, Sept 4 (Reuters) – A Turkish warship has docked in Israel for the first such visit in more than a decade as relations between the U.S. allies improve following fierce feuding over the Palestinian cause. The frigate Kemalreis docked in Haifa on Saturday as … Read more

Turks frustrated by ‘deliberate’ increase in number of European visa rejections

Turks frustrated by ‘deliberate’ increase in number of European visa rejections

ISTANBUL, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Turkish sports presenter Sinem Okten was surprised to see her visa application to Europe’s Schengen area rejected twice, having visited often to cover matches and interview figures like Italian keeper Gianluigi Buffon and Liverpool’s Juergen Klopp. “I applied first to Germany then to France. Both rejected my application,” she said. … Read more

Blasts hit Crimea, Russian missile wounds 12 near nuclear plant in southern Ukraine

Blasts hit Crimea, Russian missile wounds 12 near nuclear plant in southern Ukraine

Aug 20 (Reuters) – New blasts resounded in the Russian-annexed Crimea peninsula on Saturday and a Russian missile hit a residential area of a southern Ukrainian town not far from a nuclear power station, wounding 12 civilians, Russian and Ukrainian officials said. That strike at the Pivdennoukrainsk (South Ukraine) nuclear station and fresh shelling near … Read more