G7 nations announce Russia gold ban as summit starts under shadow of war

G7 nations announce Russia gold ban as summit starts under shadow of war

Gold ban targets ‘Putin’s war machine’, says British PM Oil import price cap also being discussed, says German source G7 also aims to tackle soaring energy prices SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – Members of the Group of Seven wealthy nations on Sunday announced a ban on imports of Russian gold as the G7 … Read more

Ukraine suffers major setback after fall of Sievierodonetsk

Ukraine suffers major setback after fall of Sievierodonetsk

KYIV/POKROVSK, June 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine special forces remained in Sievierodonetsk directing artillery fire against Russian-backed troops, said an adviser to Ukraine’s president, after the city fell in a major setback for Kyiv as it struggles to keep control of the country’s east. Ukrainian shelling on Saturday forced Russian troops to suspend the evacuation of … Read more

Russian missiles strike across Ukraine, says Kyiv

Russian missiles strike across Ukraine, says Kyiv

Ukraine says Russia launches widespread shelling Shelling hit chemical plant where civilians trapped Ukraine forces withdraw from Sievierodonetsk Dozens of missiles hit Ukrainian military bases KYIV, June 25 (Reuters) – Russian missiles rained down across Ukraine on Saturday, hitting military facilities in the west and the north as well as a southern city as the … Read more

Prince Charles expresses sorrow over slavery in Commonwealth speech

Prince Charles expresses sorrow over slavery in Commonwealth speech

Commonwealth leaders gather for Kigali summit Charles alludes to colonialism, slavery in speech Rwanda’s Kagame speaks of “reimagining” Commonwealth Members vote to keep Patricia Scotland as sec-gen KIGALI, June 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Charles expressed deep sorrow over slavery in a speech to Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda on Friday and acknowledged that the roots … Read more

EU plans for life without Russian gas amid inflation spike

EU plans for life without Russian gas amid inflation spike

‘The notion of cheap energy is gone,’ Latvian PM says Inflation in euro zone has shot to all-time highs Germany warns some industries may have to close this winter BRUSSELS, June 24 (Reuters) – EU leaders on Friday warned that “cheap energy is gone” and agreed to boost preparations for further cuts in Russian gas, … Read more

Ukraine’s EU candidacy will strengthen Europe as Russia threatens freedom – Zelenskiy

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 … Read more

Exclusive: Boris Johnson signals UK’s willingness to demine, help export grain from Ukraine

Exclusive: Boris Johnson signals UK’s willingness to demine, help export grain from Ukraine

KIGALI, June 23 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday Britain was willing to assist with demining operations off Ukraine’s southern coast and was considering offering insurance to ships to move millions of tonnes of grain stuck in the country. Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine and blockade of its Black Sea ports … Read more

EU grants Ukraine candidate status in ‘historic moment’

EU grants Ukraine candidate status in ‘historic moment’

EU leaders launch Ukraine’s membership process Zelenskiy urges West to speed up heavy weapons deliveries Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches critical stage KYIV, June 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine became a candidate to join the European Union on Thursday, a bold geopolitical step triggered by Russia’s invasion that Kyiv and Brussels hailed as an “historic … Read more

Germany triggers gas alarm stage, accuses Russia of ‘economic attack’

Germany triggers gas alarm stage, accuses Russia of ‘economic attack’

West, Russia in energy standoff since Ukraine invasion German minister warns of ‘rocky road’ ahead Minister does not rule out gas rationing Says market threatened by ‘Lehman Brothers’ moment Alarm stage decision does not change status quo: E.ON BERLIN, June 23 (Reuters) – Germany triggered the “alarm stage” of its emergency gas plan on Thursday … Read more

Biden administration leans on Tesla for guidance in renewable fuel policy reform

Biden administration leans on Tesla for guidance in renewable fuel policy reform

June 23 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden rarely mentions electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) in public. But privately his administration has leaned on the company to help craft a new policy to allow electric vehicles (EVs) to benefit from the nation’s lucrative renewable fuel subsidies, according to emails reviewed by Reuters. The Biden … Read more