Shelling hits southern Ukraine, Russia in UN spotlight about escalation

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 25 (Reuters) – Shelling hit southern Ukraine late on Saturday while Russia sought to defend its seven-month old war at the United Nations even as it moves to escalate the conflict. Kyiv and Western nations say referendums in territories Russia has seized by force are … Read more

Global climate change protests demand compensation ahead of COP27

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Young activists rallied for climate action on Friday, staging protests from New Zealand and Japan to Germany and the Democratic Republic of Congo to demand that rich countries pay for the damage global warming is inflicting upon the poor. The protests … Read more

Moscow “not threatening anyone” with nuclear weapons – Russia’s Ryabkov

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov attends a meeting of Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Moscow, Russia March 15, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, … Read more

Explainer: When EU embargo comes, where will Russia sell its crude oil?

Models of oil barrels are seen in front of the displayed sign “stop”, EU and Russia flag colors in this illustration taken March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Russia has ramped up oil shipments to Asia since Europe imposed sweeping sanctions, but … Read more

‘Blood on your hands’ if world steps back on tackling COVID now, WHO official says

Bruce Aylward, Senior Advisor to the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, December 20, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – If rich nations think the pandemic is over, they should help lower-income countries reach that … Read more

Czechs will not issue humanitarian visas to Russians fleeing mobilisation

Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic Jan Lipavsky addresses the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York City, US, September 21, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PRAGUE, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The Czech Republic will not issue humanitarian visas to Russian … Read more

Lavrov defends Russia at UN showdown rife with anger over Ukraine war

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov defended Moscow’s war in Ukraine at the UN Security Council on Thursday as the United Nations warned Moscow against annexing Ukrainian regions and Western ministers called for accountability over atrocities. Lavrov was only in the … Read more

Facing calls to resign, World Bank’s Malpass changes answer on climate crisis

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Under pressure to resign for declining to say whether he accepts the scientific consensus on global warming, World Bank President David Malpass said on Thursday it was clear greenhouse emissions are causing climate change and defended his record as bank chief … Read more

At UN, Micronesia denounces Japan plan to release Fukushima water into Pacific

A worker, wearing protective suits and masks, takes notes in front of storage tanks for radioactive water at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan February 10, 2016. REUTERS/ Toru Hanai Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22 (Reuters) … Read more

Once-bitten markets are ignoring Putin’s warnings again at their own peril

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during an event marking the 100th foundation anniversary of the republics of Adygea, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia in Moscow, Russia, September 20, 2022. Sputnik/Grigory Sysoev/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Earlier this year, markets were complacent as Russia … Read more