Iran applies to join China and Russia in the BRICS club

Iran applies to join BRICS Russia says the West is failing Argentina has also applied to join the BRICS – Russia DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) – Iran, which has the world’s second largest gas reserves, has applied to join the BRICS group of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, which Beijing and Moscow see as a … Read more

Ukraine says at least 11 people were killed in a Russian missile attack on a shopping mall

Ukrainian officials say a shopping center was hit by missiles President Zelensky condemns the attack Russia denies targeting civilians in Ukraine KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Two Russian missiles struck a crowded shopping center in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchug on Monday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 50, the region’s governor said. President … Read more

Russia entered its first major foreign bond default in a century

The clock on the Spasskaya Tower shows the time at noon next to the Moscow Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The grace period ends on a $100 million interest payment due on May 27th US official says Russia’s default is … Read more

Russian forces set their sights on Lyschansk in the battle for eastern Ukraine

Ukraine needs a modern air defense system – Zelensky The United States announces a missile defense system for Ukraine – source Russian missiles hit Kyiv for the first time in weeks Biden condemns Kyiv attack, describing it as a “barbaric” act Kyiv/POKROVSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russian forces were battling on Monday for Lyschansk, the last … Read more

Russian missiles hit Ukraine, says Kyiv

Ukraine says Russia is carrying out large-scale bombing A chemical factory was bombed, where civilians were trapped Ukrainian forces withdraw from Severodonetsk Dozens of missiles hit Ukrainian military bases Kyiv (Reuters) – Russian missiles fell on Ukraine on Saturday, hitting military facilities in the west and north as well as a southern city in Europe’s … Read more

US meets with refineries on high pump prices; No plan yet – sources

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has expressed interest in a possible lifting of gasoline rules to combat smog to combat high pump prices and backed away from a plan to ban fuel exports during a wide-ranging meeting with refiners, two industry sources said. Thursday. With tensions rising between US President Joe Biden and Big Oil, … Read more

Ukraine takes step towards EU accession as battle in east reaches ‘frightening climax’

Zelensky urges West to speed up delivery of heavy weapons EU leaders launch Ukraine’s membership process The Battle of the Twin Cities of Donbass reaches a critical stage Kyiv (June 23) (Reuters) – Ukraine will become an official candidate to join the European Union on Thursday, bolstering the stricken country’s morale as Russian attacks wear … Read more

Saudi Crown Prince, Erdogan meets in Turkey with full normalization on the horizon

Ankara halts Khashoggi’s trial to cement ties An official says talks are going slowly over a potential foreign exchange swap line Erdogan faces tough elections with economic tension ANKARA (Reuters) – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Turkey for the first time in years on Wednesday for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan … Read more

EU signals turn to coal, accuses Russia of ‘rogue steps’ on gas

Pipes are photographed at the land landing facilities of the “Nord Stream 1” gas pipeline in Lubmen, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS/OSLO, June 22 (Reuters) – The European Union will temporarily turn to coal to deal with dwindling Russian gas flows without derailing … Read more

The French opposition tells the “arrogant” Macron: a compromise to win support

Conservatives say coalition deal would be ‘betrayal’ Office of the President says search for constructive solutions The far right says “We must hear.” PARIS, June 21 (Reuters) – French opposition leaders told President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday they would not make life easy for him as he sought to find a way to avoid political … Read more