G7 backs more aid and weapons to Ukraine in show of unity against Russia

G7 countries foreign ministers walk for dinner during their summit in Weissenhaeuser Strand, Germany May 12, 2022. Foreign ministers pictured: Elizabeth Truss of Britain, Jean-Yves Le Drian of France, Melanie Joly of Canada, Annalena Baerbock of Germany, Hayashi Yoshimasa of Japan, Luigi Di Maio of Italy, Josep Borrell, head of EU foreign policy and Victoria … Read more

Europe’s gas supply crisis grows after Russia imposes sanctions

Russia imposes sanctions on European Gazprom subsidiaries Polish firm operating Yamal-Europe section also hit Germany to lose 10 mcm / day of gas supply Dutch gas prices close 12% higher BERLIN, May 12 (Reuters) – Pressure on Europe to secure alternative gas supplies increased on Thursday as Moscow imposed sanctions on European subsidiaries of state-owned … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Top EU official backs multi-trillion plan to rebuild Ukraine

Rebuilding Ukraine will cost trillions of euros – top EU banker EIB chief Hoyer calls for Marshall-style Plan for Ukraine Urges West and its banks to underwrite Ukraine finances BRUSSELS, May 11 (Reuters) – A top European official has backed a multi-trillion-euro “Marshall” -style plan to rebuild Ukraine, pledging the firepower of the EU’s lending … Read more

N.Korea reports first COVID-19 outbreak, orders lockdown in “gravest emergency”

North Korea declares ‘gravest national emergency’ Potential for ‘unprecedented crisis’ for Kim Jong Un – expert Isolated state has declined int’l offer of vaccine No North Korean civilians are believed vaccinated SEOUL, May 12 (Reuters) – North Korea confirmed its first COVID-19 outbreak on Thursday, calling it the “gravest national emergency” and ordering a national … Read more

NATO to welcome Nordic members as Ukraine pushes back Russian forces

Finland expected to announce bid to join NATO Ukraine halts major route for Russian gas to Europe Russia imposes sanctions on Gazprom units in Europe, US Ukrainian forces seek to cut Russian battlefield supply lines KYIV / BRUSSELS, May 12 (Reuters) – Finland is expected to announce on Thursday its intention to join NATO with … Read more

Al Jazeera journalist killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Deadly shooting occurred during an Israeli raid Israel says troops exchanged fire with Palestinians Israeli defense chief says unclear who killed reporter JENIN, West Bank, May 11 (Reuters) – A prominent Palestinian-American Al Jazeera reporter was shot dead during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, and Israel said it was launching … Read more

Russian gas flows to Europe via Ukraine fall after Kyiv shuts one route

Russian gas exports via Ukraine fall to 72 mcm Ukraine declared ‘force majeure’, halted transit point use Gazprom says it cannot send all flows to another route European countries still receiving contracted flows 10 mcm / day of gas would need to be re-routed-analysts LONDON, May 11 (Reuters) – Russian gas flows to Europe via … Read more

Ukraine pushes Russian forces back, restricts gas flow to Europe

Ukraine redirecting Russia gas to Europe Ukraine counter-offensive could shift war’s momentum Ukrainian forces seeking to cut off Russian supply lines The Kremlin says up to Kherson residents to decide if they want to join Russia Mariupol steelworks under bombardment again KYIV / VILHIVKA, Ukraine, May 11 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces reported battlefield gains on … Read more

Russian diplomats spurned in Europe’s capitals

WARSAW / VILNIUS, May 11 (Reuters) – Russian diplomat Sergiy Andreev was feeling unwelcome on the streets of Warsaw even before the soldiers doused him with red liquid thrown in his face at short range this week. Soon after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, Andreev, who is Moscow’s ambassador in Poland, found the … Read more

The cyber war between Ukraine and Russia: An overview

May 10 (Reuters) – Ahead of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Western intelligence agencies warned of potential cyberattacks which could spread elsewhere and cause “spillover” damage on global computer networks. While there has been little evidence of spillover to date, the cyberwar in Ukraine rages on. The following is an overview of how the conflict has … Read more