US issues new Russia sanctions for annexations in Ukraine; targets firms, lawmakers

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed wide-ranging sanctions on Russia over its declared annexation of parts of Ukraine, targeting hundreds of people and companies, including those in Russia’s military-industrial complex and lawmakers. Washington acted after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday proclaimed the biggest annexation in Europe since World War … Read more

US says it has agreed Pacific Islands partnership, offering ‘big dollar’ aid

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The United States said at a summit with Pacific island leaders on Wednesday that it had agreed on a partnership for the future with them and held out the prospect of “big dollar” help to a region where it hopes to stem China’s expanding influence. The Washington Post quoted US … Read more

Canada begins long cleanup after Fiona sweeps homes out to sea

Waves roll in near a damaged house built close to the shore as Hurricane Fiona, later downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, passes the Atlantic settlement of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada September 24, 2022. Courtesy of Wreckhouse Press/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PORT AUX BASQUES, Newfoundland, … Read more

In fighting gun crime, Canada has an American problem

OTTAWA/TORONTO, July 27 (Reuters) – A Texas man bought dozens of guns from licensed dealers in the state before illegally reselling at least 16, US officials say. Twelve were traced to crimes committed in America. The other four were traced to crimes in Canada. The case of the 31-year-old, indicted last month on charges that … Read more

Russia’s Gazprom tightens squeeze on gas flow to Europe

A view shows pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline in Lubmin, Germany, July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse/File Photo 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, July 25 (Reuters) – … Read more

Indonesia urges G20 to help end war in Ukraine as Russia’s Lavrov looks on

Russian foreign minister attends G20 meeting in Bali Ukraine foreign minister to address meeting virtually Indonesia warns food prices to hit low-income nations hardest UK foreign minister Liz Truss cuts short Bali trip NUSA DUA, Indonesia, July 8 (Reuters) – Indonesia urged the G20 on Friday to help end the war in Ukraine, as foreign … Read more

The ‘Big Package’: How Russia was driven to default

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen arrives for the European Union leaders summit, as EU’s leaders attempt to agree on Russian oil sanctions in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Brussels, Belgium May 30, 2022. REUTERS / Johanna Geron // File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June … Read more

Biden unveils migration plan, capping Americas summit roiled by division

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden and fellow leaders from the Western Hemisphere on Friday rolled out a new set of measures to confront the regional migration crisis, seeking to salvage an Americas summit roiled by division. Biden’s aides had touted the migration declaration as a centerpiece of the US-hosted Summit … Read more

Biden unveils new Latin America economic plan at reboot summit dogged by dissent

LOS ANGELES, June 8 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday a proposed new US economic partnership with Latin America aimed at countering China’s growing clout as he kicked off a regional summit marred by discord and snubs over the guest list. Hosting the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, Biden sought to … Read more

Biden targets Latin America reset at summit marred by invite tension

US President Joe Biden talks about gun violence during a primetime address from the White House in Washington, US, June 2, 2022. REUTERS / Leah Millis Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON / MEXICO CITY, June 5 (Reuters) – When the United States said last year it would host the 2022 … Read more