West scrambles to bridge North-South divide aggravated by Ukraine war

British Prime Minister Liz Truss 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 UNITED NATIONS, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The Western argument to internationally isolate Russia over its Feb. 24 invasion … Read more

Britain bets all on historic tax cuts and borrowing, investors take fright

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Kwarteng cuts top rate of income tax in dash for growth Huge increase in UK government debt issuance planned Gilts suffer biggest slump in decades Pound falls to new 37-year low against dollar LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Britain’s new finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng unleashed historic … Read more

Biden begins fifth call with China’s Xi, looking to tamp down Taiwan tension

WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping began their fifth call as leaders on Thursday, as concerns mounted over a possible visit to Chinese-claimed Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The White House said the call began at 8:33 am (1233 GMT) and US officials said it would … Read more

Russia cuts gas flows further as Europe makes savings plea

Pipes at the landfall facilities of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN/FRANKFURT, July 27 (Reuters) – Russia delivered less gas to Europe on Wednesday in a further escalation of an energy stand-off between Moscow and … Read more

Europe agrees to compromise gas curbs as Russia squeezes supply

Model of natural gas pipeline, EU and Russia flags, July 18, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register EU ministers agree to emergency gas use cuts Voluntary cuts would become binding in emergency supply Final deal exempts numerous countries, industries EU racing to save gas as Russia slashes supply BRUSSELS, … Read more

Russian gas cut to Europe hits economic hopes after Ukraine grain deal

Gazprom says turbine halt will further cut gas to Germany United Nations hopes for grain exports in days US exploring overland routes after Russian strike KYIV, July 26 (Reuters) – Russia said it will cut gas supplies to Europe from Wednesday in a blow to countries that have supported Ukraine, just as there were hopes … 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

Ukraine hopes to ship grain again this week despite Russian attack

Russia confirms Odesa strike, says warship was hit Ukraine says grain exports will suffer if strikes continue Grain agreement signed on Friday aims to avert global food crisis Russian-occupied regions may vote to join Russia in September KYIV, July 25 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Monday it hoped a UN-brokered deal aimed at easing global … Read more

Outraged by strike on Odesa, Ukraine still prepares to resume grain exports

Moscow, Kyiv had signed a grain export deal on Friday Accord had sought to avert major global food crisis Zelenskiy: attack shows Moscow can’t be trusted on deal KYIV, July 24 (Reuters) – Ukraine was pressing ahead on Sunday with efforts to restart grain exports from Odesa and other Black Sea ports after a missile … Read more

US pledges more military aid to Ukraine, peace seems far off

Grain export deal signed, wider truce looks distant Zelenskiy: No ceasefire without recovering conquered lands US announces $270 million in fresh support Lithuania lifts Kaliningrad rail ban – Russia’s RIA KYIV, July 23 (Reuters) – The United States promised more military support for Ukraine, including drones, and is considering whether to send fighter aircraft, as … Read more