Ukraine claims battlefield successes in northeast as Russians fall back

Ukraine says its forces have pushed through to Russian border Russia warns of consequences over Finland, Sweden NATO move NATO chief says Russian offensive not going to plan Situation still tough in south RUSKA LOZOVA, Ukraine/KYIV, May 16 (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops counter-attacking against Russian forces in the country’s northeast have pushed them back from … Read more

Ukraine seeks evacuation of wounded fighters as war rages on

Ukraine in ‘complex talks’ on evacuating wounded fighters Finnish leader tells Putin his country plans to join NATO Ukraine deputy PM says war ‘entering new, long phase’ Hundreds of Russian war dead brought to rail yard G7 nations vow more military and economic aid for Ukraine KYIV, May 14 (Reuters) – Very complex talks are … Read more

Erdogan says Turkey not supportive of Finland, Sweden joining NATO

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference during the NATO summit at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ANKARA, May 13 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday it was not possible for NATO-member Turkey to support plans … Read more

Sinn Fein calls for united Ireland debate after historic election win

Sinn Fein wins most seats for first time Calls for debate on Irish unification Scotland’s Sturgeon hails ‘historic result’ Government formation could take months BELFAST, May 7 (Reuters) – Sinn Fein, the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), hailed its first victory in a Northern Ireland Assembly election as a “defining moment” … Read more

EU tweaks Russia oil sanctions plan in bid to win over reluctant states – sources

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 Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register EU offers Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Rep more time to adapt Oil shipping ban postponed in bid to persuade Greece … Read more

Violence erupts in May Day protests in Paris, marchers criticize Macron

Police arrest 54 in Paris, minister says Marchers condemn Macron’s retirement plan Most other May Day marches peaceful PARIS, May 1 (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas to push back black-clad anarchists who ransacked business premises in Paris on Sunday during May Day protests against the policies of newly re-elected President Emmanuel Macron. Thousands of … Read more

Ukrainian fighter says UN evacuation initiative is cause for hope

A view shows a plant of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works behind buildings damaged during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 28, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, April 29 (Reuters) – A Ukrainian fighter holed up in Mariupol’s steel works said on … Read more

Russia warns United States against sending more arms to Ukraine

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin attend a meeting with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine April 24, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia warns West over arms supplies to Ukraine … Read more

Russia investigates large oil depot fire in region near Ukraine

April 25 (Reuters) – Russia said on Monday it would investigate the cause of a large fire that erupted in the early hours of the morning at an oil storage facility in the city of Bryansk 154 km (96 miles) northeast of the border with Ukraine . Unverified social media footage showed what sounded like … Read more

Emmanuel Macron vs Marine Le Pen

If Macron’s win is confirmed then he’ll likely continue his reformist agenda. Louise Delmotte | Getty ImagesNews | Getty Images France’s Emmanuel Macron looks set for a second term as president, with exit polls predicting he will comfortably beat his far-right rival Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s election. Centrist Macron of the La République En … Read more