Encirclement of Russian force in Ukraine overshadows Putin’s annexation

Russian annexation of four regions condemned worldwide Move is ‘dangerous escalation’ jeopardising peace – UN chief Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says for war to end Putin must be stopped Zelenskiy summons emergency meeting on security, defense ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Russian troops in Ukraine were encircled in one of their main garrisons on … Read more

Q+A Nord Stream gas ‘sabotage’: who’s being blamed and why?

WARSAW, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Major leaks that suddenly erupted in the Nord Stream gas pipelines that run from Russia to Europe under the Baltic Sea have generated plenty of theories but few clear answers about who or what caused the damage. Here is what we know and what has been said so far: WHO … Read more

Russia says Nord Stream likely hit by state-backed ‘terrorism’

Kremlin says damage to pipelines looks like ‘terrorism’ EU official says leaks change nature of Ukraine conflict European officials say Russian ships seen nearby -CNN MOSCOW/BRUSSELS, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Russia said on Thursday that leaks spewing gas into the Baltic Sea from pipelines to Germany appeared to be the result of state-sponsored “terrorism”, as … Read more

Europe suspects sabotage as mystery gas leaks hit Russian pipelines

Polish PM: leaks were caused by sabotage Operator says damage to Nord Stream 1 ‘unprecedented’ Crisis over Russian gas has sent prices soaring Europe has been racing to find alternative supplies STOCKHOLM/COPENHAGEN, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Europe was racing on Tuesday to investigate possible sabotage behind sudden and unexplained leaks in two Russian gas pipelines … Read more

Ukrainians involved in Russian-backed referendums face treason charges, prison term

Hundreds of collaborators face treason charges, says Ukraine Heavy fighting as Russian referendums enter last day Russian conscription sparks protests, exodus No decisions taken on closing Russian border, Kremlin says KYIV, Ukraine, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Ukrainians who help Russian-backed referendums to annexe large swathes of the country will face treason charges and at least … Read more

Iran will make ‘proportional’ response to Ukraine reducing ties

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 24 (Reuters) – Iran is planning “proportional action” in response to Ukraine’s decision to downgrade diplomatic ties over the reported supply of Iranian drones to Russia, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson said on Saturday. Nasser Kanaani said Ukraine should “refrain from being influenced by third … Read more

In a first, EU moves to cut money for Hungary over damaging democracy

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register EU executive proposes taking 7.5 billion euros from Hungary Says remedies proposed by Hungary could work if well implemented 27 EU countries have three months to decide, no veto EU tests new democracy sanction for the first time Hungary pledges to meet all commitments to unlock … Read more

‘Substantial victory’ for Kyiv acknowledged on Russian TV after Ukrainian breakthrough

Zelenskiy says forces have recaptured towns and villages Blinken visits Kyiv with new US aid package KYIV, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Russian state television broadcast an interview on Friday acknowledging that Kyiv had achieved a “substantial victory”, after Ukrainian forces burst through the frontline in a lightning advance. The Ukrainian breakthrough near Kharkiv was the … Read more

U.S. officials order Nvidia to halt sales of top AI chips to China

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 1 (Reuters) – Chip designer Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) said on Wednesday that US officials told it to stop exporting two top computing chips for artificial intelligence work to China, a move that could cripple Chinese firms’ ability to carry out advanced work like image recognition … Read more

U.S. senator arrives in Taiwan, defying angry Beijing

TAIPEI, Aug 25 (Reuters) – A US lawmaker on the Senate Commerce and Armed Services committees arrived in Taiwan on Thursday on the third visit by a US dignitary this month, defying pressure from Beijing to halt the trips. Senator Marsha Blackburn arrived in Taiwan’s capital Taipei on board a US military aircraft, live television … Read more