US swimmer Alvarez saved from drowning by coach

June 23 (Reuters) – American artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez was in danger of drowning after losing consciousness in the pool at the world championships in Budapest on Wednesday before being rescued by her coach Andrea Fuentes. Spaniard Fuentes, a four-time Olympic medallist in synchronized swimming, jumped into the pool after she saw Alvarez sink to … Read more

EU gives final approval to sanctions targeting Russian oil and Sberbank

A view shows destroyed facilities of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine May 22, 2022. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS / Pavel Klimov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, June 2 (Reuters) – The European Union on Thursday gave its … Read more

Hungary holds up EU sanctions package on Patriarch Kirill diplomats

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia conducts a service to consecrate the renovated Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Mother of God in Rostov-on-Don, Russia October 27, 2019. REUTERS / Sergey Pivovarov / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, June 1 (Reuters) – Hungary was holding up … Read more

EU agrees gradual Russian oil embargo, gives Hungary exemptions

Embargo aims to hit Russian ability to finance war Embargo details still need to be agreed on Ban gives carveout to Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic Countries split on more EU sanctions targeting Russian gas Leaders discuss how to mitigate soaring energy prices BRUSSELS, May 31 (Reuters) – European Union leaders have agreed an embargo on … Read more

EU makes eleventh-hour push to agree on Russia oil sanctions

European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, January 18, 2018. REUTERS / Francois Lenoir / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, May 30 (Reuters) – Top European Union diplomats meet on Monday for a last-ditch attempt to agree on Russian oil import sanctions before … Read more

EU fails to agree on Russia oil embargo, to try again Monday before summit

European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, April 10, 2019. REUTERS / Yves Herman / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, May 29 (Reuters) – The EU failed on Sunday to agree on an embargo of Russian oil, but diplomats but will still try … Read more

EU may clinch summit deal to embargo Russian oil shipments

A model of the natural gas pipeline is seen in front of displayed word EU and Russia flag colors in this illustration taken March 8, 2022. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, May 27 (Reuters) – EU countries scrambled on Friday to reach a deal … Read more

Hungary’s government gets emergency powers due to Ukraine war, PM Orban says

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban stands before taking the oath of office in Parliament in Budapest, Hungary, May 16, 2022. REUTERS / Bernadett Szabo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BUDAPEST, May 24 (Reuters) – Hungary’s government will assume emergency powers in order to be able to respond more quickly to challenges … Read more

EU ministers urge Hungary to sign up to planned Russian oil embargo

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis listens during a news conference in Vilnius, Lithuania March 18, 2022. REUTERS / Janis Laizans / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Hungary singled out as an obstacle to deal Budapest says no acceptable proposal yet from Brussels May 30-31 summit could be last-ditch attempt … Read more

Ukraine collects Russian dead as war rages on multiple fronts

Hundreds of Russian war dead brought to rail yard Ukraine deputy PM says war “entering new, long phase” Ukraine military photographs show failed Russian river crossing Kyiv says it’s negotiating for evacuation of Mariupol wounded KYIV, May 14 (Reuters) – The bodies of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine were brought to a rail yard outside … Read more