Western allies differ over jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Biden says “no” when asked about F-16s for Ukraine Zelenskiy says Moscow seeks ‘big revenge’ Russian administrator claims foothold in Vuhledar Kyiv could recapture ground when Western weapons arrive – group KYIV, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defense minister is expected in Paris on Tuesday to meet President Emmanuel Macron amid a debate among Kyiv’s … Read more

Ukraine calls for faster weapons supplies as Russia presses eastern offensive

Three killed in Russian strikes on Kherson – governor Russian forces again shell Vuhledar in the east Zelenskiy calls on allies to speed up arms deliveries Zelenskiy pressures Macron to ban Russia from the Paris Games KYIV, Ukraine, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Russian missile strikes killed three people in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson … Read more

Ukraine says fighting fierce after tank pledges, seeks more arms

Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine – Ukrainian officials Ukraine says it needs more weapons, calls for sanctions Western allies agreed this week to provide tanks Russia says US president holds key to ending fighting KYIV, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Friday battled Russian troops trying to pierce its lines in the east and northeast … Read more

Hungary will veto EU sanctions on Russian nuclear energy, PM Orban says

BUDAPEST, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Hungary will veto any European Union sanctions against Russia affecting nuclear energy, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday. Ukraine has called on the 27-nation EU to include Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom in sanctions, but Hungary, which has a Russian-built nuclear plant it plans to expand … Read more

Russia says Ukraine is storing arms at nuclear plants, Kyiv denies claim

Jan 23 (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign intelligence service (SVR) on Monday accused Ukraine of storing Western-supplied arms at nuclear power stations across the country, an allegation dismissed as untrue by a senior Ukrainian official. The Russian spy agency provided no evidence and Reuters was unable to verify the claims. An SVR statement said that US-supplied … Read more

French strike nationwide to say ‘no’ to Macron’s pension reform

Government wants to raise retirement age by two years to 64 Railways, schools and refineries among those hit by strike Macron’s reformist credentials to stake in dispute Polls show widespread opposition to pension reform NICE/TOURS, Jan 19 (Reuters) – French workers went on strike and joined marches across the country on Thursday, halting trains and … Read more

US to reveal scientific milestone on fusion energy sources

WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) – The US Department of Energy on Tuesday will announce that scientists at a national lab have made a breakthrough on fusion, the process that powers the sun and stars that one day could provide a cheap source of electricity, three sources with knowledge of the matter said. The scientists at … Read more

China, Saudi Arabia affirm the importance of stable global oil markets

RIYADH, Dec 9 (Reuters) – China and Saudi Arabia reaffirmed the significance of global oil market stability and Riyadh’s role in maintaining it, a joint statement said on Friday during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the kingdom, the world’s biggest oil exporter. OPEC+ heavyweight Saudi Arabia is the top supplier for China, the world’s … Read more

Exclusive: US imposes sanctions on Turkish businessman, citing links to Iran’s Quds Force

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Thursday imposed sanctions on prominent Turkish businessman Sitki Ayan and his network of companies, accusing him of acting as a facilitator for oil sales and money laundering on behalf of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. Ayan’s companies have established international sales contracts for Iranian oil, arranged shipments … Read more

Putin is open to talks and diplomacy on Ukraine, Kremlin says

Putin opens to talks on Ukraine Russia will not pull out of Ukraine The Kremlin strikes a dovish tone Biden says prepared to speak to Putin with conditions MOSCOW, Dec 2 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin is open to talks on a possible settlement to the conflict in Ukraine and believes in a diplomatic solution, … Read more