Fighting intensifies in east Ukraine, Kyiv seeks more weapons

Fighting intensifies in east Ukraine – Ukrainian officials Ukraine says it needs more weapons, calls for sanctions Western allies agreed this week to provide tanks Russia says U.S. president holds key to ending fighting KYIV, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Russia has stepped up attempts to break through Ukraine’s defences with heavy fighting in the north … Read more

EU wants to send more people back to Africa, Middle East, Asia

STOCKHOLM, Jan 26 (Reuters) – European Union migration ministers meet on Thursday to discuss visa restrictions and better coordination inside the bloc to be able to send more people with no right to asylum in Europe back to their home countries including Iraq. Three years after the 27-nation EU agreed to restrict visas for countries … Read more

Google makes changes to Android in India after antitrust setbacks

Google makes changes to how Android promoted in India Move comes after India antitrust body rulings, court setbacks India key market for Android Google says will continue to appeal Android order NEW DELHI, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Google said on Wednesday it will allow device makers in India to license its individual apps for pre-installation … Read more

Belarus leader says he has been asked to seal a non-aggression pact with Ukraine

Jan 24 (Reuters) – Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday that he had been asked to conclude a non-aggression pact with Ukraine, the Belta state news agency reported, citing comments that suggested he saw Kyiv as a potential threat. Lukashenko, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, disclosed the alleged offer to a … Read more

Putin ally says West’s deliveries of new weapons to Kyiv will lead to global catastrophe

Jan 22 (Reuters) – A close ally of President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that deliveries of offensive weapons to Kyiv that threaten Russia’s territories will lead to a global catastrophe and make arguments against using weapons of mass destruction untenable. Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the Duma – Russia’s lower house of parliament – warned … Read more

Exclusive: Europeans dial down the heating, heed calls to save energy

BERLIN, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Europeans have dialled down their heating this winter, apparently heeding government calls to conserve energy amid the Ukraine crisis, with some delaying switching it on by almost a month and setting the temperature lower, data shows. The data, from hundreds of thousands of smart thermometers installed in households across the … Read more

Lavrov compares West’s approach to Russia with Hitler’s ‘Final Solution’

MOSCOW, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that the United States had assembled a coalition of European countries to solve “the Russian question” in the same way that Adolf Hitler had sought a “final solution” to eradicate Europe’s Jews. Lavrov, who caused an international furore last year with remarks … Read more

Microsoft faces EU antitrust warning over Activision deal – sources

BRUSSELS, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Microsoft (MSFT.O) is likely to receive an EU antitrust warning about its $69 billion bid for “Call of Duty” maker Activision Blizzard (ATVI.O), people familiar with the matter said, that could pose another challenge to completing the deal. The European Commission is readying a charge sheet known as a statement … Read more

Iranian oil exports end 2022 at a high, despite no nuclear deal

LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Iranian oil exports hit new highs in the last two months of 2022 and are making a strong start to 2023 despite U.S. sanctions, according to companies that track the flows, on higher shipments to China and Venezuela. Tehran’s oil exports have been limited since former U.S. President Donald Trump … Read more

Russia’s war on Ukraine latest: Russian missile attack hits Kyiv infrastructure

Jan 14 (Reuters) – A Russian missile attack hit critical infrastructure in Kyiv on Saturday morning and explosions rang out in the Dniprovskiy district of the Ukrainian capital, a senior presidential official and other officials said. BATTLE FOR SOLEDAR * Russia said on Friday its forces had taken control of Soledar in eastern Ukraine, in … Read more