Poland says Russia warned that gas supply will stop on Wednesday

A worker checks pipes at a gas compressor station on the Yamal-Europe pipeline near Nesvizh, some 130 km (81 miles) southwest of Minsk December 29, 2006.REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WARSAW, April 26 (Reuters) – Russian energy giant Gazprom (GAZP.MM) told Poland’s PGNiG (PGNi.WA) it will halt gas … Read more

UN wants to coordinate efforts to save lives in Mariupol, UN chief tells Russia

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during the 11th emergency special session of the 193-member UN General Assembly on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York City, New York, US February 28, 2022. REUTERS/ Carlo Allegri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 26 (Reuters) … Read more

Thousands of farmers stage anti-tax protest in Argentina capital

BUENOS AIRES, April 23 (Reuters) – Thousands of Argentine farmers protested in Buenos Aires on Saturday against President Alberto Fernandez, whose policies to contain food prices to curb rampant inflation have been criticized by the agricultural sector. Argentina is one of the world’s top food exporters and the sector is key to Latin America’s third-largest … Read more

Russia renews assault on Mariupol and missiles hit Odesa, Ukraine says

Luhansk governor says barrage in east intensifying Russia attacking Mariupol defenders – Ukrainian official Missiles hit Odesa military facility – Ukraine’s military UK says Russian forces made no big gains in last 24 hours KYIV, April 23 (Reuters) – Russia resumed its assault on the last Ukrainian defenders holed up in a giant steel works … Read more

Britain and India seal defense deals, free trade expected by Oct

Britain offers faster delivery of defense items to India Britain wants to seal free-trade deal with India by end-year NEW DELHI, April 22 (Reuters) – Britain and India agreed on Friday to step up defense and business cooperation during a visit to New Delhi by Boris Johnson, who said a bilateral free-trade deal could be … Read more

Russia tests nuclear-capable ballistic missile that Putin says has no peer

The Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile is launched during a test at Plesetsk cosmodrome in Arkhangelsk region, Russia, in this still image taken from a video released on April 20, 2022. Russian Defense Ministry/via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) – Russia said on Wednesday it had test-launched … Read more

Ukrainian volunteers recount three weeks in Russian captivity, allege beatings

DYMER, Ukraine, April 19 (Reuters) – Volodymyr Khropun and Yulia Ivannikova-Katsemon say they were helping people flee villages on the front line in northern Ukraine when they were detained by Russian soldiers over two days in March. Both said they were then held with around 40 other captives on the concrete floor of a nearby … Read more

China Q1 GDP tops forecast, but March weakness sharply raises outlook risks

China Q1 GDP +4.8% y/y, risks to outlook rise sharply March activity indicators already show growing stress Retail sales contract 3.5% in March, vs -1.6% in poll March nationwide jobless rate highest since May 2020 Industrial output, investment beat forecasts BEIJING, April 18 (Reuters) – China’s economy slowed in March as consumption, real estate and … Read more

On ‘Easter of war’, pope implicitly criticizes Russia over Ukraine

Pope Francis delivers twice-yearly ‘Urbi et Orbi’ message First Easter with public in square since pandemic began Much of pope’s address referred to war in Ukraine VATICAN CITY, April 17 (Reuters) – Pope Francis implicitly criticized Russia for dragging Ukraine into a “cruel and senseless” conflict and urged leaders to strive for peace as he … Read more

Tunisia, others seek to limit damage after ship sinks carrying fuel

TUNIS, April 17 (Reuters) – Tunisia will work with other countries that have offered to help it to prevent environmental damage after a merchant ship carrying up to one thousand tonnes of oil sank in Tunisian waters, the defense ministry said on Sunday. The ship was heading from Equatorial Guinea to Malta when it sank … Read more