Norway arrests activists blocking tanker unloading Russian oil

OSLO, April 25 (Reuters) – Norwegian police said they had arrested 20 Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion campaigners who on Monday blocked a tanker from delivering Russian oil to an Exxon Mobil terminal. In a protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, activists had fastened their red rubber dinghy to the Ust Luga’s anchor chain, Greenpeace said, … 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

One dead after police fire on protesters in Sri Lanka amid bailout talks with IMF

A dozen protesters injured in clashes with police Sri Lanka hit by unrest over worsening economic crisis IMF and Sri Lanka officials start talks in Washington IMF agrees to consider request after Indian intervention COLOMBO, April 19 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan police fired live ammunition to scatter protesters on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring … Read more

Russian oligarch Deripaska’s yacht arrives in Turkish waters

ISTANBUL, April 16 (Reuters) – A yacht linked to Russian aluminum tycoon Oleg Deripaska arrived in a bay near the southwestern Turkish resort of Gocek on Saturday, as more Russian billionaires head for Turkey to flee Western sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Deripaska, founder of Russian aluminum giant Rusal (RUAL.MM), has been sanctioned by … Read more

Russia strikes Kyiv suburb, presses offensive in Mariupol ruins

Explosions hit Kyiv in north, Lviv in west Ukraine says situation in Mariupol ‘very difficult’ French, Italian embassies reopen in Kyiv KYIV/MARIUPOL, Ukraine, April 16 (Reuters) – Russian air raids and missile strikes hit Ukraine’s capital Kyiv and other major cities on Saturday as Moscow launched more long-range attacks following the sinking of its Black … Read more

Credit committee asked about Russia gov’t bonds after railways ruling

A view shows train carriages, owned by Russian Railways company, on the side tracks in Moscow, Russia, March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, April 11 (Reuters) – Investors moved a step closer on Monday to a potential payout of billions of dollars in default insurance … Read more

Austrian leader has ‘open and tough’ talks with Putin in Russia

Nehammer visited Kyiv in show of support on Saturday Meeting with Putin was ‘not a friendly visit’, he says Aims included end to conflict, humanitarian corridors Even allies criticized trip as PR coup for Putin VIENNA, April 11 (Reuters) – Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer held “very direct, open and tough” talks with Russian President Vladimir … Read more

Russia threatens legal action if forced into sovereign debt default

Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov attends a meeting with members of the government in Moscow, Russia March 12, 2020. Sputnik/Dmitry Astakhov/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 11 (Reuters) – Russia will take legal action if the West tries to force it to default on its sovereign debt, Finance … Read more

Austrian leader to meet Putin in Moscow, hoping to build bridges

ZURICH, April 10 (Reuters) – Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday, he said, adding he hoped to help build bridges between Russia and Ukraine and stop the “war of aggression”. Nehammer’s meeting would be the first face-to-face encounter between Putin and a European Union leader since Russia … Read more

Ukraine bans all imports from Russia

Cargo ships are docked in the Black sea port of ODESSA, Ukraine, November 4, 2016. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MELBOURNE, April 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine has banned all imports from Russia, one of its key trading partners before the war with annual imports valued at about $6 … Read more