Dozens missing after 18 killed in Russian missile attack on shopping mall

Moscow says a fire in a mall was caused by a raid on an arms depot 36 people missing after attack far from the front line “I flew on my head first, shrapnel hit my body,” says one survivor. Ukraine announces separate missile attack in Dnipro The G7 countries announced their goal in setting the … Read more

Russian forces set their sights on Lyschansk in the battle for eastern Ukraine

Ukraine needs a modern air defense system – Zelensky The United States announces a missile defense system for Ukraine – source Russian missiles hit Kyiv for the first time in weeks Biden condemns Kyiv attack, describing it as a “barbaric” act Kyiv/POKROVSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russian forces were battling on Monday for Lyschansk, the last … Read more

Legal clashes await US companies that cover workers’ abortion costs

Abortion rights advocates protest before the US Supreme Court the day after the Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Women’s Health Organization for Abortion, overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision, in Washington, US, June 25, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 26 (Reuters) – A … Read more

Sievierodonetsk falls into the hands of Russia after one of the bloodiest battles of the war

The capture of Sievierodonetsk is a huge gain for Russia Ukraine says it is carrying out a ‘tactical withdrawal’ Dozens of missiles hit Ukrainian military bases Kyiv/POKROVSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russian forces have fully occupied the eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk on Saturday, both sides said, underlining the biggest setback on the Kyiv battlefield in … Read more

Ukrainians prepare to withdraw from the besieged city of Severodonetsk as Russians advance slowly

Ukraine’s EU candidacy will strengthen Europe – Zelensky Ukrainian forces take new positions in Severodonetsk Russia bombs targets across the Donbass River The war marks four months since the invasion Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine on Friday signaled the withdrawal of its forces from the city of Severodonetsk, which has seen weeks of fierce fighting, in … Read more

US meets with refineries on high pump prices; No plan yet – sources

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has expressed interest in a possible lifting of smog-fighting gasoline rules to combat high pump prices and backed away from a plan to ban fuel exports during a wide-ranging meeting with refiners, two industry sources said. Thursday. With tensions rising between US President Joe Biden and Big Oil, the two … Read more

EU expected to support Ukraine’s membership application as war brings major transformation

Schultz says Ukraine “belongs to the European family” “Europe can create a new history of freedom,” says Zelensky. Kyiv/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive commission was expected to give its blessing on Friday to placing a candidate for membership in Ukraine and two other former Soviet Union states in a historic eastward shift in … Read more

European leaders visit Ukraine, pin their hopes on EU membership

Zelensky thanks EU leaders for solidarity visit Commanders roam the devastated city of Irbin Fighting rages in Severodonetsk and southern Ukraine Kyiv/IRBIN, Ukraine (Reuters) – The leaders of Germany, France and Italy, all of whom Kyiv has criticized in the past for their support it has deemed too cautious, visited Ukraine on Thursday and offered … Read more

Analysis: Market crash exposes Europe’s divisions

Defeat markets focus on Europe’s Achilles heel The European Central Bank’s attempt to restore confidence that has been curbed by high prices Ministers deadlocked over a ten-year plan to support banks LONDON (Reuters) – A sell-off in the markets brought back memories of the euro zone debt crisis more than a decade ago, highlighting the … Read more

Russia asks Ukraine to lay down arms in the Battle of Severodonetsk

Severodonetsk city center to fight for eastern Ukraine Hundreds are trapped at the Azot chemical plant in Severodonetsk NATO defense ministers are scheduled to discuss military aid to Ukraine Kyiv (Reuters) – Russia told Ukrainian forces holed up in a chemical plant in the besieged city of Severodonetsk to lay down their weapons early on … Read more