Russia controls the Sakhalin gas project and raises risks with the West

Putin signed a decree to secure all rights on Thursday The five-page decree comes on the heels of toughening Western sanctions This move raises risks for Western companies still in Russia Shell is already in talks to sell Sakhalin’s stake TOKYO/LONDON (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin raised the stakes in an economic war with the … Read more

NATO agrees to provide military aid to “heroic” Ukraine, Russia escalates attacks in the south

NATO describes Russia as “the most important and direct threat” He says more weapons in preparation for ‘heroic’ Ukraine Ukraine hails “difficult but fundamental decisions” taken by NATO Intensification of Russian missile attacks across Ukraine The battle continues for the eastern city of Lysychansk MADRID/Kyiv (Reuters) – NATO on Wednesday described Russia as the biggest … Read more

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

Oil prices rise amid G7 talks on new Russian sanctions

Crude oil storage tanks at Kinder Morgan Terminal in Sherwood Park, near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Hellgren Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Monday in a volatile session as investors awaited any moves against Russia’s oil and gas exports that might … Read more

G7 lifts sanctions on Russia, approaches oil price ceiling agreement

G7 announces new sanctions on Russia on Tuesday – US official G7 to work with other countries, the private sector on oil price ceiling Japan tries to lower zero-emission vehicle target from G7 statement Schloss Elmau, Germany, June 27 (Reuters) – The Group of Seven rich democracies will commit on Tuesday to a new, coordinated … 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

Morocco says 18 migrants died during a mass crossing into the Spanish enclave

MADRID (Reuters) – Morocco said on Friday 18 migrants died trying to cross the border into the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla, after a violent two-hour clash between migrants and border officers that also wounded dozens. About 2,000 migrants stormed the high fence that seals off the besieged area. Moroccan and Spanish authorities said … 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 signals turn to coal, accuses Russia of ‘rogue steps’ on gas

Pipes are photographed at the land landing facilities of the “Nord Stream 1” gas pipeline in Lubmen, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS/OSLO, June 22 (Reuters) – The European Union will temporarily turn to coal to deal with dwindling Russian gas flows without derailing … Read more

The French opposition tells the “arrogant” Macron: a compromise to win support

Conservatives say coalition deal would be ‘betrayal’ Office of the President says search for constructive solutions The far right says “We must hear.” PARIS, June 21 (Reuters) – French opposition leaders told President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday they would not make life easy for him as he sought to find a way to avoid political … Read more