Germany would like to continue gas projects with Senegal, says Scholz during first African tour

Germany would like to continue gas projects with Senegal, says Scholz during first African tour

DAKAR/BERLIN, May 22 (Reuters) – Germany wants to pursue intensive gas and renewable energy projects with Senegal, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday during his maiden trip to Africa, against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine and its impact on energy and food prices. Scholz kicked off the three-day tour in Senegal, which has … Read more

On Asia Trip, Biden Says Willing To Use Force To Defend Taiwan

On Asia Trip, Biden Says Willing To Use Force To Defend Taiwan

White House official says no change in policy China says US should not defend Taiwan’s independence US wants to tighten policy without provoking Beijing – analyst Biden in Japan for presidency’s first Asia trip TOKYO, May 23 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said Monday he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan, … Read more

Ukraine rules out territorial concessions as Russia ramps up attacks

Ukraine rules out territorial concessions as Russia ramps up attacks

Ukraine rules out ceasefire and territorial concessions Poland warns fractured Ukraine of ‘huge blow’ to West Border agreement between Poland and Ukraine to facilitate the flow of people and goods Russia steps up attacks in east and south Russian soldiers search for mines at Azovstal staal steel plant Kiev, May 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine rules … Read more

Russian soldiers begin to clear mines in Azovstal . in Ukraine

Russian soldiers begin to clear mines in Azovstal .  in Ukraine

MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 23 (Reuters) – Russian soldiers cleared mines and debris on Sunday at the industrial site of the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol after hundreds of Ukrainian troops who had been holed up in the massive factory for weeks were ordered to to act. Soldiers marched through the compound, waving mine detectors over … Read more

Biden explains in Japan joining new Asia trade pact

Biden explains in Japan joining new Asia trade pact

TOKYO (AP) – President Joe Biden on Monday promised “concrete benefits” to the people of the Indo-Pacific region from a new trade pact he would launch, designed to signal US commitment to the contentious economic sphere and the need for stability in trade following disruptions caused by the pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. … Read more

Biden in Japan: President to unveil economic plan to counter China in Asia

Biden in Japan: President to unveil economic plan to counter China in Asia

Tokyo CNN † President Joe Biden plans to unveil Monday a long-sought economic plan to tackle a region increasingly under the influence of China as he enters the second leg of his debut Asia journey. The announcement is one of the highlights of Biden’s visit to the continent, which began last week in South Korea … Read more

Ukraine rejects concessions as Russians attack east and south

Ukraine rejects concessions as Russians attack east and south

Ukraine rules out ceasefire, concessions Russia launches attack in Luhansk, Mykolaiv Ukraine must decide its own future, says Polish president Kiev, May 22 (Reuters) – Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or any territorial concessions to Moscow as Russia stepped up its attack in the eastern and southern parts of the country and stormed the Donbas … Read more

Russian-appointed head of occupied Ukraine city injured in explosion

Russian-appointed head of occupied Ukraine city injured in explosion

Kiev, May 22 (Reuters) – The Russian-appointed head of the occupied Ukrainian city next to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant was injured in an explosion on Sunday, a Ukrainian official and a Russian news agency said. Andrei Shevchik, who was appointed mayor of Enerhodar by Russia after the city’s occupation, was in intensive care after … Read more

Ukraine rejects concessions as Russians attack east

Ukraine rejects concessions as Russians attack east

Ukraine rules out ceasefire, concessions Russia launches attack in Luhansk, Mykolaiv Ukraine must decide its own future, says Polish president Kiev, May 22 (Reuters) – Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or any territorial concessions to Moscow as Russia stepped up its attack in the east and south of the country, slashing the Donbas and Mykolaiv … Read more

Ukraine must determine its own future, says Polish president

Ukraine must determine its own future, says Polish president

Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks at a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda, Latvian President Egils Levits and Estonian President Alar Karis (not pictured), as the Russian attack on Ukraine continues, in Kiev, Ukraine April 13, 2022 REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register … Read more