Taliban seek international recognition after male-only rally

The Taliban flag is seen at a marketplace in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Ali Khara/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KABUL, July 2 (Reuters) – A Taliban-led rally of thousands of male religious and ethnic leaders ended Saturday asking foreign governments to formally recognize their government, but signaled no … Read more

Germany warns possible price ceilings for Russian oil far from close – sources

Industrial facilities of PCK Oil Refinery are pictured in Schwedt/Oder. The company receives crude oil from Russia through the ‘Friendship’ pipeline, Germany, May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, June 30 (Reuters) – Germany and other European Union governments expressed caution over price caps for Russian oil … Read more

Rescuers dig for survivors after Russian missiles shell Ukrainian mall

Strike on shopping center not by accident, says Zelenskiy Russian attack on eastern city kills eight: Ukraine G7 leaders pledge nearly $30 billion in new aid for Kiev KREMENCHUK, Ukraine, June 28 (Reuters) – Firefighters and soldiers searched for survivors in the rubble of a shopping center in central Ukraine on Tuesday after a Russian … Read more

NATO has more than 300,000 troops on high alert – Stoltenberg

Summit in Madrid to adjust NATO stance on Russia Change driven by the Russian invasion of Ukraine New strategy paper to label Russia as ‘immediate threat’ BRUSSELS, June 27 (Reuters) – NATO will massively increase the number of troops on high readiness to more than 300,000, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday, as its allies … Read more

G7 increases sanctions against Russia, closes oil price cap deal

G7 announce new sanctions against Russia on Tuesday – US official G7 to cooperate with other countries, private sector to oil price ceiling Japan tries to remove zero-emission vehicle target from G7 statement SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 27 (Reuters) – The Group of Seven Rich Democracies on Tuesday will commit to a new package of … Read more

Russian troops set their sights on Lysychansk in battle for eastern Ukraine

Russian missiles hit Kiev for first time in weeks Biden condemns attack as an act of ‘barbarity’ G7 countries meet in Germany KYIV/POKROVSK, Ukraine, June 27 (Reuters) – Russian troops fought Monday to achieve one of their strategic targets in Ukraine, as Moscow-backed separatists said they penetrated Lysychansk, the last major city still in control … Read more

G7 nations announce gold ban in Russia as summit begins in shadow of war

Gold ban targets ‘Putin’s war machine’, says British prime minister Price cap for oil imports also discussed, says German source G7 also wants to tackle rising energy prices SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – Members of the Group of Seven Rich Countries announced a ban on Russian gold imports on Sunday as the G7 … Read more