Turkey stops Russian ship, investigates Ukrainian claims -senior official

Russian-flagged cargo ship Zhibek Zholy is seen off the coast of the Black Sea port of Karasu, Turkey, July 3, 2022. REUTERS/Mehmet Emin Caliskan/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ANKARA, July 4 (Reuters) – Turkey has halted a Russian-flagged cargo ship off the coast of the Black Sea and is … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Pope Francis denies he plans to resign anytime soon

Unsubstantiated rumors sparked reports of impending layoff Pope laughs off cancer rumors: ‘Doctors didn’t tell me’ Trips to Moscow, Kiev seem more likely; possible in September Pope says abortion is ‘hire a hitman’ VATICAN CITY, July 4 (Reuters) – Pope Francis has dismissed reports he plans to resign in the near future, saying he is … Read more

Ukraine withdraws from battered city of Lysychansk; Russia claims big win

City was the last Ukrainian stronghold in Luhansk . region Russia says it has “liberated” the Luhansk region Zelenskiy pledges to regain control with long-range weapons Explosion hits Russian base in Belgorod, southern Ukraine Kiev, July 4 (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops have withdrawn from the bombed city of Lysychansk, prompting Russia to reclaim full control … Read more

Nervous staff, not bankers: Western companies struggle to leave Russia

HELSINKI, July 4 (Reuters) – For foreign companies still figuring out what to do with their stranded Russian assets, President Vladimir Putin’s seizure of a major oil and gas project is a strong warning: go fast or else . Companies are grappling with how to leave in ways that limit financial impact, don’t endanger employees … Read more

Israel says it will test bullet that killed reporter, Palestinians disagree

A Palestinian woman photographs the spot where Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was shot dead during an Israeli raid on Jenin, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH, West Bank, July 3 (Reuters) – Israel said Sunday it would test a … Read more

Three killed in explosions in Russian city near Ukraine border

Separatists say Lysychansk ‘under control’ but not liberated Ukrainians say big battles, but Lysychansk not surrounded Explosion hit Russian Belgorod, three injured – governor KYIV/KONSTYANTYNIVKA, Ukraine, July 3 (Reuters) – At least three people have been killed and dozens of homes damaged in the Russian city of Belgorod, near the border with Ukraine, the regional … Read more

Lukashenko says Belarus intercepted missile strike attempts by Ukraine

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, May 23, 2022. Sputnik/Ramil Sitdikov/Kremlin via REUTERS EDITORIAL – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military … Read more

The Rise of the Arab-Israeli Axis Urges Iran to Double Down on Nuclear Talks

Chances of reviving nuclear deal with Iran seem slim Failed talks could lead to another regional war Tehran wants to keep the diplomatic ball rolling Israel and Gulf States Share Concerns Over Tehran’s Nuclear Work Differences remain about guarantees, sanctions DUBAI, July 1 (Reuters) – The specter of an emerging Arab-Israeli bloc that could tip … Read more

Mexican president doubles Hitler comparison to Jewish analyst after protest

The President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, gestures during a press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, June 20, 2022. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MEXICO CITY, June 30 (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday he was right to … Read more

China does not provide material support to Russia’s war in Ukraine – US official

Flags of China and Russia are shown in this illustration photo, taken March 24, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – The United States has not seen China evading sanctions or supplying military equipment to Russia, a senior US official said Thursday, adding that enforcement … Read more