Ukraine says Russia is pushing more than 40 cities in Donbas

Ukraine says Russia is pushing more than 40 cities in Donbas

Russian troops shell 40 towns in eastern Ukraine Mass Graves for Killed Civilians – Governor of Luhansk Kiev, May 26 (Reuters) – Russian forces shelled more than 40 towns in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, the Ukrainian army said, threatening to close the last main escape route to civilians trapped in the path of their invasion, … Read more

As hunger spreads in Somalia, babies start to die

As hunger spreads in Somalia, babies start to die

Somalia faces worst drought in decades, millions need help Crops shrivel and livestock die on parched undergrowth As Ukraine draws attention, aid and money are slow to get going DOLLOW, Somalia, May 25 (Reuters) – Severed thorn branches encircle two mounds of soil heaped over the tiny bodies of Halima Hassan Abdullahi’s twin granddaughters. Babies … Read more

Ukraine collects Russian dead in refrigerated train for prisoner swap

Ukraine collects Russian dead in refrigerated train for prisoner swap

Bodies sometimes exchanged for prisoners Ukraine uses DNA and tattoos to identify corpses 12 bodies found in 3 days in one village MALA ROHAN, Ukraine, May 24 (Reuters) – Ukraine is collecting the bodies of dead Russian soldiers strewn among the rubble of formerly occupied cities and using everything from DNA to tattoos to verify … Read more

Russia wants to strangle two Ukrainian cities

Russia wants to strangle two Ukrainian cities

As the war enters its fourth month, Russia focuses on the east Russia tries to surround Ukrainian troops in sister cities EU’s von der Leyen says Moscow arms food KYIV/SLOVYANSK, Ukraine, May 25 (Reuters) – Russian forces tried to encircle Ukrainian forces in two eastern cities that lie on opposite sides of a river, as … Read more

Food crisis fuels fears of protectionism and widens shortages

Food crisis fuels fears of protectionism and widens shortages

DAVOS, Switzerland, May 24 (Reuters) – A growing world food crisis is accelerating protectionist moves by countries likely to compound the problem and lead to a wider trade war, business leaders and policymakers at the World Economic Forum said. In a sign of mounting pressure on food supplies and rising prices, a government source told … Read more

Ukrainian Zelenskiy says he would meet Putin to end war

Ukrainian Zelenskiy says he would meet Putin to end war

May 23 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday that President Vladimir Putin was the only Russian official he was willing to meet to discuss how to end the war. Zelenskiy, who addressed an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos via video link, also said arranging talks with Russia was becoming … Read more

Economic outlook ‘darker’, Davos business and government leaders warn

Economic outlook ‘darker’, Davos business and government leaders warn

DAVOS, Switzerland, May 23 (Reuters) – Multiple threats to the global economy flooded the concerns of the wealthy at Monday’s annual Davos thinking party, with some signaling the risk of a global recession. Political and business leaders gathering for the World Economic Forum (WEF) meet against a backdrop of inflation at the highest level in … Read more

EU oil embargo ‘within days’ as Ukraine’s isolation drives Russia closer to China

EU oil embargo ‘within days’ as Ukraine’s isolation drives Russia closer to China

EU criticized for being too slow to respond to Russian energy Russia sees growing economic ties with China Eastern Donbas remains the focus of action on the battlefield LVIV, Ukraine/BERLIN, May 24 (Reuters) – The European Union is likely to agree an embargo on Russian oil imports “within days,” its largest member Germany said, as … 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