Germany faces recession risk as Russia gas crisis deepens

Pipes at the landing facilities of the “Nord Stream 1” gas pipeline in Lubbmen, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register More Europeans activate the first phase of gas crisis plans Rising gas prices add to policy makers’ inflation headaches Slowing flows hamper efforts to … Read more

Ukraine gets big EU support as war rages in east

Ukraine’s candidacy for the EU signals a major shift in European geopolitics Putin seeks to play down the EU issue The battle continues for Sievierodonetsk Russian media said two Americans were caught fighting for Ukraine BRUSSELS/Kyiv (Kyiv) (Reuters) – As war rages in eastern Ukraine, Kyiv received a major boost on Friday when the European … Read more

North Korea faces infectious disease outbreak amid COVID battle

A banner depicting a scene of medical products being transported on an empty street, amid growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is displayed in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo posted by Kyodo on May 23, 2022. Kyodo via Reuters Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL … Read more

Analysis: Market crash exposes Europe’s divisions

Defeat markets focus on Europe’s Achilles heel The European Central Bank’s attempt to restore confidence that has been curbed by high prices Ministers deadlocked over a ten-year plan to support banks LONDON (Reuters) – A sell-off in the markets brought back memories of the euro zone debt crisis more than a decade ago, highlighting the … Read more

Macron said before a possible visit to Ukraine need a strong signal from the European Union

French leader criticized for his perceived soft streak Macron insists Paris will do everything it can to stop Russia Macron sees NATO forces in Romania and supports Moldova Schulz, Draghi and Yohannes may join Macron in Kyiv visit CONSTANTA, Romania (June 15) (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron voiced a tougher stance on Russia on Wednesday … Read more

Russia asks Ukraine to lay down arms in the Battle of Severodonetsk

Severodonetsk city center to fight for eastern Ukraine Hundreds are trapped at the Azot chemical plant in Severodonetsk NATO defense ministers are scheduled to discuss military aid to Ukraine Kyiv (Reuters) – Russia told Ukrainian forces holed up in a chemical plant in the besieged city of Severodonetsk to lay down their weapons early on … Read more

There is no way out for the Ukrainians in the besieged city as Russian forces destroy the last bridge

Destroyed the last bridge to Sievierodonetsk-governor Ukraine seeks howitzers, tanks and drones from the West Russia stated that it destroyed some American and European weapons Kyiv (Reuters) – Russian forces have blocked all roads to evacuate citizens from the eastern city of Severodonetsk by destroying the last bridge linking it to a Ukrainian city on … Read more

Amid fierce fighting, Russian troops cut off the last escape route from Severodonetsk

Sievierodonetsk in the center of the Battle of Donbass District governor says Russian forces control most of the city Hundreds of civilians are sheltering in a chemical factory Ukraine appeals to Western countries to get more heavy weapons The bombing causes crop fires as the weather warms Kyiv/Bakhmut, Ukraine, June 13 (Reuters) – Russian forces … Read more

Malaysian companies rejected applications due to lack of expatriate workers

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian companies from palm oil growers to semiconductor makers are rejecting orders and ditching billions in sales as a shortage of more than a million workers threatens the country’s economic recovery. Despite the lifting of the COVID-19 freeze on recruiting foreign workers in February, Malaysia has not seen a significant return … Read more

Russia says it destroyed a Western weapons depot in Ukraine

Russia targets Sievierodonetsk in eastern advance The governor said that the bombing led to a fire in a chemical factory Ukraine urges West to deliver more heavy weapons quickly Kyiv (Reuters) – Russian forces fired cruise missiles to destroy a large depot containing US and European weapons in western Ukraine’s Ternopil region, Interfax reported, as … Read more