Nobel Peace Prize could condemn Ukraine war or highlight climate change

Prize will be announced on Oct. 7 in Oslo Committee may honor dissidents, volunteer effort Tsikhanouskaya, Navalny, Thunberg, WHO nominated too Prize could go to climate change activist OSLO/KYIV, Sept 30 (Reuters) – This year’s Nobel Peace Prize could condemn the war in Ukraine by recognizing opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the volunteers who … Read more

US imposes sanctions on Russia over annexation of swath of Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia over its declared annexation of a swath of Ukraine, targeting hundreds of people and companies, including those in Russia’s military-industrial complex and lawmakers. Washington acted after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday proclaimed the biggest annexation in Europe since World … Read more

Q+A Nord Stream gas ‘sabotage’: who’s being blamed and why?

WARSAW, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Major leaks that suddenly erupted in the Nord Stream gas pipelines that run from Russia to Europe under the Baltic Sea have generated plenty of theories but few clear answers about who or what caused the damage. Here is what we know and what has been said so far: WHO … Read more

Putin to host Kremlin ceremony annexing parts of Ukraine

Russian annexation of four regions condemned worldwide Move is ‘dangerous escalation’ jeopardising peace -UN chief Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says for war to end Putin must be stopped Zelenksiy summons emergency meeting on security, defense Sept 30 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to host a Kremlin ceremony on Friday annexing four regions of Ukraine, … Read more

Russia says Nord Stream likely hit by state-backed ‘terrorism’

Kremlin says damage to pipelines looks like ‘terrorism’ EU official says leaks change nature of Ukraine conflict European officials say Russian ships seen nearby -CNN MOSCOW/BRUSSELS, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Russia said on Thursday that leaks spewing gas into the Baltic Sea from pipelines to Germany appeared to be the result of state-sponsored “terrorism”, as … Read more

US says it has agreed Pacific Islands partnership, offering ‘big dollar’ aid

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The United States said at a summit with Pacific island leaders on Wednesday that it had agreed on a partnership for the future with them and held out the prospect of “big dollar” aid to a region where it hopes to stem China’s expanding influence. The Washington Post quoted US … Read more

Russia set to annex Ukraine territory; West warns of new sanctions

Russia says overwhelming support for annexation Russian parliament may consider annexation on Tuesday Ukraine rejects referendums as illegal West prepares new sanctions over referendums ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Russia was poised to annex a swath of Ukraine within days, releasing what it called vote tallies showing overwhelming support in four provinces to join … Read more

Exclusive: Russia aims to fly solo without Airbus and Boeing

Foreign aircraft will drop out of fleet – Rostec Airbus, Boeing planes will never be delivered – Rostec Russian-made engines, parts to be used – Rostec No expectation sanctions will be eased – Rostec This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Sept 28 (Reuters) … Read more

Desperation on Russia’s borders as draft-eligible men flee

LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – On Monday evening, Nikita, a 24-year-old from the Russian city of Voronezh, drove up to a border crossing on the arid steppeland along Russia’s remote border with Kazakhstan. Around 500 cars were already in line at the isolated checkpoint. A Russian army reservist liable to be called up under the … Read more

Mystery leaks hit Russian undersea gas lines, raising European suspicions

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Neither Nord Stream pipelines were pumping gas at the time Both pipelines still contained gas under pressure Operator says damage to Nord Stream 1 ‘unprecedented’ Crisis over Russian gas has sent prices soaring Europe has been racing to find alternative supplies STOCKHOLM/COPENHAGEN, Sept 27 (Reuters) – … Read more