Exclusive: US weighs sending 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The Pentagon is considering a Boeing proposal to supply Ukraine with cheap, small precision bombs fitted onto abundantly available rockets, allowing Kyiv to strike far behind Russian lines as the West struggles to meet demand for more arms. US and allied military inventories are shrinking, and Ukraine faces an increasing … Read more

Ukraine braces for harsh winter as Russian strikes cripple power facilities

Ukrainians brace for winter with little or no heating Temperatures in several areas already below freezing Zelenskiy says half Ukraine’s power capacity crippled by Russia Kherson residents can express interest in moving elsewhere Ukraine: Russia bombing Kherson from across the river KYIV, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Ukrainians braced for a winter with little or no … Read more

‘Playing with fire’: UN warns as team to inspect damage at Ukraine nuclear plant

IAEA chief warns: ‘You’re playing with fire!’ after blasts Russia, Ukraine trade blame for shelling President Zelenskiy says eastern region hit by heavy artillery ‘Fiercest battles’ in Donetsk region, Zelenskiy says LONDON/LVIV, Ukraine, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The head of the UN nuclear watchdog has warned that whoever fired artillery at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power … Read more

Nord Stream ruptures revealed as Europe grapples with gas plan

Nord Stream leaks discovered in late September Newspaper reports what it calls first images of damage EU to propose energy measures, avoid immediate gas price cap EU seeks to launch new gas price benchmark, joint purchases COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Damage to the Nord Stream gas pipeline from Russia to Europe was caused by … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Schlumberger faces employee backlash in Russia over draft cooperation

Oct 14 (Reuters) – Some of oilfield service firm Schlumberger’s (SLB.N) more than 9,000 Russian employees have begun receiving military draft notices through work, and the company is not authorizing remote employment to escape mobilization, according to people familiar with the matter and internal documents. Schlumberger’s cooperation with authorities by delivering the military call-ups and … Read more

EU leaders reaffirm support for Ukraine, squabble over gas cap

Division over details of gas price cap European Commission to make proposals for EU summit on Oct.20-21 Poland criticizes Germany for big spending on compensation EU27 vow continued financial and military support for Ukraine Scholz says rebuilding Ukraine will take a generation PRAGUE, Oct 7 (Reuters) – European Union leaders on Friday agreed to give … Read more

France’s Ernaux, who long scrutinized himself, wins Nobel literature prize

Ernaux is the writer of many largely autobiographical books Works examine disparities of gender, language, class Literature award is the fourth of this year’s Nobels STOCKHOLM/PARIS, Oct 6 (Reuters) – French author Annie Ernaux won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for “the courage and clinical acuity” in her largely autobiographical books examining … Read more

Factbox: Where have Russians been fleeing to since mobilization began?

BERLIN, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Russians have piled across the border to neighboring states since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization on Sept. 21 for the war in Ukraine. Here is a guide on how many people have crossed and how countries are reacting: HOW MANY HAVE FLED RUSSIA SINCE MOBILISATION WAS ANNOUNCED? Getting … Read more

Sleuths of ‘spooky’ quantum science win Nobel physics prize

Winners opened the way to powerful new quantum technologies Findings enabled work on quantum computers, encryption Winners’ research is based on ‘mind-boggling’ insight Zeilinger ‘shocked but very positive’ on hearing the news Scientists shone light on the behavior of subatomic particles STOCKHOLM, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Scientists Alain Aspect, John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger won … Read more

Swedish geneticist wins Nobel medicine prize for decoding ancient DNA

Paabo ‘very happy’ when told of the prize His findings are crucial to understanding human evolution Sequenced Neaderthal genome to show modern human link Discoveries relevant today, for example for immune system Medicine is the first of this year’s prizes to be awarded STOCKHOLM/LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo won the 2022 … Read more