In occupied southern Ukraine, some fear a return to Soviet times under Russia

KYIV, July 21 (Reuters) – In Nova Kakhovka, a city in southern Ukraine occupied by Russian troops five months ago on the first day of its invasion, the signs of creeping annexation by Russia are mounting and some residents fear a return to Soviet times . A statue of Russian Communist leader Vladimir Lenin, erected … Read more

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Russia restarts major gas pipeline, expands Ukraine war goals

Nord Stream pipeline restarts with reduced capacity Moscow says southern Ukraine is also in focus now US says any annexations would not go unchallenged US estimates 15,000 Russian forces killed in war so far July 21 (Reuters) – Russia is resuming supplies of gas via a major pipeline to Europe on Thursday, the pipeline operator … Read more

Europe braces as Nord Stream Russian gas link set to restart

Annual maintenance scheduled to end at 0600 CET on July 21 Differing signals about resumption Extension could disrupt gas storage refilling LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) – Europe is on edge regarding the restart of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline from Russia after annual maintenance is set to end on Thursday, with governments bracing for … Read more

Ukraine seeks debt freeze as war ravages economy

Police officers look at a bus stop, a mosque and buildings damaged by a Russian military strike, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv, Ukraine July 20, 2022. REUTERS/Nacho Doce Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV/LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine has asked its international creditors, including Western powers and … Read more

EU tells members to cut gas usage amid new Putin warning

Nord Stream 1 pipeline out of action for maintenance Pipeline due to resume pumping on Thursday EU says states must act now to reduce gas consumption Germany, others have rationing and other plans in place BRUSSELS/LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – The European Union told member states on Wednesday to cut gas usage by 15% until … Read more

Putin says Ukraine did not make good on preliminary peace deal

No immediate response from the Ukrainian government on Putin’s remarks Putin visited Iran, also met Turkey’s Erdogan Russia ready to clear the way for Ukraine grain exports, Putin says Russian bombardment of Ukraine cities continues July 20 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Moscow did not see any desire from Ukraine to … Read more

Exclusive: China seeks to stop UN rights chief from releasing Xinjiang report – document

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Report on human rights in Xinjiang promised for months Chinese letter expresses ‘grave concern’ about report UN rights chief set to leave … Read more

As pressure mounts, Biden acts to deter wrongful detentions of Americans abroad

WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Tuesday aimed at deterring and punishing wrongful detention of US citizens abroad by authorizing government agencies to impose sanctions and other measures. The move came amid growing pressure on Biden from families of hostages and detainees, most recently on the case of … Read more

High blood thickness increases death risk; few problems with flu-covid shots together

A nurse fills up syringes with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines for residents who are over 50 years old and immunocompromised and are eligible to receive their second booster shots in Waterford, Michigan, US, April 8, 2022. REUTERS/Emily Elconin Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 18 (Reuters) – The following is … Read more

Shanghai enforces new COVID testing, some areas in China extend lockdowns

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, July 18 (Reuters) – Several large Chinese cities including Shanghai are rolling out new mass testing or extending lockdowns on millions of residents to counter new clusters of COVID-19 infections, with some measures being criticized on the internet. China has reported an average of around 390 local daily infections in the seven days ending … Read more