EXCLUSIVE Saudi Arabia doubles Q2 Russian fuel oil imports for power generation

People walk near power plant number 10 at Saudi Electricity Company’s Central Operation Area, south of Riyadh, April 27, 2012. REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This includes content produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. Kingdom burns Russian fuel to free up crude … Read more

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Scorching heat wave sparks wildfires in Europe

Firefighters tackling blazes in Portugal, Spain and France Tourists evacuated from campsites in France Temperatures could test records in Portugal and Spain LEIRIA, Portugal, July 13 (Reuters) – Thousands of firefighters battled more than 20 blazes that raged on Wednesday across Portugal and western Spain, menacing villages and disrupting tourists’ holidays amid a heat wave … Read more

Breakthrough at Ukraine grain export talks as heavy shelling continues

Turkey says grain deal reached; Ukraine and UN cite progress Agreement next week would help ease world food crisis Russia pushes for full control of separatist Donbas region ISTANBUL / UNITED NATIONS, New York, July 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine, the United Nations and Turkey hailed progress at talks aiming to resume Black Sea grain exports … Read more

Kyiv strikes Russian-held area in southern Ukraine in rocket attack

Ukrainian military says strike in Kherson region kills 52 Heavy shelling by both sides in Donbas Grain exports on agenda of talks due Wednesday in Istanbul KYIV, July 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine launched long-range rocket attacks on Russian forces in southern Ukraine and destroyed an ammunition store, its military said, as Russia continued to pound … Read more

US, Japan agree to tackle currency, economic impact of Ukraine war

US, Japan agree to further strengthen ties -statement Committed to tackle higher food, energy and commodity prices Say Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has raised FX volatility Agree ‘appropriate’ co-operation on FX issues Talks come before G20 meet at the weekend TOKYO, July 12 (Reuters) – US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Japanese Finance Minister Shunichi … Read more

Japan bids sombre farewell to slain Shinzo Abe, its longest-serving premier

Thousands queue to pay respects to Abe at temple, party HQ Crowds pack pavements in Tokyo, bow and pray as hearse passes Mourners speak of lost sense of security, sadness Memorial ceremonies to be held at a later date TOKYO, July 12 (Reuters) – With prayers, flowers and flags draped in black ribbons, Japan on … Read more

Ukraine prepares for fresh Russian assault, West braces for worsening energy crisis

Ukraine readies for fresh Russian ground assault Civilian casualties mount Ukraine allies fear worsening energy crisis Zelenskiy warns adjusting sanctions a sign of weakness US Treasury warns oil price may surge KYIV, Ukraine, July 12 (Reuters) – Ukraine expects a fresh assault by Russian ground forces, following widespread shelling which killed more than 30 people, … Read more

Foreign Secretary Truss enters race to become next British prime minister

Eleven candidates have launched campaigns to be next PM Tax plans define early stage of leadership debate Rules to replace PM Johnson to be announced on Monday LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss entered the race to replace Boris Johnson as prime minister on Monday, taking the number of candidates in … Read more

Ukraine hit by widespread Russian shelling, apartment toll rises to 18

At least 18 killed in residential block, more missing Ukraine expects intensification of hostilities Rescuers make voice contact with survivors under rubble Residents tell of miraculous escapes Ukraine says rocket strike is ‘terrorist attack’ CHASIV YAR, Ukraine / KYIV, July 11 (Reuters) – Russia opened fire with artillery, multiple rocket launchers and tanks around Ukraine’s … Read more

Factbox: Europe’s energy alternatives if Russian gas flows stop

Pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS / Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 11 (Reuters) – The Nord Stream 1 pipeline that transports gas from Russia to Germany will undergo planned maintenance from Monday, … Read more