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

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Wildfires rage across Europe as the climate alarm sounds

Hundreds flee in Tuscany as fire-hit gas tanks explode Blaze contained near Athens after hundreds evacuated Step up climate fight, UK warned, after hottest day New power use records expected as US braces for heatwave China girds for new heatwave; could last well into August ATHENS/LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – Emergency services battled wildfires across … 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

France battles massive wildfires, Britain records highest ever temperature

Wildfires burn forests in Gironde, southwest France UK temperatures exceed 40C for the first time Germany, Belgium brace for possible record-breaking temperatures More than 30 wildfires ravaged parts of Spain LONDON/PARIS July 19 (Reuters) – Firefighters in southwestern France battled on Tuesday to contain massive forest wildfires and Britain recorded its highest ever temperature as … Read more

Britain braces for record temperatures as heatwave ripples across Europe

Heatwave consistent with climate change, scientists say Firefighters battle to contain wildfires Britain set to pass 40C/104 F MADRID/LISBON July 18 (Reuters) – Britain was heading for its highest temperatures on record and firefighters battled blazes across southern Europe as a heatwave sent people hunting for shade and compounded fears about climate change. In Spain, … Read more

Ukraine president sacks security chief, cites hundreds of treason cases

Zelenskiy sacks security chief, prosecutor Hundreds of treason, collaboration cases launched Russia shells entire front line – Ukraine military Kyiv says Western supplied long-range arms working Moscow orders troops to intensify operations KYIV, July 18 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy sacked the head of the country’s domestic security service and state prosecutor, citing hundreds … Read more

Biden fails to secure major security, oil commitments at the Arab summit

Biden says the US will remain committed to allies US hoping to integrate Israel Saudi crown prince pushes back on human rights issue JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 16 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden told Arab leaders on Saturday that the United States would remain an active partner in the Middle East, but he failed to … Read more

Wildfires rage in France and Spain as heatwaves sear Europe

Wildfires rage in southwestern France, Spain Health officials report hundreds of heat-related deaths UK emergency committee to meet after weather warning PARIS/LISBON, July 16 (Reuters) – Wildfires raged in southwestern France and Spain on Saturday, forcing thousands of people to be evacuated from their homes as blistering summer temperatures put authorities on alert in parts … Read more

Russia resumes long-range bombardment of Ukrainian cities

Southern city latest target of long-range bombardment At least 37 killed in bombings since Thursday Agreement close on lifting blockade on Ukrainian grain exports War derails G20 meeting, likely to end without formal communique KYIV, July 16 (Reuters) – Russian forces shelled the southern Ukrainian city of Nikopol on Saturday, the latest in a series … Read more

Heatwave scorches Europe; health warnings issued

WMO issues warning on air quality in towns and cities UK declares first red heat warning for Monday, Tuesday Wildfires ablaze in France, Spain and Portugal LEIRIA, Portugal/LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) – Hundreds more people were evacuated from their homes as wildfires blistered land in France, Spain and Portugal on Friday, while officials in Europe … Read more