Biden says ‘hello’ to North Korea’s Kim amid tensions over weapons tests

SEOUL, May 22 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden, in Seoul before heading to Japan as part of his first Asia trip as president, had a simple message for North Korea’s Kim Jong Un: “Hello … period,” he told reporters on the last day of his visit to South Korea on Sunday. Biden said he … Read more

Ukraine rules out ceasefire as fighting intensifies in Donbas

Ukraine rules out ceasefire, concessions Russia launches assault in Luhansk Russia stops Finland gas flows over payment dispute Polish president in Ukraine to address parliament Sunday May 22 (Reuters) – Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or concessions to Moscow while Russia intensified an offensive in the eastern Donbas region and stopped providing gas to Finland, … Read more

Russia halts gas exports to Finland, says Mariupol steelworks siege has ended

Weeks-long siege ends at Azovstal, Russia says Russia intensifies offensive in Donbas Russia stops Finland gas flows over payment dispute KYIV / OSLO, May 21 (Reuters) – Russia claimed victory in a months-long battle for Mariupol’s Avostal steel plant, taking it a step closer to its goal of controlling Ukraine’s Donbas region, and halted gas … Read more

Ukraine says Russian attacks on Donbas intensifying

Donbas region is completely destroyed -Zelenskiy Group of Seven sends billions more to Ukraine US Senate approves $ 40 bln in further aid KYIV / SLATYNE, Ukraine, May 20 (Reuters) – Russian forces intensified their offensive in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region using artillery, rocket launchers and aircraft to damage defenses around Donetsk, Ukraine’s general staff … Read more

Ukraine prosecutor seeks life sentence for Russian soldier in war crimes trial

KYIV, May 19 (Reuters) – A Ukrainian state prosecutor asked a court on Thursday to sentence a Russian soldier to life in prison for killing an unarmed civilian in the first war crimes trial arising from Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion. Vadim Shishimarin, a 21-year-old Russian tank commander, asked widow Kateryna Shelipova to forgive him for … Read more

Golden arches to go dark in Russia as McDonald’s exits after 30 years

May 16 (Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp. (MCD.N) on Monday became one of the biggest global names to exit Russia, laying out plans to sell all its restaurants after operating for more than 30 years in the country following its invasion of Ukraine. The world’s largest burger chain, which owns about 84% of its nearly 850 … Read more

Ukraine claims battlefield successes in northeast as Russians fall back

Ukraine says its forces have pushed through to Russian border Russia warns of consequences over Finland, Sweden NATO move NATO chief says Russian offensive not going to plan Situation still tough in south RUSKA LOZOVA, Ukraine / KYIV, May 16 (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops counter-attacking Russian forces in the country’s northeast have pushed them back … Read more

Front lines shift in Donbas as Ukraine mounts counteroffensive

Russian forces make some advances in Donbas – Ukraine military Ukraine says it is on the offensive near Izium Russian Donbas campaign has lost momentum – British military Preparations made for NATO bids by Nordic sates – Germany KYIV, Ukraine, May 15 (Reuters) – The front lines in the Ukraine war had shifted on Sunday … Read more

Ukraine seeks evacuation of wounded fighters as war rages on

Ukraine in ‘complex talks’ on evacuating wounded fighters Ukraine deputy PM says war ‘entering new, long phase’ Hundreds of Russian war dead brought to rail yard G7 nations vow more military and economic aid for Ukraine KYIV, May 14 (Reuters) – Very complex talks are underway to evacuate a large number of wounded soldiers from … Read more

India bans wheat exports as heat wave hurts crop, domestic prices soar

A combine deposits harvested wheat in a tractor trolley at a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, March 16, 2022. REUTERS / Amit Dave Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Ban could push global wheat prices to new peaks India was aiming to export 10 mln T wheat before ban Heat … Read more