European leaders visit Ukraine, hoping to join the EU

Zelenskiy thanks EU leaders for solidarity visit Leaders tour the ruined city of Irpin Fighting intensifies in Sievierodonetsk and southern Ukraine KYIV/IRPIN, Ukraine, June 16 (Reuters) – The leaders of Germany, France and Italy, all criticized in the past by Kyiv for their support seen as too cautious, visited Ukraine on Thursday and offered the … Read more

Russia tells Ukraine to lay down arms in Sievierodonetsk battle

Sievierodonetsk city focus of struggle for eastern Ukraine Hundreds of people trapped in Sievierodonetsk’s Azot chemical plant NATO defense ministers to discuss military aid to Ukraine Kyiv, June 15 (Reuters) – Russia told Ukrainian forces sheltering at a chemical plant in the besieged city of Sievierodonetsk to lay down their arms early on Wednesday, seizing … Read more

Biden to meet Saudi crown prince despite ‘outcast’ promise

WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden will meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a trip to the Middle East in July, in a break with his campaign promise to turn the kingdom an “outcast” as he struggles to combat record US gas prices. Weeks after taking office, Biden changed US … Read more

Pope criticizes Russian ‘cruelty’ in Ukraine, says invasion violates nation’s rights

Pope Francis addresses the crowd as he arrives for his weekly general audience at the Vatican, June 8, 2022. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Record The Pope praises the Ukrainians for their “heroic” resistance Says war shouldn’t be seen in terms of black and white He hopes to meet … Read more

No way out for Ukrainians in besieged city as Russian forces destroy last bridge

Last bridge to Sievierodonetsk destroyed: Governor Ukraine seeks shells, tanks and drones from the West Russia reports destroying some US and European weapons Kyiv, June 14 (Reuters) – Russian forces cut off all routes to evacuate citizens from the eastern Ukraine city of Sievierodonetsk, destroying the last bridge linking it to a Ukrainian-held city across … Read more

Russia destroys bridge over Ukrainian river, cutting off escape route

Ukrainian and Russian forces locked in battle for Sievierodonetsk Hundreds take refuge in chemical plant Reports say a gun depot in West hit KYIV/LVIV, June 12 (Reuters) – Russian forces blew up a bridge linking the conflict-ridden Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk with another city across the river, cutting off a possible evacuation route for civilians, … Read more

Tasty name but no Big Mac as rebranded McDonald’s restaurants open in Russia

June 12 (Reuters) – It may look and smell like McDonald’s, but now it’s Vkusno & tochka. The golden arches are gone, the fish fillet is simply a fish patty. The Big Mac has left Russia. A new era for Russia’s fast food and economy scene dawned on Sunday when McDonald’s (MCD.N) restaurants opened in … Read more

US and allies trade criticism with China, Ukraine dominates Asia security meeting

SINGAPORE, June 11 (Reuters) – The United States and its allies traded criticism with China at Asia’s main security meeting on Saturday, especially over Taiwan, but the war in Ukraine and a remote speech by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy dominated the debate. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said earlier at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore that … Read more

Britain, UN official condemn Donbas death sentences against British soldiers

Two men sentenced by the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic Condemns “egregious violation” of war convention: UK Truss They were fighting as part of Ukraine’s army, family says Britain seeks his release; Talking with Ukraine, not with Russia. LONDON, June 10 (Reuters) – Britain on Friday condemned Russian authorities in Donbass for what it called a “flagrant … Read more

Ukraine calls for more weapons as it keeps the Russians at bay in the east

Zelenskiy wants action ‘not just words’ on EU membership Ukraine seeks more artillery for battle in the east UN says millions around the world could suffer from chronic hunger They fear that thousands could die of cholera in Mariupol Kyiv, Ukraine, June 10 (Reuters) – Ukrainian authorities on Friday called for more help from the … Read more