European stocks struggle ahead of US jobs data.

LONDON, July 8 (Reuters) – European stocks opened slightly lower on Friday and struggled for gains after the shooting of Japan’s former prime minister sent Asian stocks sliding as investors awaited key jobs data. in the United States later in the session. Investor sentiment had been positive earlier in the session, which analysts said was … Read more

Indonesia urges G20 to help end war in Ukraine as Russia’s Lavrov watches

Russian Foreign Minister attends G20 meeting in Bali Ukrainian Foreign Minister to speak virtually at meeting Indonesia warns food prices will hit low-income nations hardest UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss cuts short trip to Bali NUSA DUA, Indonesia, July 8 (Reuters) – Indonesia urged the G20 on Friday to help end the war in Ukraine, … Read more

Russia attends G20 meeting to be dominated by Ukraine conflict

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference ahead of the Caspian Summit in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 28, 2022. Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via REUTERS Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Jul 7 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was on the Indonesian island of Bali … Read more

NATO will have more than 300,000 more prepared soldiers: Stoltenberg

Madrid Summit to adapt NATO’s position towards Russia Change fueled by the Russian invasion of Ukraine New strategy document to qualify Russia as a ‘direct threat’ BRUSSELS, June 27 (Reuters) – NATO will massively increase the number of troops on high readiness to more than 300,000, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, with allies adopting … Read more

G7 nations announce Russia gold ban as summit kicks off under shadow of war

Gold ban targets ‘Putin’s war machine,’ says British PM Oil import price cap also under discussion, says German source The G7 also aims to tackle rising energy prices SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – Members of the Group of Seven wealthy nations announced a ban on Russian gold imports on Sunday as the G7 … Read more

EU plans for a life without Russian gas amid rising inflation

‘The notion of cheap energy is gone,’ says Latvian PM Inflation in the euro zone has skyrocketed to record highs Germany warns some industries may have to close this winter BRUSSELS, June 24 (Reuters) – EU leaders warned on Friday that “cheap energy is over” and agreed to boost preparations for further Russian gas cuts, … Read more

Afghan earthquake kills at least 920; the toll is expected to increase

KABUL, June 22 (Reuters) – A 6.1-magnitude earthquake killed 920 people in Afghanistan early on Wednesday, disaster management officials said, with more than 600 injured and the death toll expected to rise as information arrives from remote mountain villages. Photographs in the Afghan media showed houses reduced to rubble, with bodies wrapped in blankets lying … Read more

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Sikh temple in Kabul that killed two

KABUL, June 18 (Reuters) – An attack claimed by Islamic State on a Sikh temple in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least two people and wounded seven, officials said, another deadly incident in a series of violence against minorities and places of interest. Worship. On an affiliated Telegram channel, the local Islamic … Read more

EU expected to back Ukraine’s membership bid as war brings big change

Ukraine’s EU candidacy signals a major shift in European geopolitics “Europe can create a new history of freedom,” says Zelenskiy The battle for Sievierodonetsk continues Ukraine claims attack on Russian tugboat BRUSSELS/KYIV, Ukraine, June 17 (Reuters) – The European Union’s Executive Commission was expected to give its blessing on Friday to the candidate membership status … Read more

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