EU backs Ukraine’s membership bid to ‘live the European dream’

Ukraine EU candidate signals major shift in European geopolitics Putin seeks to play down EU issue Battle for Sievierodonetsk grinds on Russian media says two Americans caught fighting for Ukraine BRUSSELS/KYIV, Ukraine, June 17 (Reuters) – The European Union gave its blessing on Friday for Ukraine and its neighbor Moldova to become candidates to join … Read more

WTO strikes global trade deals after ‘roller coaster’ talks

Deals reached on food, health and fishing Formerly defiant India joins consensus Package seen increasing credibility of WTO GENEVA, June 17 (Reuters) – The World Trade Organization agreed on the first change to global trading rules in years on Friday as well as a deal to increase the supply of COVID-19 vaccines in a series … Read more

European leaders visit Ukraine, dangling hope of EU membership

Zelenskiy thanks EU leaders for solidarity visit Leaders tour ruined town of Irpin Fighting rages 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 support viewed as too cautious, visited Ukraine on Thursday and offered the hope of … Read more

France’s Macron says up to Ukraine to decide on potential territorial concessions

PARIS, June 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine alone should decide whether or not to accept any territorial concessions towards Russia in view of ending the war, French President Emmanuel Macron told TF1 television in an interview as he visited Kyiv. “This is up to Ukraine to decide,” Macron said when asked what concessions, including on its … Read more

WTO reaches initial deal as India’s defiance tempered

A general view of the room during the speech of Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at the opening ceremony of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), at the World Trade Organization, in Geneva, Switzerland, June 12, 2022. Martial Trezzini/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Intense talks … Read more

Netherlands says Russian spy caught seeking war crimes court internship

Russian agent accused of posing as intern to infiltrate court ICC is investigating allegations of war crimes in Ukraine False Brazilian ID included tastes for trance music, bean stew AMSTERDAM, June 16 (Reuters) – The Dutch intelligence service said on Thursday it had uncovered a Russian military agent attempting to use a false identity to … Read more

WHO looks into reports of monkeypox virus in semen

LONDON, June 15 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization is looking into reports that the monkeypox virus is present in the semen of patients, exploring the possibility that the disease could be sexually transmitted, a WHO official said on Wednesday. Many cases in the current monkeypox outbreak, largely centered on Europe, are among sexual partners … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says it will fight for all territory amid fierce battle in east

Fierce street fighting for key eastern industrial city Ukrainian troops outnumbered, won’t surrender -Zelenskiy Eastern front under constant shelling Russian-held ports set to resume grain exports -Moscow KYIV/DRUZHKIVKA, Ukraine, June 7 (Reuters) – Ukraine will fight to recover all its territory occupied by Russian forces, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday, as his troops struggled … Read more

Damaged, UK’s Boris Johnson scrapes win in party confidence vote

Large Conservative Party rebellion deals blow to PM Johnson says it is ‘decisive result’ COVID-19 ‘Partygate’ sours mood LONDON, June 6 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a confidence vote on Monday but a large rebellion in his Conservative Party over the so-called “partygate” scandal dealt a blow to his authority and leaves … Read more

Don’t close the embassy, ​​US ambassador tells Russia

LONDON, June 6 (Reuters) – Russia should not close the US embassy despite the crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine because the world’s two biggest nuclear powers must continue to talk, the US ambassador to Moscow was quoted as saying on Monday. President Vladimir Putin has cast the invasion of Ukraine as a turning … Read more