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

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

As US Capitol attack hearings open, Republican says Trump ‘lit the flame’

WASHINGTON, June 9 (Reuters) – The chairman of the congressional panel probing the deadly 2021 US Capitol attack by Donald Trump’s supporters on Thursday opened the hearings into the causes of the violence by accusing the former president of being at the center of a conspiracy to wart democracy. After almost a year of investigation, … 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

Biden to unveil economic partnership for Americas – US official

A LAPD helocopter flies near the LA Convention Center during the first day of the Ninth Americas Summit in Los Angeles, US, June 6, 2022. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 6 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will announce this week at the Summit of the Americas an … Read more

North Korea fires volley of missiles, Japan condemns provocation

SEOUL, June 5 (Reuters) – North Korea fired eight short-range ballistic missiles towards the sea off its east coast on Sunday, likely its largest single test, a day after South Korea and the United States endedjoint military drills. The bilateral exercises involved an American aircraft carrier for the first time in more than four years. … Read more

First rock climbing festival held at Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park – Okanagan

Rock climbers at Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park, in Penticton, BC, raised money for their Park Watch Program, during a two-day festival filled with games, climbing, and entertainment. This was the first-ever Skaha Climbers Festival and it turned out to be a popular affair. “It’s been an overwhelming response. We’ve probably had over 1,700 people in … Read more

Russia pummels eastern towns in bid to encircle Ukraine forces

Russian forces advance in east, shifting momentum Capture of Lyman would set stage for next phase of offensive Sievierodonetsk under assault KYIV, May 28 (Reuters) – Russian forces stepped up their assault on the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk on Saturday after claiming to have captured the nearby rail hub of Lyman, as Kyiv intensified its … Read more

Putin says he is ready to deliver gas, discuss prisoner swap – Austria

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council via a video link in Moscow, Russia May 27, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ZURICH, May 27 (Reuters) – Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said Russian President Vladimir Putin told him on Friday that … Read more

Ukraine needs to face reality and talk to Putin, Zelenskiy says

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a session of parliament, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 22, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, May 27 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday said Ukraine was not eager to talk to … Read more