EU plans to impose sanctions on organizers of “illegal” referendums in Ukraine

The European Union plans to follow the lead of the United Kingdom and others and impose sanctions on the organizers of “illegal, illegal referenda” being held in four regions of Ukraine that are at least partially controlled by Moscow. “There would be consequences for all people participating in the illegal, illegal referendums,” Peter Stano, a … Read more

Factbox: Russia prepares to formally annex 15% of Ukraine

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept. 26 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin is preparing to formally annex about 15% of Ukraine’s territory after referendums on accession to Russia in areas controlled by Russian forces or Russian-backed separatists. read more CAN THE WEST STOP PUTIN? Neither the West nor Ukraine can … Read more

Italy election winners focus on era of political stability

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Right bloc for clear majority in both houses Meloni becomes the country’s first female prime minister League leader says government will be stable Government is expected to be sworn in in a few weeks Record low turnout casts shadow over result ROME, Sept. 26 (Reuters) – … Read more

Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Russian army ‘cannot fight’ as Kremlin plans troop mobilization

As thousands of Russians try to flee the country in the wake of Vladimir Putin’s mobilization of new troops, European countries are divided over whether or not to welcome those fleeing conscription. Most important points: The Kremlin plans to add about 300,000 additional troops to its invasion force in Ukraine European countries are divided on … Read more

Eyes on Belgium as some EU countries push for Russian diamond ban

Diamonds are pictured at an official presentation by diamond producer Alrosa in Moscow, Russia on Feb. 13, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Sept. 25 (Reuters) – The European Union must stop importing diamonds from Russia, five of the bloc’s 27 countries said in a joint Reuters … Read more

Italy’s right wing, led by Meloni, wins elections, exit polls say

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Right block on its way to majority in exit polls from both houses Meloni becomes the country’s first female prime minister Early vote after the collapse of the Draghi . government ROME, Sept. 25 (Reuters) – A right-wing alliance led by Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy … Read more

Lavrov defends Russia in UN confrontation full of anger over war in Ukraine

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 22 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov defended Moscow’s war in Ukraine at the UN Security Council on Thursday, as the United Nations warned Moscow about the annexation of Ukrainian regions and called on Western ministers to take responsibility for atrocities. Lavrov … Read more

Russia and Ukraine announce big surprise prisoner swap

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV/RIYADH, Sept. 21 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine carried out an unexpected prisoner swap on Wednesday, the largest since the start of the war, involving nearly 300 people, including 10 foreigners and the commanders involved in a protracted prisoner earlier this year. Ukrainian defense of Mariupol … Read more

Europe burns money to help companies with mounting energy crisis

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register European gas prices skyrocketed during Ukraine crisis Utilities face liquidity crisis as fuel prices rise Germany will ‘do everything’ to help companies Russian mobilization sends oil up, contributing to price pain BERLIN/LONDON, Sept. 21 (Reuters) – Germany nationalized gas importer Uniper (UN01.DE) on Wednesday and Britain … Read more

Oil prices rise more than 2% as Putin mobilizes more troops

Pumpjacks are seen during sunset at the Daqing oil field in China’s Heilongjiang province, 22 August 2019. REUTERS/Stringer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, Sept. 21 (Reuters) – Oil rose more than 2% on Wednesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial military mobilization, escalating the war in Ukraine and … Read more