Russian forces advance up to a major highway from Donbass

Russia seeks to encircle Ukrainian forces Kyiv says 25 battalions were involved in the attack Shells hit Kharkiv as the Russians were forced to retreat Germany says Putin should not dictate any peace terms Kyiv/Svetlodarsk, Ukraine, May 26 (Reuters) – Advancing Russian forces approached surrounding Ukrainian forces in the east, briefly capturing positions on the … Read more

Russia says before UN talks in Moscow, talk to Ukraine about ports, not us

A shipyard worker watches how barley grain is mechanically poured into a 40,000-ton vessel at the cargo terminal of a Ukrainian agricultural exporter in the southern Ukrainian city of Nikolaev on July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Vincent Mundy/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia’s ambassador to the … Read more

Google says exclusive Russian hackers linked to new Brexit leak site

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – A new website that has published leaked emails from several high-profile supporters of Britain’s exit from the European Union is linked to Russian hackers, a Google cybersecurity official and former head of foreign intelligence in the United Kingdom said. The site – titled “Very English Coop d’Etat” – says it has published … Read more

The food crisis is fueling fears of protectionism that are exacerbating shortages

DAVOS, Switzerland, May 24 (Reuters) – Business leaders and policy makers at the World Economic Forum said the global food crisis has precipitated protectionist steps by countries that are likely to exacerbate the problem and could lead to a wider trade war. Pointing to mounting pressure on food supplies and rising prices, a government source … Read more

Brazil’s Bolsonaro raises environmental fines to protect the Amazon rainforest

São Paulo (May 24) (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday signed a decree stepping up fines for environmental crimes, according to the government’s Official Gazette, in a move to allow tougher protection for the Amazon rainforest. Reuters exclusively reported earlier today that Bolsonaro is expected to sign the executive order as soon as … Read more

Wall Street tumbles after Snap’s bleak forecast sparked a sell-off

Snap is set for its worst day ever after a profit warning Abercrombie & Fitch stagnates after cutting revenue forecasts Indices down: Dow 0.77%, S&P 1.77%, Nasdaq 3.26% May 24 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes tumbled on Tuesday, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq advancing down, as weak earnings expectations from Snapchat owner Snapchat exacerbated nerves … Read more

In Tokyo, Biden says he will be willing to use force to defend Taiwan

White House official says no policy change China says the US should not defend Taiwan independence The United States wants to tighten policy without provoking a Beijing analyst Biden visits Japan for his first presidential trip to Asia TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he was ready to use force to … Read more

Ukraine rules out a ceasefire after it was bombed by the Russian attack in the east

Ukraine rules out ceasefire and concessions Russia launches attack in Luhansk, Mykolaiv The Polish president said that Ukraine must decide its future Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine has ruled out a ceasefire or any territorial concessions to Moscow as Russia ramped up its offensive in the eastern Donbass region and halted gas deliveries to Finland in … Read more

Australia ousts the Conservatives after nine years, and Albany takes over as Prime Minister

Key climate issue with punishing conservatives in urban benches Morrison resigns as Liberal Party leader after loss Greens and independents “Teal” made a solid show Looks like Treasurer Frydenberg is ready to lose his seat SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Labor Party was set to end nearly a decade of Conservative rule after the government swept … Read more