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Russia says more Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Mariupol

Ukrainian soldiers, many of whom were wounded, moved to Russian-controlled towns The United States reopens the Kyiv embassy Ukraine says saboteurs targeted a Russian armored train Kyiv/MARIPOL, Ukraine, May 19 (Reuters) – Nearly 700 additional Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Russia-controlled Mariupol, Moscow said, as it consolidated major gains in the south, while the United … Read more

Facts: How the EU plans to abandon Russia’s fossil fuels

Pictures of solar panels are taken at a solar park in Saelices, Spain, May 11, 2022. The image was taken with a drone. Photograph: Guillermo Martinez/Reuters Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register (Reuters) – The European Union published plans on Wednesday to end its dependence on Russian gas, oil and coal … Read more

Johnny Depp’s lawyers challenge Amber Heard over abuse allegations

(Reuters) – Lawyers for actor Johnny Depp began questioning Amber Heard in a couple’s defamation trial on Monday, challenging the “Aquaman” star’s allegations that she was physically assaulted before and during their short marriage. Depp’s lawyers provided photos of Heard appearing in public on red carpets and the “James Corden Show” shortly after the times … Read more

Analysis: White House balances inflation and farmers in new biofuel mandates

May 16 (Reuters) – The White House is expected to announce in coming weeks how much biofuels like corn ethanol that U.S. refiners will have to blend into their fuel this year, a decision that will force it to balance taming consumer inflation against subsidizing the nation’s farmers. How the administration balances competing priorities could … Read more

Stock markets struggle as worries grow about the economy

LONDON (Reuters) – European shares fell on Monday and Wall Street headed for a lower open, as investor sentiment struggled to recover from last week’s heavy selling amid fears of slowing economic growth. Global stocks hit an 18-month low last week, as investors worried that higher interest rates to counter high inflation would hurt the … Read more

Ukraine claims to have made battlefield successes in the northeast as the Russians retreat

Ukraine says its forces have moved across the Russian border Russia warns of consequences for Finland and Sweden NATO move NATO Secretary General says Russia’s attack will not be planned The situation is still difficult in the south RUSSKA LOZOVA (Ukraine/Kyiv) (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces in a counterattack against Russian forces in the country’s northeast … Read more

The battle for Ukraine’s Donbass region rages

Russian forces make some progress in Donbass – Ukrainian army Ukraine says it is in a state of attack near Izyum Finland’s president confirms candidacy for NATO membership The Russian Donbass Campaign Lost Its Momentum – British Army RUSSIA LOZova, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russia bombed positions in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as it sought to … Read more

The newly elected ruler of the UAE sees Iran and Islamists as a threat to safe havens in the Gulf

The de facto ruler was elected president after the death of his brother Bin Zayed formed a new axis with Israel against Iran and the Islamists Obama writes that Gulf ruler may be ‘smarter’ DUBAI (Reuters) – Emirati strongman Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who was formally elected president on Saturday, has led a realignment … Read more

Occupation police beat mourners at the funeral of the slain Palestinian journalist

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police officers accused Palestinian mourners who carried the coffin of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday before thousands led her coffin through Jerusalem’s Old City in a wave of grief and anger over her death. Gathering around Abu Aqla’s coffin, dozens of Palestinians, some of them waving Palestinian flags … Read more

Focusing on China, Biden pledged $150 million to ASEAN leaders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden opened a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders and promised to spend $150 million on their infrastructure, security, pandemic preparedness and other efforts aimed at countering the influence of rival China. Biden, on Thursday, kicked off a two-day summit with the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in … Read more