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China sanctions Lithuanian deputy minister for Taiwan visit

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The Lithuanian state emblem is seen at its embassy in Beijing, China December 15, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Aug 12 (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry said on Friday it had imposed sanctions on Lithuanian Deputy Transport and Communications Minister Agne......

Osaka retires, Raducanu exits, Andreescu upsets in Toronto

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Aug 9, 2022; North York, ON, Canada; Camila Giorgi (ITA) returns a ball to Emma Raducanu (GBR) (not pictured)at Sobeys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TORONTO, Aug 9 (Reuters) – A tearful Naomi Osaka retired injured and U.S.......

Gazprom says it halts gas supplies to Latvia

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The logo of Gazprom company is seen at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 15, 2022. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 30 (Reuters) – Russian gas producer Gazprom (GAZP.MM) said on Saturday it had stopped supplying neighbouring......

Ukraine PM: Rich Russians should pay the bill to rebuild

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Swiss conference on Ukrainian recovery gets under way Ukrainian premier says effort may cost $750 billion Britain’s Liz Truss says Russia should be held accountable LUGANO, Switzerland, July 4 (Reuters) – The cost of rebuilding Ukraine following Russia’s invasion could reach $750 billion and rich Russians should help pay the......

Exclusive: EU nears compromise deal to defuse standoff with Russia over Kaliningrad

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Kaliningrad depends on rail and road through Lithuania Clampdown on sanctioned freight angers Moscow EU seeks compromise with Lithuania to resume normal trade VILNIUS/BRUSSELS, June 29 (Reuters) – Trade through Lithuania to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad could return to normal within days, two sources familiar with the matter said,......

Putin promises Belarus nuclear-capable missiles to counter ‘aggressive’ West

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 25, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine......

American Ress wins 50m backstroke gold after review, McIntosh takes 400m medley

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BUDAPEST, June 25 (Reuters) – American Justin Ress won gold in the 50m backstroke in dramatic circumstances at the world championships in Budapest on Saturday after officials overturned his initial disqualification following a lengthy review. Victory was earlier awarded to compatriot Hunter Armstrong after it was ruled that no part......

Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches ‘fearsome climax’, says Ukraine

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Zelenskiy urges West to deliver heavy weapons EU leaders to start Ukraine membership process Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches critical stage KYIV, June 23 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Moscow’s massive air and artillery attacks were aimed at destroying the entire Donbas region and urged Ukraine’s allies to......

Russia rains rockets on Kharkiv, at least 15 killed

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Ukraine says Russians hitting Kharkiv as they did Mariupol Fire breaks out at oil refinery inside Russia Putin to mark day in 1941 when Hitler invaded Soviet Union KYIV/KHARKIV, June 22 (Reuters) – Russian forces pounded Ukraine’s second largest city Kharkiv and surrounding countryside with rockets, killing at least 15......

Russia tells Lithuania: your citizens will feel the pain over Kaliningrad

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Russia warns Lithuania over Kaliningrad Russia summons EU ambassador EU tells Russia: refrain from ‘escalatory steps’ Lithuania: ironic to hear Russia moaning about law LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – A top ally of President Vladimir Putin told Lithuania on Tuesday that Moscow would respond to its ban on the transit......

Russia warns NATO-member Lithuania over Kaliningrad transit

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A Russian customs officer works at a commercial port in the Baltic Sea town of Baltiysk in the Kaliningrad region, Russia October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Kremlin: situation is ‘more than serious’ Lithuania says: this is implementation of EU decision......

Lithuania says sanctions on goods to Kaliningrad take effect from Saturday

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VILNIUS, June 18 (Reuters) – Lithuanian authorities said a ban on the transit through their territory to the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad of goods that are subject to EU sanctions will take effect from Saturday. News of the ban came on Friday, through a video posted by the region’s governor......

Estonia PM Kallas set to regain majority in parliament

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VILNIUS, June 11 (Reuters) – Estonian conservative opposition party Isamaa said on Saturday it would seek to join the Baltic country’s government, putting Prime Minister Kaja Kallas and her liberal Reform Party on track to regain a parliamentary majority. Kallas removed her junior coalition partner, the Centre Party, on June......

Two Britons, one Moroccan sentenced to death by court of Russian proxy in Ukraine

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Death sentence handed down in Donetsk court Britain slams “sham ruling” Britain says men are entitled to combatant immunity LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) – Two Britons and a Moroccan who were captured while fighting for Ukraine were sentenced to death on Thursday by a court in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s......

Yellen says ‘impossible’ to insulate U.S. from oil market shocks

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo is seen outside the headquarters building in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 7 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said it is “virtually impossible” for the United States to......

Tanak ends long win drought in Sardinia

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FIA World Rally Championship – Rally Sweden – Stage 3 of Second Round – Torsby, Sweden – February 14, 2020 Estonia’s Ott Tanak speaks. TT News Agency/Micke Fransson via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 5 (Reuters) – Ott Tanak won a world rally championship......

EU agrees gradual Russian oil embargo, gives Hungary exemptions

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Embargo aims to hit Russian ability to finance war Will be phased in over 6-8 months Ban gives carveout to Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic Countries split on more EU sanctions targeting Russian gas Leaders explore ways to mitigate soaring energy prices BRUSSELS, May 31 (Reuters) – European Union leaders have......

Ukraine’s former President blocked from leaving the country

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Ukrainian former President Petro Poroshenko, who is suspected of high treason by financing pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine while in office in 2014-2015, sings the national anthem after a court hearing in Kyiv, Ukraine January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 28......

‘Message to the world’ – Lithuanians club together to buy drone for Ukraine

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A Bayraktar Akinci unmanned combat aerial vehicle is exhibited at Teknofest aerospace and technology festival in Baku, Azerbaijan May 27, 2022. REUTERS/Aziz Karimov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VILNIUS, May 28 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Lithuanians are clubbing together to buy an advanced military drone for......

French Open crowd provides unmatched atmosphere

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PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) – The roar that greeted Alize Cornet’s second-round victory against Jelena Ostapenko at the French Open on Thursday was so deafening that the Latvian former Roland Garros champion literally had to cover her ears after being overwhelmed by the support her French opponent received on court......

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