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Shareholders back Shell’s climate strategy after raucous meeting

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LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) – Shareholders backed Shell’s (SHEL.L) climate strategy in a meeting on Tuesday that was disrupted by dozens of climate protesters, while a climate activist proposal from the Follow This group received fewer votes than last year. It followed a Dutch court ruling in May 2021, telling......

Quad countries, including India, shared Ukraine concerns, Japan’s Kishida says

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TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Quad grouping of countries, including India’s Narendra Modi, shared concerns over the situation in Ukraine at their meeting in Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday. “The four leaders had candid discussion on the impact of the Ukraine situation on......

S.Africa’s Ramaphosa: Russia sanctions hurt “bystander” countries

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stands next to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, before inspecting the guard of honour during his state visit to the governments Union building in Pretoria, South Africa May 24, 2022. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register German Chancellor Scholz on tour......

India says ‘substantive outcomes’ from Biden, Modi talks

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TOKYO/NEW DELHI, May 24 (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Joe Biden reached “substantive outcomes” on Tuesday in talks to strengthen their trade and defence ties, India said, though Modi refrained from condemning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. The leaders were in Tokyo for a......

Sri Lanka increases fuel prices to address economic crisis

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COLOMBO, May 24 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka increased fuel prices on Tuesday, a long-flagged move to mend public finances and combat its debilitating economic crisis, but the hikes are bound to add to galloping inflation at least in the short term. Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said in a......

Russian invasion of Ukraine is a global issue, says Biden

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Biden says Ukraine invasion is a global crisis Biden calls for territorial integrity and sovereignty EU embargo on Russian oil imports “within days”-Germany Russia sees economic ties with China growing Ukraine urges prisoner swap with Moscow LVIV, Ukraine/BERLIN, May 24 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that......

Quad leaders vow free and open Indo-Pacific, action on climate

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TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) – The four leaders of the “Quad” group of countries vowed on Tuesday to work together for a free and open Indo-Pacific region and to fight climate change, as they met for talks aimed at standing up to an increasingly assertive China. U.S. President Joe Biden,......

At Mariupol cemetery, a grieving mother ponders war’s human toll

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May 23 (Reuters) – At a cemetery outside Mariupol, a Ukrainian city captured by Russia last week after a destructive three-month siege, a grief-stricken mother sobs inconsolably. Natalya lost her only son, Vladimir Voloshin, on March 26 when shrapnel smashed into his skull and chest in the fight for the......

Gaza flour mills ground down by Russian-Ukraine conflict

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GAZA, May 23 (Reuters) – Three months into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has closed off access to lower-priced Black Sea wheat, owners of five mills in the Palestinian Gaza Strip are feeling the heat as they try to replenish stocks. Prices have jumped by around 20%, meaning the......

Lukashenko accuses Poland and NATO of plotting to partition Ukraine

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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia March 11, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 23 (Reuters) – Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Monday that he was concerned about......

Australia swears in new Labor PM ahead of Quad meeting

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Anthony Albanese, leader of Australia’s Labor Party, addresses supporters after incumbent Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Scott Morrison conceded defeat in the country’s general election, in Sydney, Australia May 21, 2022. REUTERS/Jaimi Joy Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, May 23 (Reuters) – Australia’s Labor Party leader......

Israeli government and court at odds over Jewish prayer at flashpoint shrine

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A general view picture shows the Dome of the Rock , the Western Wall and al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Ammar Awad Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JERUSALEM, May 22 (Reuters) – Israel reaffirmed on Sunday a long-standing arrangement with Muslim authorities......

Qatari foreign minister: Iran says it has matters ‘under review’ over nuclear pact, al Jazeera TV reports

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May 21 (Reuters) – (This May 21 story was corrected after Al Jazeera TV corrected its translation to “under review” [not “compromise”], headline, paragraph 1.) Qatar’s foreign minister said in remarks cited on Saturday by al Jazeera TV that Qatar had been informed by Iran that matters were “under review”......

Revolutionary Guards say colonel assassinated in Tehran

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DUBAI, May 22 (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday that one of its officers, Colonel Sayad Khodai, was killed in a rare assassination in Tehran. Khodai was “one of the defenders of the shrines”, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, referring to military personnel or advisers who Iran......

Russia-backed mayor of Ukraine nuclear plant town wounded by explosion -reports

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KYIV, May 22 (Reuters) – The Russian-appointed head of the occupied Ukrainian town next to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant was injured in an explosion on Sunday, a Ukrainian official and a Russian news agency said. Andrei Shevchik, who was appointed mayor of Enerhodar following the Russian army’s occupation of......

Iranian news agency ISNA says members of Israeli intelligence network discovered and arrested in Iran

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DUBAI, May 22 (Reuters) – Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Sunday that members of an Israeli intelligence service network had been discovered and arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. “Under the guidance of the Zionist regime’s intelligence service, the network attempted to steal and destroy personal and......

U.S., Japan, Australia, and India to launch tracking system to monitor illegal fishing by China, Financial Times reports

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Fishing boats with Chinese national flags are seen at a harbour in Tanmen, Hainan province, April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Megha Rajagopalan Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 21 (Reuters) – U.S., Japan, Australia, and India will unveil a maritime initiative at the Quad summit in Tokyo to......

Ukrainian negotiator rules out ceasefire or concessions to Russia

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Ukraine-Russia negotiations have stalled Ukrainian negotiator rules out territorial concessions He says Russia would hit back harder after any ceasefire KYIV, May 21 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Saturday ruled out agreeing to a ceasefire with Russia and said Kyiv would not accept any deal with Moscow that involved ceding territory.......

Iran to revive gas pipeline project to Oman – IRNA

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Iranian flag flies in front of the UN office building, housing IAEA headquarters, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Vienna, Austria, May 24, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, May 21 (Reuters) – Iran’s oil minister has agreed to revive a long-stalled......

Russia halts gas flow to Finland, intensifies push for Donbas

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Russia launches assault in Luhansk Russia claims victory after weeks-long siege at Azovstal Russia stops Finland gas flows over payment dispute Russian military says destroyed Western arms in Zhytomyr region KYIV/OSLO, May 21 (Reuters) – Russia stopped providing gas to Finland in an escalation of a row over energy payments......

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