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Germany’s Scholz revives 1960s-style meets with unions, bosses on inflation

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Scholz calls tackling soaring inflation “historic challenge” Kicks off meets with unions, employers to build consensus Seeks to avoid wage-price spiral, social unrest BERLIN, July 4 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz met trade union and employers association leaders on Monday for the first of a series of meetings aimed......

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......

Germany to overhaul law to bail out energy firms stricken by Russia woes – draft

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The logo of German energy utility company Uniper SE is pictured in the company’s headquarters in Duesseldorf, Germany, March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Government could present proposals to parliament this week Government may acquire stake in Uniper: sources Possible Uniper bailout......

Ireland to boost budget package on projected 2022 surplus – source

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People hold signs and flags during a protest about the rising cost of living, in the city centre of Dublin, Ireland, June 18, 2022. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBLIN, July 4 (Reuters) – Ireland will forecast that it will run a small......

Ukraine war to shift to Donetsk after fall of Luhansk; Russia claims major victory

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City was last Ukrainian stronghold in Luhansk region Russia says has “liberated” Luhansk region Zelenskiy vows to regain control with long-range weapons Blasts hit Russia’s Belgorod, southern Ukraine base -officials KYIV, July 4 (Reuters) – Russian forces in Ukraine will focus on trying to seize all of the Donetsk region,......

UN rights mission finds ‘probable’ mass graves in Libya

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UN mission finds three sites thought to hold mass graves Hundreds of bodies already found in Tarhouna Investigative mission up for renewal this week GENEVA, July 4 (Reuters) – A U.N.-appointed mission to Libya said on Monday there are “probable mass graves” yet to be investigated, possibly as many as......

French group Thales in partnership with EXPAL for Australia military

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The logo of Thales is seen on a company building in Brest, France, March 14, 2022. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, July 4 (Reuters) – French defence and technology group Thales (TCFP.PA) announced on Monday a partnership with EXPAL Systems to provide material......

Belarus leader stands with Russia in campaign

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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 July 3 (Reuters) – The president of Belarus — Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin’s closest ally — said......

UK to host 2023 Ukraine recovery conference

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LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) – Britain will host a conference next year focused on helping Ukraine recover from the damage caused by Russia’s invasion, the foreign office said, as nations gather in Switzerland for this year’s event. The Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC2022) beginning on Monday in Lugano will discuss how......

Argentine president scrambles to replace economy chief after Guzman exit

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BUENOS AIRES, July 3 (Reuters) – Argentine President Alberto Fernandez held meetings and telephone calls on Sunday morning as he scrambled to find a new economy minister, official sources said, after the exit of ally Martin Guzman. “No news,” a government spokesperson told Reuters on Sunday morning. Guzman, 39, submitted......

Factbox: The legitimacy crisis in Libya’s political institutions

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July 3 (Reuters) – Libyan protesters want the political authorities to quit and hold elections after previous transitional periods created institutions that clung on long after their mandates expired. Here are Libya’s main political institutions that have so far failed to overcome entrenched differences between rival authorities in the east......

IAEA to discuss Australia’s nuclear subs plan

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The logo of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is seen at the 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 MELBOURNE, July 3 (Reuters) – The head of the International Atomic Energy......

At least 3 killed in blasts in Russia’s Belgorod near Ukraine – governor

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July 3 (Reuters) – At least three people were killed and dozens of residential buildings damaged in the Russian city of Belgorod near the Ukraine border, the regional governor said, after reports of several blasts in the city. At least 11 apartment buildings and 39 private houses were damaged, including......

Zelenskiy adviser concedes key bastion could fall in eastern Ukraine

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Separatists say Lysychansk ‘under control’ but not yet liberated Ukrainians say big battles, but Lysychansk not surrounded Blasts shake southern city of Mykolaiv KYIV/KONSTYANTYNIVKA, Ukraine, July 3 (Reuters) – Fighting intensified at the weekend for Lysychansk, Ukraine’s last big bastion in the strategic eastern province of Luhansk, and an adviser......

North Korea says U.S.-South Korea-Japan agreement materialises U.S. plan for ‘Asian NATO’

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A North Korean flag flutters at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, July 3 (Reuters) – North Korea criticised the United States, South Korea and Japan’s recent agreement on strengthening military......

Iran ready to offer a political solution to ease Syria-Turkey tension, foreign minister says

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BEIRUT, July 2 (Reuters) – Iran is working towards a political solution to keep Turkey from invading northern Syria, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said on Saturday during a visit to Damascus. “We announced our readiness to offer a political solution and our readiness to help in this regard,” he told......

Libyan protest movement says it will step up its campaign

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TRIPOLI, July 2 (Reuters) – Libyan protesters will keep demonstrating until all the ruling elites quit power, they said on Saturday, after rallies in most main cities on Friday culminated in a crowd storming the parliament building and torching parts of it. The protest movement said it would step up......

Palestinians to hand bullet that killed journalist to U.S. for examination

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RAMALLAH, West Bank, July 2 (Reuters) – The Palestinian Authority will hand the bullet that killed prominent Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to U.S. authorities for forensic examination, a Palestinian official said on Saturday. Abu Akleh was killed on May 11 while was covering an Israeli military raid......

Taliban’s large gathering ends with calls for international recognition

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The Taliban flag is seen in a marketplace in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Ali Khara/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KABUL, July 2 (Reuters) – A Taliban-run gathering of thousands of male religious and ethnic leaders ended on Saturday by asking foreign governments to......

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