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Rio Tinto CEO concerned about Serbian PM’s comments on lithium project

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A sign adorns the building where mining company Rio Tinto has their office in Perth, Western Australia, November 19, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 25 (Reuters) – Rio Tinto’s (RIO.AX), (RIO.L) chief executive said on Tuesday he was concerned about the......

NATO sends reinforcements to eastern Europe as Russia accuses West of hysteria

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NATO sending ships, fighter jets to eastern Europe U.S. says some 8,500 troops on alert Kremlin says West, not Russia, is escalating tensions UK withdraws some staff from Kyiv embassy MOSCOW/BRUSSELS, Jan 24 (Reuters) – NATO said on Monday it was putting forces on standby and reinforcing eastern Europe with......

U.S. tells diplomats’ families to leave Ukraine, weighs troop options

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US says families of American diplomats must leave Ukraine President Joe Biden mulling additional troops for region UK says Moscow wants to put pro-Russian leader in Ukraine WASHINGTON/LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department announced Sunday it was ordering diplomats’ family members to leave Ukraine, as U.S. President......

Curtoni wins Cortina d’Ampezzo super-G as Goggia crashes out

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Alpine Skiing – Ski World Cup – Women’s Giant Slalom – Soelden, Austria – October 23, 2021 Italy’s Sofia Goggia reacts after her second run REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 23 (Reuters) – Elena Curtoni won World Cup super-G in Cortina d’Ampezzo......

Rejuvenated Monfils marches into Australian Open quarter-finals

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MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Gael Monfils’ blistering start to the season continued on Sunday as he eased past Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic 7-5 7-6(4) 6-3 to reach his second Australian Open quarter-finals. With wife and top women’s player Elina Svitolina beaming in the crowd, the flamboyant Frenchman lit up the......

Eastward Yamal gas flows from Germany to Poland remain steady

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A worker checks pipes at a gas compressor station on the Yamal-Europe pipeline near Nesvizh, some 130 km (81 miles) southwest of Minsk December 29, 2006.REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Gas flows from Germany to Poland via the......

Germany distances itself from navy chief’s comments on Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a flower-laying ceremony at a monument, dedicated to the end of the Civil War of 1917-1922, on Russia’s Unity Day in Sevastopol, Crimea November 4, 2021. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, Jan 22 (Reuters)......

Residents of Ukrainian city near Russian border brace for the unknown

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Reservists of the Ukrainian Territorial Defence Forces listen to instructions during military exercises at a training ground outside Kharkiv, Ukraine December 11, 2021. REUTERS/Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KHARKIV, Ukraine, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Residents in Ukraine’s second biggest city Kharkiv said they......

Commerzbank Q4 weighed down by provisions at Polish mBank unit

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A company logo is pictured at the headquarters of Germany’s Commerzbank AG in Frankfurt, Germany, February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Bank still expects full-year profit Provisions related to Swiss franc mortgage loans FRANKFURT, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Commerzbank (CBKG.DE) on Friday......

Analysis: A handbook of (mostly failed) radical inflation-fighting efforts

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LONDON/NEW YORK, Jan 21 (Reuters) – More governments are seeking ways to prevent surging inflation whipping up economic trouble – and even public unrest – without raising interest rates. But as the examples below show, past attempts to rein in soaring prices without hiking borrowing costs have often ended badly.......

Rio Tinto shares slump as Serbia pulls plug on its $2.4 bln lithium project

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Serbia revokes Rio’s lithium exploration licences Share prices drop as cancellation seen as major setback Cancellation will mean greater shortage of lithium – analyst MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Shares in Rio Tinto tumbled on Friday after Serbia revoked its lithium exploration licences over environmental concerns, hurting the Anglo-Australian miner’s......

U.S. and Russia expect no breakthrough as Ukraine talks start

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Blinken and Lavrov say they expect no breakthrough Lavrov wants concrete response to Russian security demands Blinken gauging whether path of diplomacy remains open Tensions are high over Ukraine after troop buildup GENEVA, Jan 21 (Reuters) – The top Russian and U.S. diplomats played down any prospect of resolving their......

‘This is an end’: Serbia revokes Rio Tinto’s lithium project licences

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A sign adorns the building where mining company Rio Tinto has their office in Perth, Western Australia, November 19, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BELGRADE, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Serbia revoked Rio Tinto’s (RIO.L) lithium exploration licences on Thursday, bowing to protesters who......

‘There are no minor incursions’ pleads Ukraine leader after Biden remarks

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Russia has massed troops near Ukraine’s border Top U.S. diplomat Blinken holds talks with allies No ‘minor incursions’, Ukraine president says BERLIN/KYIV, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Western countries sought to project unity over Ukraine on Thursday, after U.S. President Joe Biden suggested allies were split over how to react to......

Russian c.bank proposes banning cryptocurrencies, crypto mining

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MOSCOW, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Russia’s central bank on Thursday proposed banning the use and mining of cryptocurrencies on Russian territory, citing threats to financial stability, citizens’ wellbeing and its monetary policy sovereignty. The move is the latest in a global cryptocurrency crackdown as governments from Asia to the United......

Biden says he believes Russia will make a move on Ukraine

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Biden says Russia would pay dearly for Ukraine invasion Blinken says Russia could attack Ukraine at short notice WASHINGTON/KYIV, Jan 19 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden predicted on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a move on Ukraine and said Russia would pay dearly for a full-scale......

Djokovic bets on a COVID cure as he quests for tennis history

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Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic arrives at Nikola Tesla Airport, after the Australian Federal Court upheld a government decision to cancel his visa to play in the Australian Open, in Belgrade, Serbia January 17, 2022. REUTERS/Christopher Pike Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register COPENHAGEN, Jan 19 (Reuters)......

Rouble firms away from near 2-week low vs dollar, Russian stocks recover

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Russian assets sensitive to geopolitical tensions Rouble hits near 2-week low vs dollar before firming Russian bonds and stocks recover ground Kremlin says authorities working on financial stability MOSCOW, Jan 19 (Reuters) – The rouble strengthened on Wednesday, pulling away from a near two-week low versus the dollar in volatile......

Hungary’s opposition leader pauses campaign after positive COVID-19 test

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BUDAPEST, Jan 19 (Reuters) – The Hungarian opposition’s candidate for prime minister, Peter Marki-Zay, said on Wednesday that he was isolating at home after testing positive for coronavirus but that he hoped to quickly return to campaigning for a closely fought general election. Hungary is grappling with record new infections......

‘We want peace’: Blinken to meet Russian, Ukrainian officials, U.S. says

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WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s top diplomat will seek to defuse a crisis with Moscow over Ukraine when he meets the Russian foreign minister in Geneva this week following visits with Ukrainian leaders in Kyiv and European officials in Berlin. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will......

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