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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......

Wimbledon turning into indoor event for late starters-Djokovic

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2022 General view of Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his fourth round match against Netherlands’ Tim van Rijthoven REUTERS/Hannah Mckay Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, July 4 (Reuters)......

EU lending arm aims to raise 100 bln euros to help rebuild Ukraine

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Seeds are seen in a grain silo destroyed after it was shelled repeatedly, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Donetsk region, Ukraine May 31, 2022. REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, July 4 (Reuters) – The European Investment Bank, the lending arm of......

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......

Protests break out in Uzbek autonomous region over constitution reform plan

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ALMATY, July 2 (Reuters) – A rare public protest took place in Uzbekistan’s Karakalpakstan autonomous republic over a planned constitutional reform that would change its status, Uzbek authorities said on Saturday. Karakalpakstan, located in northwestern Uzbekistan, is home to Karakalpaks, a distinct ethnic minority group with its own language, and......

Russian missile strikes near Ukraine’s Odesa kill 21

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Missiles hit apartments, resort on southern coast Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says sites deliberately targeted by Russia Moscow denies targeting civilians SERHIIVKA, Ukraine, July 1 (Reuters) – Russia flattened part of an apartment building while residents slept on Friday in missile attacks near Ukraine’s port of Odesa that authorities said killed at......

We’ll be with you on ‘long road’ to membership, EU tells Ukraine

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BRUSSELS/KYIV, July 1 (Reuters) – Ukraine now has a “very clear European perspective” but the road to EU membership will take time and require hard work, the president of the EU executive told the country’s parliament on Friday. EU leaders last week granted Ukraine candidate status to join the bloc,......

Russia to open trial against U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner

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Griner in detention since February Case coincides with Russia-U.S. standoff over Ukraine U.S. officials, athletes call for her release June 30 (Reuters) – U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner goes on trial in Russia on Friday on drug charges that could see her face up to 10 years in prison, in......

Germany in bailout talks with Uniper amid gas crisis

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First German company to raise alarm over scarce gas, prices Gas stocks lowest since early 2017 Fortum says will help but crisis requires big efforts Works council wants German government to step in FRANKFURT/DUESSELDORF/BERLIN, June 30 (Reuters) – Germany’s Uniper (UN01.DE) is in talks about a possible government bailout as......

Gazprom shares dive after dividend cancelled for first time since 1998

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Logo of the Russian energy company Gazprom is seen on а station in Sofia, Bulgaria, April 27, 2022. REUTERS/Spasiyana Sergieva 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 MOSCOW, June 30 (Reuters)......

Europe stares at ‘stagflation’, says UBS

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A man pushes a shopping cart in Nice, France, June 10, 2022. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 30 (Reuters) – Eurozone is headed toward “stagflation” as efforts to stamp out a surge in inflation will bring growth to a near halt in the......

Russia abandons Snake Island in strategic victory for Ukraine

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KYIV, June 30 (Reuters) – Russian forces announced on Thursday they had abandoned the strategic Black Sea outpost of Snake Island, in a major victory for Ukraine that could loosen the grip of Russia’s grain export blockade. Russia’s defence ministry described the decision to withdraw from the outcrop as a......

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 still wants most of Ukraine, war outlook grim -U.S. intelligence chief

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends Caspian Summit in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan June 29, 2022. Sputnik/Grigory Sysoyev/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin still wants to seize most of Ukraine, but his forces are so degraded by combat......

Biden administration throws support behind potential F-16 sale to Turkey

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A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter taking part in the U.S.-led Saber Strike exercise flies over Estonia June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MADRID, June 29 (Reuters) – The Biden administration threw its support on Wednesday behind the potential sale of U.S.......

Hungary decree allows government to supervise energy firms if needed

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Gas pipelines are seen at Zsana Storage Site in Zsana, Hungary, May 20, 2022. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BUDAPEST, June 29 (Reuters) – Hungary has passed a decree empowering the government to take over the supervision of vital energy firms and the gas......

Axiata, Telenor win approval to form Malaysia’s top mobile operator

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A general view of the Axiata headquarters building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 (Reuters) – Malaysia’s communications regulator on Wednesday approved a merger between the mobile operations of Axiata Group Bhd (AXIA.KL)......

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