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EU to adopt on Friday new Russia sanctions, tweaks to avert food shortages

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European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 17, 2022. REUTERS/Yves Herman Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, July 15 (Reuters) – The European Commission is set to adopt on Friday its seventh package of sanctions against Russia, which will add......

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......

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......

G7 agrees to explore cap on Russian oil price – communique

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G7 invites other nations to explore cap on Russian oil price G7 will commit up to $5 bln to fight hunger – U.S. official Agree to push for Russian gold ban – EU official G7 leaders commit to climate club, make carbon-cutting pledges SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 28 (Reuters) –......

G7 to stand with Ukraine ‘for as long as it takes’

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G7 to work with other countries, private sector on oil price cap Emerging countries decline to criticise Russia over Ukraine Japan tries to cut zero-emission vehicles goal from G7 statement SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 27 (Reuters) – The Group of Seven club of wealthy nations on Monday vowed to stand......

Young activists dismiss ‘vague’ G7 climate pledges at summit

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A general view of G7 leaders meeting with outreach guests for the working session of the G7 leaders’ summit at the Bavarian resort of Schloss Elmau, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, June 27, 2022. REUTERS/Lukas Barth/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, June 27 (Reuters) – Climate......

Ukraine pleads for air defence as Russia turns sights on Lysychansk

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Ukraine needs modern air defence system – Zelenskiy U.S. to announce missile defence system for Ukraine -source Russian missiles strike Kyiv for first time in weeks Biden condemns Kyiv attack as act of “barbarism” KYIV/POKROVSK, Ukraine, June 27 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged Western leaders to step up......

Biden urges G7 to stay together as leaders target Russian gold, oil price

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Biden says Russia has failed to split G7 Biden condemns ‘barbarism’ as missiles strike Kyiv Gold ban targets ‘Putin’s war machine’ – British PM Oil import price cap discussed, German source SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden told allies “we have to stay together” against......

Hundreds protest for climate justice as G7 leaders meet in Bavaria

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GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters marched in the southern German town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Sunday, near where leaders of the Group of Seven countries are meeting, demanding action on climate change. Leaders of the G7 – the United States, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan......

U.S. aims to raise $200 billion as part of G7 rival to China’s Belt & Road

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U.S. President Joe Biden attends a working lunch with other G7 leaders to discuss shaping the global economy at the Yoga Pavilion, Schloss Elmau in Kuren, Germany, June 26, 2022. Kenny Holston/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) – The United......

Russian missiles kill one and wound six in Kyiv, Ukraine says

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KYIV, June 26 (Reuters) – Russian missiles struck a residential building and the compound of a kindergarten in central Kyiv on Sunday, killing one person and wounding six more, officials said, as Moscow stepped up its air strikes on Ukraine for a second day. Firefighters put out a fire in......

Pats on back, all smiles as Macron, Johnson appear to bury hatchet for G7

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SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared to bury the hatchet on Sunday on the sidelines of the G7 summit a year after the two clashed over Brexit and in particular Northern Ireland. Despite the issue remaining in the......

Russian missiles shake Kyiv as world leaders gather in Europe

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Russian missiles strike central Kyiv Officials say kindergarten and apartment block hit Ukraine loses key city to pro-Russian forces G7 countries announce Russian gold ban at start of summit Indonesia calls for peace talks KYIV/POKROVSK, Ukraine, June 26 (Reuters) – Russian missiles struck the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Sunday, a......

G7 considering ways of capping Russian oil price, German official says

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An aerial view shows oil tanks of Transneft oil pipeline operator at the crude oil terminal Kozmino on the shore of Nakhodka Bay near the port city of Nakhodka, Russia June 13, 2022. REUTERS/Tatiana Meel Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 25 (Reuters)......

World Bank slashes global growth forecast to 2.9%, warns of ‘stagflation’ risk

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WASHINGTON, June 7 (Reuters) – The World Bank on Tuesday slashed its global growth forecast by nearly a third to 2.9% for 2022, warning that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has compounded the damage from the COVID-19 pandemic, and many countries now faced recession. The war in Ukraine had magnified the......

G7 pledges to phase out coal power but without fixing date

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BERLIN, May 27 (Reuters) – Ministers from the world’s richest democracies agreed on Friday to work to phase out coal-powered energy, although they failed to set a date for doing so, and said the energy crunch brought on by Russia-Ukraine war should not derail efforts to fight climate change. The......

G7 can spearhead climate fight by agreeing to phase out coal, Germany says

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BERLIN, May 26 (Reuters) – The Group of Seven countries can spearhead the fight against climate change and accelerate a pivot away from fossil fuels by agreeing to phase out coal power generation, Germany’s economy minister Robert Habeck said on Thursday. Habeck was speaking as G7 energy, climate and environment......

G7 agree on $18.4 bln to keep Ukraine running, ready with more

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G7 agree $18.4 bln financing for Ukraine KOENIGSWINTER, Germany, May 19 (Reuters) – The Group of Seven’s financial leaders agreed on Thursday on $18.4 billion to help Ukraine pay its bills in coming months and said they were ready to stand by Kyiv throughout its war with Russia and do......

Beautiful song shows Ukraine’s bravery, NATO deputy says lauding Eurovision win

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BERLIN, May 15 (Reuters) – Eurovision and NATO might not usually be associated, but on Sunday the military alliance’s deputy chief congratulated Ukraine for winning the annual music contest with a “beautiful song”, calling it a testament to its bravery in fighting Russia. Foreign ministers from the 30-member alliance NATO......

Ukraine pushes Russian troops back in counter-offensive near Kharkiv

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Ukraine counter-offensive could shift war’s momentum Ukrainian forces seeking to cut off Russian supply lines Setback for Moscow at moment when Putin had aimed for victory KHARKIV, Ukraine, May 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Tuesday its forces had recaptured villages from Russian troops north and northeast of Kharkiv, pressing......

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