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China sanctions Lithuanian deputy minister for Taiwan visit

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The Lithuanian state emblem is seen at its embassy in Beijing, China December 15, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Aug 12 (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry said on Friday it had imposed sanctions on Lithuanian Deputy Transport and Communications Minister Agne......

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......

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 promises Belarus nuclear-capable missiles to counter ‘aggressive’ West

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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 This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine......

American Ress wins 50m backstroke gold after review, McIntosh takes 400m medley

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BUDAPEST, June 25 (Reuters) – American Justin Ress won gold in the 50m backstroke in dramatic circumstances at the world championships in Budapest on Saturday after officials overturned his initial disqualification following a lengthy review. Victory was earlier awarded to compatriot Hunter Armstrong after it was ruled that no part......

Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches ‘fearsome climax’, says Ukraine

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Zelenskiy urges West to deliver heavy weapons EU leaders to start Ukraine membership process Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches critical stage KYIV, June 23 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Moscow’s massive air and artillery attacks were aimed at destroying the entire Donbas region and urged Ukraine’s allies to......

Russia rains rockets on Kharkiv, at least 15 killed

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Ukraine says Russians hitting Kharkiv as they did Mariupol Fire breaks out at oil refinery inside Russia Putin to mark day in 1941 when Hitler invaded Soviet Union KYIV/KHARKIV, June 22 (Reuters) – Russian forces pounded Ukraine’s second largest city Kharkiv and surrounding countryside with rockets, killing at least 15......

Russia tells Lithuania: your citizens will feel the pain over Kaliningrad

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Russia warns Lithuania over Kaliningrad Russia summons EU ambassador EU tells Russia: refrain from ‘escalatory steps’ Lithuania: ironic to hear Russia moaning about law LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – A top ally of President Vladimir Putin told Lithuania on Tuesday that Moscow would respond to its ban on the transit......

Russia warns NATO-member Lithuania over Kaliningrad transit

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A Russian customs officer works at a commercial port in the Baltic Sea town of Baltiysk in the Kaliningrad region, Russia October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Kremlin: situation is ‘more than serious’ Lithuania says: this is implementation of EU decision......

Lithuania says sanctions on goods to Kaliningrad take effect from Saturday

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VILNIUS, June 18 (Reuters) – Lithuanian authorities said a ban on the transit through their territory to the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad of goods that are subject to EU sanctions will take effect from Saturday. News of the ban came on Friday, through a video posted by the region’s governor......

Yellen says ‘impossible’ to insulate U.S. from oil market shocks

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo is seen outside the headquarters building in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 7 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said it is “virtually impossible” for the United States to......

Ukraine’s former President blocked from leaving the country

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Ukrainian former President Petro Poroshenko, who is suspected of high treason by financing pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine while in office in 2014-2015, sings the national anthem after a court hearing in Kyiv, Ukraine January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 28......

‘Message to the world’ – Lithuanians club together to buy drone for Ukraine

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A Bayraktar Akinci unmanned combat aerial vehicle is exhibited at Teknofest aerospace and technology festival in Baku, Azerbaijan May 27, 2022. REUTERS/Aziz Karimov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VILNIUS, May 28 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Lithuanians are clubbing together to buy an advanced military drone for......

EU ministers urge Hungary to sign up to planned Russian oil embargo

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Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis listens during a news conference in Vilnius, Lithuania March 18, 2022. REUTERS/Janis Laizans/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, May 16 (Reuters) – EU foreign ministers sought to publicly pressure Hungary on Monday to lift its veto on a proposed......

Special Report: How crypto giant Binance built ties to a Russian FSB-linked agency

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VILNIUS, April 22 (Reuters) – In April 2021, Russia’s financial intelligence unit met in Moscow with the regional head of Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange. The Russians wanted Binance to agree to hand over client data, including names and addresses, to help them fight crime, according to text messages......

Russia warns of nuclear, hypersonic deployment if Sweden and Finland join NATO

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Finland and Sweden consider NATO membership Russia warns of nuclear deployment Says Iskander and hypersonic missiles would be deployed Lithuania says there’s nothing new in Russia’s threats LONDON, April 14 (Reuters) – One of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s closest allies warned NATO on Thursday that if Sweden and Finland joined......

Breaking ranks with EU, Hungary says ready to pay for Russian gas in roubles

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Russia has demanded gas payments in roubles EU Commission has asked countries to stick to original contracts Hungary says EU has no role to play in bilateral contracts EU under pressure to increase sanctions against Russia BUDAPEST/LONDON, April 6 (Reuters) – Hungary said on Wednesday it was prepared to pay......

Analysis: Easy Russia sanctions exhausted, U.S. and allies face economic bite

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, next to Australian advisor Mikaela James, U.S. State Department Counselor Derek Chollet and U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price, at The Hotel Brussels, in Brussels, Belgium, April 6, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to......

China to go ‘its own way’ as EU seeks support on Ukraine

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BRUSSELS/BEIJING, April 1 (Reuters) – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told EU leaders on Friday that Beijing would push for peace in “its own way” in Ukraine after Brussels pressed for assurances that China would not supply Russia with arms or help it circumvent Western sanctions. Li spoke with the presidents......

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