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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......

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,......

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......

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......

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......

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......

Second Russian scientist from Siberian city detained on treason charges, TASS reports

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MOSCOW, July 2 (Reuters) – Russia has detained a second scientist in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk on suspicion of state treason in the space of a few days, the TASS news agency reported on Saturday, citing a source close to the investigation. Anatoly Maslov, a chief scientist at an......

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......

Two injured in Israeli ‘aggression’ targeting Syria’s Tartus – ministry

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July 2 (Reuters) – Syria on Saturday accused Israel of launching an “air aggression” from the Mediterranean west of Lebanon’s second city Tripoli, with several missiles targeting an area to the south of Tartus. This led to the injury of two civilians and some material damage, the Syrian ministry of......

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......

Muted start to new quarter for European equities as recession worries weigh

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The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, June 29, 2022. REUTERS/Staff Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Euro zone inflation hits another record, tops estimates Micron’s bleak outlook weighs on chip stocks Italy, Spain’s factory activity growth slows......

Asia spot prices jump amid stronger demand, concerns over Russia

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A liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker is tugged towards a thermal power station in Futtsu, east of Tokyo, Japan November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices continued to rise this week......

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......

Moscow mall opens for Russian business after big brand exodus

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This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, June 30 (Reuters) – Western fashion brands are conspicuous by their absence at a gleaming new shopping centre on the outskirts of Moscow – and customers say they scarcely miss them. Following......

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