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Thousands protest Turkish opposition politician’s conviction

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Canan Kaftancioglu, chair of the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) Istanbul branch, greets her supporters as she arrives at the party building in Istanbul, Turkey May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Murad Sezer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISTANBUL, May 21 (Reuters) – Thousands gathered for a rally......

Turkey’s Erdogan discusses concerns with NATO hopefuls Sweden and Finland

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey May 18, 2022. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISTANBUL, May 21 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who has......

U.S. says Turkey’s approach to Sweden, Finland NATO bid not a bilateral topic

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WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) – Turkey’s approach to the NATO accession process of Sweden and Finland is not a bilateral issue between Washington and Ankara, the U.S. State Department said on Friday, but added that Washington was speaking with Ankara and it remained confident that the dispute would be overcome.......

European shares rebound, China rate move helps sentiment

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LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – Shares rebounded on Friday after China cut a key lending benchmark to support its economy, though a global equities gauge remained set for its longest weekly losing streak on record amid investor worries about slowing growth and high inflation. China cut its five-year loan prime......

Stock market rebound fizzles, UK inflation hits 40-year high

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LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – A rebound in stocks ran out of steam on Wednesday as concerns about the economic growth outlook and rising inflation knocked sentiment, while a UK inflation reading of 9% underlined just how much higher interest rates might be headed. Asian stocks managed to eek out......

EXCLUSIVE About 300,000 tonnes of wheat bought by Egypt stranded in Ukraine -trade

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Ears of wheat are seen in a field near the village of Zhovtneve, Ukraine, July 14, 2016. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CAIRO, May 17 (Reuters) – About 300,000 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat booked by Egypt’s state grains buyer for delivery in February and......

Sweden launches NATO bid, seeks to overcome Turkish objections

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Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist speaks during a news conference at the military base in Adazi, Latvia April 13, 2022. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sweden to hand in NATO application within days Non-alignment has helped Sweden avoid war for 200 years Swedish......

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......

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......

Greece says ready to welcome Finland, Sweden in NATO

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Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias arrives for a two day NATO foreign ministers meeting in Berlin, Germany May 14, 2022. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ATHENS, May 14 (Reuters) – Greece fully supports Sweden’s and Finland’s plans to join NATO, its foreign minister said......

Erdogan says Turkey not supportive of Finland, Sweden joining NATO

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ANKARA/HELSINKI, May 13 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday it was not possible for NATO-member Turkey to support plans by Sweden and Finland to join the pact given that the Nordic countries were “home to many terrorist organisations”. Though Turkey has officially supported NATO enlargement since it joined......

Ukrainian forces thwart Russian river crossing, hit naval ship

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Russian military vehicles destroyed at river crossing Ukraine says it set Russian supply ship in Black Sea on fire More than 210,000 children deported to Russia, Kyiv says Kremlin mulls retribution for Finland and Sweden NATO moves DERGACHI, Ukraine, May 13 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces destroyed a pontoon bridge and......

Morning Bid: TGIF – is it over yet?

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A trader works on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., May 5, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register A look at the day ahead in markets from Dhara Ranasinghe. After a wild ride, markets......

Column: China lifts metals exports as Western supply chains buckle: Andy Home

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LONDON, May 12 (Reuters) – China exported 45,260 tonnes of primary aluminium in March, the highest monthly total since April 2010, with almost half of it to the Netherlands. The month before 20,000 tonnes of metal left China destined for Montenegro and another 5,000 tonnes for Italy. Exports of unwrought......

Global shares fall on fears of global economic slowdown

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register World stocks drop to 1-1/2 yr low, down almost 20% YTD Europe down over 2%, U.S. equity futures struggle......

EBRD to help Ukraine find an exit for its exports

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The Arkas Line’s Conti Basel container ship is docked in the Black sea port of Odessa, Ukraine, November 4, 2016. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MARRAKECH, Morocco, May 12 (Reuters) – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is considering financial support for......

Stocks slide on growth fears, oil tumbles

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Dollar in the red after hitting 20-year high Stocks tumble with Nasdaq leading Wall St drop U.S. yields lose ground after touching Nov 2018 levels Oil tumbles, U.S. dollar down after hitting 20-year highs NEW YORK May 9 (Reuters) – Stock indexes around the world fell sharply on Monday and......

Greece, UAE agree joint investments in energy, other sectors

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ATHENS, May 9 (Reuters) – Greece and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday agreed to jointly fund investments worth 4 billion euros ($4.2 billion) in the Mediterranean country and explore further cooperation in the energy sector, the Greek prime minister’s office said. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with Crown......

Russian climber dies at camp on Mount Everest, Nepali official says

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Mount Everest, the world highest peak, and other peaks of the Himalayan range are seen through an aircraft window during a mountain flight from Kathmandu, Nepal January 15, 2020. REUTERS/Monika Deupala/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KATHMANDU, May 8 (Reuters) – Russian climber Pavel Kostrikin......

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