Russia says 963 Americans are banned from entering, adds 26 new Canadians

US President Joe Biden speaks as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens during a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, US, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) – Russia said on Saturday it had so far banned 963 Americans from … Read more

Is Russia fielding laser weapons in Ukraine? Pentagon does not think so

Participants are seen at the stand of Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom during the International military-technical forum “Army-2021” at Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center in Moscow Region, Russia August 23, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) – The Pentagon said on Friday there were no … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy proposes formal deal on compensation from Russia

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during a news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (not pictured), as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 8, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 20 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday proposed a formal deal … Read more

US says Turkey’s approach to Sweden, Finland NATO bid not a bilateral topic

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 US State Department said on Friday, but added that Washington was speaking with Ankara and it remained confident that the dispute would be overcome. Finland and Sweden say they … Read more

Will Crude Hit $120 Again?

US West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures are ching higher on Friday, putting it in a position to finish higher for the week, as a planned European Union ban on Russian oil balanced demand concerns over slowing global economic growth. The price action this week suggests a stalemate between bullish traders hoping a European Union … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says Donbas region has been completely destroyed

A view shows a plant of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine May 15, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 19 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday said Russian forces had “completely destroyed” the industrial Donbas … Read more

Asian Gasoline Exports To US Soar

Asian refiners are shipping growing volumes of gasoline to the United States as demand soars, Bloomberg has reported, noting that exports of fuels to the US has increased most substantially from Indian refiners. “The tightness in the Atlantic Basin, especially in the US, should continue to see Asian gasoline barrels pulled West,” according to Dylan … Read more

Ukraine prosecutor seeks life sentence for Russian soldier in war crimes trial

KYIV, May 19 (Reuters) – A Ukrainian state prosecutor asked a court on Thursday to sentence a Russian soldier to life in prison for killing an unarmed civilian in the first war crimes trial arising from Russia’s Feb. 24 attack. Vadim Shishimarin, a 21-year-old Russian tank commander, asked widow Kateryna Shelipova to forgive him for … Read more

Top Taliban leader makes more promises on women’s rights but says ‘naughty women’ should stay home

Kabul CNN — A senior verbatim has repeated the group’s as-yet-unfulfilled pledge to allow girls back into high school, saying there would be “good news soon,” but suggested that women who protested the regime’s restrictions on women rights should stay home. Sirajuddin Haqqani, Afghanistan’s acting interior minister and the Taliban’s co-deputy leader since 2016, made … Read more

Russian soldier pleads guilty in war crimes trial in Ukraine

KYIV, May 18 (Reuters) – A Russian soldier accused of war crimes in Ukraine pleaded guilty on Wednesday to killing an elderly unarmed civilian. Vadim Shishimarin, a 21-year-old Russian tank commander, entered his plea in a Kyiv district court hearing its first war crimes trial against a Russian soldier who took part in Moscow’s Feb. … Read more