In Canada’s Quebec, indigenous people continue to fight French law

Quebec Premier Francois Legault is pictured during a news conference after a meeting with Canada’s provincial premiers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register MONTREAL, May 25 (Reuters) – A sweeping law adopted by Quebec on Tuesday to promote French usage is elevating … Read more

Ukraine savages idea of concessions to end war, evokes appeasement of Nazis

A dandelion is pictured next to ammunition casings collected at the Mlybor flour mill facility after it was shelled repeatedly, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Chernihiv region, Ukraine, May 24, 2022. REUTERS/Edgar Su Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register May 25 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday savaged suggestions … Read more

Tedros re-elected as head of World Health Organization

GENEVA, May 24 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization’s (WHO) members re-elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as Director General by a strong majority for another five years, the president of the World Health Assembly said on Tuesday. The vote by secret ballot, announced by Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh from Djibouti at a major annual meeting, was seen … Read more

Germany orders 40,000 vaccine doses as precaution against monkeypox spread

May 24 (Reuters) – Germany has ordered 40,000 doses of a Bavarian Nordic (BAVA.CO) vaccine to be ready to vaccinate contacts of those infected with monkeypox if an outbreak in Germany becomes more severe, but officials are banking on other precautionary measures for now. Speaking at a press conference, German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said … Read more

Russia seeks to put stranglehold on twin Ukrainian cities

As war enters fourth month, Russia concentrates on east Russia tries to encircle Ukrainian troops in twin cities EU’s von der Leyen says Moscow weaponising food KYIV/SLOVYANSK, Ukraine, May 25 (Reuters) – Russian forces sought to encircle Ukrainian in twin eastern cities straddling a river as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned that Moscow troops were seeking … Read more

EU oil embargo ‘in days’ as Ukraine isolation drives Russia closer to China

EU faces criticism for being too slow to act on Russian energy Russia sees economic ties with China growing Eastern Donbas remains focus of battlefield action LVIV, Ukraine/BERLIN, May 24 (Reuters) – The European Union will likely agree an embargo on Russian oil imports “within days,” according to its biggest member Germany, as Moscow said … Read more

Germany is keen to pursue gas projects with Senegal, says Scholz on first African tour

DAKAR/BERLIN, May 22 (Reuters) – Germany wants to intensively pursue gas and renewable energy projects with Senegal, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday during his first trip to Africa, against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine and its impact on energy and food prices. Scholz kicked off the three-day tour in Senegal, which has … Read more

Ukraine says it holds off latest Russian assault in east

Russian mine clearers sweeping captured Azovstal plant Ukraine says its forces repel latest Russian assault on Sievierodonetsk Russia forces control largely unbroken swathe of east and south KYIV/MARIUPOL, May 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Monday it had held off the latest assault on an eastern city that has become the main target of Moscow’s … Read more

In Tokyo, Biden says would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan

White House official says no change in policy China says US should not defend Taiwan independence US wants to toughen policy without provoking Beijing – analyst Biden in Japan for first Asia trip of presidency TOKYO, May 23 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden said on Monday he would be willing to use force to … Read more

Ukraine rejects concessions as Russians attack in east and south

Ukraine rules out ceasefire, concessions Russia launches assault in Luhansk, Mykolaiv Ukraine must decide own future, Polish president says KYIV, May 22 (Reuters) – Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or any territorial concessions to Moscow as Russia stepped up its attack in the eastern and southern parts of the country, pounding the Donbas and Mykolaiv … Read more