Thousands queue for petrol, gas in Sri Lanka amid warnings of food shortages

COLOMBO, May 20 (Reuters) – Thousands of people queued for cooking gas and oil in Sri Lanka’s commercial capital on Friday and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned of a food shortage as the island nation battles a devastating economic crisis. Lines formed in many parts of Colombo, a city of around 900,000 people, as residents … Read more

Yellen: Not legal for U.S. to seize Russian official assets

BONN, Germany, May 18 (Reuters) – The United States does not have legal authority to seize Russian central bank assets frozen due to its invasion of Ukraine, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday, but talks with US partners over ways to make Russia foot the bill for Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction are starting. Yellen also … Read more

G7 backs more aid, weapons to Ukraine in show of unity against Russia

Ukraine, Moldova attend G7 foreign ministers annual meeting EU’s Borrell announces further 500 mln euros in military support Concerns war could spread to Moldova WEISSENHAUS, Germany, May 13 (Reuters) – Foreign ministers from the G7 group of rich nations backed giving more aid and weapons to Ukraine as they met on Friday in what Germany … Read more

Missiles pound Ukraine’s Odesa after Russia marks WW2 victory

Putin leads celebrations of Soviet victory in WW2 Ukraine says missiles strike southern port of Odesa Russian forces storming Azovstal steel works Zelenskiy says Ukrainian victory is assured KYIV/KHARKIV, Ukraine, May 10 (Reuters) – Buildings in Odesa lay in ruins on Tuesday, a day after Kremlin forces pounded the southern Ukrainian port with missiles and … Read more

Japan to take time phasing out Russian oil imports, says PM Kishida

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers a speech at the Guildhall in London, Britain May 5, 2022. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to register TOKYO, May 9 (Reuters) – Japan will take time to phase out Russian oil imports after agreeing on a ban with other Group of Seven (G7) nations … Read more

Putin to mark Soviet WW2 victory as Ukraine decries school bombing

Putin to lead celebrations of Soviet victory in WW2 60 killed after Russian shell hits school in Ukraine’s east G7 says Putin’s actions ‘bring shame on Russia’ Mariupol residents evacuate, soldiers hold out in steelworks ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, May 9 (Reuters) – Russian forces bombed a village school in eastern Ukraine killing about 60 people, President … Read more

G7 to phase out Russian oil, U.S. sanctions Gazprombank execs over Ukraine war

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on economic growth, jobs, and deficit reduction in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, US, May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein Register now for FREE unlimited access to register WILMINGTON, Del., May 8 (Reuters) – Group of Seven (G7) nations committed on Sunday to ban or … Read more

G20 cannot function with Russia at the table, Canada says

Candian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to journalists outside the US Trade Representative’s office in Washington, US, August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to register WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) – The Group of 20 major economies cannot effectively function as long as Russia remains a member, Canada’s finance … Read more

Delegate protests over Russia to upstage G20 meeting

Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov arrives for the G20 leaders summit in Rome, Italy October 30, 2021. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to register WASHINGTON, April 19 (Reuters) – Western nations are preparing to stage coordinated walk-outs and other diplomatic snubs to protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at Wednesday’s … Read more

Biden and allies discuss sanctions, weapons as Russia hits Ukraine

WASHINGTON, April 19 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden and allied leaders on Tuesday discussed imposing further economic pain on Russia and vowed to provide more weaponry and aid to Ukraine, the White House said as Moscow launched an all-out assault on eastern Ukraine . White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters aboard Air … Read more