Macron tells Biden that UAE, Saudi can barely raise oil output

Macron tells Biden that UAE, Saudi can barely raise oil output

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, June 27 (Reuters) – Two top OPEC oil producers, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, can barely increase oil production, French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said he had been told by the UAE’s president. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been perceived as the only two countries in the Organization of … Read more

Chinese censors scrub internet after senior party official gives speech on timeline of zero-Covid in Beijing

Chinese censors scrub internet after senior party official gives speech on timeline of zero-Covid in Beijing

Beijing Daily, the official Communist Party newspaper for the Chinese capital, earlier reported that the city’s party chief, Cai Qi, said Monday that “for the next five years, Beijing will resolutely implement Covid-19 pandemic control measures and uphold the ‘zero-Covid’ policy to prevent imported cases from coming in and domestic cases from rebounding.” The reported … Read more

At least two killed in Russian missile strike on shopping mall, Ukraine says

At least two killed in Russian missile strike on shopping mall, Ukraine says

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine, June 27 (Reuters) – A Russian missile strike hit a crowded shopping centre in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk on Monday, killing at least two people and wounding 20, senior Ukrainian officials said. The attack caused a huge fire and sent dark smoke billowing into the sky, footage circulated by President Volodymyr … Read more

NATO to have over 300,000 troops at higher readiness- Stoltenberg

NATO to have over 300,000 troops at higher readiness- Stoltenberg

Madrid summit to adapt NATO stance towards Russia Change driven by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine New strategy paper to brand Russia a ‘direct threat’ BRUSSELS, June 27 (Reuters) – NATO will massively boost the number of troops on high readiness to over 300,000, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, with allies set to adopt a … Read more

G7 to hike sanctions on Russia, nears oil price cap deal, U.S. official says

G7 to hike sanctions on Russia, nears oil price cap deal, U.S. official says

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 27 (Reuters) – The Group of Seven rich democracies will commit on Tuesday to a new package of coordinated actions meant toraise pressure on Russia over its war in Ukraine, and will finalize plans for a price cap on Russian oil, a senior U.S. official said on Monday. The announcement came … Read more

NATO to pledge aid to Baltics and Ukraine, urge Turkey to let in Nordics

NATO to pledge aid to Baltics and Ukraine, urge Turkey to let in Nordics

NATO summit over three days in Madrid; Biden to attend Turkey’s veto over Sweden, Finland application a big issue NATO to agree new defences for Baltic region Aid package to Ukraine aims for longer-term support MADRID, June 27 (Reuters) – NATO leaders will urge Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to lift his veto over Finland and … Read more

Russian forces turn sights on Lysychansk in battle for eastern Ukraine

As war in east rages on, Ukraine gets chance to 'live the European dream'

Ukraine needs modern air defence system – Zelenskiy U.S. to announce missile defence system for Ukraine -source Russian missiles strike Kyiv for first time in weeks Biden condemns Kyiv attack as act of “barbarism” KYIV/POKROVSK, Ukraine, June 27 (Reuters) – Russian forces were fighting on Monday to capture Lysychansk, the last major city still held … Read more

G7 aims to raise $600 billion to counter China’s Belt and Road

G7 aims to raise $600 billion to counter China's Belt and Road

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – Group of Seven leaders on Sunday pledged to raise $600 billion in private and public funds over five years to finance needed infrastructure in developing countries and counter China’s older, multitrillion-dollar Belt and Road project. U.S. President Joe Biden and other G7 leaders relaunched the newly renamed “Partnership … Read more

Taliban call for unfreezing of bank funds after deadly earthquake | Taliban News

Taliban call for unfreezing of bank funds after deadly earthquake | Taliban News

Aid groups said that, in the past, Taliban authorities tried to divert aid to areas and people that supported their views. Afghanistan’s Taliban administration has called on international governments to roll back sanctions and lift a freeze on the country’s central bank assets as the country deals with the aftermath of an earthquake that killed … Read more

G7 summit kicks off under shadow of Ukraine war, stagflation risk

G7 summit kicks off under shadow of Ukraine war, stagflation risk

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomes leaders of the Group of Seven rich democracies on Sunday to a three-day summit in the Bavarian Alps overshadowed by the war in Ukraine and its far-reaching consequences, from energy shortages to a food crisis. The summit takes place against a darker backdrop … Read more