G-7 set to back pursuing Russian oil price cap, tariff hikes

G-7 set to back pursuing Russian oil price cap, tariff hikes

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Group of Seven economic powers are set to announce an agreement to pursue a price cap on Russian oil, aiming to curb Moscow’s energy revenues, a U.S. official said Monday. The move is part of a joint effort of support for Ukraine that includes raising tariffs on Russian goods and … Read more

Ukraine: Russian warplanes pound Kyiv after weeks of calm | Russia-Ukraine war News

Ukraine: Russian warplanes pound Kyiv after weeks of calm | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russian air strikes hammered Ukraine’s capital Kyiv for the first time in weeks, slamming into an apartment block and kindergarten and killing at least one person with others trapped in destroyed buildings. Up to four explosions shook central Kyiv in the early hours of Sunday. “The Russians hit Kyiv again. Missiles damaged an apartment building … Read more

G7 leaders discuss price cap on Russian oil over Ukraine invasion | Russia-Ukraine war News

G7 leaders discuss price cap on Russian oil over Ukraine invasion | Russia-Ukraine war News

G7 leaders meeting in Germany discuss plans to reduce Russian revenues from oil exports amid a surge in energy prices. Leaders of Group of Seven (G7) nations have discussed plans to cap the price of Russian oil in order to put the squeeze on Moscow, which is benefiting from soaring energy prices, and cut off … Read more

Russia strikes Kyiv as Western leaders meet in Europe

Russia strikes Kyiv as Western leaders meet in Europe

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia shattered weeks of relative calm in the Ukrainian capital with long-range missiles fired toward Kyiv early Sunday, an apparent Kremlin show-of-force as Western leaders meet in Europe to strengthen their military and economic support of Ukraine. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said the missiles hit at least two residential buildings, and … Read more

Biden urges Western unity on Ukraine amid war fatigue

Biden urges Western unity on Ukraine amid war fatigue

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Joe Biden and western allies opened a three-day summit in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday intent on keeping economic fallout from the war in Ukraine from fracturing the global coalition working to punish Russia’s aggression. Britain’s Boris Johnson warned the leaders not to give in to “fatigue” even as Russia … Read more

Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces were seeking to swallow up the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk region, pressing their momentum after taking full control Saturday of the charred ruins of Sievierodonetsk and the chemical plant where hundreds of Ukrainian troops and civilians had been holed up. Russia also launched dozens of … Read more

Russia to send Belarus nuclear-capable missiles within months | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia to send Belarus nuclear-capable missiles within months | Russia-Ukraine war News

Putin has several times referred to nuclear weapons since his country invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the West has seen as a warning not to intervene. Russia will supply Belarus with missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads after the president complained about nuclear-armed NATO flights coming close to the Belarusian border. President Vladimir … Read more

Thousands of protesters arrive as G7 convenes in Germany | Food News

Thousands of protesters arrive as G7 convenes in Germany | Food News

The agenda of the summit in Munich includes Russia’s war on Ukraine, climate change, energy and a looming food security crisis. About 4,000 protesters gathered in Munich as the Group of Seven (G7) leading economic powers prepared to hold their annual gathering in Germany’s Bavarian Alps. Organisers said they hoped to mobilise up to 20,000 … Read more

Russians try to block city, cement gains in eastern Ukraine

Russians try to block city, cement gains in eastern Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces are trying to cut off the strategic city of Lysychansk in eastern Ukraine, the Luhansk regional governor said Saturday, after the relentless assault on nearby Sievierodonetsk forced Ukrainian troops to begin withdrawing. Russia also launched missile attacks on areas far from the heart of the eastern battles. Serhiy Haidai, … Read more

Swiss customs reviews imports of Russian gold worth $200M | Russia-Ukraine war News

Swiss customs reviews imports of Russian gold worth $200M | Russia-Ukraine war News

Switzerland is a global hub for precious metals with the country’s handful of refineries handling about two-thirds of the world’s gold. Swiss customs authorities are tracking three tonnes of gold of Russian origin that entered Switzerland from the UK last month to watch for potential violations of economic sanctions against Russia following President Vladimir Putin’s … Read more