Saudi crown prince, Erdogan meets in Turkey with ‘full normalization’ in sights

Saudi crown prince, Erdogan meets in Turkey with ‘full normalization’ in sights

Ankara halted Khashoggi murder trial to warm ties Official says talks going slow on possible FX swap line Erdogan faces tough elections with strained economy ANKARA, June 22 (Reuters) – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Turkey for the first time in years on Wednesday for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan aimed at … Read more

EU signals shift to coal, accuses Russia of ‘rogue moves’ on gas

Pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS / Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS / OSLO June 22 (Reuters) – The European Union will temporarily shift back to coal to cope with dwindling Russian gas … Read more

Russia pounds eastern Ukraine, Putin to mark WWII anniversary

Luhansk region the toughest place, says Ukraine president Russia has artillery edge as Ukraine pleads for heavy weapons Putin to mark day in 1941 when Hitler invaded the Soviet Union June 22 (Reuters) – Ukrainian and Russian forces were entrenched in eastern Ukrainian battlegrounds on Wednesday, a day of commemoration in both countries to mark … Read more

French opposition tells ‘arrogant’ Macron: compromise to win support

Conservatives say coalition pact would be “treason” The president’s office says seeking constructive solutions Far right say “we must be heard” PARIS, June 21 (Reuters) – French opposition leaders told President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday they would not make life easy for him as he sought a way to avoid political paralysis after this weekend’s … Read more

Germany risks recession as Russian gas crisis deepens

Pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS / Hannibal Hanschke / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register More Europeans activate first stage of gas crisis plans Surging gas price adds to policymakers’ inflation headache Slowing flows … Read more

France risks gridlock after Macron handed hung parliament

Macron’s camp fails to win absolute majority in parliament Will now seek alliances with other parties Risk of political paralysis if no deals PARIS, June 20 (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron faced calls for his prime minister to resign on Monday and doubt hung over his ability to rule decisively after his camp lost its … Read more

Ukraine president expects Russia attacks to intensify with EU summit this week

EU to decide on Ukraine membership bid Zelenskiy says Battle for Donbas to intensify City of Sievierodonetsk focus of Russian attacks NATO’s Stoltenberg says war could last for years KYIV, June 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy predicted Russia will escalate its attacks this week as European Union leaders consider whether to back his … Read more

Ukraine gets major boost from European Union as war rages on

Ukraine EU candidacy signals major shift in European geopolitics Putin seeks to play down EU issue Battle for Sievierodonetsk grinds on Russian media say two Americans caught fighting for Ukraine BRUSSELS / KYIV, June 18 (Reuters) – As war rages in Ukraine’s east, Kyiv received a major boost on Friday when the European Union recommended … Read more

Russian gas to Europe falls short as heatwave drives demand

FILE PHOTO – Pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS / Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Italy receives 50% less gas than requested on Friday Germany’s Uniper receives 60% less gas Russia says must wait … Read more

Europe steps up support for Ukraine as Russia presses offensive

Zelenskiy thanks EU leaders for solidarity visit Leaders tour ruined town of Irpin Fighting rages in Sievierodonetsk and southern Ukraine KYIV / IRPIN, Ukraine, June 17 (Reuters) – Britain will host talks on rebuilding key infrastructure in Kyiv on Friday, a day after the leaders of Germany, France and Italy visited Ukraine and offered it … Read more