OPEC+ agrees to deep oil production cuts, as Biden calls them shortsighted

OPEC + cuts production by 2 million barrels per day The real reductions are estimated at 1 million barrels per day due to production shortages Biden criticizes the decision and calls it short-sighted Saudi Arabia says criticism of the West is motivated by arrogance of wealth Saudi Arabia says cuts necessary due to high interest … Read more

South Korea, US fire missiles into sea in protest of North Korea’s ‘reckless’ test

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea and the U.S. military conducted missile exercises in response to North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile over Japan, as the United Nations Security Council prepares to meet on what was Pyongyang’s longest-range test. Nuclear-armed North Korea tested a medium-range ballistic missile (IRBM) farther than ever on Tuesday, prompting it … Read more

Ukrainian forces break through Russian defenses in the south and advance in the east

Ukraine makes gains in two of the four regions annexed by Russia Restoration of the Lyman strategic center improves access to Donbass Elon Musk’s proposal to end the war calls for Ukrainian condemnation Ukraine says it has withdrawn 31 Russian tanks from the fighting in the south Svyatohersk/Kyiv (Kyiv) (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces have breached … Read more

Ukraine celebrates retaking main city, Putin ally raises nuclear fears

Ukraine’s restoration of Lyman control is a major setback for Moscow Chechen leader suggests using low-yield nuclear weapon Liman is a major logistics center in the eastern Donetsk region Donetsk is one of four regions that Putin says are now Russian Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces said they have retaken the main Lyman stronghold in … Read more

Russia is preparing to annex the territory of Ukraine; West warns of new sanctions

Russia says it overwhelmingly supports annexation Russia’s parliament may consider annexation on Tuesday Ukraine rejects referendums as illegal The West is preparing for new sanctions on the referendums ZAPORIZIA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russia was preparing to annex a strip of Ukraine within days, unleashing what it called the number of votes showing overwhelming support in … Read more

Ukrainians Flee Russian Annexation – While They Still Can

ZABORIZIA, Ukraine, Sept. 28 (Reuters) – “It’s funny. Nobody voted, yet the results came out,” laughed 43-year-old Lyubomir Boyko, from the village of Golo Pristan in the Russian-occupied Kherson region. The United Nations Aid Office with his family at the refugee reception centre. As Russia prepares to annex a swathe of Ukrainian territory the size … Read more

A gas leak in Russian pipelines to Europe caused a sabotage investigation

Polish Prime Minister Blames Sabotage, Without Citing Evidence Russia says the leaks threaten energy security in Europe The footage shows gas bubbles rippling the surface of the sea Worker says damage to Nord Stream 1 is ‘unprecedented’ The Russian gas crisis caused prices to rise STOCKHOLM/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Europe is investigating major leaks in two … Read more

Heavy fighting as the vote on annexation in Ukraine entered the last day

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Heavy fighting with the entry of the Russian referendums last day Russian conscription sparks protests and mass displacement The Kremlin says no decisions have been made on closing Russia’s borders Kyiv, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian and Russian forces fought fierce fighting in different parts of … Read more

Exclusive US weighs China sanctions to deter Taiwan action, Taiwan puts pressure on EU

Taipei/Frankfurt/Washington, Sept. 13 (Reuters) – The United States is considering options for a sanctions package against China to deter it from invading Taiwan, with the European Union coming under diplomatic pressure from Taipei to do the same, according to informed sources. with discussions. The sources said the deliberations in Washington and Taipei’s separate pressure for … Read more

In the liberated town of Ukraine, locals weep with relief and tell harrowing tales

BAALAKLIA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Defended calm reigned after three days of fighting in the battle-ravaged town of Balaklya in northeastern Ukraine, but Maria Timofeeva said it was only when she saw Ukrainian soldiers that she was wounded by more than six. Months of Russian occupation is over. “I was walking away … when I saw … Read more