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Blinken to seek G20 pressure on Russia to open sea lanes, warn China on Ukraine

Blinken to seek G20 pressure on Russia to open sea lanes, warn China on Ukraine

WASHINGTON, July 5 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will call on G20 nations this week to put pressure on Russia to support UN efforts to reopen sea lanes blocked by the Ukraine conflict and repeat warnings to China not to support Moscow’s war effort . Blinken heads to Asia on Wednesday for …

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Blasts rock Ukraine's Mykolaiv after Russian missiles kill 21 near Odesa

Blasts rock Ukraine’s Mykolaiv after Russian missiles kill 21 near Odesa

‘Stay in shelters!’ Mykolaiv mayor warns residents 21 killed when missiles hit southern coast near Odesa on Friday Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says sites deliberately targeted by Russia Moscow denies targeting civilians SERHIIVKA, Ukraine, July 2 (Reuters) – Powerful explosions rocked the Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv early on Saturday, the mayor said, a day after authorities said …

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Russian envoy to Bulgaria to ask Moscow to shut embassy after mass expulsions

Russian envoy to Bulgaria to ask Moscow to shut embassy after mass expulsions

Russian ambassador to Bulgaria Eleonora Mitrofanova attends celebrations of Victory Day, in Sofia, Bulgaria, May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Spasiyana Sergieva Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SOFIA, July 1 (Reuters) – Russia’s ambassador to Bulgaria said on Friday she would ask Moscow to close its embassy in the Balkan country after her appeal …

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Exclusive: Europe ready for Baltics emergency switch-off from Russian grid

Exclusive: Europe ready for Baltics emergency switch-off from Russian grid

A full moon is seen rising through electric poles near Virbalis, Lithuania February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VILNIUS/WARSAW, June 30 (Reuters) – European grid operators are ready to immediately implement a long-term plan to bring the Baltic states, which rely on the Russian grid, into the …

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US basketball star Griner goes on trial in Russia on drug charges

US basketball star Griner goes on trial in Russia on drug charges

WNBA star Griner detained in Russia since February Kremlin says case is not politically motivated Athlete says she is finding detention hard This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine KHIMKI, Russia, July 1 (Reuters) – US basketball star Brittney Griner went on trial in a …

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Missile kills 14 near Odesa after Ukraine retakes Snake Island

Missile kills 14 near Odesa after Ukraine retakes Snake Island

Russia calls Snake Island exit a ‘gesture of goodwill’ Donbas situation more precarious for Ukraine Russian missile hit apartment building in port of Odesa KYIV, July 1 (Reuters) – Russian missiles struck a nine-story apartment building and a resort facility near Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa early on Friday, killing at least 17 people …

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Pope implicitly accuses Russia of aggression, imperialism in Ukraine

Pope implicitly accuses Russia of aggression, imperialism in Ukraine

Pope Francis meets with Job Getcha, Eastern Orthodox archbishop of Telmessos, during a private audience, as part of their delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, at the Vatican June 30, 2022. Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Pope Francis hosts Orthodox delegation at Vatican Francis condemns ‘senseless …

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'Lessons learned', but no details of royal review of Meghan bullying claims

‘Lessons learned’, but no details of royal review of Meghan bullying claims

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Buckingham Palace says lessons have been learned following a review into bullying allegations made by royal staff against Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, although it declined to give any details about the report’s conclusions. The HR review was announced by the palace last March after the Times newspaper reported allegations …

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Russian forces withdraw from Ukraine's strategic Snake Island

Russian forces withdraw from Ukraine’s strategic Snake Island

A satellite image shows an overview of Snake Island, Ukraine, June 21, 2022. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, June 30 (Reuters) – Russian forces have withdrawn from Ukraine’s Snake Island, a strategic outpost in the Black Sea, Russia’s defense ministry and Ukraine’s president’s office said on …

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Russia steps up attacks in Ukraine after landmark NATO summit

Russia steps up attacks in Ukraine after landmark NATO summit

NATO brands Russia most ‘significant and direct threat’ Ukraine lauds ‘difficult but essential decisions’ by NATO Putin: Russia will respond to NATO moves in Finland, Sweden Russian missile attacks intensify across Ukraine MADRID/KYIV, June 30 (Reuters) – Russia pressed on with its offensive in eastern Ukraine on Thursday after NATO branded Moscow the biggest “direct …

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