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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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Ruble heads away from 50 vs dollar as authorities flag interventions

Ruble heads away from 50 vs dollar as authorities flag interventions

A picture illustration shows Russian ruble banknotes of various denominations on a table in Warsaw, Poland, January 22, 2016. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, June 29 (Reuters) – The ruble pared …

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Biden administration throws support behind potential F-16 sale to Turkey

Biden administration throws support behind potential F-16 sale to Turkey

A US Air Force F-16 fighter taking part in the US-led Saber Strike exercise flies over Estonia June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MADRID, June 29 (Reuters) – The Biden administration threw its support on Wednesday behind the potential sale of US F-16 fighter jets to Turkey, …

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EXCLUSIVE EU nears compromise deal to defuse standoff with Russia over Kaliningrad

EXCLUSIVE EU nears compromise deal to defuse standoff with Russia over Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad depends on rail and road through Lithuania Clampdown on sanctioned freight angers Moscow EU seeks compromise with Lithuania to resume normal trade VILNIUS/BRUSSELS, June 29 (Reuters) – Trade through Lithuania to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad could return to normal within days, two sources familiar with the matter said, as European officials edge towards …

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Sweden, Finland on course to join NATO as Russia, China focus allies

Sweden, Finland on course to join NATO as Russia, China focus allies

Turkey wins security pledges from Finland, Sweden Russia to be called ‘main threat’ after Ukraine invasion ‘You will not win,’ Spain’s Sanchez tells Putin in speech NATO summit to agree more reinforcements for Baltics NATO to pay more attention to China’s military rise MADRID, June 29 (Reuters) – Sweden and Finland on Wednesday looked set …

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US accuses five firms in China of supporting Russia's military

US accuses five firms in China of supporting Russia’s military

Smoke rises over the remains of a building destroyed by a military strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Lysychansk, Luhansk region, Ukraine June 17, 2022. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden’s administration added five companies in China to …

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Dozens missing after strike on Ukraine mall, Russia presses attacks on east

Dozens missing after strike on Ukraine mall, Russia presses attacks on east

Authorities say about 36 people missing after attack on mall Situation in Lysychansk is very difficult – Governor Gaidai Zelenskiy urges Security Council to expel Moscow from UN Russia calls Zelenskiy’s address “PR campaign” for weapons Turkey lifts veto on Finland, Sweden joining NATO KREMENCHUK, Ukraine, June 29 (Reuters) – Dozens of people were still …

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Bulgaria expels 70 Russian diplomatic staff over espionage concerns

Bulgaria expels 70 Russian diplomatic staff over espionage concerns

A view of the Russian embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria, April 29, 2021. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SOFIA, June 28 (Reuters) – Bulgaria said on Tuesday it was expelling 70 Russian diplomatic staff over espionage concerns and had set a cap on the size of Moscow’s representation as tensions …

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Crypto industry gripped by anxiety as bitcoin wobbles near key $20,000 level

Cryptoverse: Ether holds its breath for the lean, mean ‘merge’

Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 28 (Reuters) – Investors in ether and its troubled twin stETH are nervously anticipating a crypto milestone: The merge. …

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A 'default' when flush with cash: Five signs Russia ain't sinking yet

A ‘default’ when flush with cash: Five signs Russia ain’t sinking yet

LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) – Russia may have defaulted for the first time on foreign bonds since the Bolsheviks refused to pay on a vast debt pile after the 1917 Revolution, but its $1.8 trillion economy is showing no sign of sinking just yet. read more The sanctions imposed by the West over Russia’s invasion …

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