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Sanctions-hit Kremlin stages 'Russian Davos' bereft of elite, Putin speaks Friday

Sanctions-hit Kremlin stages ‘Russian Davos’ bereft of elite, Putin speaks Friday

International economic forum June 15-18 in St Petersburg No Western bigwigs at ‘Russian Davos’ due to sanctions Putin to give big speech June 17, speak to media – help June 14 (Reuters) – Russia for years hosted world leaders and business titans at its annual economic forum in St Petersburg, but the “Russian Davos” will …

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Russia tells Ukraine to lay down arms in Sievierodonetsk battle

Russia tells Ukraine to lay down arms in Sievierodonetsk battle

Sievierodonetsk city focus of fight for eastern Ukraine Hundreds trapped in Sievierodonetsk’s Azot chemical plant NATO defense ministers due to discuss Ukraine military aid KYIV, June 15 (Reuters) – Russia told Ukrainian forces holed up in a chemical plant in embattled Sievierodonetsk to lay down their arms by early Wednesday as it fights to maintain …

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Biden to meet with Saudi crown prince despite 'pariah' pledge

Biden to meet with Saudi crown prince despite ‘pariah’ pledge

WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden will meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a trip to the Middle East in July, in a break with his campaign pledge of making the kingdom a “pariah” as he struggles to combat record high US gasoline prices. Weeks after taking office, Biden shifted …

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Pope raps Russian 'cruelty' in Ukraine, says invasion violates nation's rights

Pope raps Russian ‘cruelty’ in Ukraine, says invasion violates nation’s rights

Pope Francis addresses people as he arrives for the weekly general audience at the Vatican, June 8, 2022. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Pope praises Ukrainians for ‘heroic’ resistance Says war should not be seen in black and white terms Hopes to meet Russian Orthodox head Kirill in September …

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Russian forces cut off last roads out of eastern Ukraine city

Russian forces cut off last roads out of eastern Ukraine city

Last bridge to Sievierodonetsk destroyed -governor Ukraine seeks howitzers, tanks and drones from the West Russia reports destroying some US and European arms KYIV, June 14 (Reuters) – Russian forces cut off the last routes for evacuating citizens from the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk, a Ukrainian official said, as the Kremlin pushed for victory …

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What next?  Ukraine's allies divided over Russia endgame

What next? Ukraine’s allies divided over Russia endgame

PARIS/BERLIN/WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) – Is it better to engage with Russian President Vladimir Putin over his invasion of Ukraine or to isolate him? Should Kyiv make concessions to end the war, or would that embolden the Kremlin? Are ramped up sanctions on Russia worth the collateral damage? These are some of the questions testing …

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Ukrainians left with one way out of Sievierodonetsk as fierce fighting rages

Ukrainians left with one way out of Sievierodonetsk as fierce fighting rages

Sievierodonetsk epicenter of Donbas battle Severe fighting in city – Zelenskiy Escape routes narrow after second of three bridges destroyed KYIV, June 13 (Reuters) – Ukrainian defenders were fighting fiercely for “every meter” of Sievierodonetsk, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said, as Russian forces destroyed a bridge to another city across the river, leaving stranded civilians with …

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Tasty name but no Big Mac as rebranded McDonald's restaurants open in Russia

Tasty name but no Big Mac as rebranded McDonald’s restaurants open in Russia

June 12 (Reuters) – It might look and smell like McDonald’s but now it’s Vkusno & tochka. The golden arches are gone, the filet-of-fish is simply a fish burger. The Big Mac has left Russia. A new era for Russia’s fast-food and economic scene dawned on Sunday as McDonald’s (MCD.N) restaurants flung open their doors …

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Ukraine says still controls Sievierodonetsk plant sheltering hundreds

Ukraine says still controls Sievierodonetsk plant sheltering hundreds

Russia targets Sievierodonetsk in eastern advance Shelling causes fire at chemical plant, governor says Ukraine urges West to deliver more heavy arms swiftly KYIV, June 12 (Reuters) – Bitter fighting raged in Sievierodonetsk, but the region’s governor said Ukraine remained in control of an industrial area and chemical plant in the eastern city where hundreds …

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France in no mood to make concessions to Russia, presidency says

France in no mood to make concessions to Russia, presidency says

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes a guest at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 10, 2022. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register A negotiated solution to the war would be needed, official says France ready to help on Ukraine’s grain stocks crisis PARIS, June 11 (Reuters) – France is …

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