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

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 flows without derailing longer …

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Lithuania: We're ready if Russia cuts us out of common power grid over Kaliningrad disruptions

Lithuania: We’re ready if Russia cuts us out of common power grid over Kaliningrad disruptions

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda speaks during an interview in Vilnius, Lithuania June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia ‘threatens us in a cocky manner’ -Lithuania leader But military escalation with Russia not expected -Nauseda Lithuania in standoff with Russia over supply blockage Barred rail shipments to Russian …

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Afghan quake kills at least 920;  toll expected to rise

Afghan quake kills at least 920; toll expected to rise

KABUL, June 22 (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 killed 920 people in Afghanistan early on Wednesday, disaster management officials said, with more than 600 injured and the toll expected to grow as information trickles in from remote mountain villages. Photographs on Afghan media showed houses reduced to rubble, with bodies swathed in blankets …

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Exclusive: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute

Exclusive: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute

DOHA, June 22 (Reuters) – Two high-tech Airbus A350 jets sit idle with their windows taped and engines covered in a floodlit hangar in the Gulf, hobbled by an international legal dispute between European industrial giant Airbus (AIR.PA) and Qatar’s national carrier. From a distance, the planes might seem like any other long-haul jetliners crowding …

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Russia pounds eastern Ukraine, Putin to mark WWII anniversary

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 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 the …

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French opposition tells 'arrogant' Macron: compromise to win support

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

Conservatives say coalition pact would be “treason” 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 election …

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Taiwan scrambles 29 jets to warn away Chinese planes in its air defense zone

Taiwan scrambles 29 jets to warn away Chinese planes in its air defense zone

Chinese and Taiwanese national flags are displayed alongside a military airplane in this illustration taken April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, June 21 (Reuters) – Taiwan scrambled jets on Tuesday to warn away 29 Chinese aircraft in its air defense zone, including bombers that flew to …

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Kremlin says it does not know location of captured US 'mercenaries'

Kremlin says it does not know location of captured US ‘mercenaries’

State media say two men held in separatist Donetsk region Kremlin says it doesn’t know men’s location Spokesperson: they are mercenaries, not protected by Conventions This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, June 21 (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Tuesday it did not …

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Germany risks recession as Russian gas crisis deepens

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 hinder efforts to refill …

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