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Russia warns Poland of gas supply cuts on Wednesday

Russia warns Poland of gas supply cuts on Wednesday

A worker checks pipes at a gas compressor station on the Yamal-Europe pipeline near Nesvizh, some 130 km (81 miles) southwest of Minsk December 29, 2006.REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia demands ‘unfriendly’ countries to pay for gas in rubles Russia has threatened to cut off gas unless …

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Beijing to test 20 mln for COVID in bid to avert Shanghai lockdown misery

Beijing to test 20 mln for COVID in bid to avert Shanghai lockdown misery

Beijing expands mass testing to almost entire city Residents flock to supermarkets to stock up on food, supplies Frustration flares in Shanghai after a month in lockdown BEIJING/SHANGHAI, April 26 (Reuters) – Three-quarters of Beijing’s 22 million people lined up for COVID-19 tests on Tuesday as authorities in the Chinese capital raced to stamp out …

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Germany to supply Ukraine with heavy weaponry for first time

Germany to supply Ukraine with heavy weaponry for first time

Scholz has faced criticism over cautious stance His Social Democrats have sought close ties with Moscow Ukraine has appealed for more heavy weapons BERLIN, April 26 (Reuters) – Germany announced on Tuesday its first delivery of heavy weapons to Ukraine to help it fend off Russian attacks following weeks of pressure at home and abroad …

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Russia warns 'serious' nuclear war risks should not be underestimated

Russia warns ‘serious’ nuclear war risks should not be underestimated

Russia warns US against arming Ukraine US eyes ammunition for howitzers, tanks, grenade launchers UK to send ambulances, fire engines and medical supplies LVIV, Ukraine/KYIV, April 26 (Reuters) – Russia told the world not to underestimate the considerable risks of nuclear war that it said it wanted to reduce and warned that conventional Western weapons …

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Economic fears hit global equities, commodities;  Twitter lifts Wall St

Economic fears hit global equities, commodities; Twitter lifts Wall St

WASHINGTON/LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) – European stocks slid to a one-month low and commodity prices dropped on Monday on renewed concerns about rising interest rates and China’s sputtering economy, while Wall Street shares rose, reversing losses after Twitter agreed to be bought by billionaire Elon Musk. Fears over China’s COVID-19 outbreaks spooked investors already worried …

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Putin accuses West of 'terror', tells prosecutors to be tough

Putin accuses West of ‘terror’, tells prosecutors to be tough

Putin says West is trying to destroy Russia from within Western-backed assassins tried to kill journalist, he says Ukraine denies claim it tried to kill Russian journalist Putin orders prosecutors to act fast against ‘fake news’ LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Monday accused the West of trying to destroy Russia, demanding …

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Panic buying in Beijing as district starts mass COVID testing

Panic buying in Beijing as district starts mass COVID testing

Beijing kicks off first of three rounds of mass testing in populous district Mass testing fuels concerns of shortages of food, supplies Chinese stock market down on fears Beijing may join Shanghai in lockdown BEIJING, April 25 (Reuters) – Beijing residents snapped up food and other supplies as the city’s biggest district began mass COVID-19 …

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Oil dives 6% as Shanghai lockdowns stoke demand fears

Oil dives 6% as Shanghai lockdowns stoke demand fears

Pump jacks operate at sunset in Midland, Texas US February 11, 2019. Picture taken February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Shanghai fences up COVID-hit areas, fueling fresh outcry EU considers ‘smart sanctions’ on Russian oil -media US dollar hits two-year high NEW YORK, April 25 (Reuters) …

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France's Macron wins re-election, dodges political earthquake

France’s Macron wins re-election, dodges political earthquake

Le Pen admits defeat Macron ministers hail win, vow to listen more to voters Macron can expect little to no grace period Opposition turns focus to June parliamentary elections PARIS, April 24 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron defeated his far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Sunday by a comfortable margin, securing a second term …

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