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Russia seizes control of Sakhalin gas project, raises stakes with West

Russia seizes control of Sakhalin gas project, raises stakes with West

Putin signed decree to secure all rights on Thursday Five-page decree follows tightening of Western sanctions The move increases the risks for Western companies still in Russia Shell was already in talks to sell its stake in Sakhalin TOKYO/LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has raised the stakes in an economic war with …

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G7: China must press Russia to stop Ukraine war

G7: China must press Russia to stop Ukraine war

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, June 28 (Reuters) – G7 leaders on Tuesday urged China to use its influence with Russia to stop its invasion of Ukraine and abandon “expansive maritime claims” in the South China Sea, in a unprecedented harsh criticism of Beijing’s policies. and human rights record. They called on China to pressure Russia to immediately …

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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 promises from Finland and Sweden Russia to be called ‘main threat’ after Ukraine invasion ‘You are not going to win’, Sánchez tells Putin in a speech NATO summit will agree on more reinforcements for Baltic countries NATO to pay more attention to China’s military rise MADRID, June 29 (Reuters) – Sweden and …

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Stocks swing higher as China eases quarantine rules

Stocks swing higher as China eases quarantine rules

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board showing charts (top) of the Nikkei index outside a brokerage house in Tokyo, Japan, on 10 March 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record HONG KONG, June 28 (Reuters) – Asian stocks …

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Powers need to study all oil options, including Iran, Venezuela -France

Powers need to study all oil options, including Iran, Venezuela -France

An oil tanker is docked while oil is pumped at the ship terminal of PDVSA’s Jose Antonio Anzoategui industrial complex in Anzoategui state April 15, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record US sanctions on Venezuela and Iran reduce oil production Consuming countries put pressure on producing nations …

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NATO to pledge aid to Baltics and Ukraine, urge Turkey to let in Nordics

NATO to pledge aid to Baltics and Ukraine, urge Turkey to let in Nordics

three-day NATO summit in Madrid; Biden will attend Turkey’s veto on Sweden and Finland’s request is a big deal NATO to agree on new defenses for the Baltic region Ukraine aid package aims for longer-term support MADRID, June 27 (Reuters) – NATO leaders will urge Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to lift his veto on Finland …

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G7 summit kicks off under shadow of Ukraine war, stagflation risk

G7 summit kicks off under shadow of Ukraine war, stagflation risk

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomes leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies to a three-day summit in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday overshadowed by the war in Ukraine and its aftermath. far-reaching, from energy shortages to a food crisis. The summit comes against a darker backdrop than …

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Drone attack may have caused Russia refinery fire near Ukraine -governor

U.S., Japan, Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom form Pacific group

June 24 (Reuters) – The United States, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the United Kingdom have launched an informal grouping aimed at boosting economic and diplomatic ties with Pacific island nations, the White House said on Friday. The Biden administration has promised to commit more resources to the Indo-Pacific as China seeks to boost economic, …

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