EXCLUSIVE How a Russian billionaire shielded assets from European sanctions

EXCLUSIVE How a Russian billionaire shielded assets from European sanctions

Melnichenko ceded ownership of coal, fertilizer firms to wife Cession occurred the day before EU imposed sanctions on him Transfers of assets fuel doubts over sanctions’ effectiveness ISTANBUL / BRUSSELS, May 27 (Reuters) – Russian businessman Andrey Melnichenko ceded ownership of two of the world’s largest coal and fertilizer companies to his wife the day … Read more

China strategy is about rules-based order, not ‘new Cold War,’ Blinken says

Blinken calls China the most serious challenge to global order In response, China says both stand to gain from cooperation WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) – The United States will not block China from growing its economy, but wants it to adhere to international rules, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday in a long-awaited … Read more

‘Stop playing’ with Russia, end war: Zelenskiy tells West

Ukraine president critical of EU, urges tougher sanctions ‘Stop playing’ with Russia, end ‘senseless war’-Zelenskiy Russia forces reach key highway from Donbas cities Kyiv says 25 battalions involved in assault Russia warns West against giving long-range arms KYIV, May 27 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the West to stop playing around with Russia and … Read more

EXCLUSIVE US and Ukraine discuss danger of escalation as new arms extend Kyiv’s reach

WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) – As the United States and its allies provide Ukraine with increasingly sophisticated arms, Washington has held discussions with Kyiv about the danger of escalation if it strikes deep inside Russia, US and diplomatic officials tell Reuters. The behind-the-scenes discussions, which are highly sensitive and have not been previously reported, do … Read more

Pacific Islands security pact: China plays for influence on Wang Yi’s tour

The draft proposal sent by China to potential partners in the South Pacific calls for greater cooperation in security, policing and cybersecurity, and in economic development, among other areas. The draft proposal, provided to CNN by a person with direct knowledge of the matter and first reported by Reuters, is expected to be discussed at … Read more

Ukraine says Russia shells more than 40 towns in Donbas push

Russian forces shell 40 towns in eastern Ukraine – military Mass graves for civilians killed – Luhansk governor 8,000 Ukrainian POWs in Luhansk and Donetsk – Tass KYIV, May 26 (Reuters) – Russian forces shelled more than 40 towns in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, forcing Ukrainians to bury civilians killed in mass graves, as Tass … Read more

At Tokyo summit, Quad offers ‘tangible benefits’ to counter China | News

The leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia have launched a maritime initiative to combat illegal fishing and pledged to invest more than $ 50bn in developing infrastructure in the Indo-Pacific as part of their efforts to counter China’s growing influence in the region. . The pledges were announced on Tuesday after the … Read more

Clashes in Pakistan as defiant Imran Khan begins march to capital | Imran Khan News

DEVELOPING STORYDEVELOPING STORY, Police fire tear gas and baton-charge Khan’s supporters to block them from reaching Islamabad for a protest rally already banned by the government. Clashes have been reported in Pakistan after authorities blocked roads leading to the capital, where a defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party is planning to hold a major … Read more

1.1 million Afghan children could face severe malnutrition

ISLAMABAD – In Afghanistan, 1.1 million children under the age of 5 will likely face the most severe form of malnutrition this year, according to the UN, as increasing numbers of hungry, wasting-away children are brought into hospital wards. UN and other aid agencies were able to stave off outright famine after the Taliban takeover … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Russian hackers are linked to new Brexit leak website, Google says

WASHINGTON / LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – A new website that published leaked emails from several leading proponents of Britain’s exit from the European Union is tied to Russian hackers, according to a Google cybersecurity official and the former head of UK foreign intelligence. The website – titled “Very English Coop d’Etat” – says it … Read more