Thousands queue to buy gas and petrol in Sri Lanka amid warnings of food shortages

Thousands queue to buy gas and petrol in Sri Lanka amid warnings of food shortages

COLOMBO, May 20 (Reuters) – Thousands of people queued for cooking gas and gasoline in Sri Lanka’s commercial capital on Friday as Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned of food shortages as the island nation grapples with a devastating economic crisis. . Lines formed in many parts of Colombo, a city of around 900,000 people, as … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: US Seeks To Arm Ukraine With Advanced Anti-Ship Missiles To Fight Russian Blockade

EXCLUSIVE: US Seeks To Arm Ukraine With Advanced Anti-Ship Missiles To Fight Russian Blockade

The U.S. Navy Arleigh-Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur launches a Harpoon surface-to-surface missile during Quadrilateral Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN) exercises between Australia, Japan, the Republic of Korea and US naval forces in the Philippine Sea on May 26, 2019. Photo taken May 26, 2019. US Navy/Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton/Handout via REUTERS Sign … Read more

More Ukrainian fighters surrender in Mariupol, says Russia

More Ukrainian fighters surrender in Mariupol, says Russia

Ukrainian soldiers, many wounded, taken to Russian-controlled cities US reopens embassy in kyiv Ukraine says saboteurs attacked Russian armored train KYIV/MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 19 (Reuters) – Moscow said nearly 700 more Ukrainian fighters had surrendered in Russian-controlled Mariupol as it shored up a key gain in the south, while the United States became the last … Read more

How Turkey ruined NATO’s historic moment with Finland and Sweden

How Turkey ruined NATO's historic moment with Finland and Sweden

Turkey caught NATO allies by surprise Finland and Sweden expected rapid accession Turkey’s Cavusoglu meets with his American counterpart Blinken ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) – When Finland and Sweden signaled they were considering making the historic decision to join NATO, the alliance expected a tough response from Moscow, not one of its own. However, at … Read more

When Africans asked for COVID vaccines, they did not receive them. Now they don’t want them

When Africans asked for COVID vaccines, they did not receive them.  Now they don't want them

Demand for COVID vaccines falls in Africa as supply rises Countries turn to mobile campaigns to increase uptake Africa, with an average age of 20, has fared better in the pandemic Experts warn that new variants could emerge on the continent DAKAR/ACCRA, May 18 (Reuters) – There is a lot of noise inside the Mamprobi … Read more

Russia says nearly 700 more Mariupol fighters surrender

Russia says nearly 700 more Mariupol fighters surrender

Ukrainian soldiers, many wounded, taken to Russian-controlled cities Mariupol a victory for Putin as Russian forces push back elsewhere Finland and Sweden formally apply to join NATO KYIV/MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 18 (Reuters) – Nearly 700 more Ukrainian fighters have surrendered at the Mariupol steelworks in the past 24 hours, Russia said on Wednesday, but leaders … Read more

Iraq resists greater Chinese control of its oil fields

Iraq resists greater Chinese control of its oil fields

Iraq convinced Lukoil to stop sale to Sinopec: sources Baghdad worries China will become too dominant: sources Western companies unhappy with terms of Iraqi deals LONDON/BASRA, May 17 (Reuters) – Iraq’s Oil Ministry last year scuppered three potential deals that would have given Chinese companies more control over its oil fields and sparked an exodus … Read more

Ukrainian defenders emerge from the ruins of Mariupol to an uncertain fate as the siege ends

Ukrainian defenders emerge from the ruins of Mariupol to an uncertain fate as the siege ends

Ukrainian soldiers, many wounded, bused to Russian-controlled cities ‘The defenders of Mariupol are heroes of our time’: Ukrainian military Finland and Sweden ready to submit NATO applications Macron promises more weapons to kyiv MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 17 (Reuters) – More than 250 Ukrainian fighters have surrendered to Russian forces at the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol … Read more

Some Ethiopians denounce forced recruitment by Tigrayan forces

Some Ethiopians denounce forced recruitment by Tigrayan forces

The war in Ethiopia has killed thousands and uprooted millions Tigrayans speak of many arrests to force people to join the local army Elderly, pregnant woman among detainees, residents say ‘He said they would jail my mother,’ recounts a combatant ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI, May 16 (Reuters) – Authorities in Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region are forcing young … Read more

Ukraine strikes back at Russian forces in the east

Ukraine strikes back at Russian forces in the east

NATO chief says Russian offensive is not going as planned Russia’s Donbas Campaign Has Lost Momentum: British Army Finland confirms its candidacy for NATO membership RUSKA LOZOVA, Ukraine, May 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine struck back at Russian forces on the eastern front on Monday and fighting was reported near its second-largest city, Kharkiv, after Western … Read more