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NATO to welcome Nordic members as Ukraine pushes back Russian forces

NATO to welcome Nordic members as Ukraine pushes back Russian forces

Finland expected to announce bid to join NATO Ukraine stops major route for Russian gas to Europe Russia imposes sanctions on Gazprom units in Europe, US Ukrainian forces seek to cut Russian battlefield supply lines KYIV/BRUSSELS, May 12 (Reuters) – Finland is expected to announce on Thursday its intention to join NATO with Sweden likely …

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Pro-Moscow leaders of occupied region seek to join Russia, Zelenskiy slams 'collaborators'

Pro-Moscow leaders of occupied region seek to join Russia, Zelenskiy slams ‘collaborators’

Live-streamed footage shows people carrying a banner in the colors of the Ukrainian flag as they protest amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Kherson, Ukraine, March 13, 2022 in this still image from a social media video obtained by REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Kherson would be first area annexed …

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Hong Kong police bail Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charge

Hong Kong police bail Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charge

HONG KONG, May 11 (Reuters) – Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of the most senior Catholic clerics in Asia, and three others who helped run a now-disbanded Hong Kong fund for protesters were arrested on charges of “collusion with foreign forces” , and later released on lease. Zen, a 90-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong, was …

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Ukraine pushes Russian troops back in counter-offensive near Kharkiv

Ukraine pushes Russian troops back in counter-offensive near Kharkiv

Ukraine counter-offensive could shift war’s momentum Ukrainian forces seeking to cut off Russian supply lines Setback for Moscow at moment when Putin had aimed for victory KHARKIV, Ukraine, May 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Tuesday its forces had recaptured villages from Russian troops north and northeast of Kharkiv, pressing a counter-offensive that could signal …

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UN Security Council, including Russia, expresses concern about Ukraine

UN Security Council, including Russia, expresses concern about Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS, May 6 (Reuters) – The UN Security Council, including Russia, on Friday expressed “deep concern regarding the maintenance of peace and security of Ukraine” and backed efforts by the UN chief to find a peaceful solution in the body’s first statement since Moscow’s invasion. Security Council statements are agreed by consensus. The brief …

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Evacuations restart in Mariupol as Biden announces more arms for Ukraine

Evacuations restart in Mariupol as Biden announces more arms for Ukraine

Civilians trapped in steelworks under Russian siege Two buses depart with evacuees; more expected Kremlin: Time for Victory Day in Mariupol will come US to provide Ukraine security package worth $150 mln KYIV, May 6 (Reuters) – Ukraine said 50 civilians were evacuated from a bombed-out steelworks in the city of Mariupol on Friday, accusing …

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EU tweaks Russia oil sanctions plan in bid to win over reluctant states

EU tweaks Russia oil sanctions plan in bid to win over reluctant states

Models of oil barrels are seen in front of the displayed sign “stop”, EU and Russia flag colors in this illustration taken March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register EU offers Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Rep more time to adapt Oil shipping ban postponed in bid to persuade Greece …

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Germany to send seven self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine

Germany to send seven self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine

SLIAC/Slovakia, May 6 (Reuters) – Germany will deliver seven self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine, on top of five such artillery systems the Dutch government already pledged, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said on Friday. Germany reversed its long-held policy of not sending heavy weapons to war zones last week following pressure at home and abroad for …

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