Ukraine president expects Russia attacks to intensify with EU summit this week

EU to decide on Ukraine membership bid Zelenskiy says Battle for Donbas to intensify City of Sievierodonetsk focus of Russian attacks NATO’s Stoltenberg says war could last for years KYIV, June 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy predicted Russia will escalate its attacks this week as European Union leaders consider whether to back his … Read more

Brazil indigenous defender, sidelined under Bolsonaro, gave life for ‘abandoned’ tribes

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil, June 19 (Reuters) – Six tribes from Brazil’s remote Javari Valley packed into an assembly hall on June 11 to lament the disappearance of Bruno Pereira, an advisor to their collective, and Dom Phillips, a British journalist reporting on his work. Native patrolmen organized by Pereira, formerly a senior official for … Read more

Ukrainians left with one way out of Sievierodonetsk as fierce fighting rages

Sievierodonetsk epicentre of Donbas battle Severe fighting in city – Zelenskiy Escape routes narrow after second of three bridges destroyed KYIV, June 13 (Reuters) – Ukrainian defenders were fighting fiercely for “every meter” of Sievierodonetsk, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said, as Russian forces destroyed a bridge to another city across the river, leaving stranded civilians with … Read more

Ukraine says still controls Sievierodonetsk plant sheltering hundreds

Russia targets Sievierodonetsk in eastern advance Shelling causes fire at chemical plant, governor says Ukraine urges West to deliver more heavy arms swiftly KYIV, June 12 (Reuters) – Bitter fighting raged in Sievierodonetsk, but the region’s governor said Ukraine remained in control of an industrial area and chemical plant in the eastern city where hundreds … Read more

Biden unveils migration plan, capping Americas summit roiled by division

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden and fellow leaders from the Western Hemisphere on Friday rolled out a new set of measures to confront the regional migration crisis, seeking to salvage an Americas summit roiled by division. Biden’s aides had touted the migration declaration as a centerpiece of the US-hosted Summit … Read more

Intense fighting reported in Ukraine’s bombed-out Sievierodonetsk

Ukrainian, Russian forces fighting street by street City under day, night shelling, says Ukraine Sievierodonetsk key to Russia’s war objective Briton, Moroccan sentenced to death in separatist Donbas Rising concerns over food crisis as Russia blockades ports KYIV, June 10 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces were holding their positions in intense street fighting and under day … Read more

Biden unveils new Latin America economic plan at reboot summit dogged by dissent

LOS ANGELES, June 8 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday a proposed new US economic partnership with Latin America aimed at countering China’s growing clout as he kicked off a regional summit marred by discord and snubs over the guest list. Hosting the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, Biden sought to … Read more

Battle in Ukraine’s east rages, Zelenskiy vows to retake territory

Street-to-street fighting in the eastern city of Sievierodonetsk Satellite imagery shows damage in beleaguered Sievierodonetsk Ukraine to launch ‘Book of Executioners’ to detail war crimes US adds more sanctions, World Bank adds to Ukraine help KYIV, June 8 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces struggled to hold their ground in bloody street-to-street fighting in the eastern frontline … Read more

Russia strikes Kyiv for the first time in weeks as battle rages in east

Explosions rock Ukrainian capital; one wounded Kyiv, Moscow both claim gains around Sievierodonetsk Governor says Ukrainian troops control half of the city Russian general killed in eastern Ukraine – report KYIV, June 5 (Reuters) – Russia struck Ukraine’s capital Kyiv with missiles early on Sunday for the first time in more than a month, while … Read more

Russia strikes Kyiv again after weeks, Putin warns West on missile supplies

One hospitalized in Kyiv, no immediate reports of death Putin warns US against supplying Ukraine longer-range missiles Zelenskiy travels close to front-line near Sievierodonetsk Ukrainian troops control half of Sievierodonetsk -Gaidai KYIV, June 6 (Reuters) – Russia struck Kyiv with missiles for the first time in more than a month, while President Vladimir Putin warned … Read more