North Korea reports first outbreak of COVID-19, orders lockdown as ‘most serious emergency’

North Korea declares ‘most serious national emergency’ Potential for ‘unprecedented crisis’ for Kim Jong Un – expert Isolated state declined international vaccine offer No North Korean civilian would be vaccinated SEOUL, May 12 (Reuters) – North Korea confirmed its first outbreak of COVID-19 on Thursday, calling it the “most serious national emergency” and ordering a … Read more

The war will reduce Ukraine’s GDP by more than 45%, according to World Bank forecasts

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s economic output is expected to contract 45.1% this year as the Russian invasion shuttered businesses, slashed exports and made economic activity impossible in large swathes of the country. country, the World Bank said in a statement on Sunday. new report. The World Bank also predicts that Russia’s GDP output … Read more

Austrian leader to meet Putin in Moscow, hoping to build bridges

ZURICH, April 10 (Reuters) – Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday, he said, adding he hoped to help build bridges between Russia and Ukraine and stop the “war of aggression”. The Nehammer meeting would be the first face-to-face meeting between Putin and a European Union leader since … Read more

Ukrainian forensic investigators begin exhuming bodies from Bucha mass grave

Ukrainian soldiers stand guard next to bodies that have been exhumed from a mass grave, during a visit by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and security policy Josep Borrell and Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in the town of Bucha as Russia’s attack on Ukraine … Read more

EU leaders arrive in Ukraine to reassure Zelenskiy on membership

KYIV, April 8 (Reuters) – The head of the European Commission and the EU’s top diplomat arrived in Kyiv on Friday to offer Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy his support and reassure him on his bid to join the EU. EU in a capital that is gradually rebuilding after Russia withdrew its forces. Traveling by train … Read more

Russia mourns ‘tragedy’ of soldier deaths as Ukraine braces for major offensive

Russia cites ‘significant losses’ on the battlefield Zelenskiy pressures West to do more, calls for total energy ban Teams search the rubble of destroyed buildings in towns near Kyiv LVIV, Ukraine, April 8 (Reuters) – Russia has taken the grimmest toll of its invasion of Ukraine so far, describing the “tragedy” of mounting troop losses … Read more

UN to vote on Russia’s suspension from human rights body

US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaks to reporters at Bucharest train station after announcing that Washington will seek to suspend Russia from the United Nations Human Rights Council, in Bucharest, Romania, April 4, 2022. REUTERS/Michelle Nichols/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, April 7 (Reuters) – … Read more

Ukraine wants ‘ruinous’ sanctions on Russia as Europe frets over energy

EU’s Borrell announces new sanctions by Friday US imposes sanctions on Russian banks and Putin’s daughters Zelenskiy pressures West to do more on sanctions Ukraine renews call for comprehensive energy ban LVIV, Ukraine, April 7 (Reuters) – Ukraine wants sanctions crippling enough to force Russia to end its war after accusing some countries of putting … Read more

Ukraine says two civilians were killed at east aid distribution point under heavy fire

Rescuers evacuate a person from a residential building damaged by a military strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, is seen in Lysychansk, Luhansk region, Ukraine in this photo released March 30, 2022. Press Service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Heavy shelling … Read more

Russian forces shell key towns as West prepares new sanctions

US and EU set to ban new investment in Russia Zelenskiy says Bucha murders demand punishment Ukraine reports attacks in south and east LVIV, Ukraine, April 6 (Reuters) – Russian artillery pounded the Ukrainian cities of Mariupol and Kharkiv on Wednesday as the West prepared new sanctions against Moscow in response to the massacres of … Read more