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

Why the US is targeting Putin’s daughters, Katerina and Maria

WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) – The latest round of U.S. sanctions on Russia includes two new targets: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s two adult daughters, Katerina and Maria, who U.S. officials say are hiding Putin’s wealth. Putin’s daughter, Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova, is a technology executive whose work supports the Russian government and its defense industry, according … 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

Maldives shelters sanctioned yachts of Russian billionaires

Maldives will not actively pursue yacht seizures – sources Fears impact of Russian sanctions on tourism industry – sources “Fantastic” to think that the yachts will be confiscated MALE, April 7 (Reuters) – A day after coal and fertilizer billionaire Andrey Melnichenko was placed on the European Union’s sanctions list on March 9, his superyacht … Read more

Yemeni president hands over powers to council as Saudi Arabia pushes to end war

Saudi Arabia urges new presidential council to negotiate with Houthis Analysts see the moves as an effort to unite anti-Houthi factions UN pushes to restart stalled peace talks since 2018 Saudi Arabia, UAE pledge financial aid after Hadi hands over power ADEN, April 7 (Reuters) – Yemen’s president devolved power to a presidential council and … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Draft Sudan deal seeks to cement military grip

Program bypasses pro-democracy groups sidelined after coup Supported by certain parties, ex-rebels, tribal leaders – sources Diverces from power-sharing deal after Bashir’s overthrow Army grappling with collapsing economy, more protests Protesters rally again on anniversary of Bashir’s ousting KHARTOUM, April 6 (Reuters) – Sudanese army-aligned factions have struck a deal to form a transitional government … 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

No shit for you: Manure supplies are running low as fertilizer prices soar

CHICAGO, April 6 (Reuters) – For nearly two decades, Abe Sandquist has used every marketing tool he can think of to sell the back of a cow. Shit, after all, has to go somewhere. The Midwestern entrepreneur has worked hard to attract farmers to its benefits for their crops. Today, faced with a global shortage … Read more

In rupture with the EU, Hungary says it is ready to pay for Russian gas in rubles

Gas pipelines are seen at a gas distribution center near the Serbian border in Kiskundorozsma, Hungary, September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia demanded gas payments in rubles The European Commission has asked countries to stick to the original contracts Hungary says EU has no role to … Read more

Exclusive: Chinese state refiners shun new Russian oil trade

Smoke rises from the chimneys of an oil refinery in Nanjing, east China’s Jiangsu province, December 28, 2006. REUTERS/Sean Yong Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sinopec, CNOOC, PetroChina, Sinochem refrain from new purchases Sanctions concerns keep state-owned companies at bay Some independent refiners continue to import ESPO crude SINGAPORE, April 6 … Read more