Ukrainian grain ship heads through safe waters, but economy is still in doldrums

Ukrainian grain ship heads through safe waters, but economy is still in doldrums

Grain-carrying ship from Ukraine inspected in Turkey Ship, headed for Lebanon, transits Bosphorus Shipment is first of kind to leave Ukraine in wartime But Ukrainian leader says much more is needed Kyiv urgently needs to ship 10 mln tons to cut deficit KYIV/ISTANBUL, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskiy dismissed the importance of … Read more

US says Russia using ‘nuclear shield’ in Ukraine, risks terrible accident

US says Russia using 'nuclear shield' in Ukraine, risks terrible accident

US says Russia using “nuclear shield” First grain ship leaves Ukraine Ukraine says 22,000 Russian troops ready southern advance Foreign fighters enter Luhansk, says governor Ukraine says recaptures 50 towns in Kherson UNITED NATIONS/KYIV, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The United States has accused Russia of using Ukraine’s biggest nuclear power plant as a “nuclear shield” … Read more

First Ukraine grain ship set to sail; grain tycoon killed in Russia strike

First Ukraine grain ship set to sail;  grain tycoon killed in Russia strike

First Ukraine grain ship bound for Lebanon Turkey says more ships to follow Russian missiles pound port of Mykolaiv Ukraine grain tycoon Oleksiy Vadatursky killed in Mykolaiv Putin’s maritime ambitions include Black Sea, Arctic KYIV, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The first ship to set sail from Ukraine with grain exports since the beginning of the … Read more

Beirut silo collapses, reviving trauma ahead of blast anniversary

Beirut silo collapses, reviving trauma ahead of blast anniversary

Silos a towering reminder of Aug. 4, 2020 explosion Smouldering fire had put Beirut residents on edge for weeks 2020 blast seen as symbol of corruption of Lebanese elite BEIRUT, July 31 (Reuters) – Part of the grain silos at Beirut Port collapsed on Sunday just days before the second anniversary of the massive explosion … Read more

Russian gas cut to Europe hits economic hopes after Ukraine grain deal

Russian gas cut to Europe hits economic hopes after Ukraine grain deal

Gazprom says turbine halt will further cut gas to Germany United Nations hopes for grain exports in days US exploring overland routes after Russian strike KYIV, July 26 (Reuters) – Russia said it will cut gas supplies to Europe from Wednesday in a blow to countries that have supported Ukraine, just as there were hopes … Read more

Outraged by strike on Odesa, Ukraine still prepares to resume grain exports

Outraged by strike on Odesa, Ukraine still prepares to resume grain exports

Moscow, Kyiv had signed grain export deal on Friday Accord had sought to avert major global food crisis Zelenskiy: attack shows Moscow can’t be trusted on deal KYIV, July 24 (Reuters) – Ukraine pressed ahead on Sunday with efforts to restart grain exports from Odesa and other Black Sea ports after a missile attack that … Read more

Ukraine’s ports to reopen under deal to be signed Friday, Turkey says

Ukraine's ports to reopen under deal to be signed Friday, Turkey says

UN, Turkey worked to broker Ukraine-Russia grains export deal Hopeful sign global food crisis could be eased Ukraine’s Zelenskiy sees potential for battleground gains July 22 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine will sign a deal on Friday to reopen Ukraine’s Black Sea ports to grain exports, Turkey said, raising hopes that an international food crisis … Read more

Deal to resume Ukraine Black Sea grain exports to be signed Friday, Turkey says

Deal to resume Ukraine Black Sea grain exports to be signed Friday, Turkey says

ISTANBUL/UNITED NATIONS, July 21 (Reuters) – Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will sign a deal on Friday to resume Ukraine’s Black Sea grain exports, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s office said on Thursday. Russia and Ukraine are both major global wheat suppliers, but Moscow’s Feb. 24 invasion of its neighbor has sent food … Read more

Russia restarting major gas pipeline, expands Ukraine war goals

Russia restarting major gas pipeline, expands Ukraine war goals

Nord Stream pipeline restarts with reduced capacity Moscow says southern Ukraine is also in focus now US says any annexations would not go unchallenged US estimates 15,000 Russian forces killed in war so far July 21 (Reuters) – Russia is resuming supplies of gas via a major pipeline to Europe on Thursday, the pipeline operator … Read more

Putin visits Iran on first trip outside former Soviet Union since Ukraine war

Putin visits Iran on first trip outside former Soviet Union since Ukraine war

Putin to meet Supreme Leader Khamenei Putin also to meet Iranian and Turkish presidents Russia to discuss Ukrainian grain exports with Erdogan Turkish threat of Syrian operation also in focus LONDON/DUBAI, July 19 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Tehran on Tuesday for talks with Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Kremlin … Read more