Russian soldier asks for forgiveness in Ukraine war crimes trial

Russian soldier asks for forgiveness in Ukraine war crimes trial

KYIV, May 19 (Reuters) – A 21-year-old Russian soldier asked a Ukrainian widow to forgive him for the murder of her husband, as a court in Kyiv met for a second hearing on Thursday in the first war crimes trial arising from Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion. Vadim Shishimarin, a tank commander, pleaded guilty on Wednesday … Read more

World Bank to offer $30 bln as Ukraine war threatens food security

World Bank to offer  bln as Ukraine war threatens food security

The United States Department of the Treasury is seen in Washington, D.C., U.S., August 30, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BONN, May 18 (Reuters) – The World Bank said on Wednesday it will make $30 billion available to help stem a food security crisis threatened by Russia’s war … Read more

Turkey has told allies it’s a ‘no’ to Sweden and Finland’s NATO bid – Erdogan

Turkey has told allies it’s a ‘no’ to Sweden and Finland’s NATO bid – Erdogan

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference during the NATO summit at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISTANBUL, May 19 (Reuters) – Turkey has told allies that it will reject Sweden and Finland’s membership to NATO, Turkish President Tayyip … Read more

Biden visits Japan, South Korea carrying warning to China

Biden visits Japan, South Korea carrying warning to China

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attends a virtual meeting with the U.S. President Joe Biden at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan January 21, 2022, in this photo released by Japan’s Cabinet Public Relations Office via Kyodo. Japan’s Cabinet Public Relations Office via Kyodo/via REUTERS Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited … Read more

UK inflation hits 40-year high of 9.0%, squeezing households harder

UK inflation hits 40-year high of 9.0%, squeezing households harder

UK April inflation rate likely highest in G7 Household energy bills drive up inflation Anti-poverty campaigners demand government action Inflation likely to rise further LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – British inflation surged last month to its highest annual rate since 1982, pressuring finance minister Rishi Sunak to offer more help for households and the Bank … Read more