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

World’s oceans at most acidic level in 26,000 years, climate report warns

World’s oceans at most acidic level in 26,000 years, climate report warns

May 18 (Reuters) – The world’s oceans grew to their warmest and most acidic levels on record last year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday, as United Nations officials warned that war in Ukraine threatened global climate commitments. Oceans saw the most striking extremes as the WMO detailed a range of turmoil wrought … Read more

U.S. warns North Korea could greet Biden with nuclear, missile tests

U.S. warns North Korea could greet Biden with nuclear, missile tests

WASHINGTON/SEOUL, May 18 (Reuters) – U.S intelligence shows there could be a North Korean nuclear test, or a long-range missile test, or both, before, during or after President Joe Biden’s trip to South Korea and Japan starting this week, the U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan, said on Wednesday. The White House said Biden would … 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