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EXCLUSIVE EU, U.S. step up Russian aluminium, nickel imports since Ukraine war

Aluminium blocks are seen in Wagner Automotiv industry in Gradacac, Bosnia and Herzegovina February 8, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register EU, U.S. largely spared Russian metals sector from sanctions EU lifts Russian aluminium imports by 13% in March-June U.S. shipments of Russian nickel soar 70% in March-June […]

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US Lithium Mine Set to Destroy the Environment, Cultural Heritage Site, and Displace Farmers: Watchdog Group

Located within an extinct supervolcano, the Thacker Pass lithium deposit is the largest known lithium resource in the United States. And once Lithium Nevada gets its open-pit mine up and running, it’s expected to net billions in revenue and millions in tax generation. It will also destroy Peehee Mu’huh, a sacred site for the Fort McDermitt Tribe, […]

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Ukraine’s capital bans Independence Day festivities, fearing Russian attack

Moscow could try ‘something particularly ugly’, Zelenskiy says Russia blames Ukraine for ultra-nationalist killing in Moscow U.N. says 5,587 civilians killed in conflict so far KYIV, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s capital Kyiv banned public celebrations this week commemorating independence from Soviet rule, citing a heightened threat of Russian attack in a war the United […]

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Production costs soar at Rusal due to Russia-Ukraine conflict

Aluminium ingots are seen stored at the foundry shop of the Rusal Krasnoyarsk aluminium smelter in Krasnoyarsk, Russia October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Aug 12 (Reuters) – […]

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U.S. to send $4.5 billion more to Ukraine for budget needs

National flags of Ukraine and the U.S. fly at a compound of a police training base outside Kiev, Ukraine, May 6, 2016. Picture taken May 6, 2016. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 8 (Reuters) – The United States will provide an additional $4.5 billion to Ukraine’s government, bringing […]

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Former German chancellor Schroeder says Ukraine grain deal may pave way for ceasefire

Germany’s Schroeder says Moscow wants negotiated settlement Moscow/Kyiv grain deal may pave way for ceasefire, Schroeder Kremlin accuses U.S. of direct involvement in war First wartime Ukraine grain ship reaches Bosphorus Strait ISTANBUL/LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – The deal between Moscow and Kyiv to unblock Ukrainian grain exports may offer a way forward to a […]

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Chile copper giant Codelco eyes green shift as environment pressure grows

SANTIAGO, June 27 (Reuters) – Chilean state-owned Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, will adjust its strategy to produce more sustainable copper and meet the Andean country’s growing environmental demands, the chairman of the board Maximo Pacheco told Reuters in an interview in Santiago. The mining firm is facing global clients and investors increasingly focused […]

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When you buy diamonds, think of Bucha, Ukraine envoy says

An employee shows rough diamonds at a sorting centre, owned by Alrosa company, in Moscow, File. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Kimberly Process riven over Russia Push to widen conflict diamond definition thwarted Diamond industry group sees strong support for reform JOHANNESBURG, June 24 (Reuters) – Consumers should […]

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In Bolivia’s Amazon, wildcat gold mining boom stokes tension over environment

BENI RIVER, Bolivia, June 10 (Reuters) – In Bolivia’s Amazon tensions are rising over a boom in wildcat gold mining that is driving a surge in imports of mercury used to extract the precious metal and is sparking conflict between small-scale prospectors and local indigenous groups. The landlocked South American nation has seen gold production […]

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Chile’s Codelco stops smelter for maintenance after environmental incident

A virtual operations center of Chile’s state-owned Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, is seen during its inauguration in Santiago, Chile, December 1, 2021. REUTERS/Fabian Cambero Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SANTIAGO, June 8 (Reuters) – Chilean state-owned Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, said on Wednesday that it stopped its […]