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Ukraine news live: Putin denies attack on Ukrainian shopping centre; UK to give extra £1bn in military aid to Ukraine; ‘Dirty money’ laundered in London financing Russia’s war

‘Disgusting’: Putin hits back at G7 for mocking his bare-chested horseback riding photos Vladimir Putin has hit back at G7 leaders who mocked his bare-chested horseback riding photographs.  As the leaders sat down for their first meeting of the three-day G7 summit on Sunday, the British prime minister asked if they take off their jackets, […]

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Ukraine: Cohesion Policy steps up support to address the consequences of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine with the ‘Flexible Assistance to Territories’ – World

Today, the Commission took another important step to help Member States, regional and local authorities and partners to address the consequences of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine by adopting the ‘Flexible Assistance to Territories (FAST-CARE)’. This is a new comprehensive package that extends the support already provided under Cohesion’s Action for Refugees in Europe (CARE) by […]

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Russia’s horror plans to dominate North Sea foiled as melting ice break Putin’s trade grip

For decades, scientists have sounded alarms over the melting of ice in the Arctic region as a result of a warming planet. However, researchers have now found this gradual degradation of ice is set to have the unintended consequence of weakening Russia’s control over popular shipping routes. As ice-covered regions of the Arctic melt away, a new […]

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Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

Russian forces are focusing their efforts on encircling the city of Lysychansk, the Ukrainian military’s General Staff said early Thursday. Russian forces already control the southern and eastern approaches to Lysychansk, and fighting continues close to the main highway southwest of the city, where a large oil refinery is situated. The Russians are also trying […]

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Finance

Ships going dark: Russia’s grain smuggling in the Black Sea

Earlier this month, a ship called the Fedor steamed south through the Bosphorus before stopping at Bandırma, a Turkish port just south of Istanbul. The Russian bulk carrier was hauling 9,000 tonnes of corn, which it delivered to local buyer Yayla Agro, one of Turkey’s leading producers of pulses, grains and rice. According to the […]

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How the G7 countries plan to hurt Russia’s oil bonanza

The goal set out by G7 leaders in the Bavarian Alps on Tuesday was ambitious: to prevent Russia profiting from its “war of aggression” in Ukraine, which has sent energy prices soaring, while minimising the economic damage around the world caused by the rises. US president Joe Biden and his allies discussed imposing an untested […]

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Ukraine Wants NATO’s Help Against Russia’s WMDs

Ukrainian officials are preparing to ask the NATO alliance to do more to deter possible Russian chemical and nuclear attacks amid Moscow’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, as the 30-nation alliance holds a summit meeting in Spain this week, according to a draft document provided to Foreign Policy.  With Ukraine still lacking a clear path into […]

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As war in Ukraine grinds on, G7 vows to reduce Russia’s energy leverage | CBC News

The leaders of the world’s wealthiest democracies, meeting in the Bavarian Alps, ended their annual summit on Tuesday vowing to do everything in their power to stop Russia from using energy as a weapon to profit from its invasion of Ukraine. The G7 condemned Russia’s missile strike on a crowded shopping mall in the central […]

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‘Putin using gas as a weapon!’ NATO chief vows to BREAK Russia’s grip in bruising speech

The news comes as NATO member leaders gather in Madrid for the alliance conference on the back of the G7 summit in Germany. With the war in Ukraine becoming ever more hostile, NATO members fear Russian rhetoric could cause the conflict to spill over into Europe, and with it, NATO territory. Mr Stoltenberg has encouraged […]

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EU in crisis mode: SIX countries poised for blackouts after Russia’s ruble deadline passes

Germany, Austria, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide support to one another amid the energy crisis. The deal will mean the member states will pre-coordinate a response to a worst-case scenario over serious fears that the lights might go out when demand soars and supplies dip further. Germany’s Vice-Chancellor […]