The Spanish Prime Minister sent a message bomb similar to the device that hit the Ukrainian embassy official

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain has beefed up security at public and diplomatic buildings after a series of rigged letters, including one to Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and another to the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid, in which an official was slightly injured. The Interior Ministry revealed Thursday that an “envelope containing pyrotechnic substance” addressed to Sanchez … Read more

Ukraine’s embassy and a Spanish arms company receive booby-trapped letters – Police

MADRID/Kyiv (Reuters) – Spanish police confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that they are examining a possible link between two letter bombs sent to the Ukrainian ambassador in Madrid and a weapons company that makes missile launchers donated to Kyiv. In the first incident, an officer at Ukraine’s embassy in Madrid was injured when he … Read more

Ukraine promises to provide shelter for its people as the harsh winter approaches

Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine’s government pledged on Tuesday to build shelters to save heat and water and encouraged citizens to conserve energy as a harsh winter approaches amid relentless Russian strikes that have left the power structure in tatters. President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his nightly video address on Tuesday that special “invincibility centers” will … Read more

Debate over the Ukraine war dominates the summit of the Group of 20 major economies

Draft Declaration: “Most” G20 Members Condemn Ukraine’s War Ukrainian Zelensky pushes his plan to end the conflict Indonesia calls for an end to political polarization US President Biden skips a dinner party in Bali NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) – A Western-led campaign to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine dominated Tuesday’s G20 summit in Indonesia’s Bali … Read more

Biden and Xi clash over Taiwan in Bali but Cold War concerns are tepid

Biden and Xi meet for 3 hours before the G20 Both leaders stress the need to get relations back on track Indonesia seeks partnerships on the global economy in the G20 Ukraine’s President Zelensky addresses the G20 on Tuesday NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov. 14 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping … Read more

Ukraine’s Kherson races to restore energy and water after Russia’s withdrawal

The main infrastructure in Kherson was mined by the Russian ruler The humanitarian situation in Kherson is “extremely difficult” – official Authorities are working to restore vital services Fighting rages in eastern Donetsk, Luhansk regions Kherson, Ukraine (Reuters) – Public utility companies in Kherson are working to restore vital infrastructure that has been scrapped by … Read more

Iranians protest at the epicenter of tension in the southeast of the country on the occasion of ‘Bloody Friday’

Prominent Sunni cleric criticizes security forces unrest in minority areas The general asks the clergy to watch their words, restore calm DUBAI (Reuters) – Thousands of Iranians protested in the country’s restive southeast on Friday to revive a security crackdown on Sept. 30 known as “Bloody Friday” as the country’s clerical rulers engage in ongoing … Read more

Doubts about Russia’s exclusive oil ceiling raise insurer’s concerns about ships leaving at sea

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Two senior oil industry executives told Reuters that tankers laden with oil risked being left at sea if insurers did not come up with urgent clarification on an incomplete plan of the Group of Seven and the European Union to cap the price of Russian crude. The Group of Seven, which includes … Read more

Britain froze Russian assets worth 18 billion pounds

Russia bypasses Libya and Iran as prime target of UK sanctions The UK says sanctions are hurting Russia’s military Russia uses chips in kitchen utensils for cabinets The UK government has reported 236 sanctions violations LONDON (Reuters) – The British government said on Thursday it had frozen more than 18 billion pounds ($20.5 billion) in … Read more

COP27: Polluters must pay for climate change, poor countries say to the rich

Island nations demand global carbon tax “While they win, the planet is burning” Fears grow over hunger striker imprisoned in Egypt SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) – Leaders of poor countries criticized rich governments and oil companies for causing global warming, using their speeches on Tuesday at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt to demand that … Read more