Pipes at the landfall facilities of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/

Russia cuts gas flows further as Europe makes savings plea

Russia delivered less gas to Europe on Wednesday in a further escalation of an energy stand-off between Moscow and the European Union that will make it harder, and costlier, for the bloc to fill up storage ahead of…

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A cat walks next to a tank of pro-Russian troops in front of an apartment building damaged during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

No surrender in Mariupol as Russian deadline expires

April 20 (Reuters) – A Russian ultimatum to Ukrainian troops in Mariupol to surrender or die expired on Wednesday afternoon with no mass capitulation, but the commander of a unit…

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A display shows fuel prices per litre at a gas station in Ebersburg near Fulda, Germany March 7, 2022. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Russia warns on oil import ban as little progress is made at Ukraine talks

LVIV/IRPIN, Ukraine, March 8 (Reuters) – Fears of an energy war between Russia and the West grew on Tuesday after the United States pushed its allies to ban Russian oil…

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Visa, Mastercard suspend operations in Russia

Card payment giants Visa and Mastercard announced Saturday they will suspend operations in Russia, the latest major US firms to join the business freeze-out of Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine. “Noting the…

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A general view shows the results of the voting during the 11th emergency special session of the 193-member U.N. General Assembly on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., March 2, 2022. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

U.N. General Assembly in historic vote denounces Russia over Ukraine invasion

UNITED NATIONS, March 2 (Reuters) – The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to reprimand Russia for invading Ukraine and demanded that Moscow stop fighting and withdraw its…

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An armed serviceman walks along a trench on the territory controlled by pro-Russian militants on the frontline with Ukrainian government forces near Spartak village in Yasynuvata district of Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. Fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebels has killed over 14,000 people, and efforts to reach a settlement have stalled. Since the conflict began, Russia has been accused of sending troops and weapons to the separatists, something it has denied. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)

Russia says it won’t start a war as Ukraine tensions mount

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top diplomat said Friday that Moscow will not start a war in Ukraine but warned that it wouldn’t allow the West to trample on its security…

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Russian police and National Guard (Rosgvardia) servicemen wearing face masks walk along Red Square in central Moscow on June 18, 2021, amid the crisis linked with the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP)

Moscow records 9,056 new Covid cases, a pandemic high

Russia’s capital Moscow on Friday registered 9,056 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours, a record since the start of the pandemic, according to government statistics. Country-wide, 17,262 new cases were…

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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa in September, 2018 in Hawthorne, California. (Photo by DAVID MCNEW / AFP)

Japanese billionaire Maezawa to travel to International Space Station in December

Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his assistant Yozo Hirano will be the next tourists to travel to the International Space Station (ISS), Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said Thursday. Maezawa…

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