Netherlands claims Russian spy caught seeking internship at war crimes tribunal

Russian agent accused of impersonating trainee to infiltrate court ICC investigates war crimes allegations in Ukraine Brazilian fake ID included likes for trance music, bean stew AMSTERDAM, June 16 (Reuters) – Dutch intelligence said on Thursday it discovered a Russian military agent attempting to use a false identity to infiltrate the International Criminal Court (ICC) … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says it will fight for all territory amid fierce battle in east

Fierce street fighting for a key industrial city in the East Outnumbered Ukrainian troops will not surrender -Zelenskiy Eastern Front under constant bombardment Ports under Russian control should resume grain exports – Moscow KYIV/DRUZHKIVKA, Ukraine, June 7 (Reuters) – Ukraine will fight to reclaim all of its territory occupied by Russian forces, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy … Read more

Biden to unveil economic partnership for the Americas – US official

An LAPD helicopter flies near the LA Convention Center during the first day of the Ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, U.S., June 6, 2022. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 6 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will announce at the Summit of the Americas this … Read more

First Rock Climbing Festival at Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park – Okanagan

Climbers at Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park in Penticton, BC raised funds for their Park Watch program during a two-day festival filled with games, climbing and fun. It was Skaha’s first ever climbers festival and it turned out to be a popular affair. “It was an overwhelming response. We’ve probably had over 1,700 people over the … Read more

Russia strikes eastern cities in attempt to encircle Ukrainian forces

Russian forces advance east, changing momentum Capturing Lyman would set the stage for the next phase of the offensive Sievierodonetsk under attack KYIV, May 28 (Reuters) – Russian forces stepped up their assault on the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk on Saturday after claims they had captured the nearby Lyman rail hub, as Kyiv stepped up … Read more

Putin says he is ready to deliver gas and discuss prisoner exchange – Austria

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council via video link in Moscow, Russia May 27, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ZURICH, May 27 (Reuters) – Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin had told him … Read more

Ukraine must face reality and talk to Putin, says Zelenskiy

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a parliament session, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 22, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential News Service/Handout via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, May 27 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Friday that Ukraine was not eager to talk to … Read more

Ukraine says troops may withdraw from eastern region as Russia advances

Ukrainian governor says Russian troops are entering the city of Lugansk Moscow-backed separatists seize control of Lyman EU set to partially ban Russian oil Putin again links grain exports to lifting sanctions KYIV/POPASNA, Ukraine, May 27 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Friday its forces may have to withdraw from their last pocket of resistance in … Read more

Ukrainian army may have to withdraw from Lugansk towns, governor says

KYIV, May 27 (Reuters) – The governor of Ukraine’s Lugansk region, which has almost completely fallen under Russian control, said on Friday it was possible Kyiv forces could be forced to withdraw from the last pocket of resistance to avoid being caught. “The Russians will not be able to capture the Luhansk region in the … Read more

Iran seizes two Greek tankers amid dispute over US oil grab

DUBAI/ATHENS, May 27 (Reuters) – Iranian forces seized two Greek oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday, shortly after Tehran warned it would take “punitive action” against Athens for the oil’s confiscation by the United States. Iranian tanker held up the Greek coast. “The Revolutionary Guards Navy today seized two Greek oil tankers for violations … Read more