EU tentatively agrees $60 price cap on Russian seaborne oil

BRUSSELS: European Union governments tentatively agreed on Thursday on a $60 a barrel price cap on Russian seaborne oil – an idea of the Group of Seven (G7) nations – with an adjustment mechanism to keep the cap at 5% below the market price, according to diplomats and a document seen by Reuters. The agreement […]

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US President Joe Biden Says He Is Ready To Speak To Putin “If He’s Looking For Way To End War”

Joe Biden said he had no immediate plans to contact Putin but left open the possibility. Washington: US President Joe Biden said Thursday he would be willing to speak to Vladimir Putin for the first time since the Ukraine invasion if the Russian leader truly wants to end the war. Biden was speaking during a […]

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‘Come to Ukraine’, Zelenskyy tells Musk after controversial peace proposal

KYIV: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday criticised US billionaire Elon Musk‘s proposal to end Russia’s offensive in Ukraine and invited him to visit his war-scarred country. In October, Musk sparked controversy on Twitter by proposing a peace deal involving re-running under UN supervision referendums in Moscow-occupied Ukrainian regions, acknowledging Russian sovereignty over the Crimean […]

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US is weighing a terrorism label for Russia’s Wagner Group mercenaries

WASHINGTON: The Biden administration is weighing whether to label Russia’s Wagner Group as a foreign terrorist organization, two people familiar with the matter said, as part of efforts to handicap the privately owned military company’s involvement in Ukraine and its growing presence in Africa. The administration has made no final decision on the designation, said […]

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Ukraine Receives French Long-Range Rocket Systems: Report

It has a range of around 70 kilometres (43 miles). (Representational) Kyiv: Ukraine said Tuesday it had received a multiple rocket launcher system from France adding to the arsenal of long-range artillery credited with changing dynamics on the battlefield against Russia. “LRU from France have arrived in Ukraine! The Ukrainian army is now even more […]

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Ukraine war: US, Russia have used their military hotline once so far

WASHINGTON: A communications line created between the militaries of the United States and Russia at the start of Moscow’s war against Ukraine has been used only once so far, a US official told Reuters. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the United States initiated a call through the “deconfliction” line to […]

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Watch: Man with rainbow flag invades pitch during FIFA World Cup match | Football News

DOHA: A man carrying a rainbow flag and wearing a T-shirt with the words “Respect for Iranian Woman” on the back invaded the pitch during a match at the Qatar FIFA World Cup on Monday. The man was on the field for about 30 seconds during the second half of the game between Portugal and […]

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Russian Shelling Kills 32 In Ukraine’s Kherson Since Liberation: Police

Russian forces completed their withdrawal from the city of Kherson on Nov 11. (File) At least 32 people in the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson have been killed by Russian shelling since pro-Moscow forces pulled out two weeks ago, the head of Ukraine’s police said on Saturday. Russian forces completed their withdrawal from the city […]

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Ukraine Says Around 50 Russians Killed Or Injured In Shelling Attack

Ukraine claimed around 50 Russian soldiers were killed or wounded in a long-range artillery attack. Kyiv: Around 50 Russian soldiers were killed or wounded in a long-range Ukrainian artillery attack, Kyiv’s military said on Wednesday in a rare instance of Ukraine claiming to have inflicted major casualties in a single incident. In a Facebook post, […]

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US Concerned Over Possible Iran’s Missile Aid To Russia

Tehran could also send short-range ballistic missiles to Russia. (File) Washington: The White House said Tuesday Iran was willingly taking part in killing Ukrainians by providing drones to Russia for the war, and voiced concern it would also ship missiles to Moscow. By arming the Russians, the Iranian regime “is involved in killing innocent Ukrainians,” […]

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Russia Hits Homes In Ukraine, Warns Of “Uncontrolled Escalation”

Russia fired missiles and drones into Ukrainian-held Mykolaiv on Sunday, destroying an apartment block . Mykolaiv: Under pressure in the south of Ukraine, Russia fired missiles and drones into Ukrainian-held Mykolaiv on Sunday, destroying an apartment block in the ship-building city near the front and said the war was trending towards “uncontrolled escalation”. Mykolaiv lies […]

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Iran, Russia’s Growing Drone Alliance Defying West Amid Ukraine War

The weapons could provide a significant boost for Russia’s failing war efforts. (File) Dubai: Iran has promised to provide Russia with surface to surface missiles, in addition to more drones, said Iranian officials, a move that has infuriated the United States and other Western powers which are backing Ukraine in the war. The weapons could […]

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Iran To Send Missiles, Drones To Russia Defying West: Report

Iran has promised to provide Russia with surface to surface missiles. Tehran: Iran has promised to provide Russia with surface to surface missiles, in addition to more drones, two senior Iranian officials and two Iranian diplomats told Reuters, a move that is likely to infuriate the United States and other Western powers. A deal was […]

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SpaceX To Continue Funding Starlink Internet Service In Ukraine: Elon Musk

Last Updated: October 16, 2022, 15:55 IST Starlink continues to provide internet in the region Musk claims that other companies are making money from the situation but he has no plans to do so and will provide the internet service in Ukraine for free. Elon Musk says his rocket firm SpaceX will continue funding its […]

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Ukraine Has Tenfold Increase In Poverty Due To War, Says World Bank

“If this continues, the outlook is going to be much, much harder,” Arup Banerji said. (Representational) Washington: Russia’s attacks on civilian infrastructure in Ukrainian cities away from the front lines will complicate the dire economic situation facing the country, which has already seen a tenfold increase in poverty this year, a top World Bank official […]

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Biden, G7 To Hold Virtual Meeting Today On Ukraine Support: White House

US President Joe Biden and Group of Seven (G7) leaders will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday. Washington: U.S. President Joe Biden and Group of Seven (G7) leaders will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday to discuss their commitment to support Ukraine and hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for Russia’s aggression, including its recent […]

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Ukrainian Couple Serves Together On Frontline

Andriy and Tetiana have been side-by-side since the war. Southern Ukraine: He’s a commander of a battery of Grad rockets, she’s a first aider in his unit. Andriy and Tetiana have been deployed together in Ukraine, where soldiers say many families have several members serving the war effort. Near the frontline in southern Ukraine, Andriy […]

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13 Dead As New Deadly Strike Hits Ukraine City After Crimea Bridge Blast

Rescuers use a hose to extinguish a fire in a residential building damaged after a strike in Zaporizhzhia Kyiv: A Russian missile strike killed at least 13 people in Zaporizhzhia, authorities said on Sunday — the latest deadly attack targeting the southern Ukrainian city, prompting President Volodymyr Zelensky to call the bombardment “absolute evil”. The […]

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Hours After Blast, Bridge Connecting Russia-Crimea Nearly Restored

Three people were killed in the blast that ripped through the 19-kilometre bridge. (File) New Delhi: Hours after suffering a major explosion, the bridge connecting Crimea and Russia was “almost fully restored”, the Russian embassy in India said. This morning, a truck explosion ignited a huge fire and severely damaged the key Kerch bridge which […]

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Vladimir Putin Expects To “Stabilise” The Situation In Annexed Ukrainian Territories

Vladimir Putin today signed into legislation his annexation of four Ukrainian territories. (File) Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he expected the situation to “stabilise” in Ukrainian regions annexed by the Kremlin after Moscow suffered military setbacks and lost several key towns to Kyiv. He also ordered his government to seize control over […]

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