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U.S. Senate close to deal on legislation to sanction Russia -senators

WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - U.S. senators are very close to reaching a deal on legislation to sanction Russia over its actions on Ukraine, including some measures that may take effect before any invasion, two leading senators said on Sunday.Senators Bob Menendez and James Risch, the chairman and top Republican on the Senate...

NATO concerned over Europe’s energy security amid standoff with Russia

LONDON/MOSCOW, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Europe needs to diversify its energy supplies, the head of NATO said on Sunday, as Britain warned it was "highly likely" that Russia, the continent's biggest natural gas supplier, was looking to invade Ukraine.Russia has massed some 120,000 troops near its neighbour and demanded the western defence alliance...

Two hostages have been released in Haiti, group says

Two of the 17 After being taken hostage in Haiti last month, American and Canadian missionaries have been released. The take-over group that facilitated their trip to the Caribbean nation has made no comments yet."We have learned that two of the hostages in Haiti were released," Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries said in a...

EU has exported over 1 bln COVID-19 vaccines, von der Leyen says

BRUSSELS, Oct 18 (Reuters) - More than a billion COVID-19 vaccines produced in the European Union have been exported since December 2020, making the bloc the biggest exporter of the shots, European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday.The vaccines had gone to more than 150 countries, and the EU had...

Thousands of migrant workers in Kashmir moved to secure locations, hundreds flee

SRINAGAR, India, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Indian authorities have moved thousands of migrant workers in Kashmir to safer locations overnight, while hundreds have fled the Himalayan valley after a wave of targeted killings, two security officials said on Monday.Suspected militants have killed eleven civilians, including five migrant workers, in Kashmir since early October...

APAC April 14, 202112:09 AMUpdated an hour ago Biden to declare it is ‘time for American troops to come home’ from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden will declare on Wednesday he plans to end the longest U.S. war and that it is “time for American troops to come home” from Afghanistan, looking to close the book on 20 years of U.S. military involvement there even as critics warn that peace is not assured.“We...

Dutch curfew to remain in place pending Feb. 26 ruling: court

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A night-time curfew in the Netherlands intended to slow the spread of coronavirus will remain in place for a least a week, after a high court decided on Friday it would rule on the measure’s legality only on Feb. 26.The decision gives some breathing room to Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s...

EU bosses throw isolated Britain a lifeline over COVID border closures

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union executive threw Britain a lifeline on Tuesday after it became stranded in COVID-19 isolation, recommending that EU members roll back sweeping border closures to allow freight to resume and let people return home for Christmas.Much of the world shut their borders to Britain after a mutated variant...

Thousands protest in London against India’s farming reforms

LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of people protested in central London on Sunday over Indian agricultural reforms that have triggered mass demonstrations in India.A crowd of demonstrators converged on the Indian embassy, located on Aldwych, a major artery in the centre of the British capital, and groups marched around the Trafalgar Square area, a...

Britain and EU resume trade talks in ‘final throw of the dice’

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British negotiators arrived in Brussels on Sunday for a last-ditch attempt to strike a Brexit trade deal with the European Union and avert a chaotic parting of ways at the end of the year.FILE PHOTO: An electronic billboard displays a British government information message advising business to prepare for the Brexit, in London, Britain...

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