The new 44-nation European club underscores Russia’s isolation

43 European leaders gather in Prague for a symbolic summit Energy and security are on everyone’s mind The presence of Truss gives hope for better relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom Doubts about the feasibility of broad European coordination EU 27 to follow up on the special summit, gas cap on the … Read more

Analysis: Nord Stream gas leak raises climate concerns, but its impact is hard to determine

(Reuters) – Unexplained leaks in two Russian gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea are releasing greenhouse gas emissions, raising fears that the disruption could cause climate catastrophe — though it remains unclear to what extent. Neither pipeline was in operation, but both contained natural gas — which consists largely of methane, a potent greenhouse gas … Read more

‘Sham’ Ukrainian referendum results point to Russia’s annexation

Russia says the majority voted for annexation “Welcome home, in Russia!” Medvedev says Russia’s parliament says it may consider annexation on October 4 The United States plans a UN resolution to reject any change in Ukraine Russian undersea gas pipelines mysteriously damaged LONDON/ZAPORIZIA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Officials who installed Russia in four occupied regions of … Read more

Putin acknowledges China’s concerns about Ukraine in reference to friction

Putin says he will explain Moscow’s position to China The Russians in the East are digging in – Ukrainian official EU chief in Kyiv says good progress on accession Kyiv (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he understands Chinese President Xi Jinping has concerns about the situation in Ukraine, in a surprising … Read more

Exclusive US weighs China sanctions to deter Taiwan action, Taiwan puts pressure on EU

Taipei/Frankfurt/Washington, Sept. 13 (Reuters) – The United States is considering options for a sanctions package against China to deter it from invading Taiwan, with the European Union coming under diplomatic pressure from Taipei to do the same, according to informed sources. with discussions. The sources said the deliberations in Washington and Taipei’s separate pressure for … Read more