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Moscow will respond if NATO moves nuclear forces closer to Russia’s border

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko gives a news conference after a meeting at NATO headquarters between Russian ministers and alliance diplomats, at the Russian embassy, ​​in Brussels, Belgium January 12, 2022. REUTERS/Yves Herman. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 14 (Reuters) – Moscow will take adequate precautionary measures if NATO …

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Ukraine collects Russian dead as war rages on multiple fronts

Hundreds of Russian war dead brought to rail yard Ukraine deputy PM says war “entering new, long phase” Ukraine military photographs show failed Russian river crossing Kyiv says it’s negotiating for evacuation of Mariupol wounded KYIV, May 14 (Reuters) – The bodies of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine were brought to a rail yard outside …

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Australia says Chinese spy ship’s presence off west coast ‘concerning’

SYDNEY, May 13 (Reuters) – A Chinese intelligence ship was tracked off Australia’s west coast within 50 nautical miles of a sensitive defense facility, Australia said on Friday, raising concern during an election campaign about China’s assertive behavior in the region. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Chinese navy vessel was not in Australian territorial …

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On Norway’s Arctic border with Russia, a town freezes ties with its eastern neighbor

Town was symbol of cross-border cooperation in Arctic Norwegians, Russians, Ukrainians live together Businesses are dependent on Russia, lessening their ties KIRKENES, Norway, May 11 (Reuters) – Kirkenes, a Norwegian town a stone’s throw from Russia, was for over three decades a symbol of cross-border harmony in the Arctic. That came to a crashing end …

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UK strikes new security agreement with Sweden and Finland

HELSINKI, May 11 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said he had agreed new deals with Sweden and Finland to bolster European security, pledging to support both countries’ armed forces should they come under attack. Johnson signed the new declarations, described by Britain as “a step-change in defense and security cooperation”, during …

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Inside a Ukraine hospital where medics work as rockets fall

BAKHMUT, Ukraine, May 11 (Reuters) – The hospital in the small Ukrainian town of Bakhmut was never intended to receive queues of ambulance bringing the wounded and traumatised from the front line of Europe’s biggest battlefield. Nor did the volunteer paramedics expect, four months ago, to be shuttling back and forth to the front line …

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GE unit boosts medical dye output as China COVID lockdown cuts supplies

Completed GE digital anesthesia care stations are seen at a GE Healthcare manufacturing facility during the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madison, Wisconsin, US April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Acker Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING/LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) – General Electric’s (GE.N) healthcare unit said on Tuesday it had increased …

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At least 3,000 have died in Ukraine for want of disease treatment, WHO says

GENEVA, May 10 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization’s European chief said on Tuesday that at least 3,000 people had died in Ukraine since Russia’s invasion in February because they had been unable to access treatments for chronic diseases. So far, the UN health agency has documented some 200 attacks in Ukraine on healthcare facilities, …

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EU plans one-year renewable energy permits for faster green shift

The European Union flags flutter ahead of the gas talks between the EU, Russia and Ukraine at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, May 9 (Reuters) – The European Union executive wants to speed up the bloc’s green transition …

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Ukraine troops retreat from Popasna, Luhansk governor confirms

Re-elected head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov attends an inauguration ceremony in Grozny, Russia October 5, 2021. REUTERS/Chingis Kondarov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 8 (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops retreated from the eastern Ukrainian city of Popasna, the governor of Luhansk region said on Sunday, confirming previous reports …

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