EU puts forward ‘final’ text to resurrect Iran nuclear deal

A general view shows Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, August 4,2022. REUTERS/Lisa Leutner Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register DUBAI/WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The European Union on Monday said it put forward a “final” text to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as … Read more

Firefighters battle out-of-control blaze at Berlin ammunitions dump

BERLIN, Aug 4 (Reuters) – More than 100 firefighters on Thursday battled a fire at an ammunition dump in western Berlin, using water cannons and an army robot to try to contain the blaze that had triggered explosions and was still spreading, officials said. The fire service set up a perimeter zone 1,000 meters (0.6 … Read more

Swiss adopt new EU sanctions on Russia, allow oil payments

Switzerland’s national flag flies beside the one of the European Union in Zurich, Switzerland May 3, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register BERLIN/ZURICH, Aug 3 (Reuters) – The Swiss government imposed further sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine on Wednesday, in line with the European Union’s latest … Read more

Azerbaijan says it crushed Armenia attack near enclave, EU wants end to fighting

BAKU, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Azerbaijan said its forces had crushed an Armenian attack near the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh on Wednesday, prompting international calls for an end to fighting in a region that has been a flashpoint for 30 years. Nagorno-Karabakh broke away from Azerbaijan with Armenian support after a bloody post-Soviet ethnic conflict … Read more

FOREX Yen extends recent gains as tensions over Pelosi visit to Taiwan grow

NEW YORK, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The yen was up slightly against the dollar Tuesday, adding to recent gains as increasing tensions over US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s planned visit to Taiwan made investors more risk averse. China’s offshore yuan fell against the dollar, touching its lowest level since mid-May. “You’re seeing intensifying … Read more

Who is Viktor Bout, arms dealer linked to swap for Americans held by Moscow?

Bout dubbed ‘the merchant of death’ and ‘sanctions buster’ Was among most wanted men in world before 2008 arrest Clients included rogue states, warlords in Asia, Africa Likely had ties to Russian intelligence, experts say Moscow has long sought his release from long US jail term LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The life of Viktor … Read more

How Italy’s Draghi government collapsed

The government of Mario Draghi came to an end earlier than what many analysts expected. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Mario Draghi is best known for saving the euro. But a coveted rescue of the Italian economy ended prematurely when internal politics came to the fore last month, making it harder and … Read more

NATO peacekeepers oversee removal of roadblocks in Kosovo

ZUPCE, Kosovo, Aug 1 (Reuters) – NATO-led peacekeepers backed by helicopters on Monday oversaw the removal of roadblocks protesters had set up in north Kosovo, where political tensions have flared more than two decades since a crisis that ended with NATO airstrikes. The removal of the barricades came after the Kosovo government postponed the implementation … Read more

Russia puzzled by Biden proposal to replace nuclear arms treaty

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House in Washington, US, July 28, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register MOSCOW, Aug 1 (Reuters) – A Russian foreign ministry source expressed puzzlement on Monday about a proposal from US President Joe Biden to negotiate a new nuclear … Read more

Hundreds of firefighters battle blaze near Lisbon

MAFRA, Portugal, July 31 (Reuters) – Hundreds of firefighters battled a blaze raging in a Portuguese municipality near the capital Lisbon on Sunday as high temperatures and strong winds made it harder to put out the flames. Backed by water-bombers and 123 vehicles, more than 400 firefighters were brought in after a fire erupted in … Read more