Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap left by Russia tensions

PARIS, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has begun preliminary technical discussions with Elon Musk’s SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launchers after the Ukraine conflict blocked Western access to Russia’s Soyuz rockets. The private American competitor to Europe’s Arianespace has emerged as a key contender to plug … Read more

Exclusive: Kazakhstan to start oil sales via Azeri pipeline to bypass Russia

An interior view shows a new pumping station of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) near the city of Atyrau, Kazakhstan October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Mariya Gordeyeva/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Russian court threatened to shut CPC pipeline Several alternatives possible, but less practical Rail option would cross Russia to Georgia … Read more

Strikes at Ukraine nuclear plant prompt UN chief to call for demilitarised zone

Russia ambassador warns of ‘nuclear catastrophe’ Zelenskiy demands Russia return plant to Ukraine Satellite images show damage at Russian air base in Crimea KYIV/NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine accused each other of shelling nuclear power plant as the UN chief proposed a demilitarized zone at the site amid fears of a … Read more

Zelenskiy tells officials to stop discussing tactics, probe opens into leak

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a joint news conference with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine July 28, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Aug 11 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday told officials to stop … Read more

Western countries pledge $1.55 bln in military aid to Ukraine

Funding pledged by 26 countries at conference Poland, Slovakia, Czech Rep willing to expand arms production UK to send more weapons to Ukraine COPENHAGEN, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Western countries on Thursday committed more than 1.5 billion euros ($1.55 billion) in cash, equipment and training to boost Ukraine’s military capabilities in its war against Russia, … Read more

Ukraine preparing for ‘tragedy’ at Russian-held nuclear plant – minister

A view shows the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict outside the Russian-controlled city of Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register SUMY REGION, Ukraine, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s interior minister said on Thursday that Ukraine had … Read more

Ukraine’s creditors agree 2-year freeze on $20 bln overseas debt

Ukraine says move will save it $5 bln over two years Creditors back similar move for 2 state firms Comprehensive debt restructuring seen following freeze LONDON/NEW YORK, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s overseas creditors have backed its request for a two-year freeze on payments on almost $20 billion in international bonds, a regulatory filing showed … Read more

China calls U.S. ‘main instigator’ of Ukraine crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, February 4, 2022. Sputnik/Aleksey Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – China, which Russia has sought as an ally since being … Read more

Ukraine says 11 killed overnight, Britain flags new Russian force

Ukraine says 11 killed in central Dnipropetrovsk region Britain says almost certain of new Russian ground force Explosions at Russian army base in Crimea Fears over shelling near Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant Mass burial victims shot, tortured, says Ukraine Aug 10 (Reuters) – Russian shelling killed 11 people in Ukraine’s central Dnipropetrovsk region overnight, governor … Read more

Oil prices bounce around on Russian pipeline constraints, recession fears

Sticker reads crude oil on the side of a storage tank in the Permian Basin in Mentone, Loving County, Texas, US November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Angus Mordant Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Russia oil exports halted via southern leg of Druzhba pipeline EU puts forward ‘final’ text to resurrect Iran nuclear deal … Read more