WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases top 100 in Europe

A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Cases in nine European countries, North America, Australia … Read more

Ukraine says Russian attacks on Donbas intensifying

Donbas region is completely destroyed -Zelenskiy Group of Seven sends billions more to Ukraine US Senate approves $40 bln in further aid KYIV/SLATYNE, Ukraine, May 20 (Reuters) – Russian forces intensified their offensive in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region using artillery, rocket-launchers and aircraft to damage defenses around Donetsk, Ukraine’s general staff said on Friday. “The … Read more

Ukraine prosecutor seeks life sentence for Russian soldier in war crimes trial

KYIV, May 19 (Reuters) – A Ukrainian state prosecutor asked a court on Thursday to sentence a Russian soldier to life in prison for killing an unarmed civilian in the first war crimes trial arising from Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion. Vadim Shishimarin, a 21-year-old Russian tank commander, asked widow Kateryna Shelipova to forgive him for … Read more

More Ukraine fighters surrendering in Mariupol, Russia says

Ukrainian soldiers, many wounded, taken to Russian-held towns US reopens Kyiv embassy Ukraine says saboteurs targeted Russian armored train KYIV/MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 19 (Reuters) – Moscow said 700 more Ukrainian fighters had surrendered in Russian-held Mariupol as it shored up a key gain in the south, while the United States became the latest Western country … Read more

Yellen: Not legal for US to seize Russian official assets

BONN, Germany, May 18 (Reuters) – The United States does not have legal authority to seize Russian central bank assets frozen due to its invasion of Ukraine, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday, but talks with US partners over ways to make Russia foot the bill for Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction are starting. Yellen also … Read more

‘Huge’ pressure for Shanghai to stay COVID-free as lockdown end nears

Shanghai health authorities warn of risks of COVID rebound Some migrant workers looking to leave Shanghai Goldman cuts China GDP forecast, warns of further slip E-commerce giant JD.com says consumers losing confidence SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 18 (Reuters) – Health authorities in Shanghai faced “huge” pressure to keep China’s most populous city free of COVID-19 as residents … Read more

Russia says nearly 700 more Mariupol fighters surrender

Ukrainian soldiers, many wounded, taken to Russian-held towns Mariupol a win for Putin as Russian forces fall back elsewhere Finland and Sweden formally apply to join NATO KYIV/MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 18 (Reuters) – Nearly 700 more Ukrainian fighters surrendered at the Mariupol steelworks in the past 24 hours, Russia said on Wednesday, but leaders were … Read more

Hundreds of Ukrainians defending Azovstal plant surrender to uncertain fate

Reuters witness: seven buses carry out fighters Some not wounded – Reuters witness Azov regiment fighters surrender at Azovstal Unclear what will happen to the fighters MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 17 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Ukrainian fighters surrendered to an uncertain fate on Tuesday after weeks holed up in the bunkers and tunnels below Mariupol’s Azovstal … Read more

Ukrainian defenders emerge from Mariupol ruins to uncertain fate as siege ends

Ukrainian soldiers, many wounded, bussed to Russian-held towns ‘Defenders of Mariupol are heroes of our time’- Ukraine military Finland, Sweden set to file NATO applications Macron pledges more arms to Kyiv MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 17 (Reuters) – More than 250 Ukrainian fighters surrendered to Russian forces at the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol after weeks of … Read more

Suspect in Buffalo supermarket massacre visited city in March, police say

BUFFALO, NY, May 16 (Reuters) – The 18-year-old man accused of the deadly mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, visited the city in March and the day before the rampage, police said on Monday, as public figures decried the suspect’s racist ideology and the spread of white supremacy. The FBI said Payton Gendron, 18, who … Read more