Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk’s SpaceX to fill launch void left by tensions with Russia

Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk’s SpaceX to fill launch void left by tensions with Russia

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

Strikes at Ukrainian nuclear power plant prompt UN chief to call for demilitarized zone

Strikes at Ukrainian nuclear power plant prompt UN chief to call for demilitarized zone

Russian ambassador warns of ‘nuclear disaster’ Zelenskiy asks Russia to return its factory to Ukraine Satellite images show damage to Russian air base in Crimea KYIV/NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of bombing Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant as the UN chief proposed a demilitarized zone at the … Read more

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

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

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

Ukraine’s creditors agree 2-year freeze on $20 billion foreign debt

Ukraine’s creditors agree 2-year freeze on  billion foreign debt

Ukraine says move will save $6 billion over two years Creditors back similar move for two state-owned enterprises Complete debt restructuring seen after the freeze LONDON/NEW YORK, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s foreign creditors have backed its request for a two-year freeze on payments on nearly $20 billion in international bonds, a regulatory filing said … Read more

Ukraine accuses Russia of using plant as ‘nuclear shield’

Ukraine accuses Russia of using plant as ‘nuclear shield’

Ukraine announces 13 dead in Russian rocket attack Accuses Russia of bombing nearby nuclear power plant Russia says it does not deliberately target civilians Accused Kyiv of bombing power plant in stricken city KYIV, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Wednesday accused Russia of exploiting its position at a seized nuclear power plant to target … Read more

Oil prices rebound on Russian pipeline constraints and recession fears

Oil prices rebound on Russian pipeline constraints and recession fears

Sticker reads crude oil on the side of a storage tank in the Permian Basin in Mentone, Loving County, Texas, U.S. November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Angus Mordant Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia’s oil exports halted via southern section of Druzhba pipeline EU proposes ‘final’ text to resuscitate Iran nuclear deal Dollar … Read more

Five injured as explosions rock Russian airbase in annexed Crimea

Five injured as explosions rock Russian airbase in annexed Crimea

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Explosions rocked a Russian air base near resorts on the annexed Crimean peninsula on Thursday, injuring five people according to local authorities, which Moscow attributed to detonations in ordnance stories. Local witnesses told … Read more

Russia launches Iranian satellite

Russia launches Iranian satellite

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Russia launched an Iranian satellite into orbit from southern Kazakhstan on Tuesday, just three weeks after President Vladimir Putin and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pledged to work together against the ‘West. The … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Russia begins stripping airliners for parts as sanctions bite

EXCLUSIVE Russia begins stripping airliners for parts as sanctions bite

This content was produced in Russia, where law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Russian airlines, including state-controlled Aeroflot (AFLT.MM), are retiring jetliners to get spare parts they can no longer buy from abroad in because of Western sanctions, four industry sources told Reuters. The measures are in … Read more

UN chief calls for international access to Ukrainian nuclear power plant after new attack

UN chief calls for international access to Ukrainian nuclear power plant after new attack

Kyiv and Moscow are responsible for visits to the Zaporizhzhia site UN’s Guterres says any attack on nuclear power plant is ‘suicidal’ Four ships carrying Ukrainian food leave Black Sea ports Aug 8 (Reuters) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres demanded on Monday that international inspectors be given access to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant after … Read more