Turkey in talks with Russia, Ukraine over grain-export corridor -senior official


ANKARA (Reuters) -Turkey is in negotiations with Russia and Ukraine to open a corridor via the Bosphorus for grain exports from Ukraine, a senior Turkish official told Reuters on Thursday.


Two Russian soldiers plead guilty in new war crimes trial in Ukraine 5:53am EDT

KYIV Two captured Russian soldiers pleaded guilty on Thursday to shelling a town in eastern Ukraine in the second war crimes trial of the war.


Russia says Western reporters to be expelled if YouTube blocks foreign ministry briefings 5:42am EDT

(Reuters) -Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday that reporters from Western countries will be expelled from Russia if YouTube blocks access to its spokeswoman's briefings.


Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now 5:36am EDT

Russian forces shelled more than 40 towns in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region, forcing Ukrainians to bury civilians killed in mass graves, as TASS news agency reported some 8,000 Ukrainian prisoners of war in the provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk.


Russian President Putin holding world to ransom over food - UK's Truss 5:33am EDT

SARAJEVO (Reuters) -British foreign minister Liz Truss accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of holding the world to ransom over food, responding to a question about whether she supported lifting sanctions in exchange for grain exports from Ukraine.


Putin will not dictate Ukraine peace terms: Scholz 5:26am EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland Russia will not win its war in Ukraine and the terms of any peace must not be dictated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Germany Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Thursday.

Russian defence ministry shows footage of Iskander missile launch - RIA 5:04am EDT

Russia's defence ministry on Thursday showed footage of an Iskander-K missile launch against an unnamed "military target" in Ukraine, the RIA Novosti news agency reported.


G7 can spearhead climate fight by agreeing to phase out coal, Germany says 5:01am EDT

BERLIN (Reuters) -The Group of Seven countries can spearhead the fight against climate change and accelerate a pivot away from fossil fuels by agreeing to phase out coal power generation, Germany's economy minister Robert Habeck said on Thursday.


Ukraine health emergency sparks rival resolutions at WHO assembly 3:56am EDT

GENEVA A proposal to condemn the regional health emergency triggered by Russia's aggression in Ukraine will come before a World Health Organization (WHO) assembly on Thursday, prompting a rival resolution from Moscow that makes no mention of its own role in the crisis.


Russian forces battle to surround Ukrainians in east 3:56am EDT

KYIV (Reuters) -Russia shelled more than 40 towns in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region, destroying nearly a dozen high-rise buildings, authorities said on Thursday, as Moscow's forces sought to surround their Ukrainian foes, outnumbering them in some places.