Some Ethiopians claim forced recruitment by Tigrayan forces

War in Ethiopia has killed thousands, uprooted millions Tigrayans tell of many arrests to force people into local army Elders, pregnant woman among those rounded up, residents say ‘He said my mother would be jailed,’ recounts one fighter ADDIS ABABA / NAIROBI, May 16 (Reuters) – Authorities in Ethiopia’s war-shattered Tigray region are forcing young … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Top EU official backs multi-trillion plan to rebuild Ukraine

Rebuilding Ukraine will cost trillions of euros – top EU banks EIB chief Hoyer calls for Marshall-style Plan for Ukraine Urges West and its banks to underwrite Ukraine finances BRUSSELS, May 11 (Reuters) – A top European official has backed a multi-trillion-euro “Marshall” -style plan to rebuild Ukraine, pledging the firepower of the EU lending … Read more

Exclusive: Germany prepares crisis plan for abrupt end to Russian gas

BERLIN, May 9 (Reuters) – German officials are quietly preparing for any sudden halt in Russian gas supplies with an emergency package that could include taking control of critical firms, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The preparations being led by the Ministry of Economic Affairs show the heightened state of alert about … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Biden sidelined global energy partners with record emergency oil release

LONDON, May 9 (Reuters) – The United States announced a record-sized release of emergency crude oil reserves in March without consulting partners in the International Energy Agency, leaving them scrambling to match with releases of their own, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Unilateral action by Washington to address global supply or price … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Ex-CIA analyst says she ‘got bloodied’ in tangled US war on Al Qaeda

CIA operative who helped inspire lead character in ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ talks with Reuters in first-ever interview Alfreda Scheuer rejects criticism of her questioning of Qaeda suspects who underwent torture ‘I’m proud that I was not on the sidelines’ – ex-CIA analyst Scheuer WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) – In the 2012 Hollywood hit “Zero Dark … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Sri Lanka will seek $ 3 billion to prevent a crisis

Seeking additional $ 500 million from India for fuel The government’s priority is to ensure the supply of necessities To raise taxes and fuel prices within six months COLOMBO, April 9 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka will need about $ 3 billion in external aid over the next six months to help recover supplies of essential … Read more

Exclusive right: Chinese refinery avoids new Russian oil trade

Smoke spews from chimneys of oil refinery in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province in eastern China, December 28, 2006. REUTERS / Sean Yong Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up Sinopec, CNOOC, PetroChina, Sinochem avoid new acquisitions Concerns about sanctions keep state-owned companies in check Some independent refining companies continue to import crude … Read more