Russia Parliament mulls over presenting draft resolution to ban exchange of...

Russian State Duma has been planning to introduce a draft resolution to impose a ban on the exchange of Nazi criminals on Wednesday, May 18. The proposal presented by Andrei Kartapolav has been supported by the deputies. The Russian Defence Ministry on May 17 said that 265 militants, including 51 seriously wounded, had surrendered at a Russian steel plant.
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Russia says hundreds of Ukrainians surrender at Azovstal

Russia says 265 Ukrainian soldiers have surrendered after staging a last stand at the besieged Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol. Hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers remained holed up in underground tunnels beneath the industrial zone. Ukraine's defence ministry has called for a prisoner exchange with Russia. Finland votes overwhelmingly in favour of joining NATO military alliance.
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Russia's Lavrov sees no reason for Sweden, Finland to feel unsafe; avers...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused the NATO military alliance of using Sweden and Finland territories for expanding eastward. He said that he found nothing new in both countries seeking NATO membership. Russia will keep a close eye on the way the US and NATO use their territory for expansion and will act accordingly.
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Siege of Azovstal steel plant ends with Mariupol fighters in Putin’s hands;...

Hundreds of Ukrainian fighters left the vast steel plant in Mariupol where they mounted a dogged last stand and turned themselves over to Russian hands. Russia on Tuesday called the operation a mass surrender. The Ukrainians avoided using that word — but said the garrison had completed its mission. Other fighters — their precise numbers unknown — remain inside the ruins of the fortified mill.
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Zelenskyy & Scholz discuss Ukraine's situation & increasing sanctions against Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday, May 17. The two leaders discussed the ground situation in Ukraine, increasing the sanctions and pressure on Russia. Both leaders underscored that a negotiated diplomatic solution between Russia and Ukraine would require an immediate end to hostilities by Russian forces and the withdrawal of Moscow's troops.
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US President Biden to Host Leaders of Sweden, Finland Amid NATO Bids

President Joe Biden Biden will host Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden and President Sauli Niinist of Finland at the White House for a meeting Thursday. The meeting is set to take place before Biden departs Washington for a four-day trip to South Korea and Japan. The nations' requests to join NATO have been widely lauded within the alliance as a rebuke of Russia after its invasion of Ukraine.
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Joe Biden to host leaders of Sweden, Finland amid NATO bids

President Joe Biden will host Sweden's prime minister and Finnish president at the White House on Thursday. The meeting comes amid a push to join NATO in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Turkey has expressed reservations over Finland and Sweden's requests to join the alliance. Turkey's foreign minister has said the two countries imposed restrictions on defense sales to Turkey.
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Russia to take over Renault's Moscow factory; plans to revive Soviet-era...

Russia to take over Renault’s Moscow factory to revive Soviet-era car Moskvitch. Renault has given up its majority stake in AvtoVAZ with an option to buy it back within six years. Mayor of the Russian capital, Sergei Sobyanin, stated that the government has taken this decision to stop Renault's 45,000 workers from becoming unemployed.
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Ukraine claims Russia lost over 27,000 soldiers since the commencement of war

War-torn Ukraine claims that 27,900 Russian soldiers have been killed since February 24. The invading army has lost over 1,235 tanks, 3,009 armoured fighting automobiles and 578 artillery systems, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said. The enemy has sustained most losses in the Lyman and Zaporizhzhia directions on the previous day.
#UkrainianArmedForces #Russian #Ukraine #LawGovernment #Military


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European Commission to urge members for full disruption of Russian gas supply: Report

Several states opposing EU's proposal to limit the export of Russian oil and gas. Landlocked countries, which are heavily dependent on Russia, are opposing the move. EU will try to convince the member states by considering emergency measures like a temporary cap on gas prices. The European countries are facing the worst-ever crisis as the prices of natural gas have increased seven-fold compared to long-time average prices.
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9 hours ago

EU remains unsuccessful in reaching unanimity on Russian oil ban amid war:...

The European Union (EU) has remained unsuccessful in reaching unanimity on banning Russian oil as the bloc’s foreign ministers met in Brussels, said Josep Borrell, high representative of the EU for foreign affairs and security policy. Borrell said “unhappily” it was not possible to reach an agreement on the sixth sanctions package against Russia over Moscow's military aggression in Ukraine.
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In a historic move, Swedish FM Ann Linde signs application for NATO membership

Sweden's Foreign Minister Ann Linde signed an application to join NATO on May 17. The move marks a formal step by Stockholm towards joining the US-led military alliance, ending decades of military neutrality. The Nordic country's military nonalignment for more than 200 years has been at odds with Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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Russia was prepared to use artillery against inhabited areas in Chernihiv: UK

The UK's Ministry of Defence said Russia was prepared for artillery strike against inhabited areas in Chernihiv, to the north of Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv. The ministry said 3,500 building are estimated to have been destroyed or damaged. 80% of the damage has been caused to residential buildings, the ministry said.
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Cannes fest chief reacts to India being 'Country of Honour'

India named Country of Honour at Marche du Film or Cannes Market, which runs parallel to the Festival. Six Indian movies, including Madhavan's Rocketry, will be screened at the Market. These have been picked by the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Earlier, Cannes made it clear that it would not welcome any movie or director or journalist connected with Russia.
#MinistryofInformationandBroadcasting #Cannes #MarcheduFilm #India #ArtsEntertainment #Movies #EventsListings


13 hours ago

McDonald’s shuts shop in Russia after 30 years amid Ukraine war

The world's biggest burger chain is one of the biggest businesses to leave Russia post Ukraine war. McDonald's will now look for a 'local buyer' that would hire 62,000 of its staff. It is reportedly losing $55 million a month since it shut all of its stores in russia.
#McDonald’s #Russia #FoodDrink #Restaurants #FastFood


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Putin asserts strengthening trade between Russia and Tajikistan is important

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon before the commencement of the CSTO summit on Monday. According to the Russian leader, Tajikistani's key trading and economic partner is Russia. Putin highlighted the fact that the trade between both nations have rapidly expanded last year, by about 45%.
#Putin #CSTO #Russian #Russia #LawGovernment #Government


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Russia avers G7 nations, West attempts to isolate Moscow 'exacerbating'...

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Monday warned that such moves could escalate the global food shortages that are already all-time dangerous. Moscow also flagged that the unilateral actions of Western countries, primarily from the Group of Seven (G7), exacerbated the problem of breaking the logistics and financial chain or food supplies to the world market.
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14 hours ago

McDonald’s to sell its Russian business, exit after 30 years

McDonald's has 850 restaurants in Russia that employ 62,000 people. The company says holding on to its business in Russia “is no longer tenable, nor is it consistent with McDonald’s values” It says it plans to start removing golden arches and other symbols and signs with the company's name. The Chicago-based fast food giant said in early March that it was temporarily closing its stores in Russia.
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15 hours ago

Russia-Ukraine War LIVE: Ukrainian troops evacuate from Mariupol

Explosions strike western Ukrainian city of Lviv. Nine civilians killed by Russian attacks in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region. Ukraine's military said it was working to evacuate all remaining troops from Mariupol. Ukraine said troops defending its second-largest city, Kharkiv, had repelled Russian forces.
#Russia #Ukrainian #Mariupol #SensitiveSubjects #LawGovernment #Military


15 hours ago

UK-based energy giant Shell closes gas stations in Russia amid Moscow-Kyiv war

Shell plans to sell its gas stations to Russian multinational energy company- Lukoil. Shell has stopped selling fuel at stations included in perimeter of deal with Lukoil, TASS News agency reported. Shell Russia's website said that the loyalty program will end on May 20. McDonald’s said it has started the process of selling its Russian business.
#Shell #Russian #Russia #BusinessIndustrial #EnergyUtilities #OilGas


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