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Russia hits Ukraine homes, evacuates Kherson, warns of escalation
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Russia hits Ukraine homes, evacuates Kherson, warns of escalation

Missile smashes into Mykolaiv apartment block Ukrainian forces on offensive in Kherson region Kherson is gateway to Russian-annexed Crimea Western nations reject Russia’s ‘dirty bomb’ accusation MYKOLAIV, Ukraine, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Russia fired missiles and drones into the Ukrainian-held southern town of Mykolaiv, destroying an apartment block, and said the war was trending towards...

Ukraine faces power cuts after Russian strikes, more flee Kherson
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Ukraine faces power cuts after Russian strikes, more flee Kherson

KYIV, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Critical infrastructure across Ukraine was pounded by more than a dozen Russian missiles on Saturday, the Ukrainian air force said, with several regions reporting strikes on energy facilities and power outages. At the same time Russian occupation authorities in the Ukrainian city of Kherson urged civilians to leave immediately citing...

Factbox: Is the Kakhovka dam in Ukraine about to be blown?
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Factbox: Is the Kakhovka dam in Ukraine about to be blown?

Oct 21 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of planning to blow up the Kakhovka hydro-electric dam on the Dnipro River, a step that would unleash a devastating flood across a large area of southern Ukraine. What is the Kakhovka dam, is it about to be blown and what impact would that...

America’s new nuclear power industry has a Russian problem
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America’s new nuclear power industry has a Russian problem

WASHINGTON/LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – U.S. firms developing a new generation of small nuclear power plants to help cut carbon emissions have a big problem: only one company sells the fuel they need, and it’s Russian. That’s why the U.S. government is urgently looking to use some of its stockpile of weapons-grade uranium to help...

Scuffles break out as French strike to call for higher wages
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Scuffles break out as French strike to call for higher wages

PARIS, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Dozens of black-clad protesters clashed with police and broke shop windows on Tuesday in Paris on the margins of a march for wage hikes. Regional train traffic was cut by about half as several unions called a nationwide strike, seeking to capitalise on anger with decades-high inflation to expand a...

Dozens of LNG-laden ships queue off Europe’s coasts unable to unload
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Dozens of LNG-laden ships queue off Europe’s coasts unable to unload

LONDON/MADRID, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Dozens of ships carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) circling off the coasts of Spain unable to secure slots to unload have prompted grid operators for the country to warn they may have to suspend loading to deal with this “exceptional situation”. Europe is facing an energy supply squeeze as Russia...

Russia hits infrastructure targets across Ukraine, targets power and water
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Russia hits infrastructure targets across Ukraine, targets power and water

Three blasts hit port of Mykolaiv – witness City of Zhytomyr left without power, water Blasts heard in Kyiv, other cities hit Zelenskiy accuses Russia of targeting civilians Moscow denies that, says hitting infrastructure KYIV/MYKOLAIV, Ukraine, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Russian missiles crashed into infrastructure targets across Ukraine on Tuesday morning as Moscow stepped up...

Druzhba pipeline leak cuts oil flow to Germany, accident blamed
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Druzhba pipeline leak cuts oil flow to Germany, accident blamed

WARSAW, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Poland said on Wednesday a leak in one of the Druzhba pipelines bringing oil from Russia to Europe hit supplies to Germany and was most likely caused by an accident, as Europe remains on high alert over its energy security. The discovery of the leak in the main route carrying...

Zaporizhzhia plant down to diesel generators as shelling cuts power essential for cooling
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Zaporizhzhia plant down to diesel generators as shelling cuts power essential for cooling

Nuclear plant needs power supply to avoid meltdown Overnight shelling brought down the main power line Relying on emergency diesel generators for time being IAEA says protection zone is an ‘urgent imperative’ KYIV/VIENNA, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Overnight shelling cut power to Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, which needs cooling to avoid a meltdown, forcing...

Nord Stream investigation finds evidence of detonations, Swedish police say
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Nord Stream investigation finds evidence of detonations, Swedish police say

Swedish Security Service says ‘gross sabotage’ indicated Investigation shows detonations at Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines Russia says not asked to participate in investigation HELSINKI/STOCKHOLM, Oct 6 (Reuters) – A crime scene investigation of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines from Russia to Europe found evidence of detonations, strengthening suspicions of “gross...