Israeli forces battled Palestinian militants in Gaza's two largest cities on Monday, with civilians still sheltering along the front lines even after massive waves of displacement across the besieged territory ... .
KYIV, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital with eight long-range ballistic missiles before dawn on Monday and four people were wounded by debris after air defences shot down the incoming salvo, officials said. The strike at around 4 a.m ... Russia made no immediate comment on the attacks ... Our Standards ... Acquire Licensing Rights ... ....
The COP28 climate negotiations entered crunch time on Monday with countries set for a final summit face-off over whether to reach a global agreement to phase out fossil fuels. U.N ... summits. The emissions from burning fossil fuels are by far the main driver of climate change ... And that's very unhelpful ... "We're the fourth largest oil and gas producer ... ....
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Summary. High stakes for Ukraine exhausted after nearly two years of warEU aid decision comes as doubts mount over U.S. supportEU executive to unlock funds for Hungary before summitSome workarounds possible on budget assistance if Orban vetoes ... Securing fresh financial assistance from Europe is critical as doubts mount over future U.S ... Our Standards.
Russian PresidentVladimir Putin, who announced yesterday he is running for a fifth term, has over the past two decades built a system of domestic repression and confrontation with the West that is almost certain to guarantee his re-election ... Abroad, he has led world efforts to challenge the dominance of the West ... Early reform hopes ... .
NEW DELHI, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Monday, extending gains for a second session as U.S. efforts to replenish strategic reserves provided some support, although concerns of crude oversupply and softer fuel demand growth next year persisted. Brent crude futures rose 0.7%, or 56 cents, to $76.40 a barrel by 0735 GMT, while U.S ... Read Next.
UkrainianForeign MinisterDmytro Kuleba said on Monday it would be “devastating” for Kyiv and the European Union if EU leaders do not give his country the green light for membership talks at a summit this week ... Such a decision would show the EU is unable to follow through on historical commitments, he said ... 14-15 summit ... WHAT ORBAN WANTS.
Aid charities have sounded the alarm about an “apocalyptic” situation in Gaza after more than two months of war between Israel and Hamas, warning of starvation and an outbreak of disease ... “The situation in Gaza is not just a catastrophe; it’s apocalyptic... "Israel's safe zones within Gaza are mirage,” she added ... .
PIDIE, Indonesia, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Myanmar's Rohingya face a wave of hostility and rejection in Indonesia, where regional communities say they are fed up of a spike in the numbers of boats carrying the persecuted ethnic minority to their shores ... "Why should we take care of thousands of Rohingya who cause many problems?" she added.
WELLINGTON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Plans by New Zealand's conservative government to roll back Maori rights reforms have revived race as a hot political issue in the Pacific nation, which was previously lauded globally for its advances on Indigenous matters ...Peters was unavailable for a Reuters' interview ... Reporting by Lucy Craymer ... Read Next.
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Zoom into a map of Italy and you will notice a gap where the tip of the toe of the boot-shaped peninsula seems to touch Sicily—the stretch of sea that makes Sicily an island. The Strait of Messina is just a couple of miles wide at its narrowest point, and between two coasts that never quite meet, the Mediterranean produces a distinct hallucination ... .