Floods kill at least 17 in southern Morocco
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Days of unusually heavy rains pounded Morocco's south and unleashed deadly floods that killed 17 people and left 18 missing, according to Interior Ministry.
Lithuania to supply Ukraine with military aid: Poroshenko
KIEV (Reuters) - Lithuania is to provide Ukraine with some military aid to help in its fight against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday. It was not clear, however, if Lithuania was following fellow NATO member the United States in providing non-lethal military equipment, or supplying weaponry. NATO countries are reluctant to risk being drawn into conflict with Russia by arming a non-member. ...
Ukraine's Naftogaz plans to buy 1 bcm of Russian gas by end of year
BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Ukraine will buy 1 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas from Russia by the end of the year, Naftogaz Chief Executive Andriy Kobolyev said on Monday. Kobolyev also said Ukraine was in talks to get so-called reverse gas flows from Hungary resumed in the coming months. "We plan to buy 1 billion cubic meters of Russian gas from now until the end of the year," he said at a news conference during an energy conference in the Slovak capital. "We hope the supply of gas from Hungary will resume in December or January next year. ...
Russia says 'substantial progress' made in Iran talks
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday substantial progress had been made in talks on Iran's nuclear program though they failed to produce a final deal before a self-imposed deadline. "Substantial progress was made," Lavrov said in Vienna, in comments broadcast by Rossiya 24 television. He said he expected that in three or four months the parties would agree on the "basic principles" of a final document. (Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, editing by Elizabeth Piper)
EU lawmakers to vote on Google break-up motion on Thursday
By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers will likely vote on Thursday on a motion proposing the break-up of Google and other Internet technology companies, increasing political pressure on the bloc’s antitrust regulators to take a stronger line on the group. The parliament has no power to dismember a firm. But the vote, underlining widespread concern among EU politicians about American dominance of the Internet industry, would be a significant public challenge to Google's business in Europe. ...