U.S. steps up heavy crude imports as Biden blasts profiteering

HOUSTON, June 16 (Reuters) – U.S. refiners last month imported the heaviest crude in nearly two years, Customs data showed, as they ramped up fuel production and sought to replace sanctioned Russian oil . Higher imports of heavy crude are common during the summer months, but this year’s increase comes as the Biden administration asks … Read more

U.S., partners dismantle Russian hacking ‘botnet,’ Justice Dept says

A man holds a laptop computer as cybercode is projected onto him in this illustrative photo taken May 13, 2017. Capitalizing on spy tools believed to have been developed by the United States National Security Agency, hackers staged a cyberattack with self-spreading malware that infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries. REUTERS/Kacper … Read more

Third American reported missing after traveling to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) – The United States said on Thursday it was aware of reports that a third U.S. citizen was missing after traveling to Ukraine and had not yet interviewed Russia about two Americans who were allegedly captured after traveling to the country to fight the Russians. forces. “To date, we have not … Read more

Two U.S. citizens missing, feared captured, in eastern Ukraine -families

June 15 (Reuters) – Two US citizens who traveled to Ukraine as volunteer fighters against Russian forces have been missing for a week and fear capture, family members said on Wednesday. Alexander Drueke, 39, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Andy Huynh, 27, of Hartselle, Alabama, were last in contact with their families on June 8 and … Read more

Ukrainian lawmakers on U.S. visit accuse Russians of sanctions dodge using Georgia

Ukrainians do not provide details or examples Lawmakers urge Washington to act on sanctions issue WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – Russian people and companies are using entities in Georgia to circumvent Western sanctions, a group of Ukrainian lawmakers said on Wednesday, urging the United States to act, but they did not provide more details or … Read more

Biden announces new $1 bln in weapons for Ukraine

US President Joe Biden returns to the White House in Washington, June 14, 2022. REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a new $1 billion arms injection for Ukraine, which sources familiar with the matter said included anti-ship … Read more

EXCLUSIVE U.S. targets Russia with tech to evade censorship of Ukraine news

LONDON/WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – The U.S. government has provided new and increased funding to three tech companies since the start of the conflict in Ukraine to help Russians circumvent censorship and gain access to Western media, according to five people close to the situation. The funding effort focuses on three companies that build virtual … Read more

U.S. allows some Russian energy-related transactions until Dec. 5

Gas pipelines are pictured at the Atamanskaya Compressor Station, a facility of Gazprom’s Power Of Siberia project outside the Far Eastern town of Svobodny in the Amur Region, Russia November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov /File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) – The United States will allow … Read more

U.S., allies need to limit Russian oil revenue -deputy Treasury chief

U.S. Under Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo attends the National Action Network’s national convention in New York, U.S., April 8, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) – Russia’s oil profits have likely risen despite falling crude exports and the United States and its allies … Read more

Russian-held Ukraine region scheming to sell grain to North America -RIA

Wheat grain is pictured at a warehouse in Bashtanka, Mykolaiv region, as Russia’s attacks on Ukraine continue, Ukraine June 9, 2022. REUTERS/Edgar su Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 10 (Reuters) – Authorities in a part of Ukraine seized by Russia are using ‘shrewd schemes’ to avoid Western sanctions and sell … Read more