European Central Bank makes biggest ever interest rate hike

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank made its largest interest rate hike on Thursday, following the US Federal Reserve and other central banks in a global rush of rapid rate hikes designed to stifle inflation that is squeezing consumers and push Europe into recession. The bank’s board of governors raised its main benchmarks … Read more

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes unannounced trip to Ukraine

CNN — Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited unannounced Ukraine Thursday – making his second visit to the country’s capital since the start of the war with Russia more than six months ago. While in Kyiv, Blinken met Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and visited a children’s hospital. His trip comes as Ukraine has launched … Read more

US: Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians forced into Russia

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United States said Wednesday it has evidence that “hundreds of thousands” of Ukrainian citizens were interrogated, detained and forcibly deported to Russia in “a series of horrors” overseen by officials of the Russian presidency. Russia immediately dismissed the allegation as “fantastic”, calling it the latest invention of a Western disinformation … Read more

Apple unveils iPhone 14 with SOS satellite, Ultra Watch for outdoors

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register September 7 (Reuters) – Apple Inc. (AAPL.O) introduced new iPhone 14 models capable of using satellites to send emergency messages and an adventure-focused Ultra Watch for sports like diving and triathlons. Outward-focused products will test whether Apple’s relatively affluent customer base will continue to spend in … Read more

Ukraine celebrates ‘success’ of counterattack; Russia retaliates | Russia–Ukraine War

Russian forces lost territory on all fronts in the 28th week of war as a counter-offensive stretched from the southern Kherson region to the country’s eastern and northern fronts, demonstrating the continued capability of the to take the initiative. North Ukrainian forces launched a new counterattack in the northern Kharkiv region on 6 September. Despite … Read more

Putin, Xi to meet in Uzbekistan next week, official says

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping plan to meet next week in Uzbekistan, a Russian official said on Wednesday, announcing a summit that could mark a new stage in warming ties between two powers that clash from increasingly against the West. The meeting at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization – a political, economic … Read more

Zaporizhzhia: IAEA calls for a “safe zone” around the Ukrainian nuclear power plant

Speaking from Vienna, Chief Executive Rafael Grossi told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that a safe zone around the Russian-controlled site was needed amid heavy shelling. “What is urgently needed now, today, is for us to agree to establish a shield (if you will), a shield, a bubble around the perimeter of the facility,” Grossi said. Grossi … Read more

Power cut after explosions near Ukrainian nuclear power plant, IAEA report expected

Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of bombing a factory The nuclear power plant has been worrying for weeks The UN watchdog will issue a report on this later on Tuesday. Ukraine says Russia is bombing Kharkiv and the city of Zelenskiy KYIV, September 6 (Reuters) – Explosions erupted and power was cut off on … Read more

UK weighs in on huge package of support as Europe battles energy crisis

Manuela Schwesig, Premier of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, and Markus Soeder, Premier of the State of Bavaria, visit a pipeline transfer station of the Baltic Sea Pipeline Link near Lubmin, Germany , August 30, 2022. REUTERS / Lisi Niesner Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register UK to freeze energy bills for … Read more

Boris Johnson arrives at the Queen’s Estate to tender his resignation

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has arrived at Queen Elizabeth II’s estate in Scotland to formally tender his resignation to pave the way for Liz Truss to succeed him amid an acute cost of living crisis facing the country. Johnson will eventually leave office following a carefully choreographed audience with the monarch … Read more