Asian stocks stagnate as investors await more rate action

People walk past an electronic screen showing Japan’s Nikkei stock price index at a conference room in Tokyo, Japan June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register HONG KONG, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Asian stocks largely wiped out early morning gains on Tuesday afternoon as investors remained cautious … Read more

Ukraine bans Independence Day rallies over fears of Russian rocket fire

Moscow could try ‘something particularly ugly’, says Zelenskiy Russia accuses Ukraine of killing ultra-nationalists in Moscow The UN says 5,587 civilians have been killed in the conflict so far Ukraine says nearly 9,000 troops killed in first estimate KYIV, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s capital Kyiv this week banned public celebrations to commemorate independence from … Read more

Explosions hit Crimea, Russian missile injures 12 near nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine

Aug 20 (Reuters) – Fresh explosions erupted across Russia’s annexed Crimean peninsula on Saturday and a Russian missile hit a residential area in a southern Ukrainian town not far from a nuclear power plant, injuring 12 civilians, Russian and Ukrainian officials said. This strike at the Pivdennukrainsk nuclear power plant (southern Ukraine) and the new … Read more

Forest fires burn, farmers struggle as another heatwave bakes Western Europe

A “monster” fire consumes nearly 7,000 hectares in France ESA chief calls for action to tackle climate change Swiss army airlifts water to cows in mountain pastures Gig economy workers denounce labor rights as temperatures soar HOSTENS, France, Aug 11 (Reuters) – European nations sent fire crews to help France tackle a “monster” wildfire on … Read more

Ukraine wants safe passage agreement for shipments to extend beyond grain

Three grain ships leave Ukrainian ports First ship to arrive in Ukraine since the start of the war Fighting in the East is ‘hell’, says Zelenskiy NATO chief warns Putin must not be allowed to win ISTANBUL/Kyiv, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Three grain ships left Ukrainian ports on Friday under a safe passage agreement as … Read more

Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive; Sweden and Finland move closer to NATO membership

Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive in the south Strike force targets president’s hometown, Ukraine says The United States and Italy approve the membership of Finland and Sweden in NATO Ukraine calls on China to help end war, says SCMP KYIV/WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Ukraine said Russia had started creating a military strike force … Read more

Ukrainian grain ship heads for safe waters, but the economy is still in the doldrums

Ukrainian grain vessel inspected in Turkey Ship, bound for Lebanon, transits through the Bosphorus The expedition is the first of its kind to leave wartime Ukraine But the Ukrainian leader says much more is needed Kyiv must urgently ship 10 million tons to reduce its deficit KYIV/ISTANBUL, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskiy … Read more

US claims Russia is using ‘nuclear shield’ in Ukraine and risks terrible accident

US claims Russia uses ‘nuclear shield’ First grain ship leaves Ukraine Ukraine says 22,000 Russian troops ready to advance south Foreign fighters enter Lugansk, governor says Ukraine says to take back 50 towns from Kherson UNITED NATIONS/Kyiv, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The United States has accused Russia of using Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant as … Read more

NATO peacekeepers oversee the lifting of roadblocks in Kosovo

ZUPCE, Kosovo, Aug 1 (Reuters) – NATO-led peacekeepers backed by helicopters oversaw on Monday the removal of roadblocks protesters had set up in northern Kosovo, where political tensions have flared more than two decades after a crisis that ended with NATO airstrikes. The removal of the barricades came after Kosovo’s government postponed the implementation of … Read more

The first Ukrainian grain ship launched; Cereal tycoon killed in strike in Russia

First Ukrainian grain ship bound for Lebanon Turkey says more ships will follow Russian missiles pound the port of Mykolaiv Ukrainian grain tycoon Oleksiy Vadatursky killed in Mykolaiv Putin’s maritime ambitions include the Black Sea, the Arctic KYIV, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The first ship to leave Ukraine with grain exports since the start of … Read more