Ukraine must decide its own future, says Poland’s president

Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks during a joint news briefing with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Lithuanian Ukrainian President Gitanas Nauseda, Latvian President Egils Levits and Estonian President Alar Karis (not pictured), as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine April 13, 2022 REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register KYIV, … Read more

Putin promises to bolster Russia’s IT security in face of cyber attacks

May 20 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the number of cyber attacks on Russia by foreign “state structures” had increased several times over and that Russia must bolster its cyber defenses by reducing the use of foreign software and hardware. The websites of many state-owned companies and news websites have suffered … Read more

Germany and Italy approved Russian gas payments after nod from Brussels – sources

A model of the natural gas pipeline is seen in front of displayed word EU and Russia flag colors in this illustration taken March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Some EU states refuse to comply with Russian payment demands Others approve Russian payments after talks with EU … Read more

Germany’s central bank governor on rates, inflation outlook

Joachim Nagel, Germany’s central bank governor and ECB member, shares his latest thoughts on inflation and the possibility of rate hikes in the euro zone. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The ECB will soon hike rates for the first time in more than a decade, a member of the central bank’s governing council told … Read more

Asian shares bounce as China moves to boost housing

FILE PHOTO – An investor stands in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China, August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register MSCI Asia ex-Japan +1.8%, Nikkei +1.3% European shares set to follow Asia’s lead Equities rally after China cuts loan … Read more

After delay, U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approves $40 billion in Ukraine aid

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – The US Senate overwhelmingly approved nearly $40 billion in new aid for Ukraine on Thursday sending the bill to the White House for President Joe Biden to sign into law as Washington races to keep military assistance flowing nearly three months after Russia’s invasion. The Senate voted 86-11 in favor … Read more

How Turkey spoiled NATO’s historic moment with Finland, Sweden

Turkey caught NATO allies by surprise Finland, Sweden hoped for quick accession Turkey’s Cavusoglu meets US counterpart Blinken ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) – When Finland and Sweden signaled they were thinking of making the historic decision by joining NATO, the alliance expected a tough response from Moscow, not from one of its own. Yet at … Read more

EU to map out escape route from Russian fossil fuels

A 3D printed Natural Gas Pipes are placed on displayed EU and Russian flags in this illustration taken, January 31, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) – The European Commission will on Wednesday unveil a 210 billion euro plan for how Europe can end its … Read more

Russia says nearly 700 more Mariupol fighters surrender

Ukrainian soldiers, many wounded, taken to Russian-held towns Mariupol a win for Putin as Russian forces fall back elsewhere Finland and Sweden formally apply to join NATO KYIV/MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 18 (Reuters) – Nearly 700 more Ukrainian fighters surrendered at the Mariupol steelworks in the past 24 hours, Russia said on Wednesday, but leaders were … Read more

Stock market rebound fizzles, UK inflation hits 40-year high

LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – A rebound in stocks ran out of steam on Wednesday concerns about the economic growth outlook and rising inflation knocked sentiment, while a UK inflation reading of 9% underlined just how much higher interest rates might be headed. Asian stocks managed to eek out their fourth straight session of gains … Read more