Ukraine rules out ceasefire as fighting intensifies in Donbas

Ukraine rules out ceasefire, concessions Russia launches assault in Luhansk Russia stops Finland gas flows over payment dispute Polish president in Ukraine to address parliament Sunday May 22 (Reuters) – Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or concessions to Moscow while Russia intensified an offensive in the eastern Donbas region and stopped providing gas to Finland, … Read more

Biden, South Korea’s Yoon vow to deter North Korea but offer COVID aid

SEOUL, May 21 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart agreed on Saturday to hold bigger military drills and deploy more US weapons if necessary to deter North Korea, while offering to send COVID-19 vaccines and potentially meet Kim Jong Un. Biden and Yoon Suk-yeol said their countries’ decades-old alliance needed … 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

Russia to halt gas flows to Finland on Saturday

A model of the natural gas pipeline is seen in front of displayed Finnish and Russian flag colors in this illustration taken April 26, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register HELSINKI, May 20 (Reuters) – Russia’s Gazprom (GAZP.MM) has informed Finland it will halt flows of natural gas from … Read more

Global markets in “unambiguous contrarian buy territory,” Bank of America says

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying graphs (top) of Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – The trillions wiped off global markets in … 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

World’s oceans at most acidic level in 26,000 years, climate report warns

May 18 (Reuters) – The world’s oceans grew to their warmest and most acidic levels on record last year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday, the United Nations officials warned that war in Ukraine threatened global climate commitments. Oceans saw the most striking extremes as the WMO detailed a range of turmoil wrought … Read more

Shares slide as global growth fears mount

FILE PHOTO – An investor sits in front of a board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing, China, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register BEIJING/HONG KONG, May 19 (Reuters) – Asian stocks slid on Thursday, tracking a steep Wall Street selloff, as investors worried … 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