Evacuations restart at Mariupol steel plant in Ukraine as Russia tightens grip

Civilians trapped in steelworks under Russian siege Two buses depart with evacuees; more expected Kremlin: Time for Victory Day in Mariupol will come EU to tweak sanctions plan to win over eastern states KYIV, May 6 (Reuters) – Ukraine said 50 civilians were evacuated from a bombed-out steelworks in the city of Mariupol on Friday, … Read more

Putin warns West of lightning retaliation; sanctions batter Russian economy

Putin warns of retaliation if West interferes Ukraine says Europe should stop depending on Russia France to host EU energy ministers on May 2 Russia denies energy blackmail Canada says Russian attacks are war crimes WARSAW / SOFIA / KYIV, April 28 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of lightning-fast retaliation if countries interfere … Read more

Russia cuts gas to Poland in what Ukraine condemns as ‘gas blackmail’

Gas supplies to Poland cut; no word on Bulgaria Ukraine accuses Russia of blackmailing Europe Germany sends tanks to Ukraine Farmers wear body armor to plow fields WARSAW / SOFIA / KYIV, April 27 (Reuters) – Russia halted gas supplies to Poland under the Yamal contract on Wednesday, data from the European Union network of … Read more

Economic fears hit global equities, commods; Twitter lifts Wall St.

WASHINGTON / LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) – European stocks slid to a one-month low and commodity prices dropped on Monday on renewed concerns about rising interest rates and China’s sputtering economy, while Wall Street shares rose, reversing losses after Twitter agreed to be bought by billionaire Elon Musk. Fears over China’s COVID-19 outbreaks spooked investors … Read more

Zelenskiy warns Russia is eyeing other countries after Ukraine

Russia says it plans full control of Donbas and Southern Ukraine Ukraine says comments show Russia is seeking occupation EU official sees decisive couple of weeks UN chief to meet Putin, Zelenskiy next week KYIV / MARIUPOL, Ukraine, April 23 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned that the invasion of his country was just … Read more

US, allies ready new Russian sanctions after Bucha killings

US, EU set to ban new investment in Russia Zelenskiy says Bucha killings demand punishment Ukraine reports attacks in south and east LVIV, Ukraine, April 6 (Reuters) – The United States and its allies on Wednesday prepared new sanctions on Moscow over civilian killings which President Volodymyr Zelenskiy described as “war crimes”, as heavy fighting … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy skeptical about Russian pullback near Kyiv

UK says some Russian units leave Ukraine to regroup US on lookout for major offensive elsewhere ‘Ukrainians are not naive,’ says Zelenskiy LVIV, Ukraine / KYIV OUTSKIRTS, March 30 (Reuters) – Ukraine and its Western allies on Wednesday dismissed a Russian military pullback from near Kyiv as a ploy to refit troops after heavy losses, … Read more

Ukraine talks to resume; Kremlin calls Biden remarks “alarming”

Talks arranged after a call between Erdogan and Putin 160,000 people still trapped in Mariupol – mayor Russians turn effort towards separatist areas LVIV, Ukraine / ANKARA, March 28 (Reuters) – Ukraine and Russia were preparing on Monday for the first face-to-face peace talks in more than two weeks, with Kyiv insisting it would make … Read more

Wall Street pushes Treasury yields, stocks higher

US stocks advance, echoing gains in Europe 10-year Treasury yields hit highest level since 2019 Oil prices give back some gains Gold dips, Bitcoin advances BOSTON / LONDON, March 22 (Reuters) – US stocks regained ground on Tuesday, while Treasury yields climbed higher and oil dipped, as investors adjusted their expectations for rate hikes following … Read more

Stocks steady after Fed hike, BoE’s turn next

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying various countries’ stock indexes including Russian Trading System (RTS) Index which is empty, outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2022. REUTERS / Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON / … Read more