UK PM Johnson suffers heavy losses in London in local elections

Conservatives lose control of London councils Results seen as a test of Johnson’s popularity Bad performance will increase pressure on Johnson LONDON, May 6 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party lost control of traditional strongholds in London and suffered losses elsewhere in local elections, early results on Friday showed, as voters punished … Read more

BoE flags risk of recession and 10% inflation as it raises rates again

A man wearing a protective face mask walks past the Bank of England (BoE), after the BoE became the world’s first major central bank to raise rates since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain, December 16, 2021 REUTERS / Toby Melville Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Central bank sees … Read more

Ukraine says Russia pounding Donbass, failing to take targets

Russia continues assault on eastern Ukraine Ukraine says Russians ‘not succeeding’ in taking targets Russia’s Lavrov: lifting sanctions is part of peace talks US Congress to pass Ukraine aid and weapons package soon KYIV, April 30 (Reuters) – Russian forces pounded Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region on Saturday but failed to capture three target areas, Ukraine’s … Read more

Factbox: Companies sell their businesses in Russia

A woman entries to a Polish fashion retailer LPP brand Reserved shop in Warsaw, Poland, September 4, 2020. REUTERS / Kacper Pempel / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 28 (Reuters) – Some Western companies have agreed to sell their Russian assets or hand them over to local managers … Read more

In the escalation of rhetoric, Moscow cites the ‘real’ risk of nuclear war

Russia warns US against arming Ukraine US eyes ammunition for howitzers, tanks, grenade launchers UK to send ambulances, fire engines and medical supplies LVIV, Ukraine / KYIV, April 26 (Reuters) – Moscow accused NATO of engaging in a proxy battle against Russia by arming Ukraine, saying this had created a serious and real risk 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

Oil prices fall 5% after IMF cuts growth outlook

Storage tanks are seen at Marathon Petroleum’s Los Angeles Refinery, which processes domestic & imported crude oil into California Air Resources Board (CARB), gasoline, diesel fuel, and other petroleum products, in Carson, California, US, March 11, 2022. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS / Bing Guan Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register … Read more

Russia warns of nuclear deployment if Sweden and Finland join NATO

Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev delivers a speech during a meeting with members of the Security Council in Moscow, Russia February 21, 2022. Sputnik / Alexey Nikolsky / Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia warns of nuclear deployment Says Iskander and hypersonic missiles would be … Read more

Dozens of Ukrainians found in a grave near Kyiv as battle looms in the east

Mass grave found near Kyiv, official says Zelenskiy sees ‘hard battle’, urges oil embargo, seeks arms Johnson promises vehicles, anti-ship missiles Nine trains laid on for evacuation in the east, the governor says KYIV, April 10 (Reuters) – A grave with dozens of Ukrainian civilians has been found in Buzova village near Kyiv, an official … Read more

Ukraine faces ‘hard battle’ in eastern regions, Zelenskiy says

Zelenskiy expects hard battle in Ukraine’s east At least 52 died in train station attack Civilians in the Luhansk region told to flee KYIV, April 9 (Reuters) – Ukraine is ready for a tough battle with Russian forces amassing in the east of the country, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Saturday, a day after a … Read more