Ukraine and Russia: what you need to know now

Ukraine and Russia: what you need to know now

Aug 19 (Reuters) – The UN chief and the presidents of Turkey and Ukraine discussed ways to end the war started by Russia and secure Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, while Russia and Ukraine exchanged allegations of new shelling near the plant. read more DIPLOMACY * UN Guterres said after talks in Lviv, Ukraine, that … Read more

Xi and Putin attend G20 summit in Bali in Indonesia in November

Xi and Putin attend G20 summit in Bali in Indonesia in November

Aug 19 (Reuters) – Chinese and Russian leaders Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin will attend the G20 summit in the holiday island of Bali in November, a longtime adviser to the Indonesian president said Friday. Andi Widjajanto, former cabinet secretary and unofficial adviser to President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, told Reuters the two … Read more

Stocks choppy, US yields fall as investors digest Fed minutes

Stocks choppy, US yields fall as investors digest Fed minutes

A man in a protective mask walks past an electronic board displaying the Shanghai Composite Index, Nikkei Index, and Dow Jones Industrial Average during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak outside a real estate agency in Tokyo, Japan, March 7, 2022. REUTERS / Kim Kyung Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Wall … Read more

Russian Jews Head to Israel as Kremlin Targets Emigration Group

Russian Jews Head to Israel as Kremlin Targets Emigration Group

Emigration to Israel from Russia has increased in 2022 Russia wants to close branch of Jewish Agency in Moscow First court hearing in case expected on Friday TEL AVIV, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – In the hours after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, Ilya Fomintsev, a 43-year-old oncologist and director of a medical charity, took to … Read more

Tourists who smoke weed not welcome in Thailand, says health minister

Tourists who smoke weed not welcome in Thailand, says health minister

BANGKOK, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – Thailand’s health minister on Wednesday discouraged tourists from visiting the country solely to smoke weed, just two months after new laws were passed that largely decriminalized the drug. “We don’t welcome those kinds of tourists,” Anutin Charnvirakul told reporters when asked about recreational marijuana use among foreign visitors. In 2018, … Read more

NATO says it is ready to step up forces if tensions between Serbia and Kosovo escalate

NATO says it is ready to step up forces if tensions between Serbia and Kosovo escalate

BRUSSELS, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – NATO will increase its peacekeeping force in Kosovo if tensions with neighboring Serbia escalate, the alliance’s leader said Wednesday, on the eve of EU-facilitated talks between the Western Balkans’ alienated neighbors. “We now have an important mission, a military presence in Kosovo of nearly 4,000 troops,” Jens Stoltenberg told a … Read more

Germany, Israel Condemn Palestinian President’s Holocaust Remarks

Germany, Israel Condemn Palestinian President’s Holocaust Remarks

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attend a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 16, 2022. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Outrage At Abbas Claims Israel Guilty Of ’50 Holocausts’ German Chancellor, Israeli Prime Minister Lead Conviction In response, Abbas calls Holocaust ‘most heinous crime’ Germany … Read more

China sends troops to Russia for exercise ‘Vostok’

China sends troops to Russia for exercise ‘Vostok’

Members of the Chinese team operate with their Type 96A tank during the Tank Biathlon competition at the International Army Games 2022 in Alabino, outside Moscow, Russia, August 16, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – Chinese troops will travel to Russia to participate in … Read more

Analysis: Chinese central bank, under pressure to ease, is curbed by inflation, Fed jitters

Analysis: Chinese central bank, under pressure to ease, is curbed by inflation, Fed jitters

Economic recovery looks increasingly shaky PBOC sees further easing in response – policy insiders PBOC likely to cut key lending rates next week to boost demand Upcoming RRR cut is considered unlikely due to enough money in the economy PBOC Has Limited Room To Ease Amid Inflation, Capital Flight Concerns BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – … Read more

Column: US steps in EV accelerator to break Chinese metal ties: Andy Home

Column: US steps in EV accelerator to break Chinese metal ties: Andy Home

LONDON, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) includes the “largest investment ever in combating the existential crisis of climate change,” said President Joe Biden, who will sign the bill later on Tuesday. About $369 billion in federal funds will flow into climate change and energy security, increasing domestic capacity to produce wind … Read more