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The battle for Ukraine’s Donbass region rages

Russian forces make some progress in Donbass – Ukrainian army Ukraine says it is in a state of attack near Izyum Finland’s president confirms candidacy for NATO membership The Russian Donbass Campaign Lost Its Momentum – British Army RUSSIA LOZova, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russia bombed positions in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as it sought to … Read more

Focusing on China, Biden pledged $150 million to ASEAN leaders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden opened a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders and promised to spend $150 million on their infrastructure, security, pandemic preparedness and other efforts aimed at countering the influence of rival China. Biden, on Thursday, kicked off a two-day summit with the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in … Read more

A closer look: China’s Xiaomi launches investigations into India’s main market

A man walks past the logo of Xiaomi, the Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer, outside a store in Mumbai, India, May 11, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi Corp (1810.HK) It faces legal problems in India as a federal financial crime … Read more

Stocks turn red in choppy session, yields fall after US inflation data

NEW YORK/MILAN (Reuters) – Wall Street stocks fell sharply, along with Treasury yields, in a volatile session on Wednesday, as oil prices soared and investors worried about the prospect of an economic slowdown. US stock indices moved up and down after US data showed higher-than-expected core inflation, excluding items such as oil prices. Some investors … Read more

A Closer Look: Will Russia Use Nuclear Weapons?

(Reuters) – At the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin indirectly raised the possibility of a nuclear strike against anyone interfering in the conflict. Here are some of the key issues surrounding the possibility – seen as remote by many Western analysts and diplomats – that Putin might actually use nuclear … Read more

India’s wheat export boom brings wealth to farmers and budget relief

Farmers use a harvester to deposit harvested wheat into a tractor trailer, in a field on the outskirts of Indore, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India, March 22, 2022. REUTERS/Rajendra Jadhav Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Indore/SARANGPUR, India, April 29 (Reuters) – For the first season in more than … Read more