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Russia says more Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Mariupol

Ukrainian soldiers, many of whom were wounded, moved to Russian-controlled towns The United States reopens the Kyiv embassy Ukraine says saboteurs targeted a Russian armored train Kyiv/MARIPOL, Ukraine, May 19 (Reuters) – Nearly 700 additional Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Russia-controlled Mariupol, Moscow said, as it consolidated major gains in the south, while the United … Read more

Stocks rebound fades, dollar rises as growth fears return

LONDON (Reuters) – A stock rally ran out of steam on Wednesday as concerns about the outlook for economic growth and rising inflation dampened sentiment, while the UK’s 9% inflation reading underlined how far higher interest rates could go. European stocks were mostly lower and Wall Street futures point to a weaker open. Several analysts … Read more

Gender transmission insurance rules banned in Christian congregation challenge

Seal of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at their office in Manhattan, New York City, US, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Judge says requirements force Christian employers to violate religious beliefs The agencies said refusal to cover gender transition is discrimination The judge … Read more

Stocks rebound and Treasury yields rise on stronger data

Stocks gain from retail sales, China optimism Dollar falls as risk appetite returns Crude oil dips amid fears of Fed tightening Powell keeps a hawkish message from the Fed NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global stock markets rebounded and Treasury yields rose on Tuesday, as strong retail sales in April signaled economic growth could strengthen, as … Read more

Analysis: White House balances inflation and farmers in new biofuel mandates

May 16 (Reuters) – The White House is expected to announce in coming weeks how much biofuels like corn ethanol that U.S. refiners will have to blend into their fuel this year, a decision that will force it to balance taming consumer inflation against subsidizing the nation’s farmers. How the administration balances competing priorities could … Read more

Stock markets struggle as worries grow about the economy

LONDON (Reuters) – European shares fell on Monday and Wall Street headed for a lower open, as investor sentiment struggled to recover from last week’s heavy selling amid fears of slowing economic growth. Global stocks hit an 18-month low last week, as investors worried that higher interest rates to counter high inflation would hurt the … Read more

Ukraine claims to have made battlefield successes in the northeast as the Russians retreat

Ukraine says its forces have moved across the Russian border Russia warns of consequences for Finland and Sweden NATO move NATO Secretary General says Russia’s attack will not be planned The situation is still difficult in the south RUSSKA LOZOVA (Ukraine/Kyiv) (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces in a counterattack against Russian forces in the country’s northeast … Read more

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

The newly elected ruler of the UAE sees Iran and Islamists as a threat to safe havens in the Gulf

The de facto ruler was elected president after the death of his brother Bin Zayed formed a new axis with Israel against Iran and the Islamists Obama writes that Gulf ruler may be ‘smarter’ DUBAI (Reuters) – Emirati strongman Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who was formally elected president on Saturday, has led a realignment … 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