More Russian oil going east squeezes Iranian crude sales to China

Rise in Russian sales follows Western sanctions on Moscow About 20 tankers with Iranian oil anchored off Singapore Russia and Iran consult, but still compete for buyers Russian sales rise even as China’s COVID steps hit demand LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) – Iran’s crude exports to China have fallen sharply since the start of the … Read more

Asian shares bounce as China moves to boost housing

FILE PHOTO – An investor stands in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China, August 24, 2015. REUTERS / Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MSCI Asia ex-Japan + 1.8%, Nikkei + 1.3% European shares set to follow Asia’s lead Equities rally … Read more

‘Hell’ in Ukraine’s Donbas as Russia piles on pressure, warns Zelenskiy

Donbas region is completely destroyed -Zelenskiy Group of Seven sends billions more to Ukraine US Senate approves $ 40 bln in further aid KYIV / SLATYNE, Ukraine, May 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s industrial Donbas region, the focus of recent Russian offensives, has been destroyed, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said as some of the world’s richest countries … Read more

EXCLUSIVE US aims to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade

The US Navy Arleigh-Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur launches a Harpoon surface-to-surface missile during Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN) quadrilateral exercises between Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, and US Naval forces in the Philippine Sea May 26 , 2019. Picture taken May 26, 2019. US Navy / Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton / … Read more

Shares slide as global growth fears mount

FILE PHOTO – An investor sits in front of a board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing, China, December 7, 2018. REUTERS / Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING / HONG KONG, May 19 (Reuters) – Asian stocks slid on Thursday, tracking a steep Wall Street … Read more

UK inflation hits 40-year high of 9.0%, squeezing households harder

UK April inflation rate is likely highest in G7 Household energy bills drive up inflation Anti-poverty campaigners demand government action Inflation likely to rise further LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – British inflation surged last month to its highest annual rate since 1982, pressuring finance minister Rishi Sunak to offer more help for households and the … Read more

More Ukraine fighters surrendering in Mariupol, Russia says

Ukrainian soldiers, many wounded, taken to Russian-held towns Mariupol a win for Putin as Russian forces fall back elsewhere US reopens Kyiv embassy KYIV / MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 19 (Reuters) – Moscow said nearly 700 more Ukrainian fighters had surrendered in Russian-held Mariupol as it shored up a key gain in the south, while the … Read more

India, the world’s largest buyer of Russian arms, looks to diversify suppliers

The Sukhoi-30MKI jet is seen during the 88th Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad, India, October 8, 2020. REUTERS / Anushree Fadnavis Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Search gets more urgent as Russia faces economic sanctions India steps up emphasis on making equipment at home Also … Read more

How Turkey spoiled NATO’s historic moment with Finland, Sweden

Turkey caught NATO allies by surprise Finland, Sweden hoped for quick accession Turkey’s Cavusoglu meets US counterpart Blinken ISTANBUL / WASHINGTON / BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) – When Finland and Sweden signed they were thinking of making the historic decision joining NATO, the alliance expected a tough response from Moscow, not from one of its … Read more

When Africans asked for COVID shots, they didn’t get them. Now they don’t want them

Demand for COVID shots drops in Africa as supply rises Countries turn to mobile campaigns to boost uptake Africa, average age 20, has fared better in pandemic Experts warn new variants could emerge on the continent DAKAR / ACCRA, May 18 (Reuters) – It’s noisy inside the Mamprobi clinic in Accra as kids clamber over … Read more