EXCLUSIVE: Germany ramps up emergency cash plans to tackle blackouts

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German authorities are stepping up preparations to hand out emergency funds in the event of a power outage to keep the economy running as the nation prepares for possible power outages caused by the war in Ukraine, four people involved said. One person said plans include Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank, hoarding billions … Read more

Biden and Xi clash over Taiwan in Bali but Cold War fears are lukewarm

Biden and Xi met for 3 hours before the G-20 Both leaders stress the need to put relations back on track Indonesia seeks partnerships on global economy at G20 Ukrainian President Zelensky to address the G20 on Tuesday NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov. 14 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping held … Read more

Ukraine’s Kherson races to restore energy and water after Russia’s withdrawal

The humanitarian situation in Kherson is “extremely difficult” – official Authorities are working to restore vital services Joy mixes with concerns about water and energy for Kherson residents Residents recount the violations committed by the occupation forces Fighting rages in Donetsk and eastern Luhansk regions Kherson, Ukraine (Reuters) – Public utilities companies in Kherson are … Read more

Ukrainian forces received flowers in Kherson after the withdrawal of the Russians

KLAPAYA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Villagers carrying flowers waited on the road to the southern city of Kherson to welcome and kiss Ukrainian soldiers on Saturday as they poured in to secure control of the right bank of the Dnipro River after the stunning killing of a Russian. to retreat. The barrage of incoming and outgoing … Read more

Britain froze Russian assets worth 18 billion pounds

Russia bypasses Libya and Iran as prime target of UK sanctions The UK says sanctions are hurting Russia’s military Russia uses chips in kitchen utensils for cabinets The UK government has reported 236 sanctions violations LONDON (Reuters) – The British government said on Thursday it had frozen more than 18 billion pounds ($20.5 billion) in … Read more

Exclusive: China cancels EU leader’s video speech at opening of major trade fair

BEIJING/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The Chinese authorities behind a major trade fair in Shanghai withdrew an opening speech by the president of the European Council that was due to criticize Russia’s “illegal war” in Ukraine and call for less trade dependence on China. Diplomats said. Three European diplomats told Reuters the pre-recorded video by Charles Michel … Read more

Russian missiles hit apartments in Ukraine, killing one person

Kyiv, other cities suffer from blackouts and water Putin: Missile strikes ‘not all we can do’ Russia also suspended its role in the grain deal after saying its ships were damaged Zelensky: Russia is ‘blackmailing the world with hunger’ Kyiv (Reuters) – Russia fired four missiles at the southern Ukrainian port city of Mykolaiv overnight, … Read more

Russia halts grain exports from Ukraine from the Black Sea, citing the attack on Crimea

Russia halts participation in UN grain deal The move comes after drone attacks on Crimea Russia says British personnel assisted in drone attack Ukraine says Russia is inventing attacks (Reuters) – Russia suspended participation in a United Nations-brokered Black Sea grain deal on Saturday after what it said was a major Ukrainian drone attack on … Read more

Booming Wall Street boosts global and European stocks; oil slices

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – Global and European stocks rose on Friday as Wall Street extended gains on hopes that some central banks will slow down in raising interest rates. Commodity prices took a hit from the strength of the US dollar. Oil prices fell after China, the largest importer of crude, expanded its restrictions on the … Read more

Russia strikes Ukrainian homes, evacuates Kherson, and warns of escalation

A rocket hit an apartment building in Mykolaiv Ukrainian forces on the offensive in the Kherson region Kherson is a gateway to the Crimea, annexed by Russia Western countries reject Russia’s “dirty bomb” accusation Mykolaiv, Ukraine (October 24) (Reuters) – Russia fired missiles and drones at the Ukrainian-controlled southern town of Mykolaiv, destroying an apartment … Read more