Ukraine separatists seek Russian help as US says attack is ready

Ukraine separatists seek Russian help as US says attack is ready

Explosions heard in Donetsk Kyiv declares state of emergency, calls up reservists Blinken says still time for diplomacy UN Security Council to meet Wednesday KYIV / DONETSK, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Separatists in Ukraine asked Moscow to help repel “aggression” on Wednesday and explosions rocked the breakaway eastern city of Donetsk as the United States … Read more

Biden puts sanctions on Russian banks and elites as he says Ukraine invasion has begun

Biden puts sanctions on Russian banks and elites as he says Ukraine invasion has begun

WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Tuesday the United States was imposing a first tranche of sanctions against Russia for launching an invasion of Ukraine and promised that more would come if there are further incursions. Biden, speaking to reporters at the White House, said the United States would impose sanctions … Read more

Britain sanctions Russian oligarch Gennady Timchenko and five banks

Britain sanctions Russian oligarch Gennady Timchenko and five banks

Britain also sanctions two Rotenberg brothers Billionaires Timchenko, Rotenbergs have ties to Putin Bank Rossiya among targeted lenders, state banks spared Sanctions bring UK into line with US measures UK lawmakers demand PM Johnson go further LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Britain on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Gennady Timchenko and two other billionaires with close … Read more

Russia, China water down G20 text on geopolitical tensions

Russia, China water down G20 text on geopolitical tensions

Ukraine crisis overshadows G20 meeting ending Friday G20 deletes “current” tensions reference amid Russian objections Canadian minister warns Russia not to invade Ukraine-sources China resists haircuts on poor country debt sources say G20 finance chiefs pledge global tax deal to take effect in 2023 JAKARTA / WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Russia and China watered … Read more

Elon Musk, Tesla attack SEC for ‘unrelenting’ harassment

Elon Musk, Tesla attack SEC for ‘unrelenting’ harassment

NEW YORK, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and its Chief Executive Elon Musk on Thursday accused the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of harassing them with an “endless” and “unrelenting” investigation to punish Musk for being an outspoken critic of the government. The accusation came in a letter to US District Judge … Read more

Musk donated over $ 5.7 bln in Tesla shares to charity in Nov

Musk donated over $ 5.7 bln in Tesla shares to charity in Nov

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks next to the company’s newest Model S during the Model S Beta Event held at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California October 1, 2011. REUTERS / Stephen Lam / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Tesla chief executive … Read more

Himalaya yogi ran India’s top bourse as puppet master, regulator says

Himalaya yogi ran India’s top bourse as puppet master, regulator says

Chitra Ramkrishna, Managing Director and CEO, National Stock Exchange (India), participates in The Future of Finance panel discussion during the IMF-World Bank annual meetings in Washington October 12, 2014. REUTERS / Yuri Gripas Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MUMBAI, Feb 13 (Reuters) – The former head of India’s largest stock exchange … Read more

Canada police in standoff with protesters blocking bridge to US

Canada police in standoff with protesters blocking bridge to US

WINDSOR, Ontario, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Canadian police made the first arrest of a protester blocking a key bridge to the United States on Saturday, more than a day after authorities moved in seeking to end the blockade of the important trade corridor. Demonstrators opposing government pandemic restrictions have occupied the Ambassador Bridge for the … Read more

Marketplace suspends most NFT sales, citing ‘rampant’ fakes and plagiarism

Marketplace suspends most NFT sales, citing ‘rampant’ fakes and plagiarism

LONDON, Feb 11 (Reuters) – The platform which sold an NFT of Jack Dorsey’s first tweet for $ 2.9 million has halted most transactions because people were selling tokens of content that did not belong to them, its founder said, calling this a “fundamental problem “in the fast-growing digital assets market. Sales of NFTs, or … Read more

Protesters defy injunction order, continue to occupy key US-Canada bridge

Protesters defy injunction order, continue to occupy key US-Canada bridge

WINDSOR, Ontario / WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Protesters opposing pandemic restrictions flouted a court order and emergency rules, continuing to occupy a vital Canada-US trade corridor early on Saturday, hours after a judge granted an injunction to end the blockade that has crippled North America’s well-knitted auto industry. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised … Read more