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

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

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

Wall Street ends higher; bank stocks rise with Treasury yields

Wall Street ends higher;  bank stocks rise with Treasury yields

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, January 25, 2022. REUTERS / Brendan McDermid / File Photo / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Pfizer falls on disappointing forecast Coty gains after raising earnings estimates Meta Platforms down for fourth … Read more