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

China says Taiwan is ‘not Ukraine’ as island raises alert level

China says Taiwan is ‘not Ukraine’ as island raises alert level

BEIJING / TAIPEI, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Taiwan is “not Ukraine” and has always been an inalienable part of China, China’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday, as Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called for the island to beef up vigilance on military activities in response to the crisis. The comments come after British Prime Minister Boris … Read more

Germany warns of sanctions over pipeline as Russia recognizes two Ukraine regions

Germany warns of sanctions over pipeline as Russia recognizes two Ukraine regions

Russian parliament recognizes breakaway regions Ukraine says two soldiers killed in shelling Unmarked tanks seen in breakaway capital Donetsk Global markets rattled, oil hits 7-year high Ukraine may cut ties with Russia – president MOSCOW / DONETSK, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Russia’s parliament approved treaties with two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, opening … Read more

China concerned about ‘worsening’ Ukraine situation, warns nationals there

China concerned about ‘worsening’ Ukraine situation, warns nationals there

BEIJING, Feb 22 (Reuters) – China is concerned about the “worsening” situation in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday, repeating his call for all parties to show restraint and resolve differences through dialogue. Accelerating a crisis the West fears could spark a war, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered on Monday the deployment of … Read more

Wall St futures, euro rally on Biden-Putin summit hopes

Wall St futures, euro rally on Biden-Putin summit hopes

Biden, Putin accept ‘principle’ of summit on Ukraine S&P futures up 0.5%, European stocks up 0.34% Euro rises 0.3% vs dollar LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – US stock index futures rallied, the euro rose and global stocks steadied on Monday as a glimmer of hope emerged for a diplomatic solution to the Russia-Ukraine standoff. US … 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

Shares firmer on investor hopes for Ukraine talks, not war

Shares firmer on investor hopes for Ukraine talks, not war

A man looks at stock market monitors in Taipei October 8, 2008. REUTERS / Nicky Loh (TAIWAN) / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Hopes rise for diplomatic end to Ukraine standoff Oil eases on prospect of Iran returning to market Safe haven currencies off highs Bitcoin steadier after tumble … Read more

IOC president Bach disturbed by Valieva’s meltdown, hits out at entourage

IOC president Bach disturbed by Valieva’s meltdown, hits out at entourage

2022 Beijing Olympics – Figure Skating – Women Single Skating – Free Skating – Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing, China – February 17, 2022. Kamila Valieva of the Russian Olympic Committee reacts with coaches Daniil Gleikhengauz and Eteri Tutberidze after her performance. REUTERS / Evgenia Novozhenina Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Bach … Read more

Gold jumps, stocks stumble as Ukraine crisis deepens

Gold jumps, stocks stumble as Ukraine crisis deepens

US says war appears imminent in Ukraine Oil prices weaken on Iran nuclear deal talks Gold hits new eight-month high Stocks slide amid growing investor unease > Graphic: Global asset performance NEW YORK, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Gold prices jumped to an eight-month high and safe-haven debt rose on Thursday after US President Joe Biden … Read more

Valieva argued positive test was mix-up with grandfather’s heart drug – IOC

BEIJING, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva has argued that her positive drug test was caused by a mix-up with her grandfather’s heart medication, an Olympic official said on Tuesday. The 15-year-old’s defense was revealed as Beijing braced for an unprecedented Olympic moment – the world’s top figure skaters will compete in … Read more