Stocks dive, oil surges as Russia invades Ukraine

Stocks dive, oil surges as Russia invades Ukraine

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying Japan’s Nikkei index and various countries’ stock market index prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, February 22, 2022. REUTERS / Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MSCI Asia ex-Japan down more … Read more

US truckers plan pandemic protest, inspired by Canadian counterparts

US truckers plan pandemic protest, inspired by Canadian counterparts

ADELANTO, Calif., Feb 23 (Reuters) – Taking a cue from demonstrations that paralyzed Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, for weeks, US truckers on Wednesday plan to embark on a 2,500-mile (4,000-km) cross-country drive toward Washington to protest coronavirus restrictions. Organizers of the “People’s Convoy” say they want to “jumpstart the economy” and reopen the country. Their … Read more

Ukrainian president drafts reservists but rules out general mobilization for now

Ukrainian president drafts reservists but rules out general mobilization for now

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy meets with leaders of parliament fractions and groups in Kyiv, Ukraine February 22, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service / Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy … Read more

Germany freezes Nord Stream 2 gas project as Ukraine crisis deepens

Germany freezes Nord Stream 2 gas project as Ukraine crisis deepens

Hitherto reluctant Germany halts certification process Pipeline had been set to help ease energy price crisis Benchmark gas price jumps Ukraine says Germany is showing moral leadership Russia’s Medvedev says: ‘Welcome to 2,000-euro gas’ BERLIN, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Germany on Tuesday halted the Nord Stream 2 Baltic Sea gas pipeline project, designed to double … 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

Oil falls on fresh hope of diplomacy over Ukraine crisis

Oil falls on fresh hope of diplomacy over Ukraine crisis

An oil pump is seen at sunset outside Scheibenhard, near Strasbourg, France, October 6, 2017. REUTERS / Christian Hartmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Oil pulls back after climbing more than $ 1 US-Russia summit plan eases worries of oil disruption Iran nuclear accord seen “very very close” MELBOURNE, Feb 21 … 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

Mudslides and floods kill at least 117 in Brazil’s Petropolis

Mudslides and floods kill at least 117 in Brazil’s Petropolis

PETROPOLIS, Brazil, Feb 17 (Reuters) – The death toll from mudslides and floods in Brazil’s colonial-era city of Petropolis rose to 117 on Thursday and was expected to increase further as the region reels from the heaviest rains in almost a century. Heavy downpours in the afternoon, when the city recorded some 6 cm (2.36 … 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

Ukraine, Russia-backed rebels trade accusations of shelling across front

Ukraine, Russia-backed rebels trade accusations of shelling across front

KADIIVKA, Ukraine, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces traded accusations on Thursday that each had fired across the ceasefire line in eastern Ukraine, raising alarm at a time when Western countries have warned of the possibility of a Russian invasion any day. The details of the incidents could not be independently confirmed, … Read more