Biden and Xi prepare to meet ahead of Ukraine-overwhelmed G20 summit

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived on the Indonesian island of Bali on Monday for a long-awaited meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden ahead of a set to be perilous summit of the Group of 20 nations. With tension due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The two leaders are expected … 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

IRGC commander warns protesters: Today is the last day of riots

Elite Force Commander issues one of the toughest warnings yet Rights groups talk about new demonstrations and bloodshed The Revolutionary Guard has not deployed since the protests began DUBAI (Reuters) – The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned protesters that Saturday would be the last day they would take to the streets, in the clearest … 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 amid hopes of a slowdown in some central banks to raise 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

Analysis: Poor countries are at risk from elusive G-20 debt relief efforts

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The failure to make concrete progress on debt relief for the world’s poorest countries at the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington frustrated policymakers, activists and investors. Two years ago, the Group of Twenty launched the Joint Framework – a mechanism designed to provide a rapid … Read more

Analysis: US Republicans aim to help Ukraine but are unlikely to obstruct it

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Republicans have the power to block aid to Ukraine if they regain control of Congress, but they are likely to slow or limit the flow of defense and economic aid rather than halt it, analysts said. . They may also use support for the Ukrainian war effort as leverage to force … Read more

Druzhba pipeline leak reduces Russian oil flow to Germany

Poland discovered a leak late Tuesday Poland says the leak is likely accidental rather than sabotage Germany says its supplies of crude oil are sufficient Schwedt refinery serving Berlin has few alternatives WARSAW (Reuters) – Germany said on Wednesday it was receiving less oil but still had enough supplies after Poland found a leak in … Read more

UN publicly rejects Russia’s call for secret vote on Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations General Assembly voted on Monday to reject Russia’s call for the 193-member body to hold a secret vote later this week on whether to condemn Moscow’s move to annex four partially occupied regions of Ukraine. The General Assembly decided, by 107 votes, that it would hold a public … Read more

A Russian cosmonaut boards a SpaceX flight as part of the next space station crew

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX was scheduled to launch its next long-duration crew of the International Space Station into orbit on Wednesday, with a Russian cosmonaut on a flight with Americans and a Japanese. An astronaut as part of the mission. The SpaceX launch vehicle, consisting of a Falcon 9 … Read more