Wall Street set to open higher, oil prices extend losses

LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) – European stock indexes rose on Tuesday as risk appetite showed some signs of picking up again after Monday’s sharp falls, but fears over economic growth still weighed on markets, pushing oil prices lower. Asian equities slipped to their lowest in nearly two years overnight, before trimming losses. read more A … Read more

COVID vaccine makers shift focus to boosters

May 9 (Reuters) – COVID-19 vaccine makers are shifting gears and planning for a smaller, more competitive booster shot market after delivering as many doses as fast as they could over the last 18 months. Executives at the biggest COVID vaccine makers including Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said they believe most people … Read more

Putin to mark Soviet WW2 victory as Ukraine decries school bombing

Putin to lead celebrations of Soviet victory in WW2 60 killed after Russian shell hits school in Ukraine’s east G7 says Putin’s actions ‘bring shame on Russia’ Mariupol residents evacuate, soldiers hold out in steelworks ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, May 9 (Reuters) – Russian forces bombed a village school in eastern Ukraine killing about 60 people, President … Read more

Russian attacks on rail system fail to paralyze ‘lifeline of Ukraine’

FASTIV, Ukraine, May 8 (Reuters) – A salvo of missiles brought the Kremlin’s war on Ukraine to Fastiv, a quiet town abounding with flowering cherry trees and set in sweeping farmland hundreds of kilometers from the front lines. The strike on April 28, which injured two people, hit an electrical substation that feeds power to … Read more

Germany’s conservatives on track to win election in northern state

Conservative CDU leads with 43.5% in early exit polls Energy transition was a major campaign issue amid Ukraine Election seen as bellwether for NRW election on May 15 BERLIN, May 8 (Reuters) – Germany’s conservative CDU won an election in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein on Sunday, a boost to the party of former Chancellor … Read more

Pent-up demand prompts European travel recovery as COVID curbs ease

Passengers queue for airport check-in ahead of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, at Heathrow Airport, in London, Britain April 14, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register LONDON/DUBLIN May 6 (Reuters) – European airlines and hotel chains are seeing bookings recover to levels barely seen since the start of the … Read more

Russian bombing of Ukraine school kills 2, 60 feared dead – governor

Luhansk governor says Russia bombed school sheltering 90 Trapped Azovstal civilians evacuated Britain pledges $1.6 bln more military support and aid G7 leaders to talk with Zelenskiy in show of unity KYIV, May 8 (Reuters) – Russia’s bombing of a school in the eastern Ukrainian village of Bilohorivka killed two people and left 60 in … Read more

Pro-Russian forces say 50 more people evacuated from defeated Ukraine plant

‘Influential’ states working to save Azovstal fighters Ukraine fears Russia aims to wipe out Azovstal fighters More civilians evacuated from bombed-out steelworks KYIV, May 7 (Reuters) – Pro-Russian forces said 50 more people were evacuated on Saturday from the defeated Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, where scores of civilians have been trapped for weeks alongside Ukrainian … Read more

Biden announces new $150 million weapons package for Ukraine

U.S. President Joe Biden enters the Rose Garden during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 29, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden signed a new $150 million weapons package for Ukraine on Friday, providing additional artillery … Read more

Explainer: Will Russia use nuclear weapons?

May 6 (Reuters) – At the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin obliquely raised the possibility of a nuclear strike against anyone who intervened in the conflict. Below are some of the key issues surrounding the possibility – viewed as remotely by many analysts and Western diplomats – that Putin might … Read more