European stocks and the euro jump on Ukrainian advances in the northeast

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – European stocks surged on Monday after Ukrainian forces made a rapid advance into Kharkiv province in Russia’s worst setback since abandoning its push into Kyiv in March, while the euro extended gains inspired by the European Central Bank last week. On … Read more

EU divided over Russian gas price cap amid ‘energy war’

The gas installation is pictured at the Cavern Underground Gas Storage (CUGS) facility in Kosakowo, near Debogorze, Poland April 30, 2022. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Countries resist EU proposal to cap Russian gas price Wider support for cash grants to energy companies Ministers will discuss an exceptional … Read more

Liz Truss’ cabinet is the first in Britain without a white man in top positions

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register First time no white man has held one of the top four positions Kwarteng takes finance portfolio, Cleverly at foreign office Diversity is now ‘normal’ in Britain, says expert LONDON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Britain’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss has chosen a cabinet where, for … Read more

Asian stocks stagnate as investors await more rate action

People walk past an electronic screen showing Japan’s Nikkei stock price index at a conference room in Tokyo, Japan June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Asian stocks largely wiped out early morning gains on Tuesday afternoon as investors remained cautious … Read more

US stocks climb as strong economic data bolster sentiment ahead of Powell speech

U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, with major benchmarks heading for back-to-back gains after a string of strong economic data as investors awaited news from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday. How Stocks Trade S&P500 SPX rose 42 points, or 1%, to 4,183. Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA advanced 150 points, or 0.5%, to 33,116. … Read more

Singapore to decriminalize sex between men, PM says

Under current law, men face up to 2 years in prison for same-sex relationships The law has not been actively enforced for decades Prime Minister Lee says Singaporean society is ready for this change Reaffirms support for the traditional definition of marriage SINGAPORE, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Singapore will decriminalize sex between men but is … Read more

Salman Rushdie attack suspect pleads not guilty to attempted murder and assault

MAYVILLE, NY, Aug 18 (Reuters) – The man accused of stabbing novelist Salman Rushdie last week in western New York pleaded not guilty to attempted second degree murder and assault on Thursday and has been held without bail. Hadi Matar, 24, is accused of injuring Rushdie, 75, on Friday just before the author of ‘The … Read more

Chinese military ship docks at Sri Lanka port despite Indian concerns

Chinese military survey vessel Yuan Wang 5 arrives at Hambantota International Port in Hambantota, Sri Lanka August 16, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register COLOMBO, Aug 16 (Reuters) – A Chinese military survey vessel docked at the Chinese-built Sri Lankan port of Hambantota on Tuesday after a days-long delay due … Read more

Unaware of Ukraine’s setbacks, Putin brags about Russian prowess in weaponry

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Moscow was ready to sell advanced weapons to its allies around the world and cooperate in the development of military technology, nearly six months after the start of the war in Ukraine, in which his army fared worse than expected. With the Russian … Read more

Salman Rushdie still hospitalized as attack suspect pleads not guilty

Aug 13 (Reuters) – Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie remained hospitalized on Saturday with serious injuries a day after he was repeatedly stabbed during a public appearance in New York state as police sought to determine the motive for an attack that drew international condemnation. The accused assailant, Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey, pleaded … Read more