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

Ukraine’s Kherson races to restore energy and water after Russia’s withdrawal

The humanitarian situation in Kherson is “extremely difficult” – official Authorities are working to restore vital services Joy mixes with concerns about water and energy for Kherson residents Residents recount the violations committed by the occupation forces Fighting rages in Donetsk and eastern Luhansk regions Kherson, Ukraine (Reuters) – Public utilities companies in Kherson are … Read more

Britain froze Russian assets worth 18 billion pounds

Russia bypasses Libya and Iran as prime target of UK sanctions The UK says sanctions are hurting Russia’s military Russia uses chips in kitchen utensils for cabinets The UK government has reported 236 sanctions violations LONDON (Reuters) – The British government said on Thursday it had frozen more than 18 billion pounds ($20.5 billion) in … Read more

Mastodon: What social network has been hailed as an alternative to Twitter?

BERLIN (Reuters) – With Twitter in disarray since it was taken over by the world’s richest person last week, Mastodon, a decentralized and open alternative from privacy-obsessed Germany, has seen an influx of new users. Tesla wrote on Twitter: “The bird is free.” (TSLA.O) Mongolian Elon Musk when he completed his $44 billion acquisition of … Read more

Zelensky seeks stronger defense of Ukraine’s grain export corridor

Ships loading grain despite Russia suspending its involvement Russia’s attacks on Ukraine’s infrastructure caused power outages Kyiv plans 1,000 heating points for the winter – the mayor Evacuations of civilians from more Kherson regions began Kyiv/Mykolaiv, Ukraine (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelensky said the world must respond firmly to any Russian attempts to disrupt Ukraine’s … Read more

Russia says the British Navy blew up Nord Stream, and London denies involvement

Russia says British Navy personnel have blown up pipelines Russia says British naval personnel helped attack Crimea Russia does not provide evidence for the claim Britain denies the Russian allegations Russia says it will seek the attention of the United Nations LONDON (Reuters) – The Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday that British naval personnel … 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 on hopes that some central banks will slow down in raising 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

Tens of thousands march in Berlin in support of Iran protests

Tens of thousands demonstrate in Berlin to support Iran protests Crowd chanting ‘Death to Khamenei’ at Berlin rally Protests enter sixth week despite deadly crackdown Revolutionary Guards warn a cleric of “stirring up” in the southeast of the country BERLIN/DUBAI (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Berlin on Saturday to show support … Read more