Russia wants to annex Ukraine territory; West warns of new sanctions

Russia says overwhelming support for annexation Russian parliament considers annexation on Tuesday Ukraine rejects referendums as illegal West prepares new sanctions over referendums ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept. 29 (Reuters) – Russia was poised to annex part of Ukraine within days, releasing so-called voting figures showing overwhelming support in four provinces to join the country, after what … Read more

EU executive proposes eighth set of sanctions against Russia

EU countries begin negotiations on new package of sanctions against Russia 27 Member States divided over oil price ceiling Ukraine: It is necessary to stop the flow of ‘blood money’ to Russia BRUSSELS, Sept. 28 (Reuters) – The European Union executive on Wednesday proposed an eighth round of sanctions against Russia over its invasion of … Read more

Russian peasants conscripted into the army, Putin says

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Sept. 27 (Reuters) – Farmers are among Russians being drafted into the military, President Vladimir Putin told officials on Tuesday, pointing to potential further risks to the 2023 crop. Russia is the largest wheat exporter in the … Read more

Morning Bid: Eye of the Storm

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register A look at the day ahead of Mike Dolan’s US and global markets. As Hurricane Ian raged and set his sights on Cuba and Florida, a global financial storm calmed down the bond and currency markets moderately – though likely only temporarily. Ian strengthened to a … Read more

Mysterious leaks hit Russian undersea gas pipelines, raising European suspicion

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Neither Nord Stream pipeline was pumping gas at the time Both pipes still contain pressurized gas Operator says damage to Nord Stream 1 ‘unprecedented’ Crisis over Russian gas has pushed prices up Europe races to find alternative supplies STOCKHOLM/COPENHAGEN, Sept. 27 (Reuters) – European countries rushed … Read more

Morning Bid: Unstable Cable | Reuters

US dollar banknotes can be seen in this image, taken on June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register A look at the day ahead of Mike Dolan’s US and global markets. Britain’s gamble to boost growth with unfunded tax cuts in a surge in inflation has turned into … Read more

Sterling collapses as investors fly into dollars

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sterling hits record low; risk of BOE reaction Euro down 1%; Aussie, Kiwi, Yuan Hits Multi-Year Low S&P 500 futures fall 0.6% SYDNEY, Sept. 26 (Reuters) – Sterling sank to a record low on Monday, sparking speculation about an emergency response from the Bank of England … Read more

Eyes on Belgium as some EU countries push for Russian diamond ban

Diamonds are pictured at an official presentation by diamond producer Alrosa in Moscow, Russia on Feb. 13, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Sept. 25 (Reuters) – The European Union must stop importing diamonds from Russia, five of the bloc’s 27 countries said in a joint Reuters … Read more

Morning Bid: Asia’s FX Doomloops

Banknotes of Japanese yen and US dollar can be seen in this image, taken September 23, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept. 26 (Reuters) – A look at Jamie McGeever’s day ahead of Asian markets Expect an ugly opening to Asian markets on Monday as investors try to … Read more

Storm Fiona ravages Canada’s east coast; thousands without power

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept. 24 (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona struck hurricane-force winds across eastern Canada on Saturday, blowing trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without electricity. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm’s center, downgraded to post-tropical … Read more