Kwarteng defies “orthodoxy” after defeating the UK market

Weeks on the job, UK finance minister under fire for tax cuts Truss stands by a key ally but some question his future Kwarteng sacked a key official, and went without financial expectations LONDON (Reuters) – As Britain’s new chancellor to the exchequer, Kwasi Quarting hoped to undo the collective thinking in the Treasury that … Read more

Ukrainians participating in Russia-backed referendums face charges of treason and imprisonment

Ukraine says hundreds of collaborators face treason charges Heavy fighting with the entry of the Russian referendums last day Russian conscription sparks protests and mass displacement The Kremlin says no decisions have been made on closing Russia’s borders Kyiv, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainians helping Russia-backed referendums to cancel large parts of the country will face … Read more

Gas crisis plunges LNG shipping market into the hands of energy giants

LONDON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The skyrocketing price of liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping has alienated dozens of small traders, concentrating business in the hands of a handful of major global energy companies and major global trading houses. This grip is not expected to ease until 2026 when more LNG begins to emerge and lower prices, raising … Read more

Russia expands bombing of Ukrainian civilian targets after setbacks on the front lines

Russia steps up strikes on Ukrainian civilian targets Ukraine says graves found near Izyum, relatives are looking for the dead Biden urges Putin not to use tactical nuclear and chemical weapons Restoration of the main power line at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant – IAEA IZUM (Ukraine) Sept 18 (Reuters) – Britain said on Sunday … Read more

Putin acknowledges China’s concerns about Ukraine in reference to friction

The Russians in the East are digging – official He says it will be hard work to kick them out Putin thanks Xi for Ukraine’s stance European Union President in Kyiv War crimes investigators begin work in liberated territories Kyiv (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he understands Chinese President Xi Jinping … Read more

Exclusive US weighs China sanctions to deter Taiwan action, Taiwan puts pressure on EU

Taipei/Frankfurt/Washington, Sept. 13 (Reuters) – The United States is considering options for a sanctions package against China to deter it from invading Taiwan, with the European Union coming under diplomatic pressure from Taipei to do the same, according to informed sources. with discussions. The sources said the deliberations in Washington and Taipei’s separate pressure for … Read more

Xi meets Putin on first trip outside China since coronavirus began

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, February 4, 2022. Sputnik/Alexey Druzhinin/Kremlin via Reuters Attention Editors – This image is provided by a third party. Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) – Xi Jinping will leave China for the first time … Read more

Russian TV recognized Kiev’s “big victory” after Ukraine’s breakthrough

Zelensky says the troops have retaken towns and villages Blinken visits Kyiv with new US aid package Kyiv (Reuters) – Russian state television broadcast an interview on Friday in which it acknowledged Kyiv had scored a “big victory” after Ukrainian forces stormed the front line in a lightning advance. The Ukrainian hack Near Kharkiv was … Read more