Russia, U.S. keep door open to Ukraine diplomacy, but big gaps remain

Moscow says US response ignores its main concerns ‘Serious’ dialogue still possible on some topics Ukraine expects diplomacy to continue for next two weeks China calls for calm on all sides MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Russia said on Thursday it was clear the United States was not willing to address its main security concerns … Read more

Fiscal stimulus powers U.S. economy in 2021 to its best performance since 1984

Fourth-quarter GDP increases at 6.9% rate Inventory investment accounts for bulk of growth Economy grows 5.7% in 2021 Weekly jobless claims fall 30,000 to 260,000 WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – The US economy notched its strongest growth in nearly four decades in 2021 after the government pumped trillions of dollars in COVID-19 relief, and is … Read more

U.S., China confer on Ukraine, urge de-escalation and calm

BEIJING/WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – China told the United States on Thursday it wants all parties involved in Ukraine to remain calm and avoid mounting tensions, while Washington emphasized de-escalation and warned of the security and economic risks of Ukraine. Russian aggression. “We call on all parties to remain calm and not do anything that … Read more

Dollar jumps, stocks mixed as investors eye Fed rate hikes

The US Federal Reserve Building is pictured in Washington, March 18, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Nasdaq, S&P dip, Dow holds gains midday Dollar hits highest since July 2020 Oil prices slip after hitting 7-year high Graphic: Global asset performance Graphic: World FX rates WASHINGTON, Jan 27 … Read more

Explainer: What are NATO’s next steps if Russia invades Ukraine?

Pilots of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, NC and the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, arrive at Amari Air Base, Estonia on January 24, 2022. US Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Megan Beatty/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Jan. 27 (Reuters) … Read more

Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Breyer to retire, letting Biden pick successor

Democrats plan speedy confirmation of Breyer successor Breyer, 83, has served since 1994, authoring key rulings WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Liberal US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire, lawmakers said on Wednesday, giving President Joe Biden the opportunity to fulfill a campaign promised to nominate the first Black woman to the nation’s … Read more

One body found, 38 still missing from capsized migrant boat off Florida

MIAMI, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Rescue teams have recovered one body, but hopes have dimmed for 38 others lost at sea over the weekend to a capsized boat off the coast of Florida during a an incident treated as an ill-fated attempt at human smuggling, the US Coast Guard said. said Wednesday. The search and … Read more

Germany offers Ukraine helmets, Kyiv’s Klitschko ‘speechless’

BERLIN, Jan. 26 (Reuters) – Germany will supply 5,000 military helmets to Ukraine to help defend against a possible Russian invasion, it said Wednesday – an offer Kiev mayor and former world champion boxer Vitali Klitschko dismissed as “a joke” that left him “speechless”. Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said Berlin, which has been increasingly criticized … Read more

Russia says “destructive” sanctions wouldn’t hurt Putin personally

Kremlin: Personal sanctions on Putin would not harm him Russia keeps up pressure with land and sea exercises Ukraine says Moscow is trying to sow panic Four-way talks on east Ukraine start in Paris MOSCOW/PARIS, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Russia warned on Wednesday that imposing sanctions on President Vladimir Putin personally would not hurt him … Read more

Debt-laden China Evergrande to hold call with investors on Wednesday – sources

The company logo is seen on the headquarters of China Evergrande Group in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China September 26, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Jan 26 (Reuters) – China Evergrande Group (3333.HK) and its financial advisors will hold a call with investors at 9 pm (1300 … Read more