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

Tesla sinks after supply chain warning, hitting other EV makers

A picture of the Tesla logo on a Model S inside a Tesla dealership in New York, US, April 29, 2016. REUTERS / Lucas Jackson / File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register (Reuters) – Tesla Inc shares fell on Thursday, pulling back from rivals after the leading electric car … 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

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

U.N. chief tells Security Council: Afghanistan ‘hanging by thread’

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 26 (Reuters) – Afghanistan is “hanging by a thread,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday, calling on countries to approve all transactions needed to deliver humanitarian aid. activities in the Taliban-ruled state. He also called for the suspension of any rules or conditions limiting “life-saving” relief operations … Read more

UBS steps up U.S. push with $1.4 bln Wealthfront purchase

The logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen at the company’s office on Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich in this July 1, 2009 file photo. Photo: Arend Wegmann/Reuters Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The entire cash transaction is scheduled to close this year pending approvals Purchasing expands UBS’s reach into the US … Read more

GM’s $7 billion investment intensifies EV battle with Ford, Tesla

Jan 25 (Reuters – General Motors Co (GM.N)) said it will invest $7 billion in Michigan, much of that aimed at rival boosting production of full-size electric pickups, intensifying a battle with Ford Motor Co (FN) for EV supremacy in North America. Both US automakers, however, will have to contend with current leader Tesla (TSLA.O), … Read more

Burkina Faso crowd celebrates West Africa’s latest coup

President Roch Kabore ousted by soldiers on Monday Coup condemned by international powers but some at home glad Many want end to poverty and violence fueled by Islamists OUAGADOUGOU, Jan 25 (Reuters) – More than 1,000 people gathered in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou on Tuesday in support of a military coup that a day earlier … Read more