Russia vetoes UN resolution on proclaimed annexations, China abstains

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Russia on Friday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution introduced by the United States and Albania condemning Moscow’s proclaimed annexation of parts of Ukraine, with Russia’s strategic partner China abstaining from the vote. Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin proclaimed Russian rule over four regions that make up 15% of Ukraine’s … Read more

U.S. issues new Russia sanctions for annexations in Ukraine; targets firms, lawmakers

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed wide-ranging sanctions on Russia over its declared annexation of parts of Ukraine, targeting hundreds of people and companies, including those in Russia’s military-industrial complex and lawmakers. Washington acted after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday proclaimed the biggest annexation in Europe since World War … Read more

U.S. says it has agreed Pacific Islands partnership, offering ‘big dollar’ aid

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The United States said at a summit with Pacific island leaders on Wednesday that it had agreed on a partnership for the future with them and held out the prospect of “big dollar” help to a region where it hopes to stem China’s expanding influence. The Washington Post quoted U.S. … Read more

Sterling, euro rally against dollar after BoE buys UK bonds

NEW YORK/LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – After tumbling earlier, sterling rallied against the dollar on Wednesday following the Bank of England’s (BOE) purchase of UK government bonds, letting some air out of the greenback’s progress broadly after it had touched a fresh 20-year high. The BoE said it received 2.587 billion pounds’ ($2.78 billion) worth … Read more

Canada to remove all COVID travel restrictions from Oct 1

A man pushes a baggage cart wearing a mandatory face mask as a “Healthy Airport” initiative is launched for travel, taking into account social distancing protocols to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ontario, Canada June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio Register now for FREE unlimited access … Read more

Sterling crumbles to record low, dollar soars on UK fiscal angst

Woman holds British pound banknotes in this illustration taken May 30, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Sterling tumbled to a record trough on Monday as traders scampered for the exits on speculation the new government’s economic plan will stretch Britain’s finances to the … Read more

Storm Fiona hammers Canada’s east coast, forcing evacuations

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona slammed into eastern Canada on Saturday with hurricane-force winds, forcing evacuations, blowing over trees and powerlines, and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without electricity. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the center of the storm, downgraded to Post-Tropical Cyclone Fiona, was … Read more

Airbus slams sceptical supplier Raytheon over jet output

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Europe’s Airbus (AIR.PA) clashed on Friday with U.S. giant Raytheon Technologies (RTX.N) over plans for a record leap in jetliner output, after the industry’s largest contractor questioned whether a battered supply chain could keep up. The world’s largest planemaker said it … Read more

California inflation relief checks almost on the way

California inflation relief checks almost on there way Those long-promised stimulus payments for Californians are about to start flowing, adding $10 billion in purchasing power to consumer wallets. SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – Those long-promised stimulus payments for Californians are about to start flowing, adding $10 billion in purchasing power to consumer wallets.  Individuals making less … Read more

Dollar soars to two-decade high as Putin shakes FX market ahead of Fed

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Dollar index at two-decade high Euro slides back toward two-decade lows Putin announces partial troop mobilization for Ukraine Markets gauging Fed hawkishness in Powell briefing LONDON/NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The dollar surged to a new two-decade high on Wednesday just ahead of another expected … Read more