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Russia pitches into first major external bond default in century

Russia pitches into first major external bond default in century

The Spasskaya Tower clock showing the time at noon is pictured next to Moscow’s Kremlin and Saint Basil’s Cathedral, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record Grace period runs out on $100 million interest payment due May 27 US Official Says Russia’s Noncompliance Shows Dramatic Impact Of …

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China's May industrial profits slump again despite easing COVID curbs

China’s May industrial profits slump again despite easing COVID curbs

BEIJING, June 27 (Reuters) – Profits at China’s industrial firms contracted at a slower pace in May after falling sharply in April, as activity resumed in major manufacturing hubs but restrictions on COVID-19 still weighed on factory output and squeezed factory margins. Profits fell 6.5% from a year earlier, less than the 8.5% drop in …

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U.S. likely to announce this week purchase of missile defense system for Ukraine -source

U.S. likely to announce this week purchase of missile defense system for Ukraine -source

The US and Ukrainian flags are displayed before the start of the Ukraine Defense Consultative Group meeting hosted by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, at the base U.S. aerial view in Ramstein, Germany, on April 26, 2022. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com …

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NATO to pledge aid to Baltics and Ukraine, urge Turkey to let in Nordics

NATO to pledge aid to Baltics and Ukraine, urge Turkey to let in Nordics

three-day NATO summit in Madrid; Biden will attend Turkey’s veto on Sweden and Finland’s request is a big deal NATO to agree on new defenses for the Baltic region Ukraine aid package aims for longer-term support MADRID, June 27 (Reuters) – NATO leaders will urge Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to lift his veto on Finland …

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Russian forces turn sights on Lysychansk in battle for eastern Ukraine

Russian forces turn sights on Lysychansk in battle for eastern Ukraine

Russian missiles attack Kyiv for the first time in weeks Biden condemns attack as an act of “barbarism” G7 countries meet in Germany KYIV/POKROVSK, Ukraine, June 27 (Reuters) – Russian forces were fighting on Monday to achieve one of their strategic objectives in Ukraine as Moscow-backed separatists said they were advancing on Lysychansk, the last …

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Turkish police prevent Istanbul Pride from going ahead

Turkish police prevent Istanbul Pride from going ahead

ISTANBUL, June 26 (Reuters) – Turkish police prevented hundreds of people from gathering for Istanbul’s annual Pride parade on Sunday and detained dozens after local authorities banned the march from taking place again this year. Thousands of people used to attend Pride marches on Istanbul’s main Istiklal avenue, but in recent years the government led …

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Leaders at G7 mock bare-chested horseback rider Putin

Leaders at G7 mock bare-chested horseback rider Putin

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy countries mocked the sexist image of their absent adversary Vladimir Putin on Sunday, at a meeting in Germany dominated by President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Russian. As the suit-clad leaders sat down for their first three-day G7 summit meeting in the …

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Russia's Putin to make first foreign trips since launching Ukraine war

Russia’s Putin to make first foreign trips since launching Ukraine war

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a BRICS+ meeting during the BRICS summit via video link in Moscow region, Russia, on June 24, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin via REUTERS Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin will visit two small ex-Soviet states in Central Asia this week, …

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U.S. aims to raise $200 billion as part of G7 rival to China's Belt & Road

U.S. aims to raise $200 billion as part of G7 rival to China’s Belt & Road

US President Joe Biden attends a working lunch with other G7 leaders to discuss the shaping of the global economy at the Yoga Pavilion, Schloss Elmau in Kuren, Germany on June 26, 2022. Kenny Holston /Pool via REUTERS Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) – The United …

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