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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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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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Russian missiles hit Kyiv wounding five people, Ukraine says

Russian missiles hit Kyiv wounding five people, Ukraine says

Kyiv, June 26 (Reuters) – Russian missiles hit a residential building and a kindergarten in central Kyiv on Sunday morning, wounding five people, authorities said, in the first such attack in the Ukrainian capital. in weeks. Up to four explosions occurred in the center of Kyiv. A fire broke out in a nine-storey residential building …

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Ukraine suffers major setback after fall of Sievierodonetsk

Ukraine suffers major setback after fall of Sievierodonetsk

KYIV/POKROVSK, June 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s special forces remained in Sievierodonetsk directing artillery fire at Russian-backed troops, an aide to Ukraine’s president said, after the city suffered a major setback for Kyiv in its fight to maintain control of the city. east of the country. Ukrainian shelling on Saturday forced Russian troops to suspend the …

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Dozens of migrants piled together at Melilla border fence, video shows

Dozens of migrants piled together at Melilla border fence, video shows

African migrants sit atop a border fence during an attempt to cross from Morocco into the Spanish enclave of Melilla, in North Africa, November 21, 2015. REUTERS/Jesus Blasco de Avellaneda/File Photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record RABAT/MADRID, June 25 (Reuters) – Dozens of migrants were pictured next to a Moroccan …

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Russian missiles strike across Ukraine, says Kyiv

Russian missiles strike across Ukraine, says Kyiv

Ukraine says Russia launches widespread bombing Bombings hit a chemical plant where civilians were trapped Ukrainian forces withdraw from Sievierodonetsk Dozens of missiles hit Ukrainian military bases Kyiv, June 25 (Reuters) – Russian missiles rained down on Ukraine on Saturday, hitting military installations in the west and north, as well as a southern city, in …

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Explainer: Can abortion pills overcome U.S. state bans?

Explainer: Can abortion pills overcome U.S. state bans?

June 24 (Reuters) – Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 24 ruling stripping away the national right to abortion that it had recognized nearly 50 years ago in its landmark Roe v. Wade, the demand for abortion pills, which can be prescribed through online telemedicine visits, is likely to increase. However, medical abortion won’t necessarily …

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Afghanistan seeks help for earthquake survivors as aftershock kills five

Afghanistan seeks help for earthquake survivors as aftershock kills five

KABUL, June 24 (Reuters) – Afghanistan lacks medical supplies to treat those injured in an earthquake that killed more than 1,000 people this week, a senior official said, as an aftershock on Friday killed five more. Authorities earlier ended a search in the remote mountains of the southeast for survivors of the 6.1-magnitude earthquake that …

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Disney, other U.S. companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

Disney, other U.S. companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – U.S. companies including Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Friday they will cover female employees’ expenses if they have to travel for receive abortion services after the The United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. The US Supreme Court on Friday …

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