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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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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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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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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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Beijing to reopen schools, Shanghai declares victory over COVID

Beijing to reopen schools, Shanghai declares victory over COVID

People wearing masks walk on a street in Beijing’s central business district (CBD) during the morning rush hour, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in China December 8, 2020. REUTERS /Tingshu Wang/File photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record SHANGHAI/BEIJING, June 25 (Reuters) – Beijing said on Saturday it …

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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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