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Russia halts gas flow to Finland, intensifies push for Donbas

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Russia launches assault in Luhansk Russia claims victory after weeks-long siege at Azovstal Russia stops Finland gas flows over payment dispute Russian military says destroyed Western arms in Zhytomyr region KYIV/OSLO, May 21 (Reuters) – Russia stopped providing gas to Finland in an escalation of a row over energy payments......

Wall Street ends mixed, Tesla falls

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A trader works on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., May 19, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Ross Stores plunges after cutting 2022 forecast May 20 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended mixed on......

Ukraine says Russian attacks on Donbas intensifying

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Donbas region is completely destroyed -Zelenskiy Group of Seven sends billions more to Ukraine U.S. Senate approves $40 bln in further aid KYIV/SLATYNE, Ukraine, May 20 (Reuters) – Russian forces intensified their offensive in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region using artillery, rocket-launchers and aircraft to damage defences around Donetsk, Ukraine’s general......

Fears for Mariupol defenders after surrender to Russia

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Service members of Ukrainian forces who have surrendered after weeks holed up at Azovstal steel works are seen inside a bus, which arrived under escort of the pro-Russian military at a detention facility in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict in the settlement of Olenivka in the Donetsk Region, Ukraine May......

Ukrainian defenders emerge from Mariupol ruins to uncertain fate as siege ends

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Ukrainian soldiers, many wounded, bussed to Russian-held towns ‘Defenders of Mariupol are heroes of our time’- Ukraine military Finland, Sweden set to file NATO applications Macron pledges more arms to Kyiv MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 17 (Reuters) – More than 250 Ukrainian fighters surrendered to Russian forces at the Azovstal steelworks......

Mariupol steelworks defenders appear to signal end of siege

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KYIV, May 16 (Reuters) – The Ukrainian unit holed up beneath the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol said on Monday its garrison was fulfilling orders to save the lives of troops, an apparent indication that the long siege there was coming to an end. The fighting at Azovstal in ruined Mariupol......

Ukraine seeks evacuation of wounded fighters as war rages on

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Ukraine in ‘complex talks’ on evacuating wounded fighters Ukraine deputy PM says war ‘entering new, long phase’ Hundreds of Russian war dead brought to rail yard KYIV, May 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s president said very difficult talks were underway on evacuating “a large number” of wounded soldiers from a besieged......

Ukrainian forces thwart Russian river crossing, hit naval ship

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Russian military vehicles destroyed at river crossing Ukraine says it set Russian supply ship in Black Sea on fire More than 210,000 children deported to Russia, Kyiv says Kremlin mulls retribution for Finland and Sweden NATO moves DERGACHI, Ukraine, May 13 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces destroyed a pontoon bridge and......

NATO to welcome Nordic members as Ukraine pushes back Russian forces

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Finland to apply to join NATO ‘without delay’ -government Ukraine halts major route for Russian gas to Europe Russia imposes sanctions on Gazprom units in Europe, U.S. Ukraine forces seek to cut Russian battlefield supply lines HELSINKI/KYIV, May 12 (Reuters) – Finland said on Thursday it intended to apply to......

U.S. household strength may prolong Fed’s inflation fight

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May 11 (Reuters) – The financial strength built up in U.S. households limited the damage from the coronavirus pandemic but may now be aggravating – and prolonging – the Federal Reserve’s inflation fight as the central bank waits for people to run out of spending power. The recent dive in......

Ukraine pushes Russian forces back, restricts gas flow to Europe

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Ukraine redirecting Russia gas to Europe Ukraine counter-offensive could shift war’s momentum Ukrainian forces seeking to cut off Russian supply lines Kremlin: Kherson residents can decide whether to join Russia Mariupol steelworks under bombardment again KYIV/VILKHIVKA, Ukraine, May 11 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces reported battlefield gains on Wednesday in a......

Occidental profit tops estimates on oil prices despite lower output

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The Occidental Petroleum Corp headquarters is pictured in Los Angeles, California September 16, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 10 (Reuters) – U.S. oil and gas producer Occidental Petroleum Corp (OXY.N) beat Wall Street’s earnings estimates and swung to a profit from a......

Pfizer to pay $11.6 bln for Biohaven to tap migraine market

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May 10 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) said on Tuesday it will pay $11.6 billion to buy Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co (BHVN.N), making a big bet its ability to boost sales of the top-selling pill in a new class of migraine drugs. The boards of both companies have approved the......

Ukraine pushes Russian troops back in counter-offensive near Kharkiv

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Ukraine counter-offensive could shift war’s momentum Ukrainian forces seeking to cut off Russian supply lines Setback for Moscow at moment when Putin had aimed for victory KHARKIV, Ukraine, May 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Tuesday its forces had recaptured villages from Russian troops north and northeast of Kharkiv, pressing......

Analysis: Fragile won, rising U.S. rates point to faster Bank of Korea tightening

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SEOUL, May 10 (Reuters) – South Korea’s central bank got ahead of the tightening curve last year but now faces pressure to move faster and farther as the weakening won fuels inflation and the U.S. Federal Reserve takes a big-step approach to raising rates. The Bank of Korea, the first......

Stocks slide on growth fears, oil tumbles

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Dollar in the red after hitting 20-year high Stocks tumble with Nasdaq leading Wall St drop U.S. yields lose ground after touching Nov 2018 levels Oil tumbles, U.S. dollar down after hitting 20-year highs NEW YORK May 9 (Reuters) – Stock indexes around the world fell sharply on Monday and......

Putin announces no new escalation on long awaited Victory Day

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Putin leads celebrations of Soviet victory in WW2 Russian forces storm Azovstal steel works, Ukrainians say 60 killed after Russian shell hits school in Ukraine’s east KYIV, Ukraine, May 9 (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin exhorted Russians to battle in a defiant Victory Day speech on Monday, but was silent about......

Russian bombing of Ukraine school kills 2, 60 feared dead – governor

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Luhansk governor says Russia bombed school sheltering 90 Trapped Azovstal civilians evacuated Britain pledges $1.6 bln more military support and aid G7 leaders to talk with Zelenskiy in show of unity KYIV, May 8 (Reuters) – Russia’s bombing of a school in the eastern Ukrainian village of Bilohorivka killed two......

Pro-Russian forces say 50 more people evacuated from besieged Ukraine plant

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‘Influential’ states working to save Azovstal fighters Ukraine fears Russia aims to wipe out Azovstal fighters More civilians evacuated from bombed-out steelworks KYIV, May 7 (Reuters) – Pro-Russian forces said 50 more people were evacuated on Saturday from the besieged Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, where scores of civilians have been......

Manufacturing drives strong U.S. hiring; wage growth cools

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Nonfarm payrolls increase 428,000 in April Unemployment rate steady at 3.6%; participation rate falls Average hourly earnings rise 0.3% Average workweek unchanged at 34.6 hours WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) – U.S. job growth increased more than expected in April as manufacturers boosted hiring, underscoring the economy’s strong fundamentals despite a......

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