Putin is open to talks and diplomacy over Ukraine, Kremlin says

Putin is open to talks about Ukraine Russia will not withdraw from Ukraine The Kremlin strikes a mild tone Biden says he is willing to talk to Putin under conditions MOSCOW, Dec. 2 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin is open to talks about a possible settlement of the Ukraine conflict and believes in a diplomatic … Read more

Ramaphosa’s future poised after South Africa’s ‘Farmgate’ scandal

Panel believes the president may have violated the constitution Ramaphosa has denied any allegations ANC manager meets to discuss findings Ramaphosa’s spokesperson says the announcement is imminent Rand, bonds fall on speculation that Ramaphosa may disappear CAPE TOWN, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Cyril Ramaphosa’s future as South Africa’s president hung in the balance on Thursday … Read more

Islamic State leader killed in US Free Syrian Army operation in mid-October

CAIRO, Nov 30 (Reuters) – The militant leader of the Islamic State (IS), Abu al-Hassan al-Hashemi al-Quraishi, was killed in mid-October in an operation carried out by the rebel-free Syrian army in the Syrian province of Daraa, the US Army. said Wednesday, another heavy blow to a group that once terrified the Middle East. A … Read more

The US appeals court rejects Biden’s bid to revive student debt plan

Nov 30 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to stay the ruling of a Texas judge who said President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel hundreds of billions of dollars in student loans was illegal. The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Biden administration’s request to suspend a judge’s … Read more

A bomb is injured at the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid, Kiev steps up security

MADRID/KYIV, Nov 30 (Reuters) – A security officer at the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid was injured on Wednesday when he opened a letter bomb addressed to the ambassador. The letter, which arrived by regular mail and had not been scanned, caused “a very small wound” to one finger when the officer opened it in the … Read more

The U.S. Senate passes a law to protect same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The US Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would protect federal recognition of same-sex marriage, a move taken in response to concerns the Supreme Court could overturn a 2015 decision that legalized it nationwide . The narrowly tailored law, which would require the federal government to recognize a marriage … Read more

Wall Street ends sharply, hit by concerns about Apple and China

Cyber ​​Monday Spending Reaches $11.6 Billion – Report Crypto Stocks Fall on BlockFi’s Bankruptcy Filing Biogen down after death in Alzheimer’s drug trial Indexes End: S&P 500 -1.54%, Nasdaq -1.58%, Dow -1.45% Nov 28 (Reuters) – US stocks closed sharply lower on Monday as protests in major Chinese cities against strict COVID-19 policies raised concerns … Read more

Elon Musk: Apple threatened to remove Twitter from the App Store

Nov 28 (Reuters) – Elon Musk accused Apple Inc (AAPL.O) of threatening to block Twitter Inc from its app store without saying why in a series of tweets on Monday that also said the iPhone maker had stopped advertising on the social media platform. The billionaire CEO of Twitter and Tesla said Apple was pressuring … Read more

Cryptocurrency lender BlockFi is filing for bankruptcy in New Jersey

Filing follows weeks after FTX collapse FTX listed as number 2 creditor of BlockFi Bitcoin is down more than 70% from its 2021 peak Nov 28 (Reuters) – Major cryptocurrency lender BlockFi along with eight affiliates have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, it said Monday, the latest crypto victim after the spectacular collapse of … Read more

Oil prices erase 2022 gains as protests in China raise demand concerns

WTI is lowest since December 2021, Brent lowest since January 2022 Clashes in Shanghai as COVID protests flare up across China Investors are focusing on the next OPEC+ meeting on December 4 Nov 28 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell close to their year-to-date lows on Monday as street protests against strict COVID-19 restrictions in China, … Read more