China strategy is about rules-based order, not ‘new Cold War,’ Blinken says

China strategy is about rules-based order, not ‘new Cold War,’ Blinken says

Blinken calls China the most serious challenge to global order In response, China says both stand to gain from cooperation WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) – The United States will not block China from growing its economy, but wants it to adhere to international rules, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday in a long-awaited … Read more

‘Stop playing’ with Russia, end war: Zelenskiy tells West

Ukraine president critical of EU, urges tougher sanctions ‘Stop playing’ with Russia, end ‘senseless war’ – Zelenskiy EU summit could see division on sanctions Ukraine armed forces chief calls for more weapons Russia warns West against giving long-range arms KYIV, May 27 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the West to stop playing around with … Read more

Alibaba shelves guidance due to COVID risks; resilient Q4 lifts stock

The logo of Alibaba Group is seen at its office in Beijing, China January 5, 2021. REUTERS / Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Q4 adjusted profit 7.95 yuan / share vs estimate 7.31 yuan / share Q4 revenue up 9% to 204.05 bln yuan vs estimate 199.25 bln yuan … Read more

China, Australia vie for Pacific influence with dueling visits

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi poses for a picture prior to meeting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome, Italy October 31, 2021. Tiziana Fabi / Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, May 26 (Reuters) – China and Australia launched … Read more

Ukraine says Russia shells more than 40 towns in Donbas push

Russian forces shell 40 towns in eastern Ukraine – military Mass graves for civilians killed – Luhansk governor 8,000 Ukrainian POWs in Luhansk and Donetsk – Tass KYIV, May 26 (Reuters) – Russian forces shelled more than 40 towns in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, forcing Ukrainians to bury civilians killed in mass graves, as Tass … Read more

Boris Johnson takes responsibility but will not quit over lockdown parties

Official report blames senior leadership failures Time to go, Labor leader tells UK prime minister LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – Boris Johnson said he was humbled and took responsibility but refused to quit after a damning official report on Wednesday detailed a series of illegal lockdown parties at the British leader’s Downing Street office. Opposition … Read more

Ukraine’s embattled farmers running on empty as world faces food crisis

More than 20 million tonnes of grain stuck in silos Farmers waiting weeks for diesel deliveries Ukraine seeks other export routes as ports blocked PARIS / LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – After making it through the spring planting season, sometimes with the help of bulletproof vests and helmets, Ukraine’s farmers are facing another challenge – … Read more

Russia seeks to put stranglehold on twin Ukrainian cities

As war enters fourth month, Russia concentrates on east Russia tries to encircle Ukrainian troops in twin cities EU von der Leyen says Moscow weaponising food KYIV / SLOVYANSK, Ukraine, May 25 (Reuters) – Russian forces sought to encircle Ukrainian troops in twin eastern cities straddling a river as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned that Moscow … Read more

Stocks slump on growth concerns, bond yields slip

Stocks slide on bearish earnings, economic data China talks stimulus, but economic damage already done Euro near 4-week high as Lagarde flags July rate hike NEW YORK / LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) – Shares slid worldwide on Tuesday as supply chain woes and surging costs hurt corporate earnings and slowed manufacturing output, while Treasury yields … Read more

Beijing ramps up COVID quarantines, Shanghai residents decry uneven rules

Beijing sends 1,800 to quarantine in Hebei – media Vice Premier Sun Chunlan says Beijing curbs cannot ease Shanghai stocks record biggest drop in a month Airbnb latest Western internet firm to exit China BEIJING / SHANGHAI, May 24 (Reuters) – Beijing stepped up quarantine efforts to end its month-old COVID outbreak as fresh signs … Read more