Ballistic missiles hit Iraq’s Kurdish capital, no casualties – officials

ERBIL, Iraq, March 13 (Reuters) – Missile attacks that struck Iraq’s northern Kurdish regional capital of Erbil on Sunday were launched from Iran, a US official told Reuters, without giving further details. A dozen ballistic missiles struck Erbil at 1 am on Sunday, targeting the US consulate’s new building and the neighboring residential area but … Read more

Ukraine’s farmers stalled, fueling fears of global food shortages

March 11 (Reuters) – The Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens millions of tiny spring-time sprouts that should emerge from stalks of dormant winter wheat in the coming weeks. If the farmers can’t feed those crops soon, far fewer of the so-called tillers will spout, jeopardizing a national wheat harvest on which millions in the developing … Read more

Chelsea owner Abramovich and Rosneft boss Sechin hit by UK sanctions

UK sanctions seven more oligarchs it links to Kremlin Group includes Chelsea owner Abramovich Chelsea out put on hold, UK might sell club Trading suspended in Evraz shares LONDON, March 10 (Reuters) – Britain imposed sanctions on Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich and Igor Sechin, the chief executive of Russian oil giant Rosneft, hitting … Read more

Carmakers face soaring metal costs with Russian supplies at risk

LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) – Saving up for a new ride? Better start putting more cash aside. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is ramping up the price of metals used in cars, from aluminum in the bodywork to palladium in catalytic converters to the high-grade nickel in electric vehicle batteries, and drivers are likely to foot … Read more

Russia’s offer to foreign firms: stay, leave or hand over the keys

Customers shop at an IKEA store in Omsk, Russia, March 3, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sweeping Western sanctions create investor minefield SocGen warned it might be stripped of Russian assets Pirelli’s Russian plants continue, others seek exit Banks count the every changing cost of sanctions MOSCOW, March 4 … Read more