U.S. to welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainians fleeing war amid broader aid effort

A woman holds a child as people fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine queue at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine March 21, 2022. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US pledges $1 billion in aid Russian invasion triggers massive refugee crisis Several million Ukrainians have fled their homeland BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON, … Read more

Chinese search for second black box from crashed jet

WUZHOU, China, March 24 (Reuters) – Recovery crews searched in light rain for a second black box from a China Eastern Airlines (600115.SS) passenger plane that plunged into a mountainside with 132 people on board, as more information emerged about the pilots of the flight. A first black box found on Wednesday was the cockpit … Read more

Biden administration rules Myanmar army committed genocide against Rohingya

WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has formally determined that violence committed against the Rohingya minority by Myanmar’s military amounts to genocide and crimes against humanity, US officials told Reuters, a move that advocates say should bolster efforts to hold the junta that now runs Myanmar accountable. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will … Read more

China’s soaring COVID infections fuel concern about cost of containment

BEIJING, March 15 (Reuters) – China posted a steep jump in daily COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, with new cases more than doubling from a day earlier to hit a two-year high, raising concerns about the rising economic costs of its tough measures to contain the disease. A total of 3,507 domestically transmitted cases with confirmed … Read more

Three EU leaders to visit Kyiv to show Ukraine support

Updates with EU leaders’ trip Shells hit Kyiv Czech, Polish, Slovenian leaders head to Kyiv Zelenskiy aide says war over by May LVIV, Ukraine, March 15 (Reuters) – Three European prime ministers were traveling to Kyiv on Tuesday, the first foreign leaders to visit the Ukrainian capital since Russia launched its invasion in a striking … Read more

India court upholds state hijab ban in schools, could set national precedent

Hijab-wearing students arrive to attend classes as a policewoman stands guard outside a government girls school after the recent hijab ban, in Udupi town in the southern state of Karnataka, India, February 16, 2022. REUTERS/Sunil Kataria Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, March 15 (Reuters) – An Indian court upheld … Read more

China daily local symptomatic COVID cases more than triple

Residents line up outside a nucleic acid testing site of a hospital, following cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China March 11, 2022. China Daily via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, March 13 (Reuters) – Mainland China reported a two-year high 1,807 new local symptomatic COVID-19 cases … Read more

Russian forces regroup near Kyiv after setbacks

Biden to call for an end of normal trade with Russia – source Satellite images show Russians redeploy north of Kyiv Britain says Russia could launch assault on Kyiv within days LVIV, Ukraine, March 11 (Reuters) – Russian forces bearing down on Kyiv are regrouping northwest of the Ukrainian capital, satellite pictures showed, and Britain … Read more

Households squeezed as U.S. consumer prices accelerate; more pain coming

Consumer price index increases 0.8% in February Gasoline accounts for nearly a third of rise in CPI CPI jumps 7.9% year-on-year; costs of food, rent arises Core CPI rises 0.5%; increases 6.4% year-on-year WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) – US consumer prices surged in February, forcing Americans to dig deeper to pay for rent, food and … Read more

U.S. House approves Ukraine aid, Russia oil ban, funds averting U.S. gov’t shutdown

The US Capitol building is pictured in Washington, US, January 26, 2022. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) – The US House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to rush $13.6 billion in aid to Ukraine as it battles invading Russian forces, along with $1.5 trillion … Read more