Biden Meets NATO Allies Seeking More Support for Ukraine

BRUSSELS—President Biden met with NATO leaders Thursday to agree on new measures to help Ukraine battle Russia’s invasion and address growing concerns Moscow might use chemical, biological or other unconventional weapons in its monthlong war. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s emergency summit is the first in a day-long string of gatherings Mr. Biden has planned … Read more

Ukrainians Flee Mariupol as Russian Forces Push to Take Port City

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine—The battle for the southern port city of Mariupol intensified Tuesday with fleeing civilians describing Russian and Ukrainian forces locked in street-by-street warfare through the city’s downtown as Moscow’s airstrikes gutted entire neighborhoods. Nearly a month after Russia invaded Ukraine, it is on the verge of taking Mariupol in what would be the first … Read more

Russia’s Halting Progress in Attack on Ukraine Puts Focus on Resupply Efforts

KYIV, Ukraine—Russia appears to be preparing to reset its forces after more than three brutal weeks of combat and limited ground gains in its assault on Ukraine, while the situation in the embattled port city of Mariupol worsened. Ukraine’s military said early Sunday that Russian forces were largely busy replenishing losses in people and equipment … Read more

Ukrainian Forces Try to Hold Mariupol as Combat Reaches City Streets

KYIV, Ukraine—Fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces has reached the streets of the port city of Mariupol, officials said Saturday, a strategic objective for Moscow as it attempts to open an overland corridor to the annexed region of Crimea and shift the momentum in its three-week-old invasion. During weekslong bombardment and attack, Ukrainians said they … Read more

Survivors Rescued From Ukrainian Theater That Was Hit by Russian Airstrike

About 1,300 remained trapped in the basement of the theater, Lyudmyla Denisova said. She said it was difficult to be certain of the number of survivors and she declined to confirm any casualties. “We hope that they will be alive but as of now we have no information about them,” she said during a local … Read more

Desperation Mounts for Ukrainians in Mariupol as Russia Tries to Capture Key City

LVIV, Ukraine—Rescuers dug through the debris of a bombed theater in Mariupol where hundreds of Ukrainian civilians had sought shelter as Russian forces continued to shell the southern port city and other urban areas across the country. The entrance to a bomb shelter under the theater in Mariupol was blocked when the building partially collapsed … Read more

Stocks Open Lower After Rally on Fed Rate Rise

US stocks and government bond yields edged down after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time since 2018 and oil soared as the market’s focus returned to the Ukraine war. The S&P 500 declined 0.4% in early trading, after the broad-market index closed more than 2% higher on the past two consecutive … Read more

Stocks Close Sharply Higher As Fed Raises Interest Rates

US stocks rocketed higher in a volatile session and bond yields jumped to the highest level in almost three years after the Federal Reserve officially said it would raise interest rates for the first time since 2018. Major indexes rallied at the open, wall their gains after the Fed announcement and then raced to finish … Read more

AMC Uses Its Meme Stock Money to Buy a Gold Mine. It’s ‘Bizarre.’

Textsize AMC Empire 25 Theater in Times Square, New York dreamstime AMC-Entertainment just struck gold. Literally. The movie theater company announced it has bought a 22% stake in Hycroft Mining Holding and its 71,000-acre gold and silver mine in northern Nevada. AMC (ticker: AMC) will invest $27.9 million in cash in Hycroft ( HYMC ) … Read more

Russia Bombards Kyiv as European Leaders Head to Ukraine’s Capital

KYIV, Ukraine—A delegation of European heads of state headed to Kyiv to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky as Russia lobbed more missiles at the embattled Ukrainian capital amid heightened fighting in the city’s outskirts. One missile destroyed a building associated with an arms maker in central Kyiv in a predawn strike, blowing the windows out … Read more