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

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

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

Ukraine accuses Russia of bombing childrens’ hospital in besieged Mariupol

Hospital hit by several Russian bombs, city council says Russia had earlier agreed to ceasefire for evacuation Moscow denies targeting civilians Kyiv calls for ceasefire to restore Chernobyl power LVIV, Ukraine, March 9 (Reuters) – Ukraine accused Russia on Wednesday of bombing a children’s hospital in the besieged port of Mariupol during a supposed ceasefire … Read more

U.S. rejects Poland’s offer to give it Russian-made fighter jets for Ukraine

WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) – The United States rejected a surprise offer by NATO ally Poland on Tuesday to transfer its Russian-made MiG-29 fighter jets to a US base in Germany as a way to replenish Ukraine’s air force in its defense against invading Russian forces. The United States has sought to speed weapons deliveries … Read more

U.S. may act alone to ban Russian oil imports, sources say

WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) – The United States is willing to move ahead with a ban on Russian oil imports without the participation of allies in Europe, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters, in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. President Joe Biden held a video conference call with the leaders of France, … Read more

U.S., European allies discuss banning imports of Russian oil

WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) – The United States and European allies are exploring banning imports of Russian oil, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday, and the White House coordinated with key Congressional committees moving forward with their own ban. Europe relies on Russia for crude oil and natural gas but has become … Read more

U.S. job growth surge underscores economy’s strength as headwinds rise

Nonfarm payrolls increased 678,000 in February Unemployment rate falls to 3.8% from 4.0% Average hourly flat earnings; up 5.1% year-on-year Average workweek rises to 34.7 hours WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) – US job growth accelerated in February, pushing the unemployment rate to a two-year low of 3.8% and raising optimism that the economy could withstand … Read more

Russian forces seize huge Ukrainian nuclear plant, fire extinguished

Intense fighting in area around huge nuclear plant No signs of elevated radiation – US Energy Sec US and UK hit oligarchs with further sanctions LVIV, Ukraine, March 4 (Reuters) – Russian forces seized the largest nuclear power plant in Europe after a building at the complex was set ablaze during intense fighting with Ukrainian … Read more

Russia pounds Ukrainian cities as advances stall, draws UN censure

Kherson would be biggest city yet captured by Russians Ukrainians say street battles are going on Russia bombards other cities as its advances stall Center of Kharkiv turned into bombed-out wasteland UN votes overwhelmingly to censor Russia’s invasion KYIV/KHARKIV, Ukraine, March 2 (Reuters) – Ukrainians said on Wednesday they were battling on in the port … Read more