Zelenskyy says siege of Mariupol involved war crimes

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said early Sunday the siege of the port city of Mariupol would go down in history for what he said were war crimes committed by Russian troops. “To do this to a peaceful city, what the occupiers did, is a terror that will be remembered for centuries … Read more

Iconic African game to be focus at world wildlife conference

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Iconic African wildlife such as elephants, big cats and rosewood trees will be central to discussions of the World Wildlife Conference slated for Panama later this year. The standing committee meeting of the UN wildlife trade body, called the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, which met all of last … Read more

Russian oil sale to India complicates Biden’s efforts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s campaign to unite the globe against the Russian invasion of Ukraine is being challenged not only by adversaries such as China but also by the world’s most populous democracy, India. An Indian government official said on Friday that the country will increase its imports of Russian oil, allowing it … Read more

Western brands in Russian franchise deals

The Burger King name appears in Russian outside a Burger King fast food restaurant in Moscow, Russia, on Friday, April 5, 2013. Bloomberg | Getty Images Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zellelnskyy in his address to US Congress Wednesday repeated calls for all global brands to exit Russia — a market “flooded with [Ukrainian] blood” — as … Read more

Western brands in Russian franchise deals

The Burger King name appears in Russian outside a Burger King fast food restaurant in Moscow, Russia, on Friday, April 5, 2013. Bloomberg | Getty Images Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zellelnskyy in his address to US Congress Wednesday repeated calls for all global brands to exit Russia — a market “flooded with [Ukrainian] blood” — as … Read more

Putin likens opponents to ‘gnats,’ signaling new repression

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing stiff resistance in Ukraine and crippling economic sanctions at home, Russian President Vladimir Putin is using language that recalls the rhetoric from Josef Stalin’s show trials of the 1930s. Putin’s ominous speech on Wednesday likened opponents to “gnats” who try to weaken the country at the behest of the West … Read more

Why haven’t we seen the rise of next Dogecoin or Shiba Inu? Here are three main reasons

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’m Frances Yue, crypto reporter at MarketWatch, and I’ll walk you through the latest and greatest in digital assets this week so far. Find me on Twitter at @FranceYue_ to send feedback or tell us what you think we … Read more

Merck’s Keytruda reduced risk of disease recurrence or death in early lung cancer patients by 24%

Stefanie Joho, 27, stands for a portrait at the home of a friend in Penn Valley, PA on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Joho, who was diagnosed with colon cancer at 22 years old, has been in remission since February 2016, thanks to an immunotherapy drug targeted at specific mutations that prevents repair of DNA-replication mistakes. … Read more

Alibaba and JD.com Stocks Fall After Biggest Gains Ever. What Comes Next?

Text size Alibaba stock notched its best-ever one-day gains on Wednesday. Qilai Shen/Bloomberg Investors in Chinese stocks, long-accustomed to pain, have just seen an astonishing turnaround. What comes next? Shares in Chinese tech giants Alibaba (ticker: BABA) and JD.com (JD) both notched eye-watering gains on Wednesday, climbing 37% and 39%, respectively. It was, by far, … Read more