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

Hackers, nurses and Arnold: Inside the struggle to get information on the Ukraine war to Russians

The efforts echo Cold War-era radio broadcasts into the Soviet Union, but messaging apps and other free digital tools mean that an array of outsiders, from digital to Schwarzenegger, the Hollywood icon who posted a video addressing Russians on Thursday, can more easily join the campaign. The State Department created an account on Telegram, a … Read more

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Japan announces fresh sanctions on Russia Japan’s foreign and trade ministries jointly announced on Friday that Tokyo would impose sanctions on 15 Russian individuals and nine organizations. The move will raise the number of Russian individuals sanctioned by Japan to 76, and the number of organizations to 12. The 15 additional individuals include Russian Foreign … Read more

Biden administration looking for ways to help Ukrainian refugees join family members in the US

More than 3 million refugees have fled war-torn Ukraine to countries in a span of weeks, prompting calls for more nations — and specifically the US — to take in refugees. Polish President Andrzej Duda personally asked Vice President Kamala Harris last week to speed up and simplify the procedures allowing Ukrainians with family in … 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

Drones flying into NATO territory have forced the alliance to decide how to respond — if at all — to incidents inside its borders

The trio of drone incidents has amplified concerns that Russia’s war in Ukraine could spill over into NATO countries, even if unintentionally, forcing the alliance to decide how to respond — if at all — to incidents that occur inside its borders. US defense officials say the errant drones that entered NATO territory appeared to … Read more

What higher, volatile energy prices mean for clean energy transition

Wind power in Texas. Interstate 40, Adrian, Texas Paul Harris | Archive Photos | Getty Images After Russia invaded Ukraine, energy prices spiked. US crude oil prices reached as high as $130 on March 6, the highest since July 2008. About a week later, US gasoline prices hit a record high price of $4.33 per … Read more

Biden administration looking for ways to help Ukrainian refugees join family members in the US

More than 3 million refugees have fled war-torn Ukraine to countries in a span of weeks, prompting calls for more nations — and specifically the US — to take in refugees. Polish President Andrzej Duda personally asked Vice President Kamala Harris last week to speed up and simplify the procedures allowing Ukrainians with family in … 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