Ukrainian Forces Try to Hold Mariupol as Combat Reaches City Streets

KYIV, Ukraine—Russian forces pushed into the city of Mariupol Saturday, a strategic move for Moscow, which considers the southern port city a gateway that would open a land corridor between Russia and its annexed region of Crimea. During three weeks of bombardment and attack, defenders said they had kept Russian forces at bay on the … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war updates for March 19, 2022

Russia launches hypersonic missiles to strike a Ukraine arms depot An unexploded short range hypersonic ballistic missile, according to Ukrainian authorities, from Iskander complex is seen amid Ukraine-Russia conflict in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, in this handout picture released March 9, 2022. National Guard of Ukraine | Reuters Russia said it has used hypersonic Kinzhal, or Dagger, … Read more

Volatile gold price action is here to stay as safe-haven interest ‘reignited’ – analysts

Editor’s Note: With so much market volatility, stay on top of daily news! Get caught up in minutes with our speedy summary of today’s must-read news and expert opinions. Sign up here! (Kitco News) – Gold could easily make another run at $2,000 an ounce next week as the geopolitical situation is not easing, but … 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 Turned to a Chechen Warlord to Intimidate Ukraine. It Hasn’t Worked.

In the first days of his war on Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin looked at Chechen warlord Ramzan Kadyrov to supply the fighters he wanted to take an airfield north of Kyiv and launch Russia’s advance on the capital. That unit was pummeled and its commander was killed by Ukrainian forces when it tried to … 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

Russia seems to have averted its historic bond default — for now

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with representatives of the business community at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia February 24, 2022. Alexey Nikolskyi | Sputnik | via Reuters Russia appears to have sidestepped a historic debt default as it claims to have fulfilled crucial interest payments on two dollar-denominated eurobonds. Russia’s Finance Ministry … Read more

Russian Missiles Hit Aircraft Facility in Western Ukraine

LVIV, Ukraine—Russian missiles hit an aircraft-repair facility in western Ukraine on Friday, striking a long-range target far from the battlefield while continued attacks on other cities. The Ukrainian Air Force said six cruise missiles were fired from the Black Sea. Two were intercepted, preventing them from reaching the target near the airport in the western … 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