Analysis: Saudi prince seeks Mideast leadership, independence with Xi’s visit

Xi’s trip comes at a delicate time in US-Saudi relations Prince seeks to navigate a polarized world order A lavish reception is expected for Xi Saudi Arabia is China’s biggest oil supplier Saudi-US relations strained over a host of issues RIYADH, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman receives the Chinese leader this … Read more

Putin takes war to new level of ‘barbarism,’ U.S. diplomat says

KYIV, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin is insincere about peace talks with Ukraine as he takes the war to a new level of “barbarism” by trying to turn off the lights civilians, a senior US diplomat said Saturday. US Undersecretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland met with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and other … Read more

U.S. Treasury’s Adeyemo says $60 oil price cap will limit Russia’s revenues

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Undersecretary Wally Adeyemo on Thursday applauded the European Union’s agreement to a $60-a-barrel price cap on Russian oil exports, saying this was within the range of price levels discussed and would limit the Moscow price. oil revenues. Adeyemo told the Reuters NEXT conference he believed EU member … Read more

Russia accuses U.S. of direct Ukraine war role, but says it’s open to potential talks

Russian Foreign Minister attacks the West against Ukraine US and NATO arm and train Ukrainians Complains that Kyiv has become an existential threat to Russia But says Moscow open to possibility of talks Dec 1 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States and NATO of playing a direct and dangerous role … Read more

U.S. Inflation Reduction Act ‘super aggressive,’ Macron tells lawmakers

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron addressed U.S. lawmakers from both political parties on Wednesday and pushed back against new U.S. subsidies that are annoying European leaders, according to an attendee at a closed-door meeting. Macron arrived in Washington on Tuesday for his second state visit to the United States since taking … Read more

Moscow: We had ‘no choice’ but to cancel ‘New START’ nuclear talks with U.S.

Nov 29 (Reuters) – Moscow said on Tuesday it had “no choice” but to cancel talks with the United States on the New START nuclear arms control treaty, the authorities reported. Russian news agencies. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Washington only wanted to discuss resuming inspections when Moscow had other priorities. The situation in … Read more

Finland buys more arms from United States as it boosts defences

HELSINKI, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has approved a second major arms sale to Finland in a month, helping Russia’s northern neighbor as it bids to strengthen its defenses due to war in Ukraine, Finland and the United States said. After Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the Finnish government decided to allocate … Read more

Exclusive: U.S., Russia have used their military hotline once so far during Ukraine war

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – A line of communication created between the armies of the United States and Russia at the start of Moscow’s war against Ukraine has been used only once so far, a US official told Reuters. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the United States had appealed via the … Read more

Exclusive: U.S. weighs sending 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine -sources

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The Pentagon is considering a Boeing proposal to supply Ukraine with small, inexpensive precision bombs mounted on abundantly available rockets, allowing Kyiv to strike far behind Russian lines as the West is struggling to meet the demand for additional armaments. US and allied military stocks are dwindling and Ukraine faces … Read more

Shares rise, U.S. Treasury yields drop ahead of Fed minutes’ release

Fed Minutes for November at 7:00 p.m. GMT Wall Street stocks are trading higher US Treasury yields fall Crude prices drop more than 4% The US dollar falls NEW YORK, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Global stocks rose as U.S. Treasury yields fell ahead of the release of Federal Reserve meeting minutes that would hint at … Read more