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Congressional Budget Office says inflation to last into 2023
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced a 10% raise to the minimum wage rate and pensions in the coming weeks, a move that comes as the Russian economy faces an unprecedented wave of international sanctions. Putin said in a government meeting that the minimum cost of living...
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Brussels says about $24 billion of Russian central bank assets frozen in EU, less than expected
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union states have reported the freezing of about 23 billion euros ($24.5 billion) of assets of the Russian Central Bank, a top EU official said on Wednesday, revealing for the first time a figure that was...
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Charles meets Ukrainians at Romanian refugee centre
The Prince of Wales has travelled to Romania and met Ukrainians who have fled their homeland to escape the war with Russia. Charles was joined by distant relative Margareta, head of the Romanian royal family, for the unannounced...
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UK’s Johnson blasted for ‘Partygate’ culture
London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson presided over a culture of lockdown-breaking parties that featured drunken fighting among staff, according to a long-awaited inquiry Wednesday that prompted renewed calls for his resignation. “Many of these events should not have been allowed to happen,” the...
photo: AP / Kirsty Wigglesworth
Russian assault on eastern Ukraine threatens to encircle Sievierodonetsk
Russian forces have launched fresh assaults on towns in eastern Ukraine, with the city of Sievierodonetsk increasingly in danger of being totally encircled. The head of Ukraine’s military intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, said delays in western arms to the frontline had left Kyiv...
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Bereaved families say PM has ‘spent months ignoring and lying to us’
Bereaved families have accused Boris Johnson of spending months “ignoring and lying” to them. The campaign group Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice said the Prime Minister has treated them like “dirt” and “an inconvenience”. The group’s statement came as Mr Johnson faced fresh demands to resign...
photo: AP / Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament
Ukraine says Russia must withdraw to pre-war positions before talks can happen
Ukraine’s president has said Russia must pull back to its pre-war positions as a first step before diplomatic talks, a negotiating line that Moscow is unlikely to agree to anytime soon. President Volodymyr Zelensky said he currently sees no willingness on the part of Russia to resume earnest...
photo: AP / Vadim Ghirda
Europe, Asia gas buyers switching to long-term supplies to beat volatile prices
DAEGU, South Korea, May 25 (Reuters) - Natural gas buyers in Asia and Europe are seeking to lock in supplies via long-term contracts as a buffer against volatile global prices, industry executives said, in moves that will reverse the last decade's trend of increasing spot purchases. Fears of...
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Closer Ties With EU Cannot Replace Full Membership, Moldovan PM Says
Moldovan Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita has welcomed moves to step up cooperation with the European Union, but says such initiatives cannot replace the actual process of joining the bloc. Chisinau has pressed...
photo: European Community / Xavier Lejeune
Russia Ready to Provide Humanitarian Corridors to Unlock Ukraine's Sea Ports - Diplomat
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 25th May, 2022) Russia is ready to launch humanitarian corridors to unblock Ukraine's sea ports for exports of Ukrainian grain, but Kiev must first ensure that ports are cleared of mines,...
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