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The financial ratings agency S&P Global has deemed Russia to be in “selective default” on some of its foreign debt after it tried to pay its latest obligations in rubles. Because of U.S. government sanctions, the agency said, investors lack the ability to convert the rubles into dollars. S&P had already warned that any payment …

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to speak with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday as he presses world leaders to take a hard line against Russia’s Ukraine invasion. India’s neutral stance in the war has raised concerns in Washington and earned praise from Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who lauded India …

LONDON — The global economy is likely entering a “war-cession,” according to veteran investment strategist David Roche, and markets are underestimating its duration. It comes as markets attempt to navigate a flurry of concurrent economic hurdles, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, soaring inflation, rising interest rates and supply disruption from China’s efforts to contain a …

The latest round of sanctions by the United States on Russia has drawn renewed scrutiny to the family life of Russian President Vladimir Putin, unveiling two new targets: Katerina and Maria, his eldest daughters. Despite Putin’s domination of Russian politics, he rarely talks about his family and little is known about his personal life or …

A “miracle” flood rescue has been carried out in Kangaroo Valley. Emergency services said a driver became lost in a rural area of Kangaroo Valley after following the wrong GPS coordinates, before he went down a one way street and attempted to cross a flooded causeway. Fire and Rescue NSW Chad Wallace told 9News the …

The yacht called “Tango” owned by Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, who was sanctioned by the U.S. on March 11, is seen at Palma de Mallorca Yacht Club in the Spanish island of Mallorca, Spain March 15, 2022. Juan Medina | Reuters U.S. authorities accused Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg of conspiring to commit bank fraud and …

BUCHA, Ukraine — Bodies with bound hands, close-range gunshot wounds and signs of torture lay scattered in a city on the outskirts of Kyiv after Russian soldiers withdrew from the area. Ukrainian authorities on Sunday accused the departing forces of committing war crimes and leaving behind a “scene from a horror movie.” As images of the bodies …

Smoke and fire are seen after shelling in Odesa, Ukraine, Sunday, April 3, 2022. Max Pshybyshevsky/AP hide caption toggle caption Max Pshybyshevsky/AP Smoke and fire are seen after shelling in Odesa, Ukraine, Sunday, April 3, 2022. Max Pshybyshevsky/AP The Russian military says it has struck an oil processing plant and fuel depots around the strategic …

Washington, DC CNN  —  Russia has revised its Ukraine war strategy to focus on trying to take control of the Donbas and other regions in eastern Ukraine with a target date of early May, according to several US officials familiar with the latest US intelligence assessments. More than a month into the war, Russian ground …

Agence France Presse has filed a dispatch from Irpin after a Russian retreat returned it to Ukrainian control. The city suffered extraordinary levels of destruction and an evacuation operation continues. The last survivors in the ruins of Irpin have just one word to describe the Russians who have retreated after one of the pivotal battles …