EXCLUSIVE Sri Lanka to seek $3 billion to stave off crisis

Seeks further $500 mln from India for fuel Government’s top priority is ensuring supply of essentials To raise taxes and fuel prices within six months COLOMBO, April 9 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka will need about $3 billion in external assistance in the next six months to help restore supplies of essential items including fuel and … Read more

Bill Browder on Putin, Sanctions and How to End the War

The DealBook newsletter delves into a single topic or theme every weekend, providing reporting and analysis that offers a better understanding of an important issue in business. If you don’t already receive the daily newsletter, sign up here. International sanctions imposed on President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia froze his personal assets. Or, at least, … Read more

War Crimes Watch: A devastating walk through Bucha’s horror

By CARA ANNA April 9, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-europe-war-crimes-7791e247ce7087dddf64a2bbdcc5b888 BUCHA, Ukraine (AP) — There is a body in the basement of the abandoned yellow home at the end of the street near the railroad tracks. The man is young, pale, a dried trickle of blood by his mouth, shot to death and left in the dark, … Read more

Intel: Putin may cite Ukraine war to meddle in US politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin may use the Biden administration’s support for Ukraine as a pretext to order a new campaign to interfere in American politics, US intelligence officials have assessed. Intelligence agencies have so far not found any evidence that Putin has authorized measures like the ones Russia is believed to have … Read more

Russia changes military leadership, reorganizing forces to find ‘success’ in Ukraine: LIVE UPDATES

Russia is reorganizing its military operations in Ukraine, including a change of its senior leadership, according to a report. Gen. Alexander Dvornikov, who led Russia’s invasion in Syria, will now lead the Ukrainian invasion, according to the BBC. “That particular commander has a lot of experience of operations of Russian operations in Syria. So we … Read more

Latest Ukraine-Russia War News: Live Updates

As the staging ground for an assault on the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, one of the most toxic places on earth, was probably not the best choice. But that did not seem to bother the Russian generals who took over the site in the early stages of the war. “We told … Read more

Ukraine war pushes Germany to strengthen its bunker infrastructure

German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser speaks to the media after the first flight bringing Ukrainian refugees from Moldova to Germany arrived at Frankfurt Airport, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Frankfurt, Germany, March 25, 2022. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, April 9 (Reuters) – Germany has started working … Read more

60 elite Russian paratroopers refused to fight in the invasion of Ukraine, report says

Russian paratroopers march during the military parade at Red Square on May 9, 2021 in Moscow, RussiaMikhail Svetlov/Getty Images At least 60 Russian paratroopers from a unit in Pskov province refused to fight in Ukraine, a report says. The troops were fired and some are being threatened with criminal prosecution, a Russian newspaper reported. Russian … Read more