Russian ruble is at strongest level in 7 years despite sanctions:

Russian one ruble coin and Russian flag displayed on a screen are seen in this multiple exposure illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on March 8, 2022. Jakub Porzycki |: Nurphoto |: Getty Images: Russian ruble hit 52.3 to the dollar on Wednesday, an increase of roughly 1.3% on the previous day and its strongest … Read more

Russian ruble is at strongest level in 7 years despite sanctions:

Russian one ruble coin and Russian flag displayed on a screen are seen in this multiple exposure illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on March 8, 2022. Jakub Porzycki |: Nurphoto |: Getty Images: Russian ruble hit 52.3 to the dollar on Wednesday, an increase of roughly 1.3% on the previous day and its strongest … Read more

Is there any way out of Israel’s neverending election cycle?

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared on CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Jerusalem: CNN: – It was just over a year ago that a shared desire to oust Benjamin Netanyahu as the longest-serving Israeli prime minister united eight disparate … Read more

HBO doc ‘Chernobyl’ exposes lies told by Soviet government:

It was the fall of 1986, some six months after the catastrophic Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion, and a group of soldiers suited up to enter the radiation-riddled site. Their task: Clean hundreds of tons of expelled, highly radioactive, nuclear fuel from rooftops near the reactor. Dressed in what appears to be foul-weather gear, one … Read more

HBO doc ‘Chernobyl’ exposes lies told by Soviet government:

It was the fall of 1986, some six months after the catastrophic Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion, and a group of soldiers suited up to enter the radiation-riddled site. Their task: Clean hundreds of tons of expelled, highly radioactive, nuclear fuel from rooftops near the reactor. Dressed in what appears to be foul-weather gear, one … Read more

Russian missile strikes hit Kyiv as Putin warns West against arming Ukraine:

Kyiv, Ukraine: – Russia took aim at Western military supplies for: Ukraine: with airstrikes in Kyiv on Sunday that it said destroyed tanks donated from abroad, as President Vladimir Putin warned that any Western deliveries of long-range rocket systems to Ukraine would prompt Moscow to hit “objects that we have not yet struck.” The cryptic … Read more

Why US gas prices are at a record and why they’ll stay high for a long time:

New York: CNN Business: – Russian invasion of Ukraine is a major reason that US drivers are paying record prices for gasoline. But it’s not the only cause of the spike. Numerous factors are pushing prices up, with regular gasoline hitting a record $ 4.87 a gallon Monday according to AAA’s survey – up 25 … Read more

Companies that exited Russia after its invasion of Ukraine are being rewarded with outsize stock-market returns, Yale study finds – and those that stayed are not

The almost 1,000 companies that have opted to pull out of Russia following its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine are not just benefiting from a reputational boost. They are also being rewarded by financial markets, while those who remain behind are being punished. “We find that equity markets are actually rewarding companies for leaving Russia while … Read more

Western allies meet regularly to game out potential framework for Ukraine ceasefire as war hits 100th day:

Washington: CNN: – Staring down the prospect of an extended stalemate in Ukraine, the US and its allies are placing a renewed emphasis on the need for a negotiated settlement to end the war as the conflict grinds into its 100th day with no clear victory in sight for either side. US officials have in … Read more

Russia claims it captured key city, aims to widen east Ukraine battle:

Russia asserted Saturday that its troops and separatist fighters had captured a key railway junction in eastern: Ukraine:, the second small city to fall to Moscow’s forces this week as they fought to seize all of the country contested Donbas region. Meanwhile, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is accusing Moscow of carrying out “genocide” amid Russia … Read more