Ukraine war: Battle for Bakhmut ‘stabilising’ – Ukraine commander

By Kathryn Armstrong The battle for Bakhmut, the Ukrainian city which Russia has spent months trying to capture, is “stabilising”, says Ukraine’s commander in chief. Earlier this month, Western officials estimated between 20,000 and 30,000 Russian troops had been killed or injured in Bakhmut since last summer. But despite that, Valerii Zaluzhnyi said Ukrainian troops’ … Read more

U.S. and Canada reach a deal to close a popular but unofficial border crossing

The U.S. and Canada have reached a deal that would give both countries the authority to turn away asylum-seekers at unofficial crossing points on their shared border, President Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday. Starting early Saturday morning, migrants who cross into Canada between official ports of entry will be quickly returned … Read more

European stocks slide 2.5% as Credit Suisse craters and banks briefly halted from trade: Live updates

European stock markets were sharply lower Wednesday, with banking stocks in deep negative territory amid the global Silicon Valley Bank fallout and more bad news for Credit Suisse. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index was down 2.5%, with all sectors trading in the red. EUROPEAN MARKETS TICKER COMPANY PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE .FTSE FTSE 100 7409.7 -227.41 -2.98 .GDAXI … Read more

‘Oh my daughter’: Volunteer medic, 29, buried in Ukraine

VINNYTSIA, Ukraine (AP) — As the mother’s cries of anguish pierced the cold morning air, mourners who had fought back tears could hold them no longer. “Oh Yana, oh my daughter,” Olena Rikhlitska howled. “My baby, my little one.” Her only child, 29-year-old Yana Rikhlitska, lay in a coffin before her, the younger woman’s blonde … Read more