Latest Ukraine updates: Renewed calls for de-escalation | Ukraine-Russia crisis News

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he is “ready to work further” with the West on security issues to de-escalate tensions over Ukraine, but emphasised the need for the West to heed Russia’s main demands. He spoke on Tuesday during a news conference following talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Moscow. Scholz said at […]

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Japan, Hong Kong drop as Asia-Pacific markets slip amid renewed Covid fears

SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific dropped on Friday, with stocks in Hong Kong and Japan leading losses regionally as fears of a new Covid variant weighed on investor sentiment. World Health Organization officials said Thursday they are monitoring a new variant with “a large number of mutations.” A special meeting is scheduled for Friday to […]

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