Who is ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr and why are some Filipinos nervous about his family’s return?

Despite his popularity among millions of voters, many Filipinos are shocked by his win and what it means for democracy in the Philippines. Marcos Jr. is a member of one of the country’s most notorious political families. His win, analysts say, is the successful culmination of a decades-long rebranding campaign that has revived the Marcos … Read more

Philippines election results: Ferdinand Marcos Jr world asks not to judge him by his family’s past

Known as “Bongbong” in the Philippines, Marcos Jr., who is the son and namesake of the late dictator, promised to be a “President for all Filipinos,” said Victor Rodriguez, his chief of staff and spokesperson. With 98% of the votes counted, Marcos Jr. received 31 million votes compared to his closest rival, the outgoing Vice … Read more

Citi in ‘active dialogue’ to sell Russia consumer business, CEO says

Citi CEO Jane Fraser speaks at the 2022 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, US, May 2, 2022. REUTERS / Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, May 2 (Reuters) – Citigroup Inc (CN) is in “active dialogue” to carry out the sale of its Russia consumer … Read more

Russia knocks out Odesa runway, Zelenskiy says it will be rebuilt

April 30 (Reuters) – A Russian missile strike on Saturday knocked out the newly-constructed runway at the main airport in the Ukrainian city of Odesa, a strategic Black Sea port, military and civilian officials said. “The Odesa airport runway was destroyed. We will, of course, rebuild it. But Odesa will never forget Russia’s behavior towards … Read more

Civilians flee Azovstal bunkers in evacuation led by UN

Groups of civilians leave Azovstal steel works UN confirms evacuation underway Mariupol siege has left the city a wasteland Pope says Mariupol ‘barbarously bombarded’ BEZIMENNE, Ukraine, May 1 (Reuters) – Civilians were evacuated on Sunday from the bunkers of Mariupol’s Azovstal steel works after the United Nations and the International Red Cross led a deal … Read more

Credit Suisse sued in US over alleged business related to oligarchs

The logo of Swiss bank Credit Suisse is seen at a branch office in Bern, Switzerland October 28, 2020. REUTERS / Arnd Wiegmann / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 30 (Reuters) – A group of people and entities have filed a class action lawsuit against Credit Suisse (CSGN.S), … Read more

Ukraine says Russia pounding Donbas, failing to take targets

Russia continues assault on eastern Ukraine Ukraine says Russians ‘not succeeding’ in taking targets Russia’s Lavrov: lifting sanctions is part of peace talks US Congress to pass Ukraine aid and weapons package soon KYIV, April 30 (Reuters) – Russian forces pounded Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region on Saturday but failed to capture three target areas, Ukraine’s … Read more

Biden seeks huge $ 33 billion funding to support Ukraine

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden asked Congress for $ 33 billion to support Ukraine – a dramatic escalation of US funding for the war with Russia – and for new tools to siphon assets from Russian oligarchs. The vast funding request includes over $ 20 billion for weapons, ammunition and other military … Read more

Carlsberg sees interest in its Russian business, but price unclear

A bartender holds a glass of Carlsberg beer in a bar in St. Petersburg. Petersburg June 17, 2014. REUTERS / Alexander Demianchuk / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register COPENHAGEN, April 28 (Reuters) – Danish brewer Carlsberg (CARLb.CO) said on Thursday it was difficult to say what price it could … Read more

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un vows full speed ahead for nuclear program, as he flaunts ICBM missiles

The country would “strengthen and develop” its nuclear forces at the “highest possible” speed, Kim said as a Hwasong-17 ICBM, multiple giant rocket launchers, and a submarine-launched ballistic missile, were all paraded through the streets of the North Korean capital. Experts said the parade – held to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of … Read more