Russia

H&M to cut 1,500 jobs worldwide

STOCKHOLM, Sweden | Swedish fashion retailer H&M said Wednesday it would cut some 1,500 jobs worldwide as a result of…

1 week ago

Nine killed in suspected gas blast in far eastern Russia

MOSCOW – A suspected gas explosion early Saturday in a five-storey residential building killed nine people in Russia's southeastern Sakhalin…

3 weeks ago

Xi looks away from Putin toward west in return to world stage

Turns out Chinese President Xi Jinping’s partnership with Vladimir Putin has limits after all: He doesn’t want to follow the…

3 weeks ago

NATO’s crucial question: Was Poland missile strike deliberate?

NATO faces some difficult decisions after Poland said that a lethal blast near its border with Ukraine was caused by…

3 weeks ago

Russia orders troops out of Kherson in major reversal

MOSCOW – Russia ordered its troops to withdraw from the city of Kherson in southern Ukraine on Wednesday in a further…

4 weeks ago

Rise of Russia hardliners sows fear In Putin’s elite

THE rise of outspoken hardliners in the Kremlin is alarming insiders fearful the Russian president will heed their calls for…

1 month ago

Uniper posts RM185b loss as Russia throttles gas supply

It is set to receive RM139b in aid after losing millions of euros daily to procure more-expensive gas to fulfil…

1 month ago

Fire kills 13 at bar in Russian city of Kostroma

MOSCOW, Russia | A fire Saturday killed at least 13 people at a restaurant and bar housed in a warehouse in…

1 month ago

UN rejects Russia call for biological weapons probe

THE Security Council on Wednesday rejected a resolution drafted by Russia calling for an investigation into its accusations of Washington's…

1 month ago

Russia agrees to resume Ukraine grain export deal; wheat tumbles

Wheat prices plunged after Russia agreed to resume the deal allowing safe passage of Ukrainian crop exports, reversing a weekend…

1 month ago

Glencore sees bumper profits from commodity trading

GLENCORE plc is on course for more bumper profits from its sprawling commodity trading business as the disruptions from Russia’s…

1 month ago

Ukraine hit by water, power cuts after Russian missile strikes

KYIV • Ukraine suffered sweeping blackouts and water supplies were cut to large parts of Kyiv on Monday after another…

1 month ago

Explosions rock Kyiv days after Russia blames Ukraine for Black Sea attack

KYIV – Several blasts shook Kyiv on Monday, days after Russia blamed Ukraine for drone attacks on its Crimea fleet…

1 month ago