WTO says trade ministers to convene in June

It'll be the first time in over four years they’ll meet after the November conference was postponed  over  Swiss travel restrictions

IMF advises BOE to sell £650bn in bonds to shrink balance sheet

The fund also criticised the Bank for lack of clarity over gilt sales

Ukraine declares state of emergency as tensions rise

EU leaders to hold emergency summit and impose sanctions on all Russia legislators who voted to recognise separatist regions

Markets brush aside ‘first tranche’ of Russia sanctions

White House defends measured approach after Putin recognises breakaway territories in Ukraine

World’s first octopus farm sparks ethical debate

As scientists discover more about the enigmatic animals some warn it could be an ethical and environmental disaster

Macron’s diplomatic gamble in Russia has support of voters, so far

The French president’s support is holding up ahead of the presidential election despite placing himself at the centre of faltering efforts to contain the ...

How the Ukraine crisis has hurt Russia’s richest

The fortunes of the country’s billionaires tumbled $33bn in 2022, and escalating conflict in Ukraine is likely to lead to greater wealth destruction

UK slaps sanctions on Putin-linked billionaires over Ukraine crisis

Gennady Timchenko and the brothers Igor and Boris Rotenberg targeted

EU opens borders to travellers vaccinated with Indian and Chinese shots

Entry was previously restricted to those inoculated with bloc-approved jabs

What Western nations could do to punish Moscow

Sanctions could be felt far beyond Russia since its banks are fully integrated in the global finance system

Germany postpones approval of Russian pipeline

Chancellor to reassess the situation as Moscow recognises two Ukrainian regions’ independence

Russia faces new sanctions

Putin’s recognition of breakaway Ukrainian regions escalates crisis

German producer prices soar 25% as Bundesbank warns on economy

Federal Statistics Office says spiralling energy costs behind the fastest rise since 1949

Putin recognises breakaway regions, intensifying standoff with the West

Rouble weakens and Moscow stock market plunges 15% — its steepest drop since 2008 — as Russian leader signs pact with separatist leaders

EU will not impose sanctions on Russia just yet

The US and its European allies have said any attack would trigger severe sanctions against Moscow, but Ukraine wants these imposed now

Norway’s reindeer herders want wind farms closed down

Case is a bellwether for wind power in the oil-dependent nation, which needs to supplement vast hydropower resources if it wants to reduce emissions

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