Biden’s mission in Europe: Shore up alliance against Russia

Biden’s mission in Europe: Shore up alliance against Russia

MUNICH (AP) — President Joe Biden is out to sustain the global alliance punishing Russia for its invasion of Ukraine as he embarks on a five-day trip to Europe as the 4-month-old war shows no sign of abating and its aftershocks to global food and energy supplies are deepening. Biden first joins a meeting of … Read more

Russia’s ruble is at strongest level in 7 years despite sanctions

Russia’s ruble is at strongest level in 7 years despite sanctions

Russian one ruble coin and Russian flag displayed on a screen are seen in this multiple exposure illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on March 8, 2022. Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images Russia’s ruble hit 52.3 to the dollar on Wednesday, an increase of roughly 1.3% on the previous day and its strongest … Read more

Rail strikes and labor shortages are hurting the UK economy

Rail strikes and labor shortages are hurting the UK economy

The problem accelerated Tuesday as thousands of rail workers went on strike over demands for better pay and working conditions — the biggest walkout on the railways in 30 years — bringing large parts of the network to a halt. More strikes are set for Thursday and Saturday. A separate strike by workers on London … Read more