Global shares mixed in choppy trading amid inflation

[ad_1] TOKYO – Global shares were mixed in choppy trading Thursday, as hopes and the war in Ukraine had investors partly optimism while remaining inflation. European shares were mostly higher in early trading. Benchmarks finished higher in Japan, South Korea and Australia, but declined in China. Investors were watching South Korean trade numbers for April, …

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Rights group demands probe into Sri Lanka police shooting

[ad_1] COLOMBO — A leading human rights group is demanding the Sri Lankan authorities conduct a prompt and impartial probe into a police shooting that left one person dead and 13 others injured during protests over fuel price hike amid the country’s worst economic crisis in decades. The New York-based Human Rights Watch urged the …

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Live updates | Ukraine: Russia seeking for control in east

[ad_1] KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s General Staff said Thursday in their morning update that the Russian forces continue the offensive in the east of the country with the goal of establishing full control over the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The Ukrainian forces in the two regions have repelled nine Russian attacks over the past 24 …

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Relentless attacks pound last defenders holed up in Mariupol

[ad_1] KYIV – Relentless Russian attacks pounded the last Ukrainian stronghold in the besieged city of Mariupol as a fighter apparently on the inside issued a video plea for help, saying defenders holed up in a giant steel plant “may have only a few days or hours left.” Another attempt to evacuate civilians trapped in …

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Beer leads 11-2 win at Nats

[ad_1] WASHINGTON – Three hours before Wednesday night’s game, with his club last in the majors in batting average, slugging percentage and runs, first-year Arizona Diamondbacks hitting coach Joe Mather sat in the visitor’s dugout at Nationals Park and acknowledged: “There’s probably a little pressing .” A little while later, in the visitor’s clubhouse, rookie …

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This Earth Day, Biden faces ‘headwinds’ on climate agenda

[ad_1] WASHINGTON – One year ago, Joe Biden marked his first Earth Day as president by convening world leaders for a virtual summit on global warming that even Russian President Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping attended. Biden used the moment to nearly double the United States’ goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, vaulting the …

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2 months after Griner’s arrest, mystery surrounds her case

[ad_1] WASHINGTON – For another person in another country at another time, the case might have been a minor matter: An American citizen detained at an airport for allegedly possessing a cannabis derivative legal in much of the world. But the circumstances for Brittney Griner couldn’t have been worse. Griner, a WNBA All-Star and two-time …

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