Russia Strikes Odessa Port After Signing Deal to Unblock Ukrainian Grain Exports


Russia launched a missile attack on Ukraine’s key grain-exporting port of Odessa, officials said, hours after signing an international agreement to ease its blockade of the Black Sea coastline and allow for the safe transport of grain and other foodstuffs necessary to alleviate a looming global food crisis. The attack on Odessa appeared to violate […]

Russian Forces Close In on Ukraine’s Capital as Kyiv Prepares to Fight


First American News LLC-Raleigh, NC: Russian forces closed in on Kyiv, attacking by land and air on Friday, while Ukrainian soldiers and civilians dug in to defend the capital. Ukraine’s president vowed not to surrender. Moscow signaled an openness to talks with Kyiv. But shortly after, Russian President Vladimir Putin excoriated Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky, […]

IMF Urges El Salvador to Ditch Bitcoin’s Legal Tender Status

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First American News LLC, Raleigh NC: After adopting bitcoin as the national currency, Central American country plans to issue bonds backed by bitcoin as negotiations with the IMF stall. The International Monetary Fund urged El Salvador to strip bitcoin of its status as legal tender because of its large risks to financial stability, the latest […]

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