Category: world

  • Tax bill for Vermont winner of Powerball $366.7 million jackpot

    Tax bill for Vermont winner of Powerball $366.7 million jackpot https://www.cnbc.com/id/107083161?view=story?__source=androidappshare If you’re holding the winning ticket for Powerball’s $366.7 million jackpot, don’t forget about your silent partner: Uncle Sam. After rolling higher for about two months of three weekly drawings with no winner, the lottery game’s top prize was nabbed in Wednesday night’s drawing. […]

  • Turkey Backs NATO Membership for Sweden, Finland – The Wall Street Journal.

    Turkey Backs NATO Membership for Sweden, Finland https://www.wsj.com/articles/nato-allies-to-focus-on-threats-from-russia-and-beyond-at-summit-11656408633 By Daniel Michaels + and Jared Malsin  MADRID—The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is on a course to admit Finland and Sweden following an agreement with Turkey, a move that would add vast territory and new military abilities in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The two Nordic […]

  • Crypto Might Have an Insider Trading Problem

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/crypto-might-have-an-insider-trading-problem-11653084398?cx_testId=3&cx_testVariant=cx_2&cx_artPos=1&mod=WTRN#cxrecs_s By Ben Foldyand Caitlin Ostroff Public data suggests that several anonymous crypto investors profited from inside knowledge of when tokens would be listed on exchanges. Over six days last August, one crypto wallet amassed a stake of $360,000 worth of Gnosis coins, a token tied to an effort to build blockchain-based prediction markets. On […]

  • Ukraine Will Fight Until All Russian Forces Expelled, Military Intelligence Chief Says – The Wall Street Journal.

    Ukraine Will Fight Until All Russian Forces Expelled, Military Intelligence Chief Says https://www.wsj.com/articles/ukraine-will-fight-until-all-russian-forces-are-expelled-military-intelligence-chief-says-11653046810 By Yaroslav Trofimov  KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s military intelligence chief said the country would keep fighting until it evicts Russian forces from all of its territories—including Crimea and other areas effectively seized by Moscow in 2014—and called for deliveries of longer-range heavy weapons and […]

  • A 1955 Mercedes-Benz Just Became the World’s Most Expensive Car Sold at Auction

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-1955-mercedes-benz-just-became-the-worlds-most-expensive-car-sold-at-auction-11653066275?st=1p2woq16unnzble&reflink=share_mobilewebshare By Jennifer Calgas A rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz DMLRY -1.31%▼ vehicle known for its speed, design and engineering is now the most expensive car ever sold at auction. RM Sotheby’s sold a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe for a record 135 million euros, or $142 million, the auction house specializing in cars said Thursday. […]

  • Ukraine Aid Bill Set to Pass Senate With Bipartisan Support – The Wall Street Journal.

    Ukraine Aid Bill Set to Pass Senate With Bipartisan Support https://www.wsj.com/articles/ukraine-aid-bill-set-to-pass-senate-with-bipartisan-support-11652972377 By Lindsay Wise + and Nancy A. Youssef  WASHINGTON—The Senate was poised to pass later Thursday a nearly $40 billion military and economic aid package to help Ukraine repel Russia’s invasion, sending the bill to President Biden’s desk and bringing America’s spending on the effort […]

  • Russia-Ukraine War: Latest News and Live Updates

    https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/russia-ukraine-latest-news-2022-05-07 Ukraine: Some 60 people are presumed dead after a Russian airstrike hit a school where they were sheltering in Bilohorivka, a village in eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk region, authorities there said. Embattled Ukrainian forces making a last stand in Mariupol vowed to fight till the end if they aren’t rescued. Two commanders of Ukraine’s Azov […]

  • First Lady Jill Biden Makes Unannounced Visit to Ukraine, Meets With Ukraine’s First Lady

    https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/russia-ukraine-latest-news-2022-05-07/card/first-lady-jill-biden-makes-unannounced-visit-to-ukraine-meets-with-ukraine-s-first-lady-MTkaz9iitjJJFmMfoPfn By Ken Thomas First lady Jill Biden made an unannounced visit to Ukraine Sunday, meeting with the nation’s first lady, Olena Zelenska, near the country’s border with Slovakia. Dr. Biden traveled to the town of Uzhhorod in western Ukraine for a meeting with Ms. Zelenska in a small classroom. She told Ms. Zelenska that […]

  • Russian Airstrike Kills Villagers Taking Shelter at School, Ukraine Says – The Wall Street Journal.

    Russian Airstrike Kills Villagers Taking Shelter at School, Ukraine Says https://www.wsj.com/articles/russian-airstrike-kills-villagers-taking-shelter-at-school-ukraine-says-11651999227 By Yaroslav Trofimov  KHARKIV, Ukraine—A Russian airstrike is believed to have killed some 60 villagers who had taken refuge in a school in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, authorities there said, as heavy fighting raged across the country. The airstrike, late Saturday in […]

  • Pelosi Pledges to Aid Ukraine – The Wall Street Journal.

    Pelosi Pledges to Aid Ukraine https://www.wsj.com/articles/nancy-pelosi-visits-ukraine-president-zelensky-in-kyiv-11651392666 By Matthew Luxmoore +, Nancy A. Youssef + and Ann M. Simmons  RZESZÓW, Poland—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a delegation of U.S. lawmakers pledged Sunday to support Ukraine until it secured victory against Russia, after meeting with Ukraine’s leader in the capital city of Kyiv. The U.S. comments came as Moscow’s […]