Russian diplomats spurned in Europe’s capitals

Russian diplomat Sergiy Andreev was feeling unwelcome on the streets of Warsaw even before the protesters doused him with red liquid thrown in his face at short range this week. Soon after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Andreev, who is Moscow’s ambassador in Poland, found the embassy bank accounts had been frozen. Attempts … Read more

At the top of Europe’s banks, it’s still a man’s world

Women remain rare visitors to the highest echelons of European banks. The 25 biggest banks by assets have seen 22 changes in chief executive and chair over the past two years, including announcements of upcoming appointments, according to a Reuters review of senior industry roles. Twenty-one of those 22 jobs went to men. Only one … Read more

Russia seizes Europe’s biggest nuclear plant in ‘reckless’ assault

Russian invasion forces seized Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant on Friday, March 4, in what Washington called a reckless assault that risked catastrophe, although a blaze in a training building was extinguished and officials said the facility was now safe. Combat raged elsewhere in Ukraine as Russian forces surrounded and bombarded several cities in the … Read more