NBA Western Conference preview for 2022-2023 season

Photo: Scott Strazzante/The Chronicle The Warriors returned to the top of the NBA last season as Steph Curry led the team to its fourth championship in 8 years. There will be plenty of competition for the Dubs next season at the Western Conference which should provide lots of great basketball games for basketball fans. Golden … Read more

Russia prepares to seize western firms looking to leave

Russia is advancing a new law allowing it to take control of the local businesses of western companies that decide to leave in the wake of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, raising the stakes for multinationals trying to exit. The law, which could be in place within weeks, will give Russia sweeping powers to intervene where … Read more

NBA Player Props Bets | NBA Playoffs Western Conference Finals Game 2

On Friday, the Western Conference Finals of the 2022 NBA Playoffs continues; NBA player props, best NBA bets and odds for the Game 2 Mavericks vs Warriors matchup are featured here. The tip-off time for Game 2 is 9 pm ET, and the contest can be watched live on TNT. YouTube TV, fuboTV and DirecTV … Read more

Isko draws crowds in Western Visayas but local party leader resignation casts cloud

MANILA, Philippines – With only over 10 days to go before elections, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno barnstormed Western Visayas in a span of four days, drawing large crowds in daily rallies. This is Moreno’s third time visiting this region with 5 million registered voters. He arrived in Panay Island on Monday, April 25, and held … Read more

Rockets hit western Ukraine as Biden visits Poland, decries Putin

Rockets struck the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Saturday, March 26, signaling a potential new front in Moscow’s invasion as US President Joe Biden decried Russian President Vladimir Putin’s grip on power and sought to steel Europe for a long fight ahead. Intense fighting raged in several parts of Ukraine, suggesting there will be … Read more

Russia’s G20 membership under fire from US, Western allies

The likelihood that any bid to exclude Russia outright would be vetoed by others in the G20 – which includes China, India, Saudi Arabia and others – raises the prospect of some countries skipping G20 meetings instead WASHINGTON, DC, USA – The United States and its Western allies are assessing whether Russia should remain within … Read more

Retreat from Russia riddled with risks for Western banks

LONDON, United Kingdom – As they switch off the lights in Moscow, the world’s top banks face a risk-ridden retreat, juggling obligations to anxious clients and staff while complying with sanctions that have rewritten the rules of doing business in Russia. There is a growing realization that these forces are likely to remain long-term, industry … Read more

Wary of Western sanctions, Turkey’s banks resist Russian customers – sources

Private lenders in Turkey are resisting some Russian customer requests and running others through extra layers of compliance ISTANBUL, Turkey – Russians newly arrived in Turkey are struggling to make deposits and transfers at banks that are taking a careful and skeptical approach for fear of contravening Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over the war … Read more

Putin likens Western sanctions to war as Russian assault traps Ukrainian civilians

KYIV, Ukraine – Russian President Vladimir said Western Putin were akin to war on Saturday, March 5, as his forces pressed on with their assault on Ukraine, where planned civilian evacuations from two besieged cities were called off. Russia and Ukraine traded blame over the failure to provide safe passage to civilians fleeing the two … Read more

Western sanctions on banks only scratch surface of Fortress Russia

The United States, the European Union, and Britain announced new sanctions on Russia on Tuesday, February 22, after Moscow’s recognition of two separatist regions in Ukraine as independent entities. Chief among their targets: Russian banks and their ability to operate internationally. Yet the impact of the new sanctions is likely to be minimal. Western governments … Read more