The Turkish parliament ratifies Finland’s accession to NATO while Sweden waited

The Turkish parliament ratifies Finland’s accession to NATO while Sweden waited

ANKARA, March 30 (Reuters) – The Turkish parliament on Thursday approved a bill to allow Finland to join NATO, paving the way for the country to become part of the Western defense alliance as the war continues raging in Ukraine. Turkey’s parliament was the last of the alliance’s 30 members to ratify Finland’s membership after … Read more

White House pushes new rules for medium-sized banks without Congress

White House pushes new rules for medium-sized banks without Congress

WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has urged banking authorities to tighten regulation of medium-sized banks, which it said could be implemented without support from a divided Congress. Banks with between $100 billion and $250 billion in assets should hold more liquid assets, increase their capital, undergo regular stress tests and write “living … Read more

Protests in Kenya turn violent again as government vows to ‘stop the descent’

Protests in Kenya turn violent again as government vows to ‘stop the descent’

NAIROBI, March 30 (Reuters) – New demonstrations organized on Thursday by opponents of Kenyan President William Ruto were again marked by violent clashes, as stone-throwing protesters battled police and a local office belonging to Ruto’s party was set on fire. Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s earlier outcry on Monday against the high cost of living and … Read more

FTX’s Bankman-Fried pleads not guilty to campaign finance, bribery charges in China

FTX’s Bankman-Fried pleads not guilty to campaign finance, bribery charges in China

NEW YORK, March 30 (Reuters) – Indicted founder of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange, Sam Bankman-Fried, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to fresh US charges of conspiracy to violate campaign finance laws and bribe Chinese authorities. Bankman-Fried, 31, entered the plea for the new 13 count indictment at a hearing before U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan … Read more

A fugitive Russian father convicted of insulting the military is being held in Belarus

A fugitive Russian father convicted of insulting the military is being held in Belarus

March 30 (Reuters) – A Russian man sentenced to two years in prison for discrediting the military and whose daughter was taken from him has been detained in Belarus after fleeing house arrest, a lawyer said Thursday. Lawyer Dmitry Zakhvatov said Alexei Moskalyov, 54, had been arrested in the capital Minsk, most likely as a … Read more