The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose for a fourth day and Treasuries fell the most in a month as talks on the Ukraine crisis yielded an accord and earnings from General Electric Co. and Morgan Stanley topped estimates.
Emerging-market stocks rose for a second day after diplomatic leaders reached a deal aimed at defusing the crisis in Ukraine. Russia’s ruble posted the biggest advance among the world’s major currencies.
Bloomberg BNA — The current water shortage in Arab East Jerusalem is only the latest water crisis facing Arab areas of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, representatives from regional security, environmental and human rights organizations told Bloomberg BNA.
Four-way talks on the crisis in Ukraine ended with an accord aimed at taking the first steps toward de-escalating the conflict after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he hopes he won’t have to send troops.
Edward Snowden, the former U.S. security contractor living under asylum in Russia, made a surprise appearance on Russian television to ask President Vladimir Putin if the nation spies on its citizens like the U.S.
Ukrainian forces killed three pro- Russian militants after an attack on a national guard base in the country’s east as the U.S. and its European allies sat down with Ukraine and Russia to discuss the crisis.
Forcing Russia out of global financial markets is the strongest tool at U.S. President Barack Obama’s disposal if he wants to stop Vladimir Putin’s territorial ambitions, according to former government officials and sanctions specialists.
Top diplomats from Ukraine and Russia will meet today for the first time since clashes erupted in Ukraine’s restive east, accompanied by U.S. and European Union counterparts poised to impose new sanctions if talks fail.