U.K. stocks dropped for a fourth day as Russia hardened its stance on Ukraine and companies including British American Tobacco Plc and HSBC Holdings Plc traded without the rights to their latest dividends.
European stocks dropped to their lowest level in a month amid stake sales in companies from AP Moeller-Maersk A/S to Valeo SA, while Russia and Ukraine continued their standoff over Crimea. U.S. index futures and Asian shares also fell.
Developing nations that have been submitting plans to the United Nations to reduce emissions for two years have been unable to implement them because wealthier countries haven’t provided finance, according to Gambia and China.
Qassem Ali-Loui was feted as a hero: Interviews on state television, armfuls of gifts, a tour of Milad Tower, Iran’s tallest building, and a free lunch at its revolving restaurant together with his wife and 19 children.
Following is a roundup of how countries around the world have reacted to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine’s Crimea region. The responses are grouped under the headings “Pro-Russia,” “Anti-Putin” and “On the Fence.”