Two portfolios — one GOP, one Democrat — make predictions about the US midterms

Two portfolios — one GOP, one Democrat — make predictions about the US midterms

ShareShare the article via FacebookShare the article via TwitterShare the article via LinkedInShare the article via email Energy, defense, insurance and pharmaceutical stocks will benefit from policies set by Republicans. Clean energy is a winner if the Democrats excel. Plus, the latest on the midterms and aid to Ukraine, CNBC’s Ted Kemp reports.

Ukraine’s Zelensky sets conditions for ‘real’ peace talks with Russia

Ukraine’s Zelensky sets conditions for ‘real’ peace talks with Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was open to “genuine peace talks” with Russia after pressure from Western backers to signal readiness for talks amid concerns about the mounting costs of the eight-month war. Mr. Zelensky said Ukrainian conditions for talks included returning Ukrainian control over its territories, compensating Kiev for Moscow’s invasion and prosecuting … Read more

Volodymyr Zelenskyy says that peace talks with Russia are possible on Ukraine’s terms

Volodymyr Zelenskyy says that peace talks with Russia are possible on Ukraine’s terms

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president has hinted at the possibility of peace talks with Russia, a shift from his earlier refusal to negotiate with President Vladimir Putin that came on the eve of crucial U.S. elections. Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the international community late Monday to “force Russia into real peace talks” and listed … Read more

Russian troops bust generals over ‘incomprehensible battle’ that reportedly killed 300 in Donetsk

Russian troops bust generals over ‘incomprehensible battle’ that reportedly killed 300 in Donetsk

CNN — Russian troops have condemned an “incomprehensible battle” in Donetsk after apparently suffering heavy casualties during a week of intense fighting in the central eastern region of Ukraine. Moscow has been trying to break through Kyiv’s defenses around the town of Pavlivka for at least the past seven days, but appears to have made … Read more

Kyiv residents are thinking about life outside the city as power outages bite and incomes drop

Kyiv residents are thinking about life outside the city as power outages bite and incomes drop

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Kyiv residents have gotten used to 12 hours a day without electricity, but the situation has gone from bad to worse recently as the Russian missile campaign puts further pressure on the Ukrainian grid, causing even more outages. On Monday night, in a normally busy neighborhood on the east bank of … Read more

To keep helping Ukraine, the EU appears to be locking in financial aid

To keep helping Ukraine, the EU appears to be locking in financial aid

BERLIN – Amid U.S. pressure to increase aid to Ukraine, the European Union is seeking to lock in $18 billion in financial aid to Kiev next year in a way that would give Brussels greater power to ensure the money is delivered. With US economic and military aid to Ukraine far exceeding Europe’s since the … Read more

Ukraine worries about US midterms – POLITICO

Ukraine worries about US midterms – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article There is growing anxiety about what Tuesday’s US midterm elections could mean for Ukraine and US support for the country, amid fears that a Republican surge could weaken US support for Kiev. Ukrainian officials and lawmakers are scrutinizing the polls and analyzing the comments of their colleagues. “We … Read more

Russia pulls commander in Ukraine after criticism over battlefield losses

Russia pulls commander in Ukraine after criticism over battlefield losses

Russia removed a top military commander in Ukraine after criticism from some of President Vladimir Putin’s top allies over the officer’s responsibility for a recent chaotic retreat in the country’s northeast that underscored Russian weaknesses on the battlefield. Colonel General Alexander Lapin, in charge of the Central Military District, Russia’s largest, was the last of … Read more

Russia pushes for evacuation of Kherson as Ukrainian offensive looms

Russia pushes for evacuation of Kherson as Ukrainian offensive looms

Russia stepped up the evacuation of civilian institutions from the occupied Ukrainian city of Kherson, where looting has become widespread and squatters have taken over the abandoned government headquarters, as Ukraine received sophisticated Western air defense systems that could help it protect its cities. Moscow’s decision to mobilize around 300,000 reservists has so far allowed … Read more

The Orthodox Church in Ukraine allows Christmas celebrations on December 25 as the rift with Moscow widens

The Orthodox Church in Ukraine allows Christmas celebrations on December 25 as the rift with Moscow widens

CNN — A branch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has announced that it will allow its churches to celebrate Christmas on December 25 instead of January 7, as is traditional in Orthodox congregations. The announcement by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, headquartered in Kiev, widens the rift between the Russian Orthodox Church and other Orthodox believers … Read more