Visa, Mastercard suspend operations in Russia over Ukraine invasion

Credit card is seen in front of displayed Visa logo in this illustration taken July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 5 (Reuters) – US payments firms Visa Inc (VN) and Mastercard Inc on Saturday said they were suspending operations in Russia over the invasion of Ukraine, … Read more

Visa and Mastercard suspend operations in Russia

Credit card companies Visa and Mastercard on Saturday said they would suspend operations in Russia, dealing a new blow to the country’s financial system after its invasion of Ukraine. The decision followed a request by Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky earlier on Saturday and threatens to further isolate a Russian economy facing crippling financial sanctions and … Read more

Putin says Ukraine’s future in doubt as cease-fires collapse

LVIV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Saturday that Ukrainian statehood is in jeopardy and liked the West’s sanctions on Russia to “declaring war,” while a promised cease-fire in the besieged port city of Mariupol collapsed amid scenes of terror. With the Kremlin’s rhetoric growing fiercer and a reprieve from fighting dissolving, Russian troops … Read more

Florida expands state of emergency to 3 counties affected by wildfires

The governor’s decision amends an executive order which declared a state of emergency in Bay County to include Calhoun and Gulf counties. The Florida Forest Service said in a tweet more than 12,000 acres have been burned across the state. The Florida Forest Service’s Chipola Forestry Center tweeted high winds have caused “significant growth” to … Read more

Hundreds salute Massachusetts trooper killed in Stoneham crash

Hundreds of people, Including a number of first responders, saluted a fallen Massachusetts State Police trooper during a procession Saturday afternoon.The body of State Police Trooper Tamar Bucci was transported from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Boston to the Barile Funeral Home in Stoneham.The 10-mile procession started at 3 pm at the … Read more