[Reuters] Russia strikes U.S. weapons at airfield near Odesa, defence ministry says

[Reuters] EU leans towards Russian oil ban by year-end, diplomats say

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Latest: Pelosi in Kyiv; Moscow Tightens Grip on Kherson

[CNBC] Surging prices force consumers to ask: Can I live without it?

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Can the World Feed Itself? Historic Fertilizer Crunch Threatens Food Security

[Reuters] China discusses protecting assets from U.S. sanctions with banks, Financial Times reports

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China’s April new home prices see slower gains – private survey

[Reuters] As Beijing tightens COVID curbs, hard-hit Shanghai sees signs of life

[Reuters] Mainland China reports 8,329 new COVID cases on April 30 vs 10,793 day earlier

[MSN/WP] Russian threats redraw the global energy map

[MSN/NYT] Kremlin Deploys New Troops to Ukraine as Both Sides Gird for a War of Attrition

[Reuters] S.Korea April slowest export growth in 14 months, trade deficit widens

[Reuters] Outspoken market analyst’s Chinese social media accounts suspended

[Reuters] COVID’s new Omicron sub-lineages can dodge immunity from past infection, study says

[Reuters] New Mexico ‘megafire’ could more than double in size, official says

[WSJ] Fed Prepares Double-Barreled Tightening With Bond Runoff

[FT] China meets banks to discuss protecting assets from US sanctions

[FT] Germany backs phased ban on Russian oil

[FT] US holds high-level talks with UK over China threat to Taiwan

[FT] Western leaders must prepare public for a war economy

[FT] Western multinationals sound alarm over China’s Covid lockdowns

[FT] Zero-Covid pride of China’s ‘big leader’ threatens economic fall