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China has Informed the US it does Not Want Escalation of Tensions over Ukraine

China has told the United States it wants to keep all countries involved in the crisis in Ukraine calm and avoid escalating tensions, while Washington has called for de-escalation and warned of security and economic risks in the event of Russian aggression, Reuters reports.

Kristalina Georgieva: The World Economy is Slowing Down because of the US, China and Omicron

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, said there were two reasons for the slowdown in the global economic recovery.

"The first is because the two big drivers of growth, the United States and China, have slowed," she told CNN International.

Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine

The United States warned Moscow on Tuesday of damaging sanctions, including measures personally targeting Vladimir Putin, as Russian combat troops massing around Ukraine launched new exercises.

Tension appeared to be only increasing, with the White House saying the risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine "remains imminent."

Pundit says Ukraine conflict dangerous muscle flexing

Ljubljana – Professor Boštjan Udovič criticised Russia and the US for not making efforts to reduce the growing tensions on the Ukrainian border as he commented on the situation for the STA on Tuesday. He labelled the conflict as muscle flexing similar to that witnessed in Georgia in 2008.

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