Moshe Kantor: UK sanctions Russian billionaire over ties to Putin | Ukraine

The Russian billionaire Moshe Kantor, who was sanctioned by the UK government on Wednesday, has long cultivated deep ties with British politicians and establishment figures, including Tony Blair and Prince Charles. With an estimated net worth of £3.48bn, Kantor is the largest shareholder in the fertilizer company Acron, which the Foreign Office said had vital … Read more

Live news updates from March 6: US and UK impose new sanctions on Russian banks, Fed prepares to slash size of balance sheet

The price of oil headed lower on Wednesday after a group of the world’s biggest consumers said they would tap emergency stockpiles to counter supply concerns following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Brent, the international crude oil marker, was down 2.6 per cent at $103.79 a barrel, while West Texas Intermediate, the US benchmark, was off … Read more

Israel’s Naftali Bennett loses majority after MP quits coalition | Israel

A key member of Naftali Bennett’s Yamina party has quit the Israeli coalition government after a row about unleavened bread during Passover, in a surprise move that leaves the prime minister without a parliamentary majority. Idit Silman’s announcement left Bennett’s coalition, an alliance of parties ranging from the Jewish right and Israeli doves to an … Read more