Ukraine’s allies worry that support from the US will lose steam during next year’s election cycle, and Japan’s stocks are reaching new highs. Plus, the European Central Bank is big on a digital currency. Europeans? Not so much.

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Ukraine’s allies fear military support will fade in US election year

Japan stock index hits 33-year high as investors warm to Tokyo story

The digital euro: a solution seeking a problem?

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