PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - May 24
May 24 The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
MOSCOW, June 6 Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko called on Friday for a speedy halt to bloodshed and military actions in eastern Ukraine, Russian news agencies reported, citing the Kremlin's spokesman.
The two leaders met for the first time since Moscow annexed Crimea, as world leaders commemorated the 70th anniversary of the World War Two D-Day landings in France.
"In a brief conversation, both Putin and Poroshenko called for a speedy end to the bloodshed in southeastern Ukraine as well as to fighting on both sides - by the Ukrainian armed forces as well as by supporters of the federalisation of Ukraine," RIA Novosti news agency cited Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying. (Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)
DUBAI, May 24 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Wednesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.
May 23 Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy on Tuesday proposed a wage freeze and higher employee contributions to pension and healthcare while reducing the state's share, in a framework for an agreement with labor unions that could save the state over $1.5 billion by 2019.