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New Russian offensive underway in Ukraine, says NATO

New Russian offensive underway in Ukraine, says NATO

KYIV: Days before the first anniversary of Moscow’s invasion heavy artillery bombardment was being directed at the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. As the...
Europe bans Russian diesel, other oil products over Ukraine

Europe bans Russian diesel, other oil products over Ukraine

FRANKFURT Germany: In an effort to reduce its reliance on Moscow for energy and as retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine. Europe put a...
EU officials visit Kyiv as Russia strikes civilian target

EU officials visit Kyiv as Russia strikes civilian target

KYIV, Ukraine: Leading representatives of the European Union arrived in Kyiv. For talks with Ukrainian authorities as rescue workers combed through the debris of...
NATO planes to be sent to Romania to eye Russian activity

NATO planes to be sent to Romania to eye Russian activity

Romania’s BUCHAREST: NATO announced that it would send three surveillance aircraft to Romania the next week. The purpose is to conduct reconnaissance flights and...
EU approves new sanctions against Russia over Ukraine war

EU approves new sanctions against Russia over Ukraine war

BRUSSELS: The European Union announced on Thursday that it had agreed on a fresh round of sanctions meant to increase the pressure on Russia...
EU eyes Russian officials, banks, industry for sanctions

EU eyes Russian officials, banks, industry for sanctions.

BRUSSELS: As part of a fresh wave of sanctions meant to increase pressure on Moscow over its involvement in the crisis in Ukraine. The...
Biden approves $800M in new military assistance for Ukraine

Biden approves $800M in new military assistance for Ukraine

WASHINGTON USA: In anticipation of a new Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine, President Joe Biden approved an $800 million package of military assistance. Including...
Finland, Sweden move ahead toward possible NATO membership

Finland, Sweden move ahead toward possible NATO membership

HELSINKI Finland: European Union nations Finland and Sweden reached important stages. On their way to possible NATO membership. As the Finnish government issued a...
S&P downgrade indicates Russia headed for historic default

S&P downgrade indicates Russia headed for historic default

BOSTON USA: The credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s has downgraded its assessment of Russia’s ability to repay foreign debt. Signaling rising prospects that...
The US doubts the new Russian war chief can end Moscow’s floundering

The US doubts the new Russian war chief can end Moscow’s floundering

WASHINGTON USA: Russia has tapped a new Ukraine war commander to take centralized control of the next phase of the battle. After its costly...
Food prices soar to record levels on Ukraine war disruptions

Food prices soar to record levels on Ukraine war disruptions

ROME ITALY: Prices for food commodities like grains and vegetable oils reached their highest levels. Everlast month largely because of Russia’s war in Ukraine...
Europe agrees to ban Russian coal but struggles with oil, gas

Europe agrees to ban Russian coal but struggles with oil, gas

The European Union nations have agreed to ban Russian coal the first sanctions on the vital energy industry over the war in Ukraine. But...
UN assembly suspends Russia from top human rights body

UN assembly suspends Russia from top human rights body

UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. General Assembly voted to suspend Russia from the world organization’s leading human rights body. Over allegations of horrific rights violations...
Germany seeks to boost renewable energy and cut Russian imports.

Germany seeks to boost renewable energy and cut Russian imports.

BERLIN Germany: The German government unveiled a major package of reforms. To boost the production of renewable power, and meet its climate goals. And...
UN to vote on suspending Russia from the rights council.

UN to vote on suspending Russia from the rights council.

UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. General Assembly will vote on whether to suspend Russia from the U.N.’s premier human rights body. The move was initiated...
Mariupol’s dead put at 5,000 as Ukraine braces in the east.

Mariupol’s dead put at 5,000 as Ukraine braces in the east.

ANDRIIVKA, Ukraine: The mayor of the besieged port city of Mariupol put the number of civilians killed there at more than 5,000. As Ukraine...
The US hits Russia with ‘war crimes’ sanctions, Europe following.

The US hits Russia with ‘war crimes’ sanctions, Europe following.

WASHINGTON USA: The U.S. rolled out a new wave of financial sanctions on Wednesday against Russia. That President Joe Biden said would place a...
Secret intelligence has an unusually public role in the Ukraine war.

Secret intelligence has an unusually public role in the Ukraine war.

LONDON UK: The war in Ukraine is the conflict where spies came in from the cold and took center stage. Since Russia invaded its neighbor...
Lithuania cuts off Russian gas imports and urges the EU to do the same.

Lithuania cuts off Russian gas imports and urges the EU to do the same.

VILNIUS, Lithuania: Lithuania says it has cut itself off entirely from gas imports from Russia. Apparently becoming the first of the European Union’s 27...
Russia’s invasion drives NATO rethink of Europe force stance

Russia’s invasion drives NATO rethink of Europe force stance.

Brussels, Belgium: In an underground archive below NATO’s headquarters lies a key document. That sets out the vision of both NATO and Russia about...