Emmanuel Macron says Russia can’t win in Ukraine after strike on mall

France’s president said Tuesday that Russia “cannot and should not win” in Ukraine, voicing the West’s continued support for Kyiv following Moscow’s horrific missile attack on a shopping mall that underscored the war’s terrible toll on civilians. Ukrainian leaders denounced the strike, which killed 18 in the central city of Kremenchuk, as a war crime … Read more

Russia slips into historic default as sanctions muddy next steps

Russia defaulted on its external sovereign bonds for the first time in a century, the culmination of ever-tougher Western sanctions that shut down payment routes to overseas creditors. For months, Russia had found paths around the penalties imposed after the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine. But at the end of the day on Sunday, the grace … Read more

Explained: Why sanctions are flagging

Since February 23, the day before Russia invaded Ukraine, the European Union’s Council has adopted six rounds of sanctions to “impose clear economic and political costs” on the government of President Vladimir Putin, and to “cripple the Kremlin’s ability to finance the war” . Western governments, including the United States and United Kingdom, have cut … Read more

Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares: ‘NATO must reach out to all countries like India which might be good partners’

AHEAD OF the NATO summit in Madrid on June 28, visiting Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares on Wednesday said that NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), which traditionally only looked towards the eastern flank, must also look to the southern flank, and reach out to all those countries that like India, might be good partners, … Read more

North of Kyiv, the Russians retreated. But the war never left.

The tanks are gone now, and the thousands of Russian soldiers who poured into northern Ukraine in February have retreated back across the border. But fear still prevails in this quiet village 6 miles from Ukraine’s border with Russia and Belarus. In the distance, Russian artillery shells rock the neighbor towns every day. Their explosions … Read more

‘We buried him and kept walking’: children die as Somalis flee hunger

When her crops failed and her parched goats died, Hirsiyo Mohamed left her home in southwestern Somalia, carrying and coaxing three of her eight children on the long walk across a bare and dusty landscape in temperatures as high as 100 degrees. Along the way, her 3-1/2-year-old son, Adan, tugged at her robe, begging for … Read more

Ukraine: Russia said to be using more deadly weapons in war

Ukrainian and British officials warned Saturday that Russian forces are relying on weapons able to cause mass consequences as they try to make headway in eastern capturing Ukraine and fierce, prolonged fighting depletes resources on both sides. Russian bombers have likely been launching heavy 1960s-era anti-ship missiles in Ukraine, the UK Defense Ministry said. The … Read more

‘From Russia with love’: A ally Putin’s gold and plays favorites in Sudan

In a gold-rich area 200 miles north of the Sudanese capital, a mysterious foreign operator dominates the business. Locals call it “the Russian Company” — a tightly guarded plant that processes mounds of dusty ore into bars of semi-refined gold. “The Russians pay the best,” said Ammar al-Amir, a miner and community leader in al-Ibediyya, … Read more

Ukraine Live News, Russia- Ukraine Today News, Russia Ukraine War News, Ukraine Crisis News, World War 3 News, Russia Ukraine Capture

Russia Ukraine War Live, Mariupol Fall to Russia: Hundred days ago, Russian President Vladimir announced a special operation to “denazify” Ukraine. Since then, the war has shown no sign of abating with both Ukrainian and Russian troops claiming victories in various parts of the country. While Ukrainian troops were largely successful in keeping Kremlin’s soldiers … Read more

Explained: Who is Viktor Orban, Hungary’s PM who made the EU bend on the Russian oil ban?

After weeks of negotiations, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban on May 30 was able to secure concessions from the European Union in its sanctions against Russian oil. Landlocked Hungary, along with Slovakia and the Czech Republic, will be temporarily exempt from the embargo and will be able to receive oil from Russia’s Druzhba pipeline. Hungary … Read more