Amid war, Russia, Ukraine seal landmark grain deal to relieve global food crisis

The two sides inked separate but identical agreements in the presence of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Turkish President ISTANBUL: Ukraine and Russia on Friday signed a landmark deal aimed at relieving a global food crisis caused by blocking Black Sea grain deliveries, ending months of negotiations and sending wheat prices tumbling to levels … Read more

Russian Missiles Strike Across Ukraine As War Enters 5th Month

Russia invaded Ukraine on February24. Kyiv: Russian missiles rained down across Ukraine on Saturday, hitting military facilities in the west and the north as well as a southern city as the biggest land conflict in Europe since World War Two entered its fifth month. Russian artillery and air strikes pounded the twin cities of Sievierodonetsk … Read more

At center of LG and AAP govt war, seven semi-permanent hospitals marred by delays

At six of Delhi government’s seven upcoming semi-permanent hospitals that are at the center of a row between LG VK Saxena and the AAP government, construction work has started, with the outer steel framework completed in most, The Indian Express found during a spot check on Thursday and Friday. The only hospital where the ground … Read more

Modi listening, Xi: Cold War mentality, bloc confrontation must be abandoned

WITH PRIME Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin listening, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday said the “must abandon Cold War mentality” and “confrontation block” — and “oppose unilateral sanctions and abuse of sanctions”. Xi’s references to the Cold War and blocs at the annual summit of the five-nation group appeared to target … Read more

How did Russia-Ukraine war trigger a food crisis?

LONDON: Russian hostilities in Ukraine are preventing grain from leaving the “breadbasket of the world” and making food more expensive across the globe, threatening to poor shortages, hunger and political instability in countries. Together, Russia and Ukraine export nearly a third of the world’s wheat and barley, more than 70% of its sunflower oil and … Read more

In Ukraine, One Minority Group Is Ambivalent About the War

Beneath dark clouds unleashing a summer rain, officials in a southwestern Ukrainian border village gathered silently, slowly hanging wreaths on branches to commemorate the destruction of a nation. The writings were not decorated with the yellow and blue of the Ukrainian flag; They were laced, instead, with the red, white and green of Hungary’s. And … Read more

EU bought 61% of Russia’s fossil fuels in first 100 days of Ukraine war

NEW DELHI: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine since late February has pushed up energy prices to record highs and tightened global supplies. With an increased number of sanctions on Russia imposed by some of the major importers of the world, countries are struggling to arrange for sufficient supplies of fossil fuels. However, despite the West’s attempt … Read more

From Covid to war: Will travel become more expensive?

The pandemic still hasn’t ended, there’s a war in Europe and inflation is soaring. In challenging times like these, many people are longing for a vacation. Yet even going on holiday isn’t as easy as it once was. More than two years of the pandemic have left their mark on many people, prompting existential fears … 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

Police investigating killings of 12,000 Ukrainians in war

The lush green beauty of a pine forest and singing birds contrasted with the violent deaths of newly discovered victims of Russia’s war in Ukraine, as workers exhumed bodies from another burial site near Bucha on Kyiv’s outskirts. The hands of several victims were tied behind their backs. The gruesome work of digging up the … Read more