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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...
Poland-Ukraine ties seen as a target of Russian disinformation

Poland-Ukraine ties seen as a target of Russian disinformation

WARSAW, Poland: Days before Poland’s Independence Day in November, vandals painted the blue-and-yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag on monuments in Krakow. The vandalism,...
Biden, Modi to speak as US presses for a hard line on Russia

Biden, Modi to speak as US presses for a hard line on Russia

WILMINGTON USA: President Joe Biden is set to speak with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he presses world leaders to take a hard...
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...
Congress votes to suspend Russia trade status, enact oil ban

Congress votes to suspend Russia’s trade status, enact an oil ban

WASHINGTON USA: Congress voted overwhelmingly to suspend normal trade relations with Russia and ban the importation of its oil. Ratcheting up the U.S. response...
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...
The US to seek Russia’s suspension from Human Rights Council.

The US to seek Russia’s suspension from Human Rights Council.

BUCHAREST, Romania: The United States plans to seek a suspension of Russia from its seat on the U.N.’s top human rights body. Pointing to...
Russia faces global outrage over bodies in Ukraine’s streets.

Russia faces global outrage over bodies in Ukraine’s streets.

BUCHA, Ukraine: Moscow faced global revulsion and accusations of war crimes. After Russian pullout from the outskirts of Kyiv revealed streets strewn with corpses...
Ukraine accuses Russia of the massacre, a city strewn with bodies.

Ukraine accuses Russia of the massacre, a city strewn with bodies.

BUCHA, Ukraine: Bodies with bound hands, close-range gunshot wounds, and signs of torture lay scattered in a city on the outskirts of Kyiv. After...
US seeks tighter UN sanctions after N. Korea missile test

US seeks tighter UN sanctions after N. Korea missile test

SEOUL, South Korea: The United States called for tougher U.N. sanctions after North Korea said it test-fired its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile to date....
Activists stage global climate protest, slam Ukraine war

Activists stage global climate protest, slam Ukraine war.

Berlin Germany: Climate activists staged the 10th series of worldwide protests. To demand that leaders take stronger action against global warming. With some linking...
Russians shift focus from Kyiv, scaling back goals in war?

Russians shift focus from Kyiv, scaling back goals in war?

WASHINGTON USA: Russian forces in Ukraine seem to have shifted their focus from a ground offensive aimed at Kyiv the capital. Instead, prioritize what...
Biden pledges new Ukraine aid warns Russia on chemical weapons

Biden pledges new Ukraine aid warns Russia on chemical weapons.

BRUSSELS Belgium: President Joe Biden and Western allies pledged new sanctions and humanitarian aid. In response to Vladimir Putin’s assault on Ukraine. But their...
Ukraine says 300 died in theater attack, hunger grips cities

Ukraine reports 300 dead in airstrike on Mariupol theater

KYIV, Ukraine: About 300 people were killed in the Russian airstrike last week on a Mariupol theater that was being used as a shelter....
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