As summit host, Spain urges NATO to watch its southern flank

As summit host, Spain urges NATO to watch its southern flank

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is certain to dominate an upcoming NATO summit in Madrid, Spain and other member nations are quietly pushing the Western alliance to consider how mercenaries aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin are spreading Moscow’s influence to Africa . As the host of the summit taking place … Read more

Biden’s mission in Europe: Shore up alliance against Russia

Biden’s mission in Europe: Shore up alliance against Russia

MUNICH (AP) – President Joe Biden is out to sustain the global alliance punishing Russia for its invasion of Ukraine as he embarks on a five-day trip to Europe as the 4-month-old war shows no sign of abating and its aftershocks to global food and energy supplies are deepening. Biden first joins a meeting of … Read more

Ukraine’s Sievierodonetsk falls to Russia after one of war’s bloodiest fights

Ukraine’s Sievierodonetsk falls to Russia after one of war’s bloodiest fights

Heavy fighting between Ukrainian and Russian troops is taking place in the strategically important Donbas city of Severodonetsk. Aris Messinis | Afp | Getty Images Russian forces seized full control of the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk on Saturday, both sides said, confirming Kyiv’s biggest battlefield setback for more than a month following weeks of … Read more

‘We have to stay together,’ Biden on alliance behind Ukraine

‘We have to stay together,’ Biden on alliance behind Ukraine

ELMAU, Germany (AP) – President Joe Biden on Sunday praised the continued unity of the global alliance confronting Russia, as he and other heads of the Group of Seven leading economies strategized on sustaining the pressure in their effort to isolate Moscow over its months- long invasion of Ukraine. Biden and his counterparts were meeting … Read more

What to watch from Joe Biden’s trip to the G7

Telfs-Buchen, Austria CNN – President Joe Biden may be overseas in the Bavarian Alps, but the political division and sour mood he left behind will be difficult to ignore as he begins this year’s Group of 7 summit. Rising costs – driven in part by the Russian invasion of Ukraine – will be central to … Read more

New Colombian president pledges to protect rainforest

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s first elected leftist president, will take office in August with ambitious proposals to halt the record-high rates of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Petro has promised to limit agribusiness expansion into the forest, and create reserves where Indigenous communities and others are allowed to harvest rubber, acai … Read more

Biden arrives in Europe to keep allies united against Russia as a grinding war in Ukraine takes its toll

The President touched down in Germany late Saturday local time. Yet big questions loom over the talks in Germany and Spain, most importantly whether the united western response to the conflict can be sustained – particularly as leaders face the threat of a global recession and growing anger at home over rising prices for gas, … Read more

Biden heads to Europe to keep allies united against Russia as a grinding war in Ukraine takes its toll

Yet big questions loom over the talks in Germany and Spain, most importantly whether the united western response to the conflict can be sustained – particularly as leaders face the threat of a global recession and growing anger at home over rising prices for gas, food and other goods. Keeping up the pressure After several … Read more

‘We can not get by’: Indigenous people keep up protests in Ecuador | Protests News

Quito, Ecuador – Thousands of Indigenous people continue to demonstrate in the Ecuadorian capital, as their calls for social and economic reforms grow louder despite a crackdown by authorities in the South American nation. The protesters, predominantly led by the powerful Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) group, began blocking roads and marching in … Read more

Ukrainian army leaving battered city for fortified positions

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – After weeks of ferocious fightingUkrainian forces have begun retreating from a besieged city in the country’s east to move to stronger positions, a regional official said Friday, the four-month mark in Russia’s invasion. The planned withdrawal from Sievierodonetsk, the administrative center of the Luhansk region, comes after relentless Russian bombardment that … Read more