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

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

How the melting Arctic could lead to huge riches — and world war

Santa’s getting company. Fast-melting sea ice has opened a potential new Arctic shipping lane across the North Pole, which will give powerful nations easier access to the frozen zone’s vast riches – but has also sparked fears of war. The Arctic Council predicts that, during the summers, sea ice will be gone by 2040 – … Read more

Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Russian forces were seeking to swallow up the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk region, pressing their momentum after taking full control Saturday of the charred ruins of Sievierodonetsk and the chemical plant where hundreds of Ukrainian troops and civilians had been holed up. Russia also launched dozens of … Read more

How the melting Arctic could lead to huge riches — and world war

Santa’s getting company. Fast-melting sea ice has opened a potential new Arctic shipping lane across the North Pole, which will give powerful nations easier access to the frozen zone’s vast riches – but has also sparked fears of war. The Arctic Council predicts that, during the summers, sea ice will be gone by 2040 – … Read more

COVID-clingers still want Broadwaygoers to go through Rikers-like procedures

Earlier this year, I described the nightmare that audiences are being put through on Broadway. In the name of protecting the cast and other audience members, paying members of the public are put through Rikers Island-like procedures. We get shouted at on the way through the doors, ordered into lines, vaccine and identification papers rudely … Read more

Russians advance on war’s front line in eastern Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – The Russian military extended its grip on territory in eastern Ukraine as it seeks to cut supply lines and encircle frontline Ukrainian forces, while the Ukrainian military announced Thursday the arrival of powerful US multiple-launch rocket systems it hopes will offer a battlefield advantage. Ukrainian forces withdrew from some areas near … Read more

The AP Interview: Estonian PM says Russia not weary of war

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) – The West should not underestimate Russia’s military capabilities in Ukraine, Estonia’s leader told The Associated Press, saying that as the war enters its fifth month, Moscow’s forces are in it for the long haul. Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said in an interview Wednesday that Europe should ensure that those committing … Read more

Vladimir Putin Is Dreaming Of This Nightmare End To The War In Ukraine

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine passes its hundredth day, it’s no surprise that experts, scholars, and pundits are obsessively writing about how this war may end. The most optimistic among them are convinced that Russia’s military effort may fizzle out in the next couple of months. They speculate that Russia will run out of the … Read more

Russia declares gas war on EU – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing hardball with the European Union – cutting off gas deliveries to some of Russia’s best customers in a howl of rage at the sanctions imposed after invading Ukraine. It’s putting enormous political pressure on governments, threatens to leave Europeans freezing if this … Read more