Russian blockade of Ukraine’s grain exports may require US intervention, general says

Russian blockade of Ukraine’s grain exports may require US intervention, general says

Placeholder while article actions load The American general slated to become NATO’s next supreme allied commander warned Thursday that Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian grain exports could enable terrorist networks in other parts of the world and may require US military intervention to ensure global markets don’t become destabilized. Gen. Christopher Cavoli, commander of all U.S. … Read more

EXPLAINER: What Turkey’s Erdogan could gain in NATO debate

EXPLAINER: What Turkey’s Erdogan could gain in NATO debate

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan caused a stir by throwing a wrench within a two-week span in Sweden and Finland’s historic request to join NATO, lashing out at fellow alliance member Greece and announcing plans for a new incursion into Syria. Erdogan appears to be using Turkey’s role as a mediator … Read more

‘She represents me’: the black woman making political history in Colombia | Global development

‘She represents me’: the black woman making political history in Colombia |  Global development

Mayra Fernanda Mej√≠a, a black single mother and rural activist, never really felt that Colombia’s politicians cared about people like her – until now. She has been threatened with violence for speaking out against the armed groups that plague her community, and each election season she has witnessed light-skinned candidates pass through the war-torn province … Read more

WHO: World Health Assembly votes to condemn Russia over Ukraine invasion

WHO: World Health Assembly votes to condemn Russia over Ukraine invasion

Placeholder while article actions load The World Health Assembly on Thursday voted in favor of a resolution that condemned Russian attacks on the health-care system in Ukraine before rejecting a parallel proposal presented by Moscow that Kyiv’s representative to the United Nations in Geneva had called a “subterfuge” that presented a “twisted alternative reality” of … Read more

US preparing to approve long-range rocket system for Ukraine

US preparing to approve long-range rocket system for Ukraine

Washington CNN – The Biden administration is preparing to step up the kind of weaponry it is offering Ukraine by sending advanced, long-range rocket systems that are now the top request from Ukrainian officials, multiple officials say. The administration is leaning towards sending the systems as part of a larger package of military and security … Read more

China wants 10 Pacific nations to sign on to ‘game-changing’ agreement

China wants 10 Pacific nations to sign on to ‘game-changing’ agreement

The Red Falcon Air Demonstration Team of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force performs over a Chinese national flag on September 30, 2021 in China. China wants 10 small Pacific nations to endorse a sweeping agreement covering everything from security to fisheries in what one leader warns is a “game-changing” bid by Beijing to wrest … Read more

EXCLUSIVE US and Ukraine discuss danger of escalation as new arms extend Kyiv’s reach

EXCLUSIVE US and Ukraine discuss danger of escalation as new arms extend Kyiv’s reach

WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) – As the United States and its allies provide Ukraine with increasingly sophisticated arms, Washington has held discussions with Kyiv about the danger of escalation if it strikes deep inside Russia, US and diplomatic officials tell Reuters. The behind-the-scenes discussions, which are highly sensitive and have not been previously reported, do … Read more

UK imposes 25% energy windfall tax to help households as bills arise

UK imposes 25% energy windfall tax to help households as bills arise

Energy producers making extraordinary profits, says Sunak Five billion pound tax offsets 15 billion pound support plan High inflation causing acute distress for Britons – Sunak LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) – Britain announced a 25% windfall tax on oil and gas producers’ profits on Thursday, alongside a 15 billion pound ($ 18.9 billion) package of … Read more