US intelligence document shows Russian naval blockade of Ukraine
Newly declassified U.S. intelligence shows that a Russian naval blockade has halted maritime trade at Ukrainian ports.
National Guard needs stable funding from Congress to execute program to train Ukrainian troops, top general says
Congress’ inability to pass timely spending bills is hindering a National Guard program that trains Ukrainian forces, the chief of the National Guard Bureau told House lawmakers.
Sweden says it’s not providing money, military aid to Kurds
Sweden on Tuesday denied that it was providing any “financial assistance or military support” to Kurdish groups or entities in Syria — claims that Turkey’s using to back its opposition to Sweden’s and neighboring Finland’s historic bids to join NATO.
Europe accepts Putin’s demands on gas payments to avoid more shut-offs
European energy companies appear to have bent to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s demand that they purchase natural gas using an elaborate new payment system, a concession that avoids more gas shut-offs and also gives Putin a public relations victory while continuing to fund his war effort in Ukraine.
Ukraine: 200 bodies found in basement in Mariupol's ruins
Workers digging through the rubble of an apartment building in Mariupol found 200 bodies in the basement, as more horrors come to light in the ruined city that has seen some of the worst suffering of the 3-month-old war.
At Davos, climate debate over role of oil in 'going green'
Government and corporate leaders at the World Economic Forum are debating whether oil and gas companies can or should be part of the future transition to renewable energies such as wind and solar.
After 3 months, Russia still bogged down in Ukraine war
As the conflict marked its third month Tuesday, however, Moscow appears to be bogged down in what increasingly looks like a war of attrition, with no end in sight and few successes on the battlefield.
Kissinger suggests Ukraine should concede territory to Russia to end war
Former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger said Monday that Ukraine should concede territory to Russia to help end the invasion, suggesting a position that a vast majority of Ukrainians are against as the war enters its fourth month.
Duterte hits Putin: I kill criminals, not children, elders
Outgoing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sharply criticized Russian leader Vladimir Putin for the killings of innocent civilians in Ukraine, saying, “I kill criminals, I don’t kill children and the elderly.”
Turkey to meet with Sweden, Finland Wednesday to discuss NATO
Swedish and Finnish officials will travel to Ankara on Wednesday to try to overcome Turkey’s objections to the two nations’ bids to join NATO.
After 3 months of war, life in Russia has profoundly changed
Three months after the invasion, many ordinary Russians are reeling from blows to their livelihoods and emotions. Moscow's vast shopping malls have turned into eerie expanses of shuttered storefronts. Harsh new restrictions and the closure of independent media have prompted many Russians to flee.
Ukraine issues stamp commemorating sinking of Russian warship
The previous set of six stamps featured a Ukrainian service member making a rude hand gesture at a Russian warship from the shore; the latest set of stamps includes three of those same stamps — and three modified stamps showing the service member still standing, but not the ship.
Goodbye Pushkin: Ukrainians target Russian street names, monuments
The onset of war has hastened Ukraine's efforts to remove the names of famous Russians and Soviet figures from metro stations, streets and landmarks.
20 countries in US-led Ukraine Contact Group offer new military aid packages to help Ukrainians beat back invading Russians
Some 20 countries in the U.S.-led Ukraine Contact Group agreed to contribute new military aid packages to help Ukrainian troops fight off the Russian forces that have been attacking their country for the last three months, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced Monday.
Starbucks to exit Russia after pausing business there in March
In March, Starbucks said its licensed partner had agreed to immediately suspend operations at all 130 of its stores in Russia. The more recent decision will mean ending its brand presence in the country, with the company paying nearly 2,000 workers for six months and providing help for job transitions.
Turkey's Erdogan threatens new incursion into Syria
Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Monday to launch a new military operation in Syria to secure Turkey's southern border.
A hot, deadly summer is coming with frequent blackouts
War. Drought. Production shortages. Historically low inventories. And pandemic backlash. Energy markets across the planet have been put through the wringer over the past year, and consumers have suffered the consequences of soaring prices. But, somehow, things are on track to get even worse.
Ruble surges unabated as Russia mulls looser capital controls
The ruble's rebound has left it more than 30% stronger against the dollar than it was before Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24.