Addressing UN, Brazil's Bolsonaro calls for negotiations to end war in Ukraine
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday repeated his willingness to foster negotiations to resolve the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, calling for a cease-fire but renouncing sanctions and economic isolation.
Germany close to deal on nationalizing gas firm Uniper
German natural gas importer Uniper said Tuesday that it's in "final discussions" with the government on an agreement for Berlin to take a majority stake — ramping up a July rescue deal as its losses mount following cutbacks in supplies of Russian gas.
Parents eager to access student grades still waiting for delayed DODEA system
Technical issues have stalled a Defense Department schools program that provides online access to student information, keeping families mostly in the dark on their child’s academic progress more than five weeks into the new school year.
After Russian occupation, traumatized Ukraine city emerges
Residents of Izium are still emerging from the confusion and trauma of their occupation, the brutality of which gained worldwide attention last week after the discovery of one of the war's largest mass grave sites.
Russia hurries to annex occupied Ukraine amid Kyiv’s gains
The Kremlin is moving hastily to stage sham votes on annexing the regions of Ukraine its forces still control, after Kyiv’s military drove Russian troops from large areas of territory taken in their 7-month-old invasion.
Leader of Russian mercenaries turns to prisoners in search of recruits for war in Ukraine
A Russian mercenary organization is trying to recruit 1,500 imprisoned felons to fill its ranks, but many are refusing to join Moscow’s faltering war effort in Ukraine, the Pentagon said.
Separatist regions push to join Russia as war effort falters
Pro-Russian officials in the two self-declared separatist “republics” in eastern Ukraine pleaded Monday for urgent votes calling on Moscow to immediately annex the territories, a sign of apparent panic that the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine is failing.
When should I get the omicron booster? Will I need COVID shots forever?
The broad protection from these updated shots — called bivalent boosters — could prevent more than 100,000 hospitalizations in the coming months, according to one estimate. But many questions remain.
Germany to provide 4 additional mobile howitzers to Ukraine
Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said Monday that the 10 howitzers already supplied by Germany and eight from the Netherlands "have proven themselves in battle."
Germany closes in on gas deals with UAE to narrow Russian gap
Germany may secure supplies of liquefied natural gas from the United Arab Emirates in the coming days as part of the country’s push to offset Russia’s moves to slash supplies.
Iran faces US in international court over asset seizure
Iran told the United Nations' highest court on Monday that Washington's confiscation of some $2 billion in assets from Iranian state bank accounts to compensate bombing victims was an attempt to destabilize the Iranian government and a violation of international law.
Russia seeks closer security ties with China as key goal
A top Russian security official declared Monday on a visit to China that the Kremlin considers beefing up ties with Beijing as a top policy goal.
Queen Elizabeth II mourned by Britain and world at funeral
Britain and the world said a final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II at a state funeral Monday that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers — and crowds who massed along the streets of London to honor a monarch whose 70-year reign defined an age.
Swiss sign controversial $6B deal to purchase F-35 fighters
Canada, Finland and Germany are among other Western countries that have also opted for the F-35. The Swiss government chose the fighters in June in a competition against Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet, France's Rafale and the Eurofighter.
Ukraine warns of 'nuclear terrorism' after strike near plant
A Russian missile has blasted a crater close to a nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine, damaging nearby industrial equipment but not hitting its three reactors.
Permanently stationed US troops probably not best option for Baltics, NATO chiefs say
Mobile units able to maneuver quickly around NATO’s eastern flank could be preferable to permanent bases in the Baltics, top allied commanders said.
Swiss court convicts woman of stabbing attack, Islamic State ties
The verdict follows a four-day trial in late August and early September over the Nov. 24, 2020, attack in the Manor chain department store in the southern Swiss city of Lugano.
Baltic nations close borders to Russians over Ukraine war
Under the ban, Russians wishing to travel to the Baltic countries as tourists or for business, sports or culture purposes will not be allowed in, even if they have valid visas for the EU's no-checks Schengen zone.
Biden on ‘60 Minutes’ doubles down on promise to defend Taiwan
President Joe Biden said the U.S. remains committed to the “One China” policy that acknowledges Beijing’s claim over Taiwan but considers the island’s status unresolved.