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As Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine enters its second month, NATO leaders have approved major troop increases to protect eastern countries, as well as more military assistance for Kyiv. After the failure of their initial invasion to make significant headway, Vladimir Putin’s forces have resorted to bombarding towns and cities from distance, causing massive death […]

War in Ukraine enters its 27th day after the invasion was launched by Moscow on February 24. The fighting has forced more than ten million Ukrainians to flee their homes, with thousands of people killed or wounded and widespread damage in the wake of shelling and aerial bombardments. French President Emmanuel Macron held a one-hour […]

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has hinted at progress in the peace negotiation between Ukraine and Russia. Delegates from Moscow and Kyiv are due to meet via video conference today for another round of talks but Zelenskyy revealed that Russia’s demands during the negotiations are becoming “more realistic. He also cautioned that time is needed for […]

The United States will send thirteen point six billion dolla billion in humanitarian and military aid to Ukraine after the US House approved a $1.5 trillion spending bill to keep the government’s doors open for the next six months. The bill included more than $4 billion to assist Ukraine and others in Eastern Europe grappling […]

Russia has said it may close its main gas pipeline to Germany if the West goes ahead with a ban on Russian oil. Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said a “rejection of Russian oil would lead to catastrophic consequences for the global market”, causing prices to more than double to $300 a barrel. The US […]

The European Commission has accused Belarus’s authoritarian leader of luring migrants with the false promise of easy entry to the EU as part of an “inhuman, gangster-style approach”. At least 2,000 migrants are now at the Belarus border with Poland. “Upon arrival they are being pushed to the border and forced to make an illegal […]

Sweden hoped for “more’’ from the European Council, the EU member states should have agreed on relocation of migrants, ahead of the meeting, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Friday. On Thursday, the European Council agreed on several aspects of migration policy, including the establishment of “regional disembarkation platforms, in close cooperation with relevant […]

A defiant Belarus on Monday defended its forced diversion of a European plane carrying an opposition activist after the unprecedented move provoked a global outcry and calls for a tough response. The Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius carrying dissident journalist Roman Protasevich was diverted while in Belarusian airspace on Sunday over a supposed bomb threat. […]

The late Chadwick Boseman earned double Screen Actors Guild awards nominations Thursday, boosting hopes of posthumous Oscars glory for the trailblazing “Black Panther” star. Hollywood’s acting union nominated Boseman for his lead role as an ambitious young horn player in 1920s blues drama “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” and his supporting role as a Vietnam War […]

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell is due in Moscow on Friday, just days after the jailing of a prominent Russian dissident, Alexei Navalny which provoked an international uproar. Borrell has stressed that he plans to call once again for Navalny’s release during the trip, which includes meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and […]


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