Biden set to arrive at NATO summit that could help determine the next phase of war in Ukraine

Biden set to arrive at NATO summit that could help determine the next phase of war in Ukraine

Madrid CNN — President Joe Biden arrives in Spain on Tuesday for a NATO summit expected to significantly bolster the alliance’s defense posture along its eastern edge, including ramping up troop levels and positioning heavy equipment, as Western leaders considerate the next phase of the war in Ukraine. The announcements expected over the course of … Read more

Suspected Russian spy was well-liked by classmates, but something just seemed a little off

Suspected Russian spy was well-liked by classmates, but something just seemed a little off

Washington CNN — Victor Muller’s accent just didn’t sound right. The man now meaningful to be a Russian spy was studying at the prestigious Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies, an elite graduate program favored by US military personnel, young spy and, sources say, futurespies. Gregarious, smart, and often seen toting a helmet for … Read more

The West wants to go further on Russian oil. Inflation makes that difficult

The West wants to go further on Russian oil.  Inflation makes that difficult

New York CNN Business — Europe and the United States have barred the import of Russian oil to cut off a crucial revenue source for the Kremlin. But the plan to pile pain on President Vladimir Putin, forcing him to reconsider his war in Ukraine, hasn’t worked. Russia is making just as much money from … Read more

Is there any way out of Israel’s neverending election cycle?

Is there any way out of Israel’s neverending election cycle?

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Jerusalem CNN — It was just over a year ago that a shared desire to ous Benjamin Netanyahu as the longest-serving Israeli prime minister united eight disparate … Read more

‘Day Zero’: This city is counting down the days until its water taps run dry

‘Day Zero’: This city is counting down the days until its water taps run dry

CNN — Every day, Morris Malambile loads his wheelbarrow full of empty plastic containers and pushes it from his home to the nearest running tap. It’s much further than the usual walk to the kitchen sink — just a little under a mile away — but it’s not the distance that bothers him. It’s the … Read more