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

Spain turns to Africa, NATO lobbies, allies over Ukraine-driven migration

Spain turns to Africa, NATO lobbies, allies over Ukraine-driven migration

Spain hosts NATO summit this week Spain likely to push for more shared intelligence, sources Families making dangerous crossings from Africa to Canaries Morocco clamping down on migration after deal with Spain Migrant deaths in Melilla highlight dangers, NGOs say MADRID/LAS PALMAS, June 27 (Reuters) – Spain is shifting its foreign policy towards Africa while … Read more

Q&A: Ukraine’s Haidai on the battle for Severodonetsk, Lysychansk | Russia-Ukraine war News

Q&A: Ukraine’s Haidai on the battle for Severodonetsk, Lysychansk |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Russian forces have taken control of the eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk, in Ukraine’s Luhansk region, delivering a significant victory for President Vladimir Putin, four months after he ordered his troops into Ukraine. The fall of Severodonetsk on Saturday came after the strategic city – with a pre-war population of 100,000 – endured weeks 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

As summit host, Spain urges NATO to watch its southern flank

As summit host, Spain urges NATO to watch its southern flank

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is certain to dominate an upcoming NATO summit in Madrid, Spain and other member nations are quietly pushing the Western alliance to consider how mercenaries aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin are Moscow’s influence to Africa . As the host of the summit taking place from … Read more

Russian missiles hit Kyiv as G7 summit begins in Europe

Russian missiles hit Kyiv as G7 summit begins in Europe

The chief of Ukraine’s national police force, Ihor Klymenko, said one person died and five were residentially wounded in a Russian missile strike that hit an apartment block in Kyiv. The injured included a 7-year-old girl, he said. Her mother, a 35-year-old woman named Katerina, was rescued from the rubble and put into an ambulance. … 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

Biden’s mission in Europe: Shore up alliance against Russia

Biden’s mission in Europe: Shore up alliance against Russia

MUNICH (AP) — President Joe Biden is out to sustain the global alliance punishing Russia for its invasion of Ukraine as he embarks on a five-day trip to Europe as the 4-month-old war shows no sign of abating and its aftershocks to global food and energy supplies are deepening. Biden first joins a meeting of … Read more

Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces were seeking to swallow up the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk region, pressing their momentum after taking full control Saturday of the charred ruins of Sievierodonetsk and the chemical plant where hundreds of Ukrainian troops and civilians had been holed up. Russia also launched dozens of … Read more

Kaliningrad standoff could reveal if Russia wants to ‘escalate’ | Russia-Ukraine war News

Kaliningrad standoff could reveal if Russia wants to ‘escalate’ |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Last Saturday, Lithuania banned the transit of goods subjected to European Union sanctions through its territory to the Russian exclave Kaliningrad, which is on the Baltic Sea and about 1,300km (800 miles) from Moscow. Lithuania said the move was in line with European sanctions. Infuriated, Moscow called it a “blockade” and promised to respond. The … Read more