Blasts rock Ukraine's Mykolaiv after missiles kill 21 near Odesa

investing.com By Iryna Nazarchuk SERHIIVKA, Ukraine - Powerful explosions rocked the Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv early on Saturday, the mayor said, a day after authorities said at least 21 people were killed when Russian missiles...

Israel's Lapid Seizes His Turn to Take On Netanyahu

wsj.com Yair Lapid has four months to broaden his support base and keep his job. The former talk-show host has long been an important backroom player. He helped oust Israel’s longest-serving leader now seeks to deny him a...

EU prepares emergency plan to do without Russian energy

apnews.com PRAGUE (AP) — The European Union’s executive arm on Friday pledged to draft an emergency plan this month aimed at helping member countries do without Russian energy in the wake of the Kremlin’s war in...

Israel's Lapid Seizes His Turn to Take On Netanyahu

wsj.com Yair Lapid became Israel’s prime minister, albeit in a caretaker capacity, after waiting more than a decade. Now the former talk-show host has four months to broaden his support base and keep his job before the next...

Australia and France make 'new start' after submarine row

apnews.com PARIS (AP) — Australia and France opened a “new chapter” in their relations Friday as the new Australian prime minister seeks to heal wounds from a secret submarine contract that infuriated France.President Emmanuel...

Tunisian president seeks more powers in new constitution

apnews.com TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian President Kais Saied on Friday unveiled a new draft constitution that would bestow broad powers to the president and curtail the authority of the prime minister and parliament.A...

and chaos

apnews.com JERUSALEM (AP) — At a tourism conference in Phuket last month, Thailand’s prime minister looked out at attendees and posed a question with a predictable answer.“Are you ready?” Prayuth Chan-ocha asked, dramatically...

Biden & G-7 Push World Into "Nightmare Scenario"

zerohedge.com Biden & G-7 Push World Into "Nightmare Scenario" Authored by Michael Shellenberger via Substack, The West's Malthusian neoliberal political order is rapidly collapsing... Led by U.S. President Joe...

Live updates

apnews.com MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the final day of the NATO summit in Madrid:___Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will increase Canada's troop presence in Latvia as part of NATO’s commitment to...

Greece formally requests to buy F-35 fighter jets from US

go.com Greece's prime minister says his country has sent a letter of request to the United States to buy a squadron of F-35 fighter jets

Six killed in Sudan as protesters rally on uprising anniversary

investing.com KHARTOUM -Six protesters were shot dead in Sudan on Thursday, medics said, as large crowds took to the streets despite heavy security and a communications blackout to rally against the military leadership that...

Greece formally requests to buy F-35 fighter jets from US

apnews.com ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has sent a letter of request to the United States to buy a squadron of F-35 fighter jets, the country’s prime minister said Thursday, part of efforts to bolster its defense capabilities...

Bulgaria urges Russia to withdraw diplomatic ultimatum with embassy closure threat

yahoo.com Bulgaria's outgoing prime minister on Thursday called on Russia to withdraw a diplomatic ultimatum sent after Sofia expelled 70 Russian diplomatic staff which included a threat to close Russia's embassy in the Balkan...

Top Russian official: Western sanctions could be casus belli

apnews.com MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian official warned Thursday that Moscow could see Western sanctions as a cause for war.Dmitry Medvedev, the deputy secretary of Russia’s Security Council chaired by President Vladimir...

UK royals' spending up 17%, mostly for palace overhaul costs

apnews.com LONDON (AP) — The British monarchy's publicly-funded spending rose by 17% to 102.4 million pounds ($124 million) in the past year, with the renovation of Buckingham Palace taking up a large part of the expenses,...