NATO set to increase its high-readiness forces

NATO set to increase its high-readiness forces

Stoltenberg has said NATO’s updated Strategic Concept will likely refer to Russia as the “most significant and direct threat” to security. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday said the military alliance is poised to increase the number of its high-readiness forces to well over 300,000 as part … Read more

Germany triggers ‘alert level’ of emergency gas plan, sees high risk of long-term supply shortages

Germany triggers 'alert level' of emergency gas plan, sees high risk of long-term supply shortages

Habeck has previously warned the situation is going to be “really tight in winter” without precautionary measures to prevent a gas supply shortage. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Germany has declared it is moving to the so-called “alert level” of its emergency gas plan, as reduced Russian flows exacerbate fears of a … Read more

Ukraine should become a membership candidate to join the EU, commission says

Ukraine should become a membership candidate to join the EU, commission says

Flags of European Union and Ukraine flutter outside EU Parliament building, in Brussels, Belgium, February 28, 2022. Yves Herman | Reuters The European Commission on Friday recommended that Ukraine becomes a membership candidate to join the EU — albeit on the understanding that the war-ravaged country carries out a number of important reforms. The opinion … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war updates for Sunday June 5, 2022

Russia-Ukraine war updates for Sunday June 5, 2022

The UK will supply Ukraine with multiple-launch rocket systems An M270 MLRS heavy rocket launcher on May 23, 2022. Britain is sending Ukraine multiple-launch rocket systems that can strike targets up to 50 miles away — in a coordinated response with the U.S. to Russia’s invasion, Reuters reported. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | … Read more

UK inflation jumps to 40-year high of 9% as food and energy prices spiral

UK inflation jumps to 40-year high of 9% as food and energy prices spiral

The U.K.’s Office for National Statistics said its estimates suggest that inflation would have last been higher “sometime around 1982.” Justin Tallis | Afp | Getty Images LONDON — U.K. inflation soared to a 40-year high of 9% in April as food and energy prices spiraled, official figures revealed Wednesday, escalating the country’s cost-of-living crisis. … Read more

UK confirms plans to make changes to Northern Ireland protocol

UK confirms plans to make changes to Northern Ireland protocol

Truss had previously warned the U.K. would have “no choice but to act” if EU lawmakers do not show the “requisite flexibility” over the protocol. Janine Schmitz | Photothek | Getty Images British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss confirmed on Tuesday that the government intends to introduce legislation to make changes to the Northern Ireland protocol … Read more

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

British intelligence suggests Russia has lost a third of its ground forces in Ukraine Ukrainian President Vlodymyr Zelenskyy delivers remarks on his Telegram account. Zelenskyy Telegram account Russia has likely lost a third of its combat forces shipped into Ukraine as its campaign in the Donbas region continues to “lose momentum,” British military intelligence said … Read more