Officials: Russian missile strike hits crowded shopping mall

Officials: Russian missile strike hits crowded shopping mall

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Scores of civilians were feared killed or wounded in a Russian missile strike Monday on a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine’s central city of Kremenchuk, Ukrainian officials said. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a Telegram post that the number of victims was “unimaginable,” citing reports that more than 1,000 civilians … Read more

NATO: US and European officials eye summit for progress for Finland and Sweden joining alliance

NATO: US and European officials eye summit for progress for Finland and Sweden joining alliance

Yet some officials believe that Turkey may be eying the summit as a place to finally make agreements that could propel the process forward. “My best projection based on what I’ve seen is that they will run this to the wire at Madrid. They also always prefer if they’re going to make concessions to do … Read more

G7 leaders work to ‘starve’ Russia of oil money as Zelensky says he wants the war over by the end of the year

G7 leaders work to 'starve' Russia of oil money as Zelensky says he wants the war over by the end of the year

The dual missions — sustain support for Ukraine while easing economic pressures at home — have defined this year’s summit of leading democracies, held high in the Bavarian Alps. While largely united, the leaders are all facing their own political imperatives to see a momentum shift in the fighting and bring an end to the … Read more

G-7 set to back pursuing Russian oil price cap, tariff hikes

G-7 set to back pursuing Russian oil price cap, tariff hikes

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Group of Seven economic powers are set to announce an agreement to pursue a price cap on Russian oil, aiming to curb Moscow’s energy revenues, a U.S. official said Monday. The move is part of a joint effort of support for Ukraine that includes raising tariffs on Russian goods and … Read more

Baltic nations push for change at NATO summit

Baltic nations push for change at NATO summit

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has said he plans to bring up a stand-off with Russia at this week’s NATO summit. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Everything changed when Russia invaded Ukraine and NATO’s defense strategy must now account for the new security environment on Europe’s eastern flank. That’s the coordinated message from … Read more

Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Iran after MBS visit | Politics News

Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Iran after MBS visit | Politics News

The Iraqi leader is trying to facilitate the re-establishment of ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Tehran, Iran – Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi arrived in Tehran on Sunday at the head of a high-level delegation to hold talks with Iranian officials following a visit to Saudi Arabia. Iranian state media showed al-Kadhimi, who was … Read more

Biden urges Western unity on Ukraine amid war fatigue

Biden urges Western unity on Ukraine amid war fatigue

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Joe Biden and western allies opened a three-day summit in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday intent on keeping economic fallout from the war in Ukraine from fracturing the global coalition working to punish Russia’s aggression. Britain’s Boris Johnson warned the leaders not to give in to “fatigue” even as Russia … Read more

Boris Johnson warns Russian victory in Ukraine would be ‘absolutely catastrophic’

Boris Johnson warns Russian victory in Ukraine would be 'absolutely catastrophic'

Speaking to Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” hours after Russian missiles hit Kyiv, shattering what had been relative calm in the Ukrainian capital, Johnson urged Americans, Britons and others in the West to maintain resolve in punishing Moscow, despite the effect the war has had on global oil prices. “I would just … Read more

What to watch from Joe Biden’s trip to the G7

What to watch from Joe Biden's trip to the G7

Rising costs — driven in part by the Russian invasion of Ukraine — will be central to Sunday’s agenda, where leaders will simultaneously work to sustain their pressure on Moscow while also looking for ways to ease price spikes that have cost them each politically. That could prove a challenging task. Bans on Russian energy … Read more

G-7 nations to announce import ban on Russian gold

G-7 nations to announce import ban on Russian gold

The move would add to a series of punitive penalties imposed by the West on Russia since its onslaught of Ukraine began on Feb. 24. Maxim Shemetov | Reuters The leaders of the G-7 nations will announce a ban on Russian gold imports for Moscow’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, U.S. President Joe Biden confirmed on Sunday … Read more