In Ukraine, the funeral of an activist who was killed in the war

Kyiv, Ukraine (AFP) – The poppies, the red roses that covered the battlefields of the two world wars in Europe, were mourning Saturday for the coffin of another dead soldier, who was killed in another European war in Ukraine.. Among the hundreds of mourners for Roman Ratuchny, 24, were friends who protested with him during … Read more

US Open allows Russian tennis players to enter after Wimbledon ban

The US Open will allow tennis players From Russia and Belarus to competition this year despite the ongoing war in UkraineWhich prompted Wimbledon to ban These athletes. US Tennis Association CEO and CEO Lou Cher, whose group runs the US Open, said in a phone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday that the US … Read more

Explosion at Texas plant injects uncertainty into global energy market

Last week’s explosion at the Freeport LNG terminal in Texas led to more chaos in international energy markets as the United States ramped up to replace Russian gas exports to Europe. Experts said Friday that while the facility is offline, it will likely keep about 1.33 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) off … Read more

Associated Press interview: Sri Lanka’s prime minister says he’s open to Russian oil

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Sri Lanka may have to buy more oil from Russia as the island nation desperately searches for fuel amid an unprecedented economic crisisThe newly appointed prime minister said. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said he would first look to other sources, but would be open to buying more crude from Moscow. … Read more

3 Sentenced to death for fighting by Ukraine

British and Moroccan nationals were sentenced to death Thursday for fighting on the Ukrainian side, in the punishment imposed by pro-Moscow rebels. A court in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic found the three men guilty of working toward the violent overthrow of power, a crime punishable by death in the unrecognized eastern republic. They were … Read more

Concern about stagflation, a return to the 1970s, has begun to grow

Washington (AFP) – stagflation. It was the dreaded “bad word” of the ’70s. For Americans of a certain age, it evokes memories of the agonizing long queues at gas stations, shuttered factories, and President Gerald Ford’s so much derided “whip swell now” buttons. Stagflation is the most bitter economic pill: high inflation mixes with a … Read more

British Prime Minister Johnson faces a vote of no-confidence

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a vote of no confidence in his Conservative Party on Monday that could oust him from power, as discontent with his rule finally threatens to topple a politician who has often appeared indomitable despite numerous scandals.. The charismatic leader is famous for his ability to connect with voters He recently … Read more

With Ukraine losing its forces, how long can it keep fighting?

ZHYTOMIR, Ukraine (AP) – Once the burial of a veteran colonel killed in the Russian bombing was completed, cemetery workers prepared the next pit. Inevitably, given the speed with which death brings down Ukrainian troops on the front lines, the empty tomb will not remain that way for long. Colonel Oleksandr Makhachik left behind a … Read more

US spy agencies review their mistakes in Ukraine and Russia

The question was asked at a special briefing by US intelligence officials weeks before Russia began its invasion in late February: Was the Ukrainian leader, Volodymyr Zelensky, the creation of Britain’s Winston Churchill or Ashraf Ghani in Afghanistan? In other words, will Zelensky lead a historic resistance or flee while his government collapses? Ultimately, US … Read more

China’s dealings with Russia annoy the US, but they don’t break sanctions

Foreign observers said China’s support for Russia through oil and gas purchases angered Washington and increased the risks of US retaliation, although they see no indication that Beijing is helping Moscow evade sanctions over its war on Ukraine. Beijing’s importance as a lifeline for Russian President Vladimir Putin rose on Monday after the 27-nation European … Read more