Key gas pipeline from Russia to Europe restarts after break

BERLIN (AP) — Natural gas started flowing through a major pipeline from Russia to Europe on Thursday after a 10-day shutdown for maintenance — but the gas flow remained well short of full capacity and the outlook was uncertain, which leaves Europe still facing the prospect of a hard winter. The Nord Stream 1 pipeline … Read more

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HIMARS and howitzers: West helps Ukraine with key weaponry

The message to US lawmakers from Ukraine’s first lady, delivered amid stark and graphic images of civilian bloodshed, could not have been clearer: After nearly five full months since Russia launched its invasionOlena Zelenska said that her country needs more Western weapons. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sent her to Washington to appeal directly to the … Read more

Lavrov says Russia’s military goals are not focused ‘only’ on Donbas Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has said his country’s military goals in Ukraine go beyond the eastern Donbas region, according to state media, as Russian forces shelled southern and eastern Ukraine. In an interview published by the state news agency RIA Novosti on Wednesday, Lavrov said that when Russia and Ukraine discussed a possible deal … Read more

Ukrainian forces strike key bridge in Russian-occupied south

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces struck and seriously damaged a bridge Wednesday that is key for supplying Russian troops in southern Ukraine, a regional official said, as Russian shelling killed civilians including a 13-year-old boy waiting at a bus stop. in the embattled country’s northeast. Moscow, meanwhile, made it clear that it wants to … Read more

Ukraine graft concerns resurface as Russia war goes on

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s dismissal of senior officials is casting an inconvenient light on an issue that the Biden administration has largely ignored since the outbreak of war with Russia: Ukraine’s history of rampant corruption and shaky governance. As it presses ahead with providing tens of billions of dollars in military, economic … Read more

Most major nations lag in acting on climate-fighting goals

WASHINGTON (AP) — For most of the major carbon-polluting nations, promising to fight climate change is a lot easier than actually doing it. In the United States, President Joe Biden has learned that the hard way. Among the 10 biggest carbon emitters, only the European Union has enacted policies close to or consistent with international … Read more

Russia pounds Ukraine as Putin holds talks in Tehran

KYIV, Ukraine — Russian missiles struck cities and villages in eastern and southern Ukraine, hitting homes, a school and a community center on Tuesday as Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Iran to discuss a UN-backed proposal to unblock exports of Ukrainian grain. In Kramatorsk, a city in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk province considered a likely … Read more

What’s happening to Russian gold? | Russia-Ukraine war News

Some of the world’s leading economic nations, including the United States and some members of the European Union and Group of Seven (G7), are working out the details of a ban on gold exports from Russia, with the plan expected to be formally approved as as soon as this week. The proposal was first mooted … Read more

Putin in Tehran for talks with leaders of Iran, Turkey

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Tuesday in Iran for a visit intended to deepen ties with regional heavyweights as part of Moscow’s challenge to the United States and Europe amid its grinding campaign in Ukraine. In only his second trip abroad since Russian tanks rolled into his neighbor in February, Putin … Read more

Amid Russian shelling, Ukraine aims to strengthen government

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As Russia kept up its relentless shelling across the country, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expanded the shakeup of his security services on Monday by suspending 28 more officials, a day after he dismissed two senior officials over allegations that their agencies harbored “collaborators and traitors.” In his nightly video address, Zelenskyy … Read more