French President Emmanuel Macron attends a welcome ceremony upon his arrival at Nsimalen International Airport in Yaounde on July 25.LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images French President Emmanuel Macron described the global food crisis as one of Russia’s “weapons of war” during a visit to Cameroon on Tuesday, dismissing suggestions that Western sanctionsRead More →

Russia’s war against Ukraine is entering its fifth month, despite the failure of several rounds of peace talks and the imposition of harsh economic sanctions by Western countries against Russia. The war is not taking place only on Ukrainian soil. President Vladimir Putin’s propaganda is propelling the war in UkraineRead More →

– Prison for Russians who cooperate with foreigners – Russian parliament introduces harsh prison terms for cooperating with foreigners and calls for undermining national security. In a bill reminiscent of the Soviet era, establishing and maintaining “confidential” cooperation with a foreigner or international organization and helping them to act againstRead More →

For Chinese President Xi Jinping, a Marxist-Leninist dialectician, events in Ukraine will not fundamentally alter China’s great historical rise. Edifyingly, Russia’s military failures will simply push the Chinese leadership to make even more substantial preparations before seizing Taiwan. MELBOURNE — Following Russia’s February 24 invasion of Ukraine, two views quicklyRead More →

US: Ukrainian forces need deliberate training on new rocket system Ukraine wants new US Himars artillery on the battlefield now. However, the Pentagon insists on the need for comprehensive training to ensure long-range precision rocket systems are used effectively. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley saidRead More →

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hailed Brussels’ support for his embattled country’s bid to join the European Union as a “historic” achievement. The European Commission has recommended that Ukraine and Moldova gain EU candidate status, a move that marks the start of what is likely to be a long journey towardsRead More →

Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin explained his vision for the Ukrainian state. He said, “Modern Ukraine was entirely and fully created by Russia, specifically Bolshevik and Communist Russia. This process began almost immediately after the 1917 revolution, and moreover Lenin and his associates did itRead More →

👋 Halito!* Welcome to Wednesday, when the first war crimes trial against a Russian soldier since Moscow invaded Ukraine opens in Kyiv, Kim Jong-un slams North Korean officials’ response to the coronavirus outbreak and Mexico’s National Missing Persons Registry takes a grim step. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian media Livy Bereg examinesRead More →

Vendors at Bang Kapi market in Bangkok have raised their prices due to the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb) In recent months, there have been positive signs that the world is getting back to normal after the Covid-19 pandemic. People have worked tirelessly over the pastRead More →

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky discussed strengthening Ukraine’s security support with Norwegian Storting President Masud Gharahkhani, who visited Ukraine. “I am happy to meet you. I am grateful for the support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as for the opportunity to speak in your parliament,” ZelenskyRead More →

“Flirt ja, heiraten nein(“Flirting yes, marrying no!”) This was recently said by the president of one of the largest Swiss soldiers’ associations, Stefan Holenstein, about Switzerland’s relations with NATO. It may sound frivolous, but Holenstein was serious: his argument, motivated by Russia‘s war in Ukraine, was that Switzerland should workRead More →

A satellite image shows an overview of the Azovstal Steelworks, Ukraine’s last military stronghold that also serves as a civilian shelter in Mariupol, Ukraine, on April 29. (Maxar Technologies/Reuters) Some civilians were evacuated from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol after a ceasefire was declared, according to a commander ofRead More →

For centuries, bread has been the cornerstone of civilization. Riots and revolutions have been sparked over the availability of this staple – and food prices more broadly, particularly as they relate to the Middle East and North Africa. Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine now threatens much of the wheat andRead More →

World leaders were universally shocked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with two exceptions. President Biden said US intelligence gave him enough notice. China’s Xi Jinping met Vladimir Putin at the Beijing Olympics, where they jointly issued a statement of ‘limitless strategic partnership’ which included opposition to NATO expansion – Putin’sRead More →

The verdict is in: Russia invaded Ukraine for two reasons. One is Moscow’s obsessive pursuit of nationalist and imperial ambitions – to unify the two countries and eliminate a separate Ukrainian identity. The other is Vladimir Putin’s misperception – he is an isolated, overconfident autocrat who has played his handRead More →

After visiting Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told reporters that Russia was “failing” in its war aims in the country. Blinken’s comments came after he traveled to Kyiv with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. The pair spoke to reporters Monday in Poland after crossing the Ukrainian border.Read More →

Firefighters work to put out a fire in a warehouse amid Russian shelling in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Saturday, April 23. (Felipe Dana/AP) In the early hours of Sunday morning in Ukraine, here are the latest developments in the war: Ukraine claims citizens of Mariupol were forcibly deported to the Far EastRead More →

Placeholder while loading article actions The UN Secretary General this week called for an Easter truce between Russia and Ukraine. Orthodox Christians in both countries celebrate Easter on Sundays. But as the fighting continued to rage, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday accused Moscow of rejecting the UN proposal. Russia‘sRead More →

A close ally of Russia, China has publicly defended a position of strategic neutrality since Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine in February. Although Beijing has expressed no support for Moscow for its actions in Ukraine, the country has not participated in issuing sanctions against Putin as trade in raw materials andRead More →

A senior US defense official confirmed The war zone Monday morning, something Ukrainian officials have been saying for a while now about arms supplies from Russia. Not only is Russia suffering huge battlefield casualties, but its ability to resupply its forces has been undermined thanks to punitive economic sanctions imposedRead More →

On Wednesday, investigators from nearly a dozen countries scoured bombed-out towns and freshly dug graves in Ukraine for evidence of war crimes, and a wide-ranging investigation by an international security organization detailed what she called “clear patterns” of human rights abuses by Russian forces. Some of those atrocities could amountRead More →

Ukrainian military intelligence reported on March 24 that Russian occupation troops in the country were confiscating books and other materials that the Russian government deemed “extremist” – mainly books about the Maidan revolution in Ukraine, the war against Russian-backed separatists in parts of eastern Ukraine. , and studies of Ukraine’sRead More →

Under mounting pressure to bring down high energy prices, President Biden announced on Thursday that the United States would release up to 180 million barrels of oil from a strategic reserve to counter the economic impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. With the midterm elections just months away, gasolineRead More →

The White House has quietly assembled a team of national security officials to sketch out scenarios for how the United States and its allies should react if Russian President Vladimir Putin — frustrated by his lack of progress in Ukraine or determined to put warns Western nations against any interventionRead More →

A Ukrainian serviceman runs to deliver ammunition to an armored fighting vehicle during a live-fire exercise in an area controlled by the joint forces operation in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine on Thursday February 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the aggressive strategy ofRead More →

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will provide Ukraine with additional high-tech defensive weapons that are easily transportable and require little training for use against Russian tanks, armored vehicles and aircraft, according to U.S. and European officials. In remarks on Wednesday, President Biden announced $800 million in new military aid toRead More →

Congress has charged the Federal Reserve with keeping the US economy functioning as smoothly as possible. If the Fed fuels the economy, it may lower the federal funds rate, making borrowing money more affordable for people and companies. This action often raises stock values, rewarding investors with higher profits. TheRead More →

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Eric McGlynnmanaging director of Walker & Dunlop’s Capital Markets team, facilitated the transaction between the developer, Sansano Capital LLC, and the lender, a subsidiary of Sculptor Real Estate based in New York City. According to Mr. Lugliani, Principal of Sansano Capital LLC, “Walker & Dunlop and Sculptor Real Estate haveRead More →

Stephen Bulfer The mobile-first mortgage solution from StreamLoan Inc.a provider of integrated point-of-sale (POS) mortgage tools, is now based on Encompass and available through ICE Mortgage Technologywhich is part of Intercontinental Exchange Inc. The integration drives the automation of the digital workflow extended to lenders, borrowers and real estate agents,Read More →

When the Ukrainian Defense Forces encounter a suspected Russian saboteur posing as a Ukrainian, they usually ask him to say the Ukrainian word for a type of local bread: palyanitsya. Almost invariably, the suspect betrays his nationality and politics by pronouncing it with a different ending: palyanitsa. Similarly, during WorldRead More →

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine means that the food inflation plaguing global consumers is now tipping into a full-fledged crisis, potentially outpacing even the pandemic’s blow and pushing millions further into hunger. Together, Russia and Ukraine account for a huge share of global agricultural supplies, exporting so much wheat, corn, sunflowerRead More →

The shock of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to reverberate around the world, including in unexpected places. At the UN General Assembly’s emergency special session this week, Algeria was among 35 nations to abstain in response to a resolution condemning Russia’s ‘aggression against Ukraine’ and demanding that Russia immediately withdrawRead More →