Chinese President Xi travels overseas to promote his strategic role

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping is using his first overseas trip since the start of the pandemic to promote China’s strategic ambitions during a summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and other leaders of a Central Asian security group. Chinese leader promotes ‘Global Security Initiative’ announced in April following formation of Quad by Washington, Japan, … Read more

The far right advances in a hotly contested vote

Once a fringe party shunned by others across the political spectrum, preliminary results showed Sweden’s Democrats winning nearly 21% of the vote. Maja Suslin | AFP | Getty Images According to initial results, a group of right-wing political parties have secured a slim lead in the Swedish general election and appear to be on track … Read more

Ukraine’s counterattack around Kharkiv defeats Russia

A military truck bearing the “Z” symbol of the invading Russian forces lies in the town of Balakliya, which Ukrainian troops liberated over the weekend. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Ukraine’s surprise counterattack in the country’s northeast has sent shock waves through the Russian military, with military strategists saying occupying forces have … Read more

Russia warns of oil and gas price caps

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the region was facing an extraordinary situation. Thierry Monasse | Getty Images News | Getty Images European Union energy ministers met in Brussels on Friday for emergency talks on how to protect households and businesses from runaway gas and electricity prices ahead of winter . European Commission … Read more

US reacts to ‘desperate’ Putin after accusing US of ‘dictatorship’

Attendees gather near a screen showing Russian President Vladimir Putin delivering a speech at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 17, 2022. Anton Vaganov | Reuters The White House has hit back at Russian President Vladimir Putin after he repeatedly criticized the United States and the Western world in … Read more

US aims to preserve ‘dictatorship’ while Europe is sacrificed

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the West is reluctant to recognize “irreversible tectonic shifts” in international relations and that the Asia-Pacific region has become a magnet for human resources, capital and development capabilities. production. Mikhail Svetlov | Getty Images News | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Poutine on Wednesday accused the United States of … Read more

US aims to preserve ‘dictatorship’ while Europe is sacrificed

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the West is reluctant to recognize “irreversible tectonic shifts” in international relations and that the Asia-Pacific region has become a magnet for human resources, capital and development capabilities. production. Mikhail Svetlov | Getty Images News | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Poutine on Wednesday accused the United States of … Read more

Why did Russia cut off the gas supply to Europe?

Russia’s decision to indefinitely suspend gas flows to Europe via Nord Stream 1 is seen as another escalation in its policy of inflicting economic hardship on Germany. Lisi Niesner | Reuters Europe has been plunged into its biggest energy crisis in decades, with Russia’s natural gas supplies becoming volatile and unpredictable even before the invasion … Read more

Japan is turning to more nuclear power – IEA says that’s good news

This image, from March 2022, shows wind turbines in front of the Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Japan. The country now plans to use more nuclear energy in the coming years. Korekore | Istock | Getty Images Japan’s plans to return to using more nuclear power have been welcomed by the International Energy Agency, with … Read more

Russia warns radioactive material from nuclear plant could blanket Europe

Rescuers from the Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry take part in a drill in the city of Zaporizhzhia on August 17, 2022, in case of a possible nuclear incident at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant located near the city. Dimitar Dilkoff | AFP | Getty Images The Russian Defense Ministry warned on Thursday that in the event … Read more