Sweden’s bid to join Nato ‘shows Vladimir Putin’s aggression doesn’t pay’

Sweden’s bid to join Nato ‘shows Vladimir Putin’s aggression doesn’t pay’

Liz Truss, the foreign secretary, has warned Ankara that it risks giving Putin a major victory by opposing NATO’s expected expansion from 30 members to 32. She argued that the two Nordic nations must be brought into the US-led military alliance “as soon as possible if they choose to join”. “NATO’s open door policy is … Read more

Joe Biden spotted with cheat-sheet as White House attempts to avoid another gaffe

Joe Biden spotted with cheat-sheet as White House attempts to avoid another gaffe

Joe Biden was spotted holding a cheat sheet as he clarified his claim that Vladimir Putin ‘can’t stay in power’, in an apparent attempt to avoid another gaffe. The comment in a speech in Warsaw over the weekend sparked international backlash and compelled the White House to issue an embarrassing clarification. As he defended his … Read more

Oil plunges as Russia signals it is defusing conflict in Ukraine | Oil and Gas News

Oil plunges as Russia signals it is defusing conflict in Ukraine |  Oil and Gas News

Developments with the war in Ukraine and the ensuing sanctions against Russia have caused a crazy roller coaster of prices in the oil market. By Julia Fanzeres and Alex LongleyBloomberg Posted on March 29, 2022March 29, 2022 Oil slumped as Russia said it was taking steps to “de-escalate” the conflict in Ukraine, while raising the … Read more

Five developments as Russia warns Nato not to ‘push us into the corner’

Five developments as Russia warns Nato not to ‘push us into the corner’

Hello. Another round of talks aimed at stopping the war in Ukraine is scheduled for today as fighting continues on the ground, with the two sides swapping control of a town in the east and a suburb of the capital. Ukrainian forces have recaptured Irpin, northwest of kyiv, from Russian troops, who were regrouping to … Read more

Devastated Mariupol teeters on the brink, but Ukrainian troops refuse to abandon the fallen

Devastated Mariupol teeters on the brink, but Ukrainian troops refuse to abandon the fallen

But Ukraine refused to return Mariupol. If Kremlin forces capture the city, it opens up a land corridor for Russia from Crimea to the separatist-held Donbass. It would also potentially free up Russian troops to advance north, threatening to encircle Ukrainian forces to the east. But that’s just a scenario. It is likely that the … Read more

Russian spies unmasked in embarrassing blow for Vladimir Putin

Russian spies unmasked in embarrassing blow for Vladimir Putin

Ukraine has released a list of what it claims to be the identities of more than 600 Russian spies, including one who appears to think he is James Bond, in a bid to embarrass Moscow. The list of 620 agents working for the Russian security agency FSB, who are supposed to remain in the shadows, … Read more

Backlash against Joe Biden over Vladimir Putin ‘cannot remain in power’ comment

Backlash against Joe Biden over Vladimir Putin ‘cannot remain in power’ comment

Russia’s failure to capture kyiv in the early days of the invasion prompted the Kremlin to pursue a new strategy that could leave Ukraine divided like North and South Korea. Brigadier General Kyrylo Budanov, Ukraine’s defense intelligence chief, said there was reason to believe Putin ‘may try to impose a dividing line between occupied and … Read more

Gas Shortage Triggering Next Global Supply Chain Crisis

Gas Shortage Triggering Next Global Supply Chain Crisis

It marks another avenue in which Putin’s war is upsetting global commodity markets, as European and American leaders grapple with how to replace Russian oil and natural gas supplies. “Neon is not a significant component of manufacturing cost [semiconductors]says Ralph Butler of Techcet, a semiconductor consulting firm in California. “But it’s an extremely important part … Read more

Kremlin confusion as Moscow contradicts own generals with claim it still wants to take Kyiv

Kremlin confusion as Moscow contradicts own generals with claim it still wants to take Kyiv

Relations worse than during the Cold War Mr Medvedev said relations between the West and Russia were now worse than during the Cold War. “The state of relations between the Russian Federation and the Western world, the Anglo-Saxon civilization in the broad sense of the word, led by the United States of America, is worse … Read more

Commentator-in-Chief Joe Biden is a threat to the West

Commentator-in-Chief Joe Biden is a threat to the West

Fear not, Europe, Joe Biden is here. The president’s visit this week was meant to show the world that when it comes to the war in Ukraine, he is at the forefront. He met refugees in Poland and distributed $1 billion in humanitarian aid. He reiterated his commitment to crippling the Russian economy, arming Ukraine … Read more