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

Intensify sanctions until Putin’s troops leave Ukraine, says PM

Intensify sanctions until Putin’s troops leave Ukraine, says PM

B Oris Johnson said sanctions against Russia should be stepped up “until every one” of Vladimir Putin’s troops leaves Ukraine. The Prime Minister made the call on Wednesday as he warned that Western allies must not “backtrack” on sanctions imposed on Mr Putin’s regime to force him to end his invasion of Ukraine. Instead, he … Read more

Biden pledges extra $500m for Ukraine following call with Zelenskiy – US politics live | US news

Here’s a bit more about Joe Biden speaking later on the Covid-19 pandemic. The president is set to announce a new White House initiative to integrate a “one-stop website” designed to give Americans greater access to tools and information in the fight against the coronavirus. The President will announce that the United States is at … Read more

Germany declares ‘early warning’ for supply emergency as it prepares shift away from Russian gas – live | Business

Hello and welcome to our ongoing coverage of the global economy, financial markets, eurozone and business. Germany said an ‘early warning’ it could be heading for a gas supply emergency and said the measure was to prepare for a possible disruption of natural gas flows from Russia. Economy Minister Robert Habeck said supplies had been … Read more

Ramzan Kadyrov: Putin’s ‘attack dog’ and Ukraine | News

It is not just Vladimir Putin who has staked his reputation on the war in Ukraine. Chechen warlord and leader Ramzan Kadyrov has also led his own forces into Ukraine alongside his ally Putin. It’s an unlikely alliance that dates back to the late 1990s. Following the implosion of the Soviet Union and the bitter … Read more

Putin’s allies ‘may be too scared to tell him truth about Ukraine’

Putin’s allies ‘may be too scared to tell him truth about Ukraine’

V Ladimir Putin’s closest allies in the Kremlin may be too terrified to tell him the truth about his “quite disastrous” invasion of Ukraine, Western officials said on Tuesday. They added that there is “considerable evidence of unease” about how the conflict has played out for Russia among the elite in Moscow and that a … 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

Oil prices fall; UK grocery price inflation highest since 2012 – Business Live | Business

8:51 TSB 08:51 UK food price inflation at highest since April 2012 Grocery price inflation in the UK hit 5.2% in March, the highest since April 2012, according to the latest figures from data analytics firm Kantar. As costs rise, consumers are turning to own brand products which tend to be less expensive than branded … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war latest news: Ukrainians paying for ‘weak’ sanctions with their lives, says Zelenskiy; peace talks set to begin | World news

The Ukrainian army has just published its latest operational report at 6 a.m. this morning, claiming that his forces carried out successful counterattacks in certain directions. Russia continues to carry out bomb missile strikes with the aim of “completely destroying infrastructure and residential areas of Ukrainian cities”, the Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff said. Such … Read more