Ukraine President Zelensky tells West ‘Stop playing’ with Russia, end war

President Volodymyr Zelensky urged the West to stop playing around with Russia and impose tougher sanctions on Moscow to end its “senseless war” in Ukraine, adding his country would remain independent, the only question was at what price. Zelensky’s criticism of the West has mounted in recent days as the European Union moves slowly towards … Read more

China’s Pacific tour spurs hopes and fears in tiny island nations | Business and Economy News

At a carefully choreographed press conference in the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made a promise that will be bookmarked by diplomats and analysts in capitals around the world. Beijing, he said, had “no intention” of building a military base in the Pacific nation. A month after China and the … Read more

China’s Pacific tour sparks hopes, fears in tiny island nations | Business and Economy News

At a carefully choreographed press conference in the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made a promise that will be bookmarked by diplomats and analysts in capitals around the world. Beijing, he said, had “no intention” of building a military base in the Pacific nation. A month after China and the … Read more

Despite the pain at the pump, Americans are hitting the road Business and Economy News

As petrol prices continue to break records in the United States, putting a significant strain on Americans’ wallets and threatening economic growth, analysts predict that pain at the pump will cause some demand destruction in the coming months of the US summer driving season. Oil climbed to a two-month high on Thursday on signs of … Read more

Tanks, but no ammo – Germany’s Ukraine pledges show military muddle

BERLIN, May 25 (Reuters) – Four weeks ago, Germany agreed to send dozens of anti-aircraft tanks to help defend Ukraine from Russia’s invasion, part of what it called a turning-point after decades of military restraint. Berlin says it can deliver the first Gepard tanks in July. That’s too slow, a Ukrainian parliamentarian said on Tuesday, … Read more

Despite the pain at the pump, Americans are hitting the road Business and Economy News

As petrol prices continue to break records in the United States, putting a significant strain on Americans’ wallets and threatening economic growth, analysts predict that pain at the pump will cause some demand destruction in the coming months of the US summer driving season. Oil climbed to a two-month high on Thursday on signs of … Read more

China’s Wang visits Solomon Islands as Australia seeks counter counter Pacific deal

Placeholder while article actions load SYDNEY – China’s foreign minister began a Pacific tour Thursday to push a sweeping multilateral security deal that has deepened concerns over the country’s growing assertiveness in the region and left Australia scrambling to repair relations with island neighbors. As Wang Yi kicked off an eight-country tour in the Solomon … Read more