Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Malawi is feeling the impact of the war in Ukraine, says president Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera said the rising prices of food, fuel and fertilizers – largely brought on by the war in Ukraine – is having an impact on the African economy. “We should still work together to find solutions” to end the war, … Read more

At Davos, Kerry cites progress on China-US climate group

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) – John Kerry, America’s top official on climate change, said Tuesday that the US and China were making progress on putting together a group from both countries to work towards quickly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In an interview with The Associated Press during the World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Kerry said … Read more

Biden administration scrambles to avoid embarrassing boycott from Latin American summit set for next month

The so-called Summit of the Americas is set to be hosted by the United States in early June, marking the ninth meeting of countries in the region and the first time the US has hosted the gathering since 1994. But the lead up has already been embroiled in controversy over the guest list, forcing US … Read more

An off-script Biden works to Bury Trump’s legacy in Asia

Each man’s comment caused ripples of surprise to cross the faces of his team seated nearby, including national security advisers and senior diplomats. Afterward, attempts were made by both men’s staffers to clarify. Coming almost exactly three years apart, the two moments neatly highlight certain stylistic similarities between the current President and his predecessor. Yet … Read more

In Asia, economy and security cannot be separated

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrive for the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo on May 24. Saul Loeb | Afp | Getty Images TOKYO – Security deals are important, but in Asia, money talks. Australia, India, Japan and the United … Read more

In Asia, economy and security cannot be separated

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrive for the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo on May 24. Saul Loeb | Afp | Getty Images TOKYO – Security deals are important, but in Asia, money talks. Australia, India, Japan and the United … Read more

After 3 months, Russia still bogged down in Ukraine war

When Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, it had hoped to overtake the country in a blitz lasting only days or a few weeks. Many Western analysts thought so, too. As the conflict marked its third month Tuesday, however, Moscow appears to be bogged down in what increasingly looks like a war of attrition, with … Read more

If Roe falls, some fear repercussions for reproductive care

If the Supreme Court follows through on overturning Roe v. Wade, abortion likely will be banned or greatly restricted in about half the US states. But experts and advocates fear repercussions could reach even further, affecting care for women who miscarry, couples seeking fertility treatments and access to some forms of contraception. Many conservatives insist … Read more

Biden’s Taiwan comment hangs over summit with leaders of Japan, India and Australia on final day of Asia trip

Biden’s statement is sure to loom over the day’s meetings, as he’s set to meet in-person with the leaders of Japan, India and Australia as part of a revitalized Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo, capping off his a four-day visit to South Korea and Japan. The comment, which was quickly walked back by a White … Read more

Security concerns, lack of support stall Africa’s Green Wall

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) – A series of complex challenges, including a lack of funding and political will as well as rising insecurity linked to extremist groups al-Qaida and the Islamic State in Burkina Faso, are obstructing progress on Africa’s Great Green Wall.according to experts involved in the initiative. There have been some modest gains … Read more