Putin’s nuclear threats raise the risk of disaster

Speaking in a rare, televised address on Wednesday, Putin warned that if the territorial integrity of Russia is threatened, the Kremlin would “certainly use all the means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people. It is not a bluff.” Gavriil Grigorov Afp | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ultimatum to the West … Read more

Italy turns to the right with FDI’s Georgia Meloni

Atmosphere during Giorgia Meloni’s rally in Cagliari to launch her campaign for Italy’s next general election in Cagliari on September 02, 2022 in Cagliari, Italy. Italians head to the polls for general elections on September 25, 2022. Emanuele Perrone Getty Images News | Getty Images Italy’s voters head to the polls on Sunday in a … Read more

Semiconductor alliances between the US and Asia could hold back China

Leading chipmaking nations including the US are forming alliances, in part to secure their semiconductor supply chain and to stop China from reaching the cutting-edge of the industry, analysts told CNBC. Places including the United States, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, which have strong semiconductor industries, have looked to forge partnerships around the critical technology. … Read more

Russia bid to annex parts of Ukraine with sham votes ‘doomed’ to fail

A Ukrainian soldier rides on a car after fetching water from a community well at the liberated village in Troitske, Kharkiv region, on September 18, 2022. Yasuyoshi Chiba Afp | Getty Images Ukrainian officials dismissed plans by Russian-occupied parts of the country to hold referenda on whether to join the Russian Federation, saying the move … Read more

Russia bid to annex parts of Ukraine with sham votes ‘doomed’ to fail

A Ukrainian soldier rides on a car after fetching water from a community well at the liberated village in Troitske, Kharkiv region, on September 18, 2022. Yasuyoshi Chiba Afp | Getty Images Ukrainian officials dismissed plans by Russian-occupied parts of the country to hold referenda on whether to join the Russian Federation, saying the move … Read more

Ukraine’s military gains could deepen Russia’s economic problems

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states at a summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan September 16, 2022. Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan via Reuters Ukraine’s counteroffensive, which has seen vast swathes of Russian-occupied territory get recaptured, could be compounding Russia’s economic problems, as international sanctions continue to … Read more

Ukraine’s military gains could deepen Russia’s economic problems

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states at a summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan September 16, 2022. Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan via Reuters Ukraine’s counteroffensive, which has seen vast swathes of Russian-occupied territory get recaptured, could be compounding Russia’s economic problems, as international sanctions continue to … Read more

Ukraine slams Germany for failing to send it weapons

Soldiers drive a “Marder” infantry fighting vehicle of the German armed forces Bundeswehr during the informative educational practice “Land Operation Exercise 2017” at the military training area in Munster, northern Germany. Afp Contributor | Afp | Getty Images Ukraine’s relations with Germany have soured this week, with Kyiv asking why Berlin reneged on its promise … Read more

Right-wing parties win Swedish election; PM Magdalena Andersson resigns

Andersson became Sweden’s first-ever female prime minister last year and has led the country’s historic bid to join NATO following Russia’s onslaught in Ukraine. Jessica Gow | Afp | Getty Images Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has conceded defeat in the country’s close-fought election, paving the way for the far-right Sweden Democrats and allied parties … Read more

Right-wing parties win Swedish election; PM Magdalena Andersson resigns

Andersson became Sweden’s first-ever female prime minister last year and has led the country’s historic bid to join NATO following Russia’s onslaught in Ukraine. Jessica Gow | Afp | Getty Images Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has conceded defeat in the country’s close-fought election, paving the way for the far-right Sweden Democrats and allied parties … Read more