Russia sanctions, energy, food security among top topics at 2022 G7 Summit

Leaders of the Group of Seven rich democracies met for their three-day annual summit this week at a luxury castle resort in the Bavarian Alps in southern Germany. Here are some of the highlights on what the G7 agreed on Tuesday, the final day of the summit: RUSSIA SANCTIONS “We will explore further measures to… Read More Russia sanctions, energy, food security among top topics at 2022 G7 Summit

French PM Jean Castex announces resignation ahead of cabinet overhaul

French Prime Minister Jean Castex handed his resignation to President Emmanuel Macron on Monday, paving the way for a long-awaited cabinet overhaul and the likely appointment of the second woman to the job in 30 years. Macron – who was re-elected in April and needs to show he has heard the frustrations of voters expressed… Read More French PM Jean Castex announces resignation ahead of cabinet overhaul

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett meets Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Saturday to discuss the war in Ukraine and later spoke by phone with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Bennett’s spokesperson said. Bennett is coordinating his efforts in the crisis with the United States, France and Germany, an Israeli official said. After his… Read More Israeli PM Naftali Bennett meets Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy

Britain imposes sanctions on Russian billionaires, banks over Ukraine crisis

Britain on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Gennady Timchenko and two other billionaires with close links to Vladimir Putin after the Russian president deployed military forces into two breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Russia was heading towards “pariah status” and that the world must now brace for the next stage… Read More Britain imposes sanctions on Russian billionaires, banks over Ukraine crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin recognises breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin recognised two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine as independent entities on Monday, drawing U.S. and European vows of new sanctions and upping the ante in a crisis the West fears could unleash a major war. In a lengthy televised address, Putin, looking visibly angry, described Ukraine as an integral part of… Read More Russian President Vladimir Putin recognises breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin oversees nuclear drills amid Ukraine crisis tensions

Russia’s strategic nuclear forces held exercises overseen by President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, and Washington accused Russian troops massed near Ukraine’s border of advancing and being “poised to strike”. With Western fears of war rising, the White House said U.S President Joe Biden’s national security team told him they still believed Russia could launch an… Read More Russian President Vladimir Putin oversees nuclear drills amid Ukraine crisis tensions

U.S. President Joe Biden to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid Ukraine crisis tensions

U.S. President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will speak on Saturday as Western nations warned a war in Ukraine could ignite at any moment. Putin requested the telephone call between the leaders to take place on Monday, a White House official said, but Biden wanted to conduct it sooner as Washington detailed… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid Ukraine crisis tensions