Zelensky outlines demands for peace talks between Ukraine and Russia

Placeholder while loading article actions RIGA, Latvia — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday outlined his terms for starting peace talks with Russia, demanding the restoration of pre-invasion borders, the return of more than 5 million refugees, joining the European Union and the responsibility of Russian military leaders before kyiv considers laying down its arms. … Read more

Statement by President Joe Biden on Additional Security Assistance to Ukraine

Today, the United States continues its strong support for the brave people of Ukraine as they defend their country against continued Russian aggression. I am announcing another security assistance program that will provide additional artillery munitions, radars and other equipment to Ukraine. The United States has provided a historic amount of security assistance to Ukraine … Read more

Oil gains 1.5% and posts another weekly gain on supply issues

Workers walk as oil pumps are seen in the background at the Uzen oil and gas field in the Mangistau region of Kazakhstan November 13, 2021. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register EU modifies Russian sanctions plan to convince reluctant states US plans to buy back 60 million barrels for … Read more

Americans should ‘avoid large public gatherings’ ahead of Russia’s VE Day

The US Embassy in Moscow has warned Americans to “avoid large public gatherings” around Russian celebrations commemorating their World War II victory amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. “Annual Victory Day celebrations, including the main parade in Red Square, will take place in Moscow until May 9. Local authorities will limit travel to event … Read more

A Ukrainian professor still teaches from the front lines of war

Ukrainian teacher Fedir Shandor went viral this week after a photo on social media showed him teaching remotely while in full combat gear with a rifle slung over his shoulder. “We are fighting for an educated nation. If I didn’t lecture, it would be a sin,” Shandor said in a statement from Uzhhorod National University, … Read more

Zelensky asks German Scholz to go to kyiv on May 9 Russian holiday

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is expected to visit Kyiv on May 9, Russia’s highly symbolic Victory Day, as a sign of solidarity with Ukraine. Why is this important: Tensions between Ukraine and Europe’s most powerful country are beginning to ease after a week-long diplomatic stalemate sparked by Zelensky’s … Read more

$700m superyacht linked to Vladimir Putin seized by Italy

A $700 million luxury yacht linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin was seized by Italy on Friday, authorities said. The government’s order to seize the luxurious six-deck Scheherazade came as it appeared ready to set sail from the port of Marina di Carrara, according to recent dockside activity. The owner of the ship – which … Read more

Japanese defense minister says confronting Russia will deter China

Placeholder while loading article actions A strong international response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is essential to deter China from embarking on territorial conquests in Taiwan or the South China Sea, Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi has said. “China has carefully watched the current situation of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and pays close attention to … Read more

Maye Musk calls out the New York Times for an article about Elon’s childhood

Elon Musk’s model mother is the latest to challenge the New York Times over her explosive story suggesting the world’s richest man was ‘untethered from the atrocities of apartheid’ when he was still a young boy in South Africa. Maye Musk, 74, Thursday responded directly to the Times tweet pushing his widely ridiculed “hit”, which … Read more