Explainer: Macron or Le Pen: why it matters for France, the EU and the West

Explainer: Macron or Le Pen: why it matters for France, the EU and the West

A combination picture shows portraits of the two candidates running for the second round in the 2022 French presidential election, Marine Le Pen, leader of French far-right National Rally (Rassemblement National) party, and French President Emmanuel Macron, candidate for his re- election. Pictures taken February 5, 2022 (L) and April 2, 2022. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier Register … Read more

The West Is Suffering The Consequences Of Poor Energy Decisions

The West Is Suffering The Consequences Of Poor Energy Decisions

There has been an unspoken assumption that the West knows what it’s doing because it has been doing it longer than the East. Almost all developed economies are in Western Europe and North America. Yet recently, the tables have turned in one vital respect: energy policy. During the last few years, the EU has doubled … Read more

As battle looms in Ukraine’s east, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin

As battle looms in Ukraine’s east, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin

Local residents pass by a destroyed church which served as a military base for Russian soldiers on April 10, 2022, in Lukashivka village, Ukraine.Anastasia Vlasova/Getty Images Ukraine’s armed forces braced on Monday for a new Russian offensive as powerful explosions rocked cities in the south and east, while Austria’s leader planned to meet Russian President … Read more

Russia’s head of Chechnya republic says forces will ‘take Kyiv’ – National

Russia’s head of Chechnya republic says forces will ‘take Kyiv’ – National

Ramzan Kadyrov, the powerful head of Russia’s republic of Chechnya, said early on Monday that there will be an offensive by Russian forces not only on the besieged port of Mariupol, but also on Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities. “There will be an offensive … not only on Mariupol, but also on other places, cities … Read more

Ukraine digs in amid Russia’s looming eastern offensive

Ukraine digs in amid Russia’s looming eastern offensive

KYIV, UKRAINE — As Ukrainian forces dug in on Sunday, Russia lined up more firepower and tapped a decorated general to take centralized control of the war ahead of a potentially decisive showdown in eastern Ukraine that could start within days. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned Sunday in his nightly address to the nation that … Read more

Chechen chief Kadyrov says Russian forces will take Kyiv

Chechen chief Kadyrov says Russian forces will take Kyiv

Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov addresses service members while making a statement, dedicated to a military conflict in Ukraine, in Grozny, Russia February 25, 2022. REUTERS/Chingis Kondarov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 11 (Reuters) – Ramzan Kadyrov, the powerful head of Russia’s republic of Chechnya, said early on … Read more

Russia boosters new war commander after Ukraine invasion setbacks: US official – National

Russia boosters new war commander after Ukraine invasion setbacks: US official – National

Russia has tapped a new Ukraine war commander to take centralized control of the next phase of battle after its costly failures in the opening campaign and carnage for Ukrainian civilians. US officials don’t see one man making a difference in Moscow’s prospects. Russia turned to Gen. Alexander Dvornikov, 60, one of Russia’s most experienced … Read more

Ukrainian defenders dig in as Russia boosts firepower

Ukrainian defenders dig in as Russia boosts firepower

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As Ukrainian forces dug in on Sunday, Russia lined up more firepower and tapped a decorated general to take centralized control of the war ahead of a potentially decisive showdown in eastern Ukraine that could start within days. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned Sunday in his nightly address to the nation … Read more