Ukraine gets possible path to EU membership, aid pledges from Britain

Ukraine gets possible path to EU membership, aid pledges from Britain

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky welcoming Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, before talks in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.STR/AFP/Getty Images The European Union’s executive arm recommended putting Ukraine on a path to membership Friday, a symbolic boost for a country fending off a Russian onslaught that is killing civilians, flattening cities and threatening its very survival. In … Read more

Why Ukraine’s security chief says Russia’s war is breaking all the rules

Why Ukraine’s security chief says Russia’s war is breaking all the rules

Oleksiy Danilov, the secretary of The National Security and Defense Council in Kyiv on June 17.Anton Skyba/The Globe and Mail Two items lie on the long wooden table inside the headquarters of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine: a map showing the latest Russian attacks on this country, and a chessboard. On the … Read more

Canadian representative attends Russian embassy party in Ottawa

Canadian representative attends Russian embassy party in Ottawa

A pro-Ukrainian supporter waves the country’s flag outside the Russian embassy in Ottawa on Feb. 24.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press The Canadian government, which has repeatedly emphasized the need to politically and diplomatically isolate Moscow over its military assault on Ukraine, nevertheless sent a senior representative to take part in the Russian embassy’s Russia Day party … Read more

Aggressive wireless competition, lower prices drives Quebecor CEO’s thirst for Freedom Mobile

Aggressive wireless competition, lower prices drives Quebecor CEO’s thirst for Freedom Mobile

Pierre Karl Péladeau, president and CEO of Quebecor, speaks with reporters in Ottawa on May 31.PATRICK DOYLE/The Canadian Press Pierre Karl Péladeau wants the rest of Canada to look like Quebec. Deep in talks with Rogers Communications Inc. RCI-BT to buy cell phone network Freedom Mobile and transform his regional telecom company into a national … Read more

The Queen makes appearance on palace balcony to cap off Platinum Jubilee celebrations

The Queen makes appearance on palace balcony to cap off Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth, Prince George, Prince William, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, stand on the balcony during the Platinum Pageant, marking the end of the celebrations on June 5.POOL/Getty Images The Queen made an appearance for the final act of the Platinum Jubilee on Sunday, waving … Read more

Morneau criticizes Liberals’ economic policies in first public speech since leaving political life

Morneau criticizes Liberals’ economic policies in first public speech since leaving political life

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Chris WattieChris Wattie/Reuters Former finance minister Bill Morneau delivered a pointed critique of the federal Liberals’ economic policies, along with a series of recommendations for kickstarting growth, in his first public speech since leaving political life two years … Read more

In Latvia, the battle over a Soviet monument sparks tensions across the Baltic country

In Latvia, the battle over a Soviet monument sparks tensions across the Baltic country

Police vehicles in front of the Soviet ‘Victory Monument,’ in Riga, Latvia, on May 24. Police have been guarding the Soviet war monument and barriers have been erected around it to prevent any further clashes at the site.Gints Ivuskans/The Globe and Mail Some time in the next six months, workers will begin demolishing a massive … Read more

Former Russian advocate in Ukraine disavows Putin, saying there’s ‘no choice but to join NATO’

Former Russian advocate in Ukraine disavows Putin, saying there’s ‘no choice but to join NATO’

Oleksandr Vilkul, head of the military administration in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, in his temporary office, on May 23.Anton Skyba/The Globe and Mail Before war came to Ukraine, critics saw Oleksandr Vilkul as an unofficial Russian representative in their country. Mr. Vilkul is the head of the military administration in Kryvyi Rih, his latest post after … Read more

Serbia secures gas deal with Russia, ignoring EU sanctions

Serbia secures gas deal with Russia, ignoring EU sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic in Sochi, Russia, on Nov. 25, 2021.SPUTNIK/Reuters As the war in Ukraine rages, Serbia’s president announced that he has secured an “extremely favorable” natural gas deal with Russia during a telephone conversation Sunday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic … Read more

After Uvalde massacre, residents try to reconcile support for stricter laws with pervasive gun culture in Texas

After Uvalde massacre, residents try to reconcile support for stricter laws with pervasive gun culture in Texas

People light candles and lay flowers at a makeshift memorial outside the Uvalde County Courthouse in Uvalde, Tex., on May 27, 2022.CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images The last time Antonio Rodriguez saw Alexandria Rubio and Tess Mata was on May 19, when their little league softball team, the Bandits, notched a hard-fought 18-to-17 victory over the rival … Read more