Bolsonaro stumps for re-election in United Nations speech

Bolsonaro stumps for re-election in United Nations speech

United Nations Headquarters CNN — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday bore little resemblance to his past speeches before world leaders. Touting Brazil’s development under his administration and swiping at political rivals, the Brazilian leader seemed more focused on appealing to voters at home, as the country’s presidential … Read more

Interest rates: European Central Bank sets record hike to fight inflation

Interest rates: European Central Bank sets record hike to fight inflation

London CNN Business — The European Central Bank is hiking interest rates by a record three-quarters of a percentage point as it scrambles to contain the inflationary fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing energy crisis. The move will take the benchmark rate for the 19 countries using the euro to 0.75%. It … Read more

Darya Dugina: Russian Security Service claims Ukrainian agent behind killing

Darya Dugina: Russian Security Service claims Ukrainian agent behind killing

CNN — Russia has blamed Ukrainian special services for the murder of Darya Dugina, a Russian political commentator and the daughter of prominent ultranationalist ideologue Alexander Dugin, according to Russian state news agency TASS. “The murder of journalist Darya Dugina has been solved, it was prepared by the Ukrainian special services, by a citizen of … Read more

NATO officials say plan to boost high response force to 300,000 ‘still a work in progress’

NATO officials say plan to boost high response force to 300,000 ‘still a work in progress’

CNN — NATO military officials said Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg’s announcement earlier this week that 300,000 troops would be placed on high alert across the alliance is something the alliance will work on going forward, rather than an immediate shift. Stoltenberg said on Monday that NATO “will transform the NATO Response Force and increase the number … Read more

Microsoft says Russia has stepped up cyber espionage against the US and Ukraine allies

Microsoft says Russia has stepped up cyber espionage against the US and Ukraine allies

Washington CNN — Russian intelligence agencies have increased their efforts to hack US and allied government computer networks to gather intelligence since the war in Ukraine began, Microsoft said in new findings published Wednesday. American organizations were the top target of the Russian hacking attempts outside of Ukraine, according to Microsoft, but the alleged Russian … Read more

Putin lambasts the West and declares the end of ‘the era of the unipolar world’

Putin lambasts the West and declares the end of ‘the era of the unipolar world’

CNN — Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared the end of “the era of the unipolar world” in a combative speech that lambasted Western countries at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. “When they won the Cold War, the US declared themselves God’s own representatives on earth, people who have no responsibilities – … Read more

US warns Iran’s recent actions could lead to a ‘deepening nuclear crisis’

US warns Iran’s recent actions could lead to a ‘deepening nuclear crisis’

CNN — US Secretary of State Tony Blinken said Thursday that it will “further complicate” efforts to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal if Iran removes cameras that monitor its nuclear program and could lead to “a deepening nuclear crisis and further economic and political isolation for Iran. ” The head of the International Atomic … Read more

India shows no sign of slowing its purchase of Russian oil

India shows no sign of slowing its purchase of Russian oil

New Delhi CNN Business — India’s appetite for cheap Russian oil is swelling, even as the West continue to hit Moscow with unprecedented sanctions. Russian Crude flows to India are expected to reach 3.36 million metric tons in May, according to estimates from Refinitiv. This is nearly 9 times higher than the 2021 monthly average … Read more

UN warns of rape and sexual violence against women and children in Ukraine

UN warns of rape and sexual violence against women and children in Ukraine

CNN — The United Nations has called for the increasing reports of rape and sexual violence against Ukrainian women and children during the Russian invasion of the country to be independently investigated. Sima Bahous, executive director of UN Women, a United Nations entity dedicated to advancing gender equity and the empowerment of women, called for … Read more