NATO to boost number of high-alert soldiers eightfold to 300,000 to protect eastern flank from Russia

NATO to boost number of high-alert soldiers eightfold to 300,000 to protect eastern flank from Russia

North Atlantic Treaty Organization logos at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on June 15.VALERIA MONGELLI/AFP/Getty Images NATO has signaled a return to its Cold War posture by revealing it will boost its rapid-reaction forces almost eightfold, to 300,000 troops. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary-general, said Monday that the move and other efforts to strengthen the 30-country … Read more

Russian missile kills at least 13 civilians, insults more than 40 in strike on crowded shopping center in Ukraine

Russian missile kills at least 13 civilians, insults more than 40 in strike on crowded shopping center in Ukraine

People watch as smoke bellows after a Russian missile strike hit a crowded shopping mall, in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, on June 27.Viacheslav Priadko/The Associated Press The Amstor shopping mall has for years been the modest commercial heart of Kremenchuk, the place where residents of this quiet mid-sized city in central Ukraine came to buy everything from … Read more

Greedflation: Is corporate price gouging fueling inflation? Experts weigh in – National

Greedflation: Is corporate price gouging fueling inflation?  Experts weigh in – National

Furious about surging prices at the gasoline station and the supermarket, many consumers feel they know just where to cast blame: On greedy companies that relentlessly jack up prices and pocket the profits. Responding to that sentiment, the Democratic-led House of Representatives last month passed on a party-line vote — most Democrats for, all Republicans … Read more

Russia claims Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk after one of the war’s bloodiest fights – National

Russia claims Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk after one of the war’s bloodiest fights – National

Russian forces seized full control of the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk on Saturday, both sides said, confirming Kyiv’s biggest battlefield setback for more than a month following weeks of some of the war’s bloodiest fighting. Ukraine called its retreat from the city a “tactical withdrawal” to fight from higher ground in Lysychansk on the … Read more

Ukraine signals withdrawal from Sievierodonetsk as Russian forces close in

Ukraine signals withdrawal from Sievierodonetsk as Russian forces close in

A Ukrainian service member in the industrial area of ​​the city of Sievierodonetsk, Ukraine, on June 20.STRINGER/Reuters Ukraine was set to pull its troops from the ruined city of Sievierodonetsk after weeks of street fighting and bombardment, the regional governor said, in what would be a significant gain for Russia as it grinds out its … Read more

Too old for army, Ukrainian partisan stole weapons from Russians – National

Too old for army, Ukrainian partisan stole weapons from Russians – National

VILKHIVKA, Ukraine — Mykola Riiako was digging through the debris of his war-damaged house when he paused to confess to a reporter. He was a partisan, he admitted. Pushing 70, Riiako said that when the Russians crossed the border in February, he tried to enlist in the Ukrainian defense forces. But they would not take … Read more

CPP Investments braced for prolonged downturn as inflation soars

CPP Investments braced for prolonged downturn as inflation soars

John Graham, the CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, in Toronto, on Mar 22, 2021.Fred Lum/the Globe and Mail As inflation soars and stock markets swoon, the head of the country’s largest pension plan has a reassuring message for 21 million citizens who look to the Canada Pension Plan for a portion of … 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

European Union grants Ukraine candidacy status after nearly two-decade struggle

European Union grants Ukraine candidacy status after nearly two-decade struggle

Masi Nayyem shows where he was injured during a combat mission in Dnipro, Ukraine.Anton Skyba/The Globe and Mail Masi Nayyem was lying in a hospital bed with a white bandage over his right eye and much of his head, looking very much like an avatar of this war-battered country. He lost his eye in a … Read more

Canadian-owned Viterra food storage terminal attacked by Russians in Ukraine

Canadian-owned Viterra food storage terminal attacked by Russians in Ukraine

A view of the damage to the Nika Tera grain terminal, as Russia’s attacks on Ukraine continue, in Mykolaiv, Ukraine June 12, 2022.EDGAR SU/Reuters Food storage terminals owned by Canadian-owned Viterra and United States company Bunge Ltd. have been attacked by Russian forces in southern Ukraine in a move that further undermines global food security. … Read more