Amid scandal and chaos, British PM Boris Johnson forced to resign
Johnson is stepping down after months of scandals involving Downing Street parties during coronavirus lockdowns and recent allegations that he promoted a top aide even though Johnson knew he was accused of sexual assault.
Putin blames NATO for pushing Russia into invasion of Ukraine
In front of about 11,000 Russian troops, military brass and Russia’s political elites, Putin delivered a fiery anti-West speech to commemorate the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II but he did not use the occasion to inflame the Ukraine war further.
Russia warns of World War III, West boosts arms to Ukraine
With the United States saying Russia needs to suffer a crippling defeat, the rhetoric coming from Moscow is getting more heated too with a warning from its foreign minister that the Ukraine conflict could spiral out of control into a new world war.
Bombs hit Ukrainian cities as Russian economy sinks
Russia is coming under a crippling economic assault by Western powers that took a kind of shock-and-awe move to freeze the assets of Russia's central bank, a step that potentially leaves Putin unable to access about half of the $640 billion in Russian reserves.
Russian forces advance on Kyiv, face stiff opposition
Russian and Ukrainian forces were engaged in bitter combat in the capital Kyiv and other parts of Ukraine on Friday with casualties mounting in a war that has put Europe and the rest of the world on edge.
Russia attacks Ukraine, bringing war back to Europe
A major war in Europe broke out in the early hours of Wednesday when Russia launched a full-scale attack against Ukraine, bombing airports and military installations and sending in troops and tanks.
NATO-Russia clash over Ukraine gets nastier as diplomacy grinds to halt
The United States and the United Kingdom are evacuating staff from their embassies in Kyiv, citing fears of a Russian invasion. Russia's Defense Ministry readies for an Ukrainian offensive against Russian separatists in Donbas.
World expresses mixed reaction to dire UN climate change report
A mixed – and often muted – reaction around the world to the United Nations' latest dire report on the dangerous speed and voracity of global warming is a jarring reminder of just how difficult it will be to rein in carbon emissions on a planet with 7.9 billion people.
Biden caps European trip by thawing relations with Putin
U.S. President Joe Biden ended his first foreign trip with a high-stakes summit in Geneva on Wednesday where he and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to open discussions on arms control, cyber security and avoiding conflicts in the Arctic.
Wealthy G-7 nations back 15% global minimum corporate tax
Finance ministers for the Group of Seven proposed over the weekend a global minimum corporate tax rate of at least 15% for the likes of Google and Amazon, and a formula for levying taxes on profits where they are made.