Iran applies to join China and Russia in the BRICS club

Iran applies to join BRICS Russia says the West is failing Argentina has also applied to join the BRICS – Russia DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) – Iran, which has the world’s second largest gas reserves, has applied to join the BRICS group of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, which Beijing and Moscow see as a … Read more

Italy’s economy enters choppy waters – POLITICO

Click play to listen to this article Smooth sailing in Italy is about to end. A combination of factors – the ‘Super Mario’ brand of its prime minister, negative interest rates and the opportunity to spend nearly €200 billion in the EU refund money It means that the third-largest economy in the European Union was … Read more

Ukraine says at least 11 people were killed in a Russian missile attack on a shopping mall

Ukrainian officials say a shopping center was hit by missiles President Zelensky condemns the attack Russia denies targeting civilians in Ukraine KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Two Russian missiles struck a crowded shopping center in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchug on Monday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 50, the region’s governor said. President … Read more

Russian forces set their sights on Lyschansk in the battle for eastern Ukraine

Ukraine needs a modern air defense system – Zelensky The United States announces a missile defense system for Ukraine – source Russian missiles hit Kyiv for the first time in weeks Biden condemns Kyiv attack, describing it as a “barbaric” act Kyiv/POKROVSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russian forces were battling on Monday for Lyschansk, the last … Read more

Russian missiles hit Ukraine, says Kyiv

Ukraine says Russia is carrying out large-scale bombing A chemical factory was bombed, where civilians were trapped Ukrainian forces withdraw from Severodonetsk Dozens of missiles hit Ukrainian military bases Kyiv (Reuters) – Russian missiles fell on Ukraine on Saturday, hitting military facilities in the west and north as well as a southern city in Europe’s … Read more

The return of stagflation can be prevented with smart policy – POLITICO

Joachim Nagel is Chairman of the Deutsche Bundesbank. Flashy background, corduroy flares, long sideburns, disco and punk. The 1970s were a tumultuous “in your face” decade. And for many, this decade is still a magnet. Revivals come again and again, both in fashion and music. Economically, the 1970s were a difficult decade, plagued by two … Read more

Ukraine takes step towards EU accession as battle in east reaches ‘frightening climax’

Zelensky urges West to speed up delivery of heavy weapons EU leaders launch Ukraine’s membership process The Battle of the Twin Cities of Donbass reaches a critical stage Kyiv (June 23) (Reuters) – Ukraine will become an official candidate to join the European Union on Thursday, bolstering the stricken country’s morale as Russian attacks wear … Read more

Saudi Crown Prince, Erdogan meets in Turkey with full normalization on the horizon

Ankara halts Khashoggi’s trial to cement ties An official says talks are going slowly over a potential foreign exchange swap line Erdogan faces tough elections with economic tension ANKARA (Reuters) – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Turkey for the first time in years on Wednesday for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan … Read more

Moscow threatens Lithuania with “consequences” for a railway trapped in a pocket

The Ambassador of the European Union appears at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow Almost a million Russians live in the Baltic Sea enclave In eastern Ukraine, Russian-backed separatists claim progress Kyiv calls the calm in the fighting a ‘calm before the storm’ Kyiv (Reuters) – Russia threatened on Tuesday to punish Lithuania with … Read more

EU expected to support Ukraine’s membership application as war brings major transformation

Ukraine’s candidacy for the EU signals a major shift in European geopolitics “Europe can create a new history of freedom,” says Zelensky. The battle continues for Sievierodonetsk Ukraine claims attack on a Russian tugboat BRUSSELS/Kyiv (Ukraine) (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive commission was expected on Friday to bless the status of a membership candidate … Read more