Alberto Nardelli
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland in Ottawa in April. Trudeau has faced accusations of not responding swiftly enough to foreign interference.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 14, 2024
Canada said to have mapped out secret Chinese police operations
Concern has grown over whether or not Beijing monitors and intimidates members of the Chinese diaspora living in Western democracies.
A man watches a large screen showing news coverage of Chinese President Xi Jinping meeting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Beijing on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 9, 2024
Orban’s shuttle diplomacy angers EU and whiplashes allies
The Hungarian prime minister made trips to Moscow and Beijing after his country took over the EU's rotating presidency on July 1.
A Ukrainian serviceman waits for Russian drones next to a military vehicle with a anti-aircraft cannon at an undisclosed location in Donetsk region, Ukraine.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 3, 2024
China is making and testing lethal attack drones for Russia
Beijing may be edging closer to providing Russia with the sort of lethal aid that western officials have warned against.
Estonian Prime Minister and newly nomiated EU foreign policy chief Kaja Kallas addresses a news conference at the end of the European Council summit at EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Jun 29, 2024
A lifetime fighting Putin’s aggression drives EU’s next diplomatic chief
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, the bloc's next foreign policy chief, will be charged with shaping its response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Grand Kremlin palace in Moscow
WORLD / Politics
Jun 12, 2024
How a Russian operative worked to shape Moscow’s story in Europe
The operative has contacted at least six European journalists and at times appears to have offered to pay for planted news articles.
Russian officials have increasingly been threatening not to extend the visas of African students and young workers unless they agree to join its military and fight against Ukraine, sources say.
Jun 10, 2024
Russia is sending young Africans to die in its war against Ukraine
Moscow has also been enlisting convicts from its prisons, one source said.
The Telegram app has become a key weapon for pro-Kremlin accounts to spread disinformation aimed at undermining support for Ukraine.
May 29, 2024
Too small to police, too big to ignore: Telegram is the app dividing Europe
The messaging app has become a key weapon for pro-Kremlin accounts to spread disinformation aimed at undermining support for Ukraine.
The captain of a port pilot boat approaches a container ship outside the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles.
WORLD / Politics
May 24, 2024
A new trade war offers no easy way back for old global order
Then-U.S. President Donald Trump fired the first shots with tariffs on China seven years ago, then President Joe Biden ushered the U.S. into the new industrial policy age.
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy attends a joint press conference with Slovak President Zuzana Caputova (not pictured) in Kyiv on May 10.
WORLD / Politics
May 15, 2024
Ukraine peace plan summit eyes minimal goals to woo Global South
China’s presence, in particular, is seen as important for the success of the summit, given the influence diplomats say Beijing has on Moscow.
The Russian Embassy in London. Britain's deportation of Russia's defense attache is a response to a suspected arson attack against Ukrainian-linked properties in East London and other espionage activities, the U.K. Home Secretary said.
WORLD / Politics
May 9, 2024
U.K. expels Russian envoy in pushback against spying surge
The action is a response to a suspected arson attack against Ukrainian-linked properties in East London and espionage activities across the U.K and Europe.
A local resident visits the Lychakiv cemetery in Lviv, Ukraine, on Thursday. The U.S. is in talks with close partners to lead a group of allies that would give as much as $50 billion in aid to Ukraine.
WORLD / Politics
May 4, 2024
G7 eyes plan on U.S.-led $50 billion aid package for Ukraine
The plan is being discussed among the Group of Seven nations, with the U.S. pushing to have an agreement when G7 leaders meet in Italy in June.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
May 2, 2024
U.S. and Saudi Arabia near defense pact meant to reshape Middle East
Though many obstacles remain, there is optimism Washington and Riyadh could reach a framework defense deal within weeks.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends a joint ministerial meeting of the GCC-U.S. Strategic Partnership in Riyadh to discuss the humanitarian crises in the Gaza, on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 30, 2024
U.S. warns ICC action on Israel would hurt cease-fire chances
The U.S. and its allies are concerned that the International Criminal Court may issue arrest warrants for Israeli officials just as the country is getting closer to a ceasefire agreement with Hamas, potentially jeopardizing a deal, people familiar with the matter said.
A Ukrainian lieutenant colonel examines the remains of his aircraft on the outskirts of the town of Izyum, Kharkiv region, on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 19, 2024
Ukraine’s allies see bleak times without more air defenses
G7 ministers are expected to agree to step up shipments of military equipment and to reaffirm their "unwavering determination” to support Ukraine.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at the European Parliament in Brussels, on April 10. Von der Leyen is unleashing a barrage of trade restrictions against China, aiming to tackle unfair trade practices that are said to be contributing to social and political challenges for the bloc.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 16, 2024
EU pushing back on China's 'assertive' trade practices with probes and policy
Investigations and moves to strengthen regulations aim to tackle trade imbalances that could cause social and political challenges for the bloc.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen speaks with the media after meeting with Chinese Vice Premier He Lifeng at the Guangdong Zhudao Guesthouse in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, on Saturday.
Apr 7, 2024
China providing geospatial intelligence to Russia, U.S. warns
Beijing’s support also includes optics, propellants to be used in missiles and increased space cooperation, according to sources.
A Ukrainian soldier loads ammunition into an M2 Browning machine gun.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 3, 2024
Moscow is outpacing Ukraine’s allies in the race for ammunition
The flow of military aid has dropped dramatically, and some Ukrainian guns are firing just a single round a day in order to save their dwindling stocks.
Soldiers during a live-fire exercise in Weiden, Germany
WORLD / Politics
Mar 5, 2024
Germany faces pressure to tighten security after Ukraine details exposed
One official described the lapses that led to the leak as expected from people who have never had security briefings but not from military officials.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomes French President Emmanuel Macron at the NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, in July 2023.
Feb 24, 2024
Europe’s east is losing faith in its west over arming Ukraine
The mood in diplomatic circles is that, should Russia ultimately win its war in Ukraine, Western Europe will not be forgiven.
Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday
WORLD / Politics
Feb 21, 2024
Russia may launch nuclear weapon into space this year, U.S. tells allies
Moscow is said to be developing a space-based capability to knock out satellites using a nuclear warhead, in violation of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty.


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