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French President Emmanuel Macron with French fencing champion Sara Balzer and Minister of Culture of France Rachida Dati, as the president attends a demonstration by the French fencing team during his visit to the Grand Palais, 100 days ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 16, 2024
Macron’s push to arm Europe is getting more urgent — and more dangerous
The fundamental problem for Macron is that he hasn’t managed to energize either France’s voters or its economic and military might behind his approach.
The remains of an Iranian rocket booster near Arad, Israel, on Sunday
WORLD / Politics
Apr 16, 2024
Wars set to dominate G7 foreign ministers talks as calls for peace go unheard
A unified front between Western powers has not been enough to bring peace either to Ukraine or the Middle East.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing
WORLD / Politics
Apr 13, 2024
U.S. says China is boosting Russia's war machine in Ukraine
The Chinese Embassy in the U.S., however, said it has not provided weaponry to any party.
Ukrainian soldiers take cover during fighting in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Feb. 25, 2022.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Apr 13, 2024
Kharkiv's civilians under fire as Ukraine faces 'catastrophic' air defense shortage
The city is so near the border that Russian missiles can reach their target in less than a minute.
This video screen grab shows a refinery in Ryazan, Russia, that Ukraine attacked in a drone strike last month.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 12, 2024
Ukraine’s drone attacks light a fuse under global oil supplies
At least 10 refineries have been hit so far. About 13% of Russia’s capacity has been knocked offline, analysts at RBC Capital Markets estimate.
A soldier resting after returning from a front-line position in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region in November 2023.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 12, 2024
Russian attacks on Ukraine stoke fears army near breaking point
Low on ammunition and manpower, Ukraine may soon run out of options in Russia's invasion.
Ukrainian armed forces volunteers take part in basic training in Kyiv last month. Military analysts say Ukraine needs to address acute problems with manpower and a shortage of artillery shells.
WORLD
Apr 12, 2024
Ukraine parliament passes bill to overhaul army draft rules
Military analysts say Ukraine's armed forces need to address acute problems with manpower.
Vasyl Vanzhurak, 24, sits in his home in the town of Verkhovyna, Ukraine, as his mother and younger brother help prepare dinner on March 22. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy probably changed the fates of thousands of Ukrainian men when he signed a law lowering the draft age to 25 from 27 this month.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 11, 2024
‘Waiting for my time to come’: Ukraine’s new draft law unsettles the young
Many of the young men who remain in Ukraine — although thousands of others have illegally fled the country — worry about their future.
The United States has repeatedly threatened sanctions if China takes substantial action to support Russia.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 10, 2024
U.S. warns it will hold China accountable if Russia gains in Ukraine
Officials say Russian gains in Ukraine could alter the power of balance in Europe in "unacceptable" ways.
A Ukrainian serviceman stands next to a Starlink antenna near Bakhmut, Ukraine.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 10, 2024
Pentagon reveals SpaceX contract for Starlink in Ukraine costs $23 million
A U.S. official characterized the service as a vital part of the security assistance the U.S. is providing to Ukraine.
U.K. Foreign Secretary David Cameron
WORLD / Politics
Apr 10, 2024
Cameron lobbies old adversary Trump to unlock Ukraine aid
Despite sparring in the past, the U.K.'s foreign secretary sees the former U.S. president as key to giving Ukraine more funding.
Houthi supporters hold up their rifles as they take part in a pro-Palestinian protest in Sanaa, Yemen, in February.
WORLD
Apr 10, 2024
U.S. sends seized Iranian weapons to Ukraine
The hardware sent last week is the latest military assistance that the U.S. has provided to Kyiv for its fight to retake territory occupied by Russia.
NATO’s Jens Stoltenberg (left) and the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a news conference in Washington on Jan. 29
WORLD / Politics
Apr 9, 2024
World rush to rearm could cost G7 countries $10 trillion over next decade
Security challenges include an aggressive Russia, a volatile Middle East, and the Chinese military tugging U.S. attention toward the Pacific.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen visits the Guozijian Hutong Alley in Beijing on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 9, 2024
Yellen threatens sanctions for China banks that aid Russia war
America’s ultimate weapon against financial institutions is its ability to cut off access to U.S. dollars, a threat for any bank operating internationally.
Taiwan Air Force members at the Pingtung air base in Pingtung, Taiwan, on Jan. 30. Taiwan's president has promised to stick to the status quo concerning the island’s relations with China.
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Apr 9, 2024
How to stop the dominoes of war from falling in East Asia
Conflicts elsewhere have implications for East Asia's powder kegs — the Taiwan Strait and the Korean Peninsula.
Gen. Charles Flynn at U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, south of Seoul, on Saturday
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 8, 2024
North Korea’s ballistic missiles are getting valuable battlefield testing in Ukraine
Pyongyang is gaining valuable information in technical matters, procedures and the munitions themselves, a top U.S. general has said.
New recruits of the Ukrainian military's 1st Da Vinci Wolves Separate Mechanized Battalion take part in a military exercise in an undisclosed location in central Ukraine on March 12.
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Apr 7, 2024
Ukraine war has brought new challenges for international security
Democracies are being forced to confront the idea of hybrid warfare and the danger of full-scale conflict.
Slovakian presidential candidate Peter Pellegrini speaks at his headquarters on the day the results of the country's presidential election are announced, in Bratislava, Slovakia, on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 7, 2024
Pellegrini wins Slovakia presidential election, boosting pro-Russia PM
Slovak foreign policy has become more pro-Russian, with criminal law and media reforms that some see as weakening the rule of law.
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.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
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 firefighter works to extinguish a fire after air defenses downed an alleged Ukrainian drone, in Kursk, Russia, on Thursday.
WORLD
Apr 5, 2024
Small Ukrainian plane likely used in attack deep inside Russia: experts
A Ukrainian-made Aeroprakt A-22 light aircraft is likely to have been modified into a long-range drone for the attack, they said.

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