German minister criticizes U.S. over ‘astronomical’ natural gas prices

A photo of a natural gas flare burning near an oil pump jack at the New Harmony Oil Field in the U.S. on June 19, 2022. Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images Germany’s economy minister accused the U.S. and other “friendly” gas supplier states of astronomical prices for their supplies, suggesting they were profiting … Read more

Climate reparations ethical but not best fix: Climatologist

Displaced people in floodwater after heavy monsoon rain at Usta Mohammad city, in the Jaffarabad district of Balochistan province, on Sept. 18, 2022. Thirty-three million people have been affected by the floods in Pakistan, which started with the arrival of the monsoon in late June. Fida Hussain | Afp | Getty Images Calls for climate … Read more

North Korean missile launch raises alarm in Washington

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration responded on multiple levels Tuesday to North Korea’s latest long-range ballistic missile launch, reaching out to allies in the region on diplomatic and military fronts, and at the leader level by U.S. President Joe Biden. The missile was fired late Monday, flying over Japan early on Tuesday morning before landing … Read more

Ex-CIA chief’s top fear in Russia-Ukraine conflict is escalation ‘spiraling out of control’

The greatest worry for former CIA chief General David Petraeus (US Army, Ret.) concerning the war in Ukraine is the potential for unbridled escalation that would result in catastrophic consequences, he told CNBC Tuesday. Asked what his top concern was with regard to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, in which the U.S. is heavily supporting Ukraine to … Read more

Erdogan says Turkey will keep cutting interest rates, mocks British pound

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey May 18, 2022. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT Murat Cetinmuhurdar | Reuters Turkey will keep cutting interest rates, … Read more

The U.S. and Europe are running out of weapons to send to Ukraine

Ukrainian servicemen fire an M777 howitzer, Kharkiv Region, northeastern Ukraine. This photo cannot be distributed in the Russian Federation. Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy | Future Publishing | Getty Images In the U.S. weapons industry, the normal production level for artillery rounds for the 155 millimeter howitzer — a long-range heavy artillery weapon currently used on the battlefields … Read more

The golden age of globalization has ended: Singapore’s Lawrence Wong

“The golden age of globalization that we experienced in the last 30 years since the end of the Cold War has ended clearly and we are entering a new era, a new era that will be marked by greater geopolitical contestation,” said Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong. Bloomberg | Bloomberg … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war updates for Sept. 26, 2022

U.S. Joint Chiefs Chair Milley speaks with his Ukrainian counterpart to reaffirm U.S. commitment US Army General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, holds a press briefing about the US military drawdown in Afghanistan, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC September 1, 2021. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images U.S. Chairman … Read more

Putin’s nuclear threats raise the risk of disaster

Speaking in a rare, televised address on Wednesday, Putin warned that if the territorial integrity of Russia is threatened, the Kremlin would “certainly use all the means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people. It is not a bluff.” Gavriil Grigorov | Afp | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ultimatum to the … Read more

Italy turns to the right with FDI’s Georgia Meloni

Atmosphere during Giorgia Meloni’s rally in Cagliari to launch her campaign for Italy’s next general election at Cagliari on September 02, 2022 in Cagliari, Italy. Italians head to the polls for general elections on September 25, 2022. Emanuele Perrone | Getty Images News | Getty Images Italy’s voters head to the polls on Sunday in … Read more