Latest news from Russia and the war in Ukraine

Hopes rise that grain exports from Ukraine could resume as talks begin This aerial picture taken on July 7, 2022 shows a farmer harvesting wheat near Kramatosk in the Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. ( Miguel Medina | AFP | Getty Images Ukraine’s foreign minister has expressed optimism that a deal to secure grain exports from Ukraine … Read more

Latest Russia news and the war in Ukraine

Russians shell Kharkiv, residents told to stay indoors to avoid ‘extreme’ danger Russian troops are shelling the city of Kharkiv with multiple launch rocket systems, with local residents being urged not to go outdoors amid “extremely dangerous” conditions. Kharkiv Regional Military Administration’s Head Oleh Synyehubov issued a warning on Telegram in which he said “Russian … Read more

Drake “Honestly, Nevermind” Review

Approximately nine months after the release of Certified Lover BoyDrake has returned to the forefront of the music industry with his seventh official studio album, and despite the rumors that flooded the internet in the weeks prior to its announcement, Honestly, Nevermind has undoubtedly caught most people by surprise. In addition to being a straight-up … Read more

Brooks Koepka is QUITTING golf’s PGA Tour to join the money-spinning Saudi breakaway LIV Golf Series

Brooks Koepka is quitting the PGA Tour and is joining the controversial Saudi-breakaway LIV Golf Series, according to reports. The four-time major winner, 32, is set to become the latest big name to join the money-spinning tour, with the American to be announced in the coming days alongside compatriots Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed. It … Read more

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

UK sets out protests against ‘barbaric treatment of children’ in Ukraine The UK has announced a new range of protests for “the barbaric treatment of children” in Ukraine. The measures include the sanctioning of Russian Children’s Rights Commissioner Maria Lvova-Belova for her alleged involvement in the forced transfer and adoption of Ukrainian children, the UK … Read more

Fed hikes its benchmark interest rate by 0.75 percentage point, the biggest increase since 1994

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday launched its biggest broadside yet against inflation, raising benchmark interest rates three-quarters of a percentage point in a move that equates to the most aggressive hike since 1994. Ending weeks of speculation, the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee took the level of its benchmark funds rate to a range of … Read more