‘New Cold War’: Russia and the West vie for influence in Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Russian, French and American leaders are crisscrossing Africa to win support for their positions on the war in Ukraine, waging what some say is the most intense competition for influence on the continent since the Cold War. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and French President Emmanuel Macron are each visiting several African … Read more

Russia’s messages with missiles tell the West to back off

The latest in a litany of horrors in Ukraine came this week as Russian firepower rained down on civilians in a busy shopping mall far from the front lines of a war in its fifth month. The timing was not likely a coincidence. While much of the attrition war in Ukraine’s east is hidden from … Read more

Russia’s messages with missiles tell the West to back off

The latest in a litany of horrors in Ukraine came this week as Russian firepower rained down on civilians in a busy shopping mall far from the front lines of a war in its fifth month. The timing was not likely a coincidence. While much of the attrition war in Ukraine’s east is hidden from … Read more

Macron says Russia can’t win in Ukraine after strike on mall

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (AP) – French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Russia “cannot and should not win” the war in Ukraine, a day after a Russian missile attack on a crowded shopping mall that killed 18 put the conflict’s terrible toll on full view. Ukrainian and Western leaders have denounced the strike as a war … Read more

‘A real crisis of democracy’: France enters a political deadlock | Emmanuel Macron News

Paris, France – In France, legislative elections are an opportunity for voters to give the president a strong majority in the country’s parliamentary body, the National Assembly, and thus a powerful political mandate. But two months after President Emmanuel Macron was re-elected against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, the French did not turn out in … Read more

US, Europe unity over Ukraine starting to crack amid Russia onslaught

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visits the positions of Ukrainian troops located in the Bakhmut city and Lysychansk districts, Ukraine on June 05, 2022. Ukrainian Presidency | Handout | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images LONDON – There are increasing signs that Western unity over the war in Ukraine could be starting to crack as the … Read more