Saudi Crown Prince visit Turkey in major posture change for Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan R welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud in Ankara, Turkey, on June 22, 2022. Mustafa Kaya / Xinhua via Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has visited Turkey for the first time in years, marking a rapprochement between … Read more

European leaders expected to formally accept Ukraine’s EU candidacy

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (l) speaks at a joint press conference with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine. Michael Fischer | Picture Alliance | Getty Images BRUSSELS – Leaders of the European Union on Thursday are expected to formally approve Ukraine’s candidate status to join the bloc – the first official step towards … Read more

Russia and NATO member Lithuania are clashing over Kaliningrad

A sign reading ‘Kaliningrad’ stands atop the main city south railway station. Kaliningrad is a small Russian exclave located on the Baltic Sea and sandwiched between Lithuania and Poland. It has become the center of a spat between Russia and NATO member Lithuania. Harry Engels | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images A new front … Read more

Petro and Colombia’s Rule of Law

Former M-19 rebel Gustavo Petro won Colombia’s runoff presidential election Sunday with 50.5% of the vote. His opponent, businessman Rodolfo Hernández, received 47.3%. The rest of the votes were either left intentionally blank or annulled by electoral authorities. With nearly half of all voters declining to endorse Mr. Petro, there is no mandate for radical … 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

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