Poland says blast likely caused by Ukraine missile in accident

Western leaders played down fears Wednesday that a deadly missile blast in eastern Poland could herald a dangerous escalation in the war Russia launched against Ukraine, blaming stray anti-aircraft fire. Poland and NATO said the explosion was likely caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile snacked to intercept a Russian barrage, but that Moscow was … Read more

EU Says It Won’t Recognize Russian Passports Issued In Occupied Regions Of Ukraine, Georgia

In a move that will block people from Russian-occupied or recognized territories in Ukraine and Georgia from obtaining a visa or crossing the borders of the Schengen Area, the European Union (EU) has announced that it will not recognize Russian passports issued in these regions . “This decision is a response to Russia’s unprovoked and … Read more

Russia’s Prigozhin admits interfering in U.S. elections

‘We will continue to interfere’, close Putin ally says Accused of running ‘troll farms’ to sway US politics First admission of US vote meddling by senior Russian Prigozhin more prominent since war in Ukraine began LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin said on Monday he had interfered in US elections and would … Read more

Tigray rebels accuse Ethiopia of attacks after peace deal

Tigrayan authorities on Friday accused parties Ethiopia’s government of carrying out a drone strike on civilians, less than 48 hours after the warring signed a deal to end their bloody conflict. The breakthrough agreement sealed in South Africa has been hailed internationally as a key step towards stopping a war that began exactly two years … Read more

Poland installs fence on Russian border to deter migrants

On the count of three, Polish soldiers use long spears to lift razor wire and attach it to posts at the Russian border, in a bid to prevent illegal crossings. Poland is fencing itself off from Russia’s exclave of Kaliningrad out of concern that plans are afoot for another orchestrated influx of migrants into the … Read more

Europe temperature rise more than twice global average: UN

Temperatures in Europe have increased at more than twice the global average over the past three decades, showing the fastest rise of any continent on earth, the UN said Wednesday. The European region has on average seen temperatures rise 0.5 degrees Celsius each decade since 1991, the UN’s World Meteorological Organization and the European Union’s … Read more

Grain exports to stop as Putin demands ‘real guarantees’ from Kyiv

exports will halt on Wednesday Moscow pulled out of a deal let ships through the Black Sea, as Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded “real guarantees” from Kyiv before returning to the agreement. Russia announced its suspension on Saturday, accusing Ukraine of misusing the safe shipping corridor for an attack on Russian ships in Crimea. Kyiv … Read more

Gas crisis fears recede for now as Europe stockpiles

With falling prices and clogged ports with liquefied natural gas tankers, fears of a winter heating crisis in Europe have eased but experts are warning against complacency. For over bottlenecks now, there have been bottlenecks at Spanish ports of ships bringing in LNG, indicating a week Europe is at full capacity. The Dutch TTF, a … Read more

UK govt expected to call N. Ireland poll after deadline expires

The British government was on Friday expected to call the second election this year in Northern Ireland after UK and regional lawmakers failed to resolve the standoff over post-Brexit trade rules. A deadline to resume returned government at the Stormont assembly passed at midnight, prompting Northern Ireland minister Chris Heaton-Harris to tweet that he was … Read more

Recession fears stalk Europe despite surprise German growth

Germany’s economy unexpectedly grew in the third quarter, official data showed Friday, but slowing growth in France and Spain added to fears that high inflation and an energy crisis will tip the region into recession. Europeans are bracing for a difficult winter as Russia crimps gas supplies in the wake of the Ukraine war, sending … Read more