EU weighs Ukraine candidacy as Russia inflicts ‘hell’ in east

A partially destroyed educational and laboratory building at a Kharkiv college struck by Russian rocket fire EU leaders met in Brussels on Thursday to discuss making Ukraine a candidate to join the bloc, a “decisive” moment likely to infuriate Russia as its forces battled stiff resistance to advance in the embattled eastern Donbas region. Western … Read more

UK defends Rwanda migrant deportation policy

The UK government’s policy of sending asylum seekers to Rwanda has sparked widespread protests The UK government on Tuesday defended its controversial policy to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, even as the entire senior leadership of the Church of England branded it shameful and immoral. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss insisted the first flight to Kigali, … Read more

Ukrainian forces ‘holding on’ in key Donbas battles

The Donbas region is now the focus of the Russian offensive President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukrainian forces were “holding on” in the flashpoint eastern city Severodonetsk where intense street battles with Russian troops could determine the fate of the Donbas region. Moscow has concentrated its firepower on the industrial city, which it now mostly controls, … Read more

Captured Britons sentenced to death by Russia after ‘show trial’

Two British volunteers have been sentenced to death by firing squad for fighting in Ukraine after a “sham” trial that found them guilty of “monstrous” crimes. Two British volunteer fighters have been sentenced to death following a “sham” judgment struck through by a pro-Russian court in Ukraine. Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner, along with a … Read more

Captured Britons sentenced to death by Russia after ‘show trial’

Two British volunteers have been sentenced to death by firing squad for fighting in Ukraine after a “sham” trial that found them guilty of “monstrous” crimes. Two British volunteer fighters have been sentenced to death following a “sham” judgment struck through by a pro-Russian court in Ukraine. Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner, along with a … Read more

UK unveils radical rewrite of EU pact for N. Ireland

The UK government on Tuesday unveiled a plan to drastically overhaul post-Brexit trade rules in Ireland, arguing the changes are needed to end political paralysis in the divided territory. But the European Union, defending the so-called Northern Ireland Protocol and the integrity of its vast single market, vowed reprisals if Britain pushes ahead with its … Read more

EU hikes military aid for Ukraine as Sweden edges to NATO membership

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba gives a press statement during the G7 foreign ministers meeting Europe pledged another half billion dollars in military support for Kyiv on Friday and Sweden edged closer to joining NATO as the war in Ukraine entered its 12th week. At a meeting of the world’s most powerful democracies, European Union … Read more

G7 allies vow to support Ukraine ‘until victory’

Leading democracies on Friday pledged unwavering support for Ukraine in its war with Russia while the European Union promised to hike military support for Kyiv by more than half a billion dollars. Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) met on the second day of a three-day meeting in the German resort of Wangels, … Read more

Russia admits striking Kyiv during UN chief’s visit

Three months into the invasion, Russia is intensifying operations in eastern Ukraine Russia confirmed Friday it carried out an air strike on Kyiv during a visit by the UN chief, the first such attack on the Ukrainian capital in nearly two weeks, and in which a journalist also died. Vera Gyrych, a producer for the … Read more

Russia admits striking Kyiv during UN chief’s visit

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said the strikes were an attempt by Russia ‘to humiliate the UN’ Russia confirmed Friday it carried out an air strike on Kyiv during a visit by the UN chief, the first such attack on the Ukrainian capital in nearly two weeks, and in which a journalist also died. Vera Gyrych, … Read more