Germany’s new leadership could up NATO spend and see US missiles stay

Members of the German Bundeswehr prepare a Patriot missile launch system during a press day presentation at the Luftwaffe Warbelow Training Center on December 18, 2012 in Warbelow, Germany. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images Germany’s new coalition government has yet to take full power, but experts are studying its new pledges … Read more

John Bolton says U.S. should consider ousting Belarus’ Lukashenko to ‘a nice villa on the Riviera’

John Bolton, the former national security adviser to Donald Trump, said the United States should consider finding a way out of power in Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to prevent Russia from trying to restore the former Soviet republic. Bolton said one option that should be reviewed is for the autocratic leader, Joe Biden’s administration, to … Read more

The world is worried Putin is about to invade Ukraine. Here’s why

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin dating back to 2011. Cloth Coverini | AFP | Getty Images Experts and officials are closely watching President Vladimir Putin, who fears that Russia may be planning a military escalation with its neighbor Ukraine. Tens of thousands of Russian troops have reportedly gathered on the border with Ukraine, and experts … Read more

Treasury’s Adeyemo says dollar to remain the dominant currency

Representations of the virtual currency Bitcoin are placed on US dollar banknotes in this illustration taken on May 26, 2020. Moin Rovich | Reuters US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Ademo said the dollar will remain the world’s dominant currency despite the growing interest in cryptocurrencies. “One of the things we do know is that digital … Read more

France warns Russia over Ukraine, Moscow denies weighing attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session on the sidelines of the UN Climate Summit COP26 in Glasgow, via a conference call in Moscow, on November 2, 2021. Sputnik | AFP | Getty Images France warned Russia on Friday against harming Ukraine’s territorial integrity, after the United States shared European allies’ concerns about Russian troop … Read more

Travel writers pick the most beautiful places on earth

You’ve seen the pictures: the Eiffel Tower with a brightly smoldering sky. Taj Mahal without tourists. Lakes with wonderful mountain reflections. Unfortunately, the images were often manipulated. Not many places can live up to the expectations set by photography filled with brushwork, blur, and balance to a flawless finish. It can leave travelers disappointed when … Read more

Russia ‘took advantage’ of Europe’s energy crisis

Russia did not cause Europe’s energy crisis — but it did not help, and instead tried to take advantage of the situation, according to Amos Hochstein, the US State Department’s senior adviser on global energy security. “She certainly didn’t do anything in her power to mitigate. [the energy crunch]And in fact, they took advantage of … Read more

OPEC+ agrees to stick to oil production plan, defying U.S. pressure

An Emirati man stands in front of a pipeline at the Fujairah Oil Terminal during the opening ceremony of a berth for supertankers on September 21, 2016. Karim Sahib | AFP | Getty Images OPEC and its oil-producing allies agreed to continue with their current production plan, with a decision not to loosen the taps … Read more

likely to maintain slow oil output despite high prices

Oil-pumping cranes, also known as “Emma donkeys”, work in an oil field near Almetyevsk, Tatarstan, Russia, on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Andrei Rudakov | Bloomberg | Getty Images Oil prices are at their highest since 2014, and oil-importing countries are feeling the pain. But despite diplomatic pressure, it is unlikely that OPEC and its allies … Read more

Russia opts against increasing gas supplies to Europe

A man works in the Amur gas processing plant. It covers an area of ​​800 hectares, and has an estimated annual capacity of 42 billion cubic meters of natural gas. Yuri Smitok | TASS | Getty Images LONDON – Russia chose not to send more natural gas supplies to Europe, dampening hopes that Moscow might … Read more