Ukraine Reduced Russian Gas Flowing to Europe Through Key Pipeline

Ukraine Reduced Russian Gas Flowing to Europe Through Key Pipeline

Ukraine reduced flows of Russian natural gas through its territory to Europe, sending prices higher amid the continent’s still-precarious reliance on Russian fossil fuels. Within hours, though, enough gas was moving through an alternative route that prices fell back down again, ending essentially flat on the day. The continued flow suggested some gas had been … Read more

Urgency mounts for US answer to Russian blockade

Urgency mounts for US answer to Russian blockade

Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy recently conveyed to Biden and, separately, to a group of US lawmakers visiting Kyiv late last month, that the next few weeks will be critical to keeping Odesa in Ukrainian hands, while limiting the depth of the growing global food crisis, according to two people familiar with the discussions. Ukraine is … Read more

Putin’s current dilemma was JFK’s worst fear

Putin’s current dilemma was JFK’s worst fear

But Kennedy’s superpower logic is resounding poignantly as Putin gets backed into a corner by the strategic disaster of his war, Ukraine’s heroic resistance and an extraordinary multibillion-dollar allied conveyor of arms and ammunition. At a fundraiser in Potomac, Maryland, on Monday night, Biden confided that he was concerned Putin had yet to devise an … Read more

Russia pummels port of Odesa in attempt to disrupt supplies

Russia pummels port of Odesa in attempt to disrupt supplies

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine – Russia pummeled the vital port of Odesa, Ukrainian officials said Tuesday, in an apparent effort to disrupt supply lines and Western weapons shipments as Ukraine’s foreign minister appeared to suggest the country could expand its war aims. With the war now in its 11th week and Kyiv bogging down Russian forces and … Read more

Ukraine shuts off Russian pipeline amid talk of annexation

Ukraine shuts off Russian pipeline amid talk of annexation

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine shut down a pipeline Wednesday that carries Russian natural gas to homes and industries in Western Europe, while a Kremlin-installed official in a southern region seized by Russian troops said the area will ask Moscow to annex it. The immediate effect of the energy cutoff is likely to be limited, … Read more

China Is the Next Worry as Food Prices Soar

China Is the Next Worry as Food Prices Soar

PINGGU, China – From village to village, the wheat crops in China have been inconsistent this season. One field on the flat plains east of Beijing was patchy, with knee-high emerald stalks in some spots while almost soon elsewhere, damaged by the torrential rains of last autumn. The next village over, a luxurious wheat crop … Read more