Emmanuel Macron gets played for a fool by Vladimir Putin

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again,” the adage goes, “and expecting different results.” How else to describe the effort of France’s President Emmanuel Macron to end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by constantly seeking to reengage with Russia’s dictator Vladimir Putin? Other than confirming the well-established fact that Putin is a malevolent … Read more

Top Russian Official Vyacheslav Volodin Threatens U.S. With Invasion of Alaska

Russian officials have begun to issue a series of threats to the United States in an attempt to fend off a war crimes tribunal, with top officials suggesting that Russia could be interested in going after Alaska next, which the United States purchased from Russian in 1867. Russia’s lower house speaker, Vyacheslav Volodin, warned the … Read more

Brittney Griner’s wife Cherelle says it is “very disheartening” that she has not heard from President Biden

In a handwritten letter from Brittney Griner that was delivered to the White House on Monday, the WNBA player wrote how terrified she is that she may be imprisoned in Russia “forever.” Griner’s wife Cherelle told “CBS Mornings” that when she read the letter, she could feel the fear that Griner was experiencing. “She is … Read more

Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine Lies Have Russian State TV Flailing and Fighting On-Air

While Russian troops slowly advance in Eastern Ukraine, questions loom as to how far President Vladimir Putin is planning to take his invasion of Ukraine. During a recent press conference, Putin claimed that nothing has changed and everything is going according to the plan: “I have formulated the overall goal, which is to liberate Donbas, … Read more

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko Warns a ‘Cleansing’ Is Coming for Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s key ally Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has started hinting at what may be next in Russia’s war, and it doesn’t sound pretty. Lukashenko claimed this weekend that he thinks it’s time for Europe to face a “moral cleansing.” “The time has come for the forgetful Europe to give itself a moral … Read more

Brittney Griner’s wife slams Biden’s ‘disheartening’ silence

Britney Griner’s wife said it is “very disheartening” that she still has not heard directly from President Biden, even after the WNBA star — who’s been languishing in a Russian jail — sent a handwritten letter to the president, begging him to not “forget” her. Cherelle Griner appeared remotely on “CBS Mornings” on Tuesday, telling … Read more

U.S. Calls for Investigation Into Deadly Uzbekistan Violence | World News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday urged authorities to pursue a credible investigation into deadly violence in Uzbekistan’s autonomous province of Karakalpakstan last week. Eighteen people were killed and 243 wounded during protests over plans to curtail Karakalpakstan’s autonomy, Uzbek authorities said on Monday – the worst bout of violence in the Central … Read more

Germany’s much-vaunted trade surplus disappears as import prices surge

Germany trade entered negative territory in May, raising questions about the stability of its economy in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Germany is no longer exporting more than what it buys from other countries, highlighting the strains that the nation and other European economies are … Read more

Brittney Griner pens letter to Biden from Russian prison: “I’m terrified I might be here forever”

A handwritten letter from Brittney Griner was delivered to the White House on Monday morning, according to the Griner family, who provided excerpts to reporters. In her letter, the imprisoned WNBA star pleaded with the president not to forget her, and said her already deep appreciation for Independence Day has taken on new meaning this … Read more

Finland and Sweden move a step closer to NATO membership

Sweden and Finland have taken another step in joining NATO, meaning only a formal ratification of their accession agreement is now left. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Finland and Sweden on Tuesday moved a step closer to becoming full members of NATO with the formal signing of their accession agreement with the … Read more