George Soros says Russia is blackmailing Europe with gas

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a ceremony honoring the country’s Olympians and Paralympians at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia April 26, 2022. Maxim Shemetov | Reuters DAVOS, Switzerland — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bargaining position is “not as strong as he intends” and Europe has leveraged against him, according to billionaire investor … Read more

Pacific Islands security pact: China plays for influence on Wang Yi’s tour

The draft proposal sent by China to potential partners in the South Pacific calls for greater cooperation in security, policing and cybersecurity, and in economic development, among other areas. The draft proposal, provided to CNN by a person with direct knowledge of the matter and first reported by Reuters, is expected to be discussed at … Read more

In Canada’s Quebec, indigenous people continue to fight French law

Quebec Premier Francois Legault is pictured during a news conference after a meeting with Canada’s provincial premiers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register MONTREAL, May 25 (Reuters) – A sweeping law adopted by Quebec on Tuesday to promote French usage is elevating … Read more

China wants closer security, trade links with the Pacific | Politics News

China will reportedly seek a wide-ranging security and economic deal with 10 Pacific states during Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s trip to the region this week, according to the Reuters news agency. Wang is due to land in the Solomon Islands on Thursday at the start of a 10-day tour that will also take him to … Read more

Former NATO general says Putin has 9-month window to win war | Russia-Ukraine war News

The resurgent Russian army has refocused its hitherto lumbering efforts to claim Ukraine’s east, making its first significant advances there in the 13th week of the war. Russian forces have re-launched offensive offensives at three main points to surround a spearhead of Ukrainian defenders, at Izyum to the north, Severodonetsk to the east, and Popasna … Read more

Russia Says It Will Let Food Ships Leave Ukraine If Some Sanctions Are Lifted

Russia said it would allow ships carrying food to leave Ukrainian ports if some sanctions were lifted. Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea have been blocked since Russia’s invasion. More than 20 million tons of grains are stuck in Ukraine amid a global food crunch. loading Something is loading. The senior Russian government official said … Read more

Yasin Malik: Indian court sentences top Kashmiri separatist to life in prison

An Indian court on Wednesday ordered life in jail for Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik for funding “terrorist” activities and many other charges, prompting street protests outside his residence and condemnation from Pakistan’s prime minister. Malik, head of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), had pleaded guilty to the charges but on Wednesday told … Read more

India puts ‘new reality’ on display with Davos street show

DAVOS, Switzerland, May 25 (Reuters) – Bright colors and bold logos proudly signal where India has set up base on the main street in Davos this year, as the country trumpets its pro-business and foreign investment drive. Inside a pavilion on the Swiss Alpine resort’s Promenade street beneath an “India @ Davos 2022” logo, the … Read more