Crisis Ukraine Russia: The Kremlin says there has been a “confusion” in its response to the United States

State Department officials confirmed Monday that they had “received a written follow-up from Russia” to a document of proposals the US sent to the Kremlin last week on how to defuse tensions and pave the way for further security talks in response. to Russia’s security demands. On Tuesday, however, the Kremlin said Russia had not … Read more

Denmark becomes first EU country to lift all Covid-19 restrictions

This means that an indoor mask mandate, the use of a “Covid pass” for bars, restaurants and other indoor venues, and the legal obligation to self-isolate if you test positive are all ending. “No one can know what will happen next December. But we promised the citizens of Denmark that we will only have restrictions … Read more

Vladimir Putin: The West ‘has ignored’ Russia’s key security concerns and NATO ‘screwed us over’

For weeks, Putin had said little publicly about the crisis sparked by Russia’s buildup of tens of thousands of troops near Ukraine’s borders, which has raised fears of a possible invasion. But speaking at a Tuesday news conference following a five-hour meeting in Moscow with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Putin said: “It is already … Read more

In eastern Ukraine they don’t expect an invasion, but people are watching and waiting

The Russian border is less than 20 miles away. Beyond it, thousands of Russian troops have gathered, bringing with them tanks and other armor. The soldiers on this front, in the country’s south-eastern corner, must look in three directions at once: To the north and east, they are separated from pro-Russian separatist forces by less … Read more

Why Europe’s fight against the pandemic is about to get much more dangerous

Others have made vaccines mandatory for parts of the population and imposed restrictions that increasingly explicitly target the unvaccinated, as Europe battles the twin challenges of sharply rising Covid figures and plateauing vaccination rates. Nearly one year into the EU’s vaccination campaign, and with around one in three Europeans still unvaccinated, it is not so … Read more

The last thing Europe needs: another Greek debt crisis

How’s this for déjà vu? Another debt crisis is brewing in Europe. Greece needs European creditors to release cash from a bailout agreed in 2015 so it can make debt repayments, but officials are at loggerheads. Investors are starting to worry, demanding higher returns on Greek debt. Adding to the confusion is a warning from … Read more

Russian gamers race to prevent nuclear ‘war’

Story highlights Latest craze in Moscow is war game in which players race to find nuclear codes Russian officials are playing on fears, staging a mass nuclear drill CNN – “Attention! Attention! ” blares the Russian voice from a loudspeaker. “The nuclear bombs will be launched in one hour.” Inside a room styled as a … Read more