Europe accuses US of profiting from war – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Nine months after invading Ukraine, Vladimir Putin is beginning to fracture the West. Top European officials are furious with Joe Biden’s administration and now accuse the Americans of making a fortune from the war, while EU countries suffer. “The fact is, if you look … Read more

The UK is starting to get real about Europe – POLITICO

Paul Taylor is a contributing editor at POLITICO. After six years of chaos and recrimination since Britons voted to leave the European Union, there are signs the country is showing an unexpected outbreak of common sense in its approach to the bloc. In his first weeks in office, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak — a Brexiteer … Read more

Russia can no longer rely on General Winter – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. KYIV — He helped beat Napoleon’s Grande Armée and Hitler’s Wehrmacht. General Winter was always supposed to be a good friend to Russian forces. But this year, his loyalties are less certain. President Vladimir Putin can no longer count on Russia’s old ally now … Read more

UN report details abuse and torture in Russian prisons

Editor’s note: The following article contains graphic material detailing reports of torture and sexual violence. The window in the door frames the corridor at the District Police Department used by Russian occupiers for torture, Balakliia, Kharkiv Region, northeastern Ukraine. Vyacheslav Madiyevsky | Ukrinform | Future Publishing | Getty Images WASHINGTON — A report commissioned by … Read more

Rishi Sunak ditches plan to class China as a ‘threat’ to UK security – POLITICO

BALI, Indonesia — Rishi Sunak has hinted he will abandon plans to declare China a “threat” to national security as part of a major review of British foreign policy. Speaking to reporters traveling with him to the G20 summit in Bali, the British prime minister softened his language on Beijing and twice refused to back … Read more

Rishi Sunak ditches plan to class China as a ‘threat’ to UK security – POLITICO

BALI, Indonesia — Rishi Sunak has hinted he will abandon plans to declare China a “threat” to national security as part of a major review of British foreign policy. Speaking to reporters traveling with him to the G20 summit in Bali, the British prime minister softened his language on Beijing and twice refused to back … Read more

Joe Biden to meet with China’s Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with US President Joe Biden via video link, in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 16, 2021. Huang Jingwen | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will discuss a range of geopolitical challenges next week in his first face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping since … Read more

Europe gets a US election reprieve. It won’t last. – POLITICAL

Press play to listen to this article Don’t exhale just yet. Europeans breathing a sigh of relief after a possible Republican wave landed as a mere ripple in Tuesday’s US elections may not have long to rest. For many in Europe, the importance of Tuesday’s midterm elections in the United States was not so much … Read more

Europe gets a US election reprieve. It won’t last. – POLITICAL

Press play to listen to this article Don’t exhale just yet. Europeans breathing a sigh of relief after a possible Republican wave landed as a mere ripple in Tuesday’s US elections may not have long to rest. For many in Europe, the importance of Tuesday’s midterm elections in the United States was not so much … Read more

Ukraine frets about US midterms – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article There is mounting anxiety about what Tuesday’s American midterm elections may mean for Ukraine and US support for the country, amid fears that a Republican surge could weaken American backing for Kyiv. Ukrainian officials and lawmakers are scrutinizing the opinion polls and parsing the comments of their counterparts. … Read more