UN chief's call for ambition on climate gets muted response
Senior government officials at a climate meeting in Copenhagen have given a muted response to calls from the head of the United Nations for greater ambition when it comes to reducing countries’ greenhouse gas emissionswashingtonpost.com
1st US Army garrison on NATO's east flank formed in Poland
Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak and U.S. officials attended a ceremony Tuesday to formally upgrade the U.S. military presence in NATO member Poland amid the war in neighboring Ukraine. There are more than 10,000 American troops stationed in the former communist bloc country.news.yahoo.com
Activists demand EU halts 'green' funds for Spain ski resort
Spanish environmental groups have called on the European Union to open an inquiry into the approval of 26.4 million euros of “green” recovery funds to join two ski resorts in the rapidly warming Pyrenees mountain rangewashingtonpost.com
NATO considering deployment of up to 300,000 troops on border with Russia
NATO is discussing the need to strengthen the eastern borders with Russia by concentrating equipment and a military contingent of up to 300,000 soldiers, which should prevent Russia from expanding the war beyond Ukraine.news.yahoo.com
Benjamin Hall shares story of finding inner strength amid adversity: 'Deep inside all of us there is strength'
Fox News foreign correspondent Benjamin Hall breaks down how he overcame adversity and found inner strength after sustaining near-fatal injuries while covering the war in Ukraine on "The Five."foxnews.com
Intel agencies: No sign adversaries behind 'Havana syndrome'
U.S. intelligence agencies say they cannot link a foreign adversary to any of the incidents associated with so-called “Havana syndrome,” the hundreds of cases of brain injuries and other symptoms reported by American personnel around the world.
‘We had to leave all we had’: Family recounts ‘terrifying’ escape from war-torn Ukraine
Ukraine refugees Surkhrab Niyazov, his wife, Inna, and their children visited The Morning Show studios on Saturday to share their story and spread the word about how they were helped by a local organization: Catholic Charities.
Stop Russia now to prevent a wider conflict, Estonia warns
With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine nearing the one-year mark, Estonia’s military leaders are warning that if Vladimir Putin is not stopped now, he could entangle the region in a much larger conflict, perhaps one with even larger security implications for the U.S. Kristjan Mäe is the head of the Estonian Ministry of Defense’s NATO and EU department.
UN agencies seek $5.6B to help Ukraine, its refugees abroad
The U.N.’s humanitarian aid and refugee agencies say they are seeking $5.6 billion to help millions of people in Ukraine and 10 countries that have taken in fleeing Ukrainians in the wake of Russia’s invasion of their country nearly a year ago.
Brittney Griner makes first statement on Instagram since returning home
Brittney Griner’s return to the United States in a prisoner swap with Russia ended a 10-month saga, with Griner spending time in a Russian jail for having cannabis oil in her luggage. Griner was playing basketball in Russia during the WNBA offseason.
Ukraine war, tensions with China loom over big Bali summit
A showdown between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin isn’t happening, but the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and growing tensions between China and the West will be at the fore when leaders of the world’s biggest economies gather in tropical Bali this week.
EU pledges $250m to Moldova to tackle acute energy crisis
European Union Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has paid an official visit to Moldova and announced a 250 million-euro (-dollar) support package to help the small nation overcome an acute winter energy crisis amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.
US economy returned to growth last quarter, expanding 2.6%
The U.S. economy grew at a 2.6% annual rate from July through September, snapping two straight quarters of contraction and overcoming high inflation and interest rates just as voting begins in midterm elections in which the economy’s health has emerged as a paramount issue.