Lithuanian crowdfunding drive gets Ukraine an armed drone
Lithuania will present a combat drone to Ukraine that was donated by the Turkish manufacturer after a private crowdfunding campaign among ordinary Lithuanians who raised nearly 6 million euros ($6.1 million) for the purpose within days.
Far from Ukraine, Sri Lanka is the epicenter of a global crisis
Sri Lanka’s problems are, in many aspects, unique to its situation and self-inflicted. Yet the astonishing collapse of the country is also inextricably linked to a wider, interlocking series of global phenomena.washingtonpost.com
The latest on the House Jan. 6 committee investigation
Tomorrow is the date the House committee investigating January 6 has asked former Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone to sit for an interview. CBS News chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa joins "Red and Blue" to discuss the latest on the committee's probe.news.yahoo.com
German chancellor says many thought the world moved past countries trying to conquer their neighbors but that 'agreement is now canceled by Putin'
Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Putin is like past imperialists who thought "if you are mighty enough, you can just take territory of your neighbors."news.yahoo.com
Today in History for July 3rd
Highlights of this day in history: Union forces win the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War; George Washington takes charge of the Continental Army; Algeria gains independence; Actor Tom Cruise is born; Singer Jim Morrison dies. (July 3)news.yahoo.com
Russia claims Kyiv has to accept Putins conditions
IRYNA BALACHUK - SUNDAY, 3 JULY 2022, 14:50 Dmitrii Peskov, press-secretary for the President of Russia, claims that Ukraine has to understand Russia's conditions and resume talks. Source: Russian Kremlin-aligned media "RIA Novosti", TASS information agency Quote: "Kyiv has to understand Russia's coditions, agree with them, resume talks and sign a document.news.yahoo.com
Russian soldiers capture own commander to prevent him from escaping combat zone – Ukrainian Intelligence
A Russian commander who tried to escape the battlefield was captured by his own soldiers and forced to stay with his men, according to an intercepted phone call released by Ukraine’s Chief Intelligence Directorate.news.yahoo.com
Former defense secretary James Mattis rips Putin's 'pathetic' military performance in Ukraine: 'We're watching Russia wither before our eyes'
James Mattis condemned "the immoral, the tactically incompetent, operationally stupid and strategically foolish effort" of Russia's war with Ukraine.news.yahoo.com
The AP Interview: Spanish PM says NATO summit to show unity
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says the NATO summit in Madrid this week aims to showcase the Western allies' united front in defense of democratic values in the face of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, while providing a platform to increase the bloc’s deterrence capabilities.
Oil industry says Granholm meeting sends 'positive signal'
Groups representing the oil industry and refiners say a meeting with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm was productive and should send a signal to markets that the United States is committed to long-term investments in the oil and refining industry.
China hosts BRICS meeting amid rising economic concerns
Chinese President Xi Jinping is hosting a virtual summit with the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa collectively known as the “BRICS," amid rising concerns over the global economic outlook and a growing political divide between Beijing and New Delhi.
Jacksonville’s sister city organization defends connection to Russian city amid criticism from Ukrainian president
The head of the Jacksonville Sister Cities Association told News4JAX Tuesday that even though the partnership between the cities of Jacksonville, Florida and Murmansk, Russia has been ‘dormant’ since 2017, the preservation of their ‘sister city’ should be upheld.
Estonia opposition party opts to start coalition talks
A small conservative opposition party whose support is seen crucial in attempts to form a majority government In Estonia following the break-up of the governing center-right coalition earlier this month said on Saturday that it will start power-sharing talks with two other parties.
World Bank dims outlook for global economy amid Russia war
The World Bank has sharply downgraded its outlook for the global economy, pointing to Russia’s war against Ukraine, the prospect of widespread food shortages and concerns about the potential return of “stagflation” — a toxic mix of high inflation and sluggish growth unseen for more than four decades.