Who is Brazil’s socialist, ex-con candidate for president?

Who is Brazil’s socialist, ex-con candidate for president?

BRASILIA, Brazil — Despite Brazil’s pollsters largely predicting a first-round victory for former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro fared much better than expected, forcing his leftist opponent into a runoff election at the end of the month. Yet, for many international observers, it may seem curious that Lula is even … Read more

Ukrainian nuclear power plant director released from Russian detention, UN says

Ukrainian nuclear power plant director released from Russian detention, UN says

The head of Ukraine’s beleaguered Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant was released from detention on Monday, three days after he was blindfolded while leaving work and taken away by Russian forces.  International Atomic Energy Agency Director Rafael Grossi said that he’s received confirmation that Ihor Murashov was returned safely to his family.  Murashov’s detainment came on … Read more

Putin Allies Ramzan Kadyrov and Evgeniy Prigozhin Mock Vladimir Putin’s War Failures in Ukraine

Putin Allies Ramzan Kadyrov and Evgeniy Prigozhin Mock Vladimir Putin’s War Failures in Ukraine

Cracks are emerging among Vladimir Putin’s cronies over the Russian president’s military leadership and whether to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine. As Ukrainian forces pummeled the city of Lyman over the weekend, Ramzan Kadyrov, a longtime Putin ally and leader of Chechnya, lashed out at Putin’s approach there, criticizing Russian troops’ withdrawal and the Russian … Read more

What you need to know about North Korea’s missile test over Japan

What you need to know about North Korea’s missile test over Japan

Seoul, South Korea CNN  —  North Korea fired a ballistic missile without warning over Japan on Tuesday for the first time in five years, a highly provocative and reckless act that marks a significant escalation in its weapons testing program. The missile traveled over northern Japan early in the morning, and is believed to have … Read more

Ecuador prison clash leaves at least 15 dead, 20 injured

Ecuador prison clash leaves at least 15 dead, 20 injured

QUITO, Ecuador — A clash between inmates armed with guns and knives inside the Latacunga prison in central Ecuador on Monday left at least 15 people dead and 20 injured, authorities said. Officials attributed the fighting to national and international drug trafficking groups which have turned the Andean nation’s prisons into the scene of repeated … Read more

India’s words are anti-war, but New Delhi’s actions are propping up Putin’s regime

India’s words are anti-war, but New Delhi’s actions are propping up Putin’s regime

CNN  —  When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Vladimir Putin “today’s era is not of war” last month, the West welcomed his comments as a sign the world’s largest democracy was finally coming off the fence about Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. French President Emmanuel Macron praised Modi and the White House lauded what … Read more

Chechnya’s leader to send teenage sons to fight in Ukraine | Russia-Ukraine war News

Chechnya’s leader to send teenage sons to fight in Ukraine | Russia-Ukraine war News

Putin’s ally criticised a top Russian general for ‘mediocrity’ and said his sons aged 14, 15, and 16 will go to war. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov – a close ally of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin – said he will send his three teenage sons to the front line to fight in the war in Ukraine … Read more

Officials: US to send Ukraine more advanced rocket systems

Officials: US to send Ukraine more advanced rocket systems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will soon deliver to Ukraine four more of the advanced rocket systems credited with helping the country’s military gain momentum in its war with Russia. The High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, known as HIMARS, will be part of a new $625 million package of aid expected to be announced on … Read more

‘Worse damage than the financial crisis in 2008.’ Wealthy countries could trigger a global recession, UN says

‘Worse damage than the financial crisis in 2008.’ Wealthy countries could trigger a global recession, UN says

Governments around the world are determined to bring down inflation whatever the cost, but a growing chorus of voices is pointing out that aggressive monetary policies could have some serious and long-lasting consequences on the world economy. Central banks in the U.S., Europe, and the U.K. have pursued relentless monetary tightening policies this year to … Read more