Bank of England warns of ‘apocalyptic’ global food shortage

The series of shocks to inflation are so severe that a Cabinet minister criticized the Bank over the weekend for failing in its “one job – to keep inflation at around 2pc”. Another cabinet minister told The Telegraph that Government figures are “now questioning its independence”. Mr Bailey hit back that the Bank’s independence and … Read more

More than 260 Ukraine troops evacuated from Mariupol plant: Kyiv | Russia-Ukraine war News

Ukrainian defense official says missions are underway to evacuate remaining soldiers from besieged steel works. More than 260 Ukrainian soldiers have been evacuated from a steel plant in Mariupol, the country’s deputy defense minister said, after a weeks-long standoff with Russian forces in the besieged southern port city. Anna Malyar said in the early hours … Read more

Yellen meets with war refugees in Poland, urgent food crisis plan | Russia-Ukraine war News

The war in Ukraine’s interruption to wheat, barley, sunflower oil and other staples has already raised high global food prices. United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday met with Ukrainian refugees and stressed the need to confront Russian brutality as she visited Poland ahead of a meeting of finance ministers for the Group of … Read more

EXPLAINER: Next steps for Finland, Sweden on NATO membership

BRUSSELS — Finland and Sweden have signaled their intention to join NATO over Russia’s war in Ukraine and things will move fast once they formally apply for membership in the world’s biggest security alliance. Russian President Vladimir Putin has already made clear that there would be consequences if the two Nordic countries join. So it’s … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 82 | Russia-Ukraine war News

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 82nd day, we take a look at the main developments. Here are the key events so far on Monday, May 16. Get the latest updates here. fighting Russian forces are targeting civilian and military sites in multiple towns in the Donetsk region including Dovhenke, Ruski Tyshki, Ternova and Petrivka, … Read more

Russian war effort runs into diplomatic, military hurdles

KYIV, Ukraine — With its military bogged down in a grinding conflict in eastern Ukraine, Russia also lost diplomatic ground over the weekend as two more European nations moved closer to joining NATO. Finland announced Sunday that it was seeking to join the alliance, saying Russia’s invasion of Ukraine nearly three months ago had changed … Read more

Russia-Ukraine live news: NATO chief says Ukraine can win the war | Russia-Ukraine war News

blinking-dotlive updateslive updates, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Russia’s war in Ukraine is not going as Moscow had planned as Russia pummels positions in the east of Ukraine. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Russia’s war in Ukraine is not going as Moscow had planned and calls for more military support. Russia pummels positions in the … Read more

NATO sees Russia’s war faltering, mulls expanding alliance

A senior NATO official says Russia’s military advance in Ukraine appears to be faltering and has expressed hope that Kyiv can win the war ByAssociated Press May 15, 2022, 7:25 AM • 2min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — A senior NATO official says Russia’s military advance in Ukraine appears to … Read more

Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision amid Russia’s invasion | MusicNews

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins the Eurovision Song Contest in a clear show of popular support for the war-ravaged nation that went beyond music Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest in Italy on Sunday, riding a wave of popular support for the war-ravaged nation amid Russia’s invasion. The winning song, “Stefania”, sung in … Read more

How Putin’s disastrous war exposed the folly of Macron’s EU army

Russia has inflicted huge damage on Ukraine, and terrible cruelties on its people, and continues to do so. However, a war that was supposed to lead to the capture of Kyiv within days has now lasted nearly three months. There is no indication that Russia is winning, or can win – and this is thanks … Read more