Report: Russia, US discuss first nuke talks since Ukraine crisis

Russian and US state flags fly near a factory in Vsevolozhsk, Leningrad Region, Russia March 27, 2019. (ANTON VAGANOV / REUTERS) MOSCOW – Russia and the United States are discussing holding talks on strategic nuclear weapons for the first time since Moscow started its special military operation in Ukraine, Russian newspaper Kommersant said on Tuesday, […]

EU to provide €500m for Western Balkans to tackle energy crisis

North Macedonia's Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski (right) shakes hand with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen after they delivered a press conference in Skopje, on Oct 26, 2022. (ROBERT ATANASOVSKI / AFP) SKOPJE – The European Union (EU) will provide 500 million euros ($504 million) in grants for the Western Balkan countries […]

Report: Trump administration impeded federal response to COVID-19

Medical workers treat patients in the COVID-19 ward at the US Department of Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare system campus and medical center in West Roxbury, Massachusetts on Jan 11, 2022. (JOSEPH PREZIOSO / AFP) WASHINGTON – A US congressional panel released a new report on Monday detailing efforts by the Trump administration to politicize federal […]

Guterres: UN Secretariat doesn’t take money from oil, gas industry

In this Aug 1, 2022 photo, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres makes remarks before the 2022 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference in the United Nations General Assembly. (YUKI IWAMURA / AP) UNITED NATIONS – The UN secretary-general said on Wednesday that the secretariat of the global body does not take money from the oil and […]