Global markets fall after protests erupt in China over Covid lockdowns

Hong Kong CNN Business — Global markets fell on Monday after widespread protests in China against the country’s stringent Covid-19 restrictions roiled investor sentiment. European markets opened broadly lower, tracking the performance of Asian shares. The FTSE 100 (UKX) dropped 0.7%, the CAC 40 (CAC40) fell 0.6%, and the DAX (DAX) was down 0.5%. Earlier, … Read more

G20 leaders’ declaration condemns Russia’s war ‘in strongest terms’

Bali, Indonesia CNN — Russia’s international isolation grew Wednesday, as world leaders issued a joint declaration condemning its war in Ukraine that has killed thousands of people and crippled the global economy. The Group of 20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, concluded Wednesday with a leaders’ statement that “deplores in the strongest terms the aggression by … Read more

G20 Summit: Biden says allies working in ‘total unanimity’ after Russian-made missile falls on Poland, killing 2

CNN — US President Joe Biden emerged from an emergency meeting with top allies during his final day at the G20 in Indonesia promising to “figure out exactly what happened” after a Russian-made missile fell inside the borders of a NATO ally. “We agreed to support Poland’s investigations into the explosion in rural Poland near … Read more

Biden to meet China’s Xi Jinping at G20 amid strained relations | Joe Biden News

United States President Joe Biden will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) summit next week, the White House has announced, in what will be the first in-person talks between the two leaders since Biden took office in early 2021. In a statement on Thursday, the White House … Read more

Biden to meet China’s Xi Jinping at G20 amid strained relations | Joe Biden News

United States President Joe Biden will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) summit next week, the White House has announced, in what will be the first in-person talks between the two leaders since Biden took office in early 2021. In a statement on Thursday, the White House … Read more

Biden aims to assert American leadership abroad at the UN climate summit and G20

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt CNN — It’s a story President Joe Biden tells at nearly every opportunity: last year, meeting his new counterparts at his first international summit, he proudly informed them, “America is back.” “For how long?” one of them asked. As Biden departs this week for a weeklong around-the-world trip, the question still … Read more

What does Russia quitting the grain deal mean for global hunger?

CNN — Russia’s decision to pull out of an agreement that guaranteed safe passage for ships carrying vital grain exports from Ukraine has sparked “grave concerns” over global food supply at a time when the world is already facing a growing hunger crisis. Global humanitarian organizations, the European Union, NATO and the United Nations have … Read more

Western sanctions are hurting Russia’s ability to replenish military supplies, intelligence analysis shows

CNN — Western sanctions have sharply curtailed Russia’s ability to replenish the munitions it is using in Ukraine, according to a new analysis from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, forcing Moscow to task its intelligence services with finding ways to evade restrictions and procure the critical technology and parts to sustain its … Read more

US imposing ‘swift and severe costs’ on Russia following Putin’s Ukraine annexation

CNN — The US is imposing what it describes as “swift and severe costs” on Russia, including sanctions on a figure the Biden administration says is key to Russia’s economy, after President Vladimir Putin announced the annexation of regions of Ukraine following what the West casts as ” sham referenda.” Putin signed documents on Friday … Read more

Colombia-Venezuela border reopening raises hopes, new questions | Border Disputes News

Bogota, Colombia – Residents on both sides of the Colombia-Venezuela border turned out en masse this week to welcome the reopening of the Simon Bolivar International Bridge. Two commercial trucks – covered in the two nations’ respective flags, along with phrases of friendship and balloons – rumbled across the key border point, as vendors stood … Read more