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Biden’s Offer to Talk to Putin Is a Trial Balloon to End War in Ukraine

Biden’s Offer to Talk to Putin Is a Trial Balloon to End War in Ukraine

President Joe Biden has floated a trial balloon to President Vladimir Putin to determine whether Russia, after months of battlefield losses and stalled gains, is ready to end its invasion of Ukraine.  Biden has avoided talking to Putin since the Russian leader sent his armed forces into Ukraine l

Kremlin: Putin is Open to Talks on Ukraine

Kremlin: Putin is Open to Talks on Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin is open to talks on a possible settlement to the conflict in Ukraine and believes in a diplomatic solution, the Kremlin said on Friday after Joe Biden suggested he was prepared to speak to the Russian leader.

Macron, Biden Agree on Establishing European Defense

US President Joe Biden announced his readiness to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the condition that Putin is ready to end the aggression on Ukraine. The President stressed that the only way to end the war was Russia's withdrawal from Ukraine, ruling out that Russia would be able to

UN Launches Record $51.5 Bn Emergency Funding Appeal

UN Launches Record $51.5 Bn Emergency Funding Appeal

The UN and partners have appealed for record funds for aid next year, as the Ukraine war and other conflicts and climate emergencies push more people into crisis, and some towards famine. The United Nations' annual Global Humanitarian Overview estimated that 339 million people in 68 countries wil

Russia Should Use Advanced Weapons in Ukraine, Shoigu Says

Russia Should Use Advanced Weapons in Ukraine, Shoigu Says

Russia's defense minister said on Wednesday that the armed forces should use new advanced weapons systems in the conflict in Ukraine.  "It is necessary to continue the modernization and creation of promising systems with their subsequent use during the special military operation," Sergei Shoigu s

Blinken Says Putin’s Attacks on Ukraine Energy Grid Will Not Divide Kyiv’s Allies

Blinken Says Putin’s Attacks on Ukraine Energy Grid Will Not Divide Kyiv’s Allies

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that Vladimir Putin had focused his "fire and ire" on Ukraine's civilian population and warned that Russia's recent strategy of targeting vital infrastructure would fail to divide Ukraine's supporters.  "Heat, water, electricity...these are P

Israel’s Ben-Gvir Squabbles with Military Chief about Ethics

Israel’s Ben-Gvir Squabbles with Military Chief about Ethics

An Israeli far-right politician set to take a key security post in Benjamin Netanyahu's emerging government traded barbs on Wednesday with the military chief over the jailing of a soldier who had taunted leftist activists in the occupied West Bank.

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