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The Loophole in Biden’s Sanctions That Allows Russia to Prosper

Foreign Policy - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 22:28
How to punish Putin without devastating Europe’s economy remains a challenge.

How Russia’s Future with NATO Will Impact the Arctic

Foreign Policy - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 22:27
Three critical ways the crisis in Ukraine will determine the region’s future

Ro Khanna: Ukraine Will Be Russia’s Afghanistan

Foreign Policy - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 22:19
“Concerned about providing lethal aid before the war started,” the Democratic congressman is now more “open” to helping Ukraine.

Sri Lanka: UN rights chief welcomes reform but concerns remain

UN News Centre - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 22:15
Sri Lanka has taken steps towards legal, institutional and security sector reforms, but more action is still needed, according to a report issued on Friday by the UN human rights office, OHCHR, which examines developments over the past year. 

‘Hot conflict’ pushes 12 million Syrians into food insecurity 

UN News Centre - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 20:50
As the Syrian war has driven poverty and hunger to levels higher than at any previous point, UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen told the Security Council on Friday that he would continue to focus on engaging the parties to bring an end to the protracted conflict. 

Biden Halts Russian Arms Control Talks Amid Ukraine Invasion

Foreign Policy - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 19:47
Officials said the talks had become an arena for Russia to complain about NATO.

General Assembly holds debate to boost momentum for universal COVID-19 vaccination

UN News Centre - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 19:38
The President of the UN General Assembly appealed on Friday for greater global solidarity to vaccinate the entire world against COVID-19.  

Historical Ukrainian Jewish Town Hit by Russian Missiles

Foreign Policy - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 19:22
As Russian President Vladimir Putin claims “denazification,” Ukrainians compare him to Adolf Hitler.

Biden Hasn’t Taken His Eyes off the Ball in Asia

Foreign Policy - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 18:30
The new U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy shows the White House is keeping its focus on the region even as it grapples with Russian aggression in Ukraine.

An Afghan in Ukraine

Foreign Policy - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 18:29
She fled Kabul for safety in Kyiv. Now the 23-year-old is facing war again.

Without climate action, extreme weather will trigger global humanitarian needs

UN News Centre - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 18:24
The impact of extreme weather on Madagascar is an example of the “runaway humanitarian needs” the world will face, unless it takes action to tackle the climate crisis, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.

Biden Struggles to Get Some Allies to Support Condemnation of Russia at the U.N.

Foreign Policy - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 17:38
India and the UAE remain on the fence, worried about relations with Moscow.

Ukrainians Who Worked at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv Plead for Help

Foreign Policy - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 17:27
In a letter to the State Department, staff voice fears they will be abandoned amid the Russian onslaught.

Terrified families seek shelter underground in Ukraine capital

UN News Centre - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 16:29
Amid reported deadly missile attacks from Russia’s so-called “special military operation” in Ukraine, including the capital Kiev and other cities, terrified families have been forced to seek shelter underground, the UN said on Friday, adding that at least 100,000 people have likely been displaced by the violence. 

Russian, Ukrainian Presidents Propose Talks in Minsk

Foreign Policy - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 16:09
But early indicators suggest Moscow seeks full surrender of Ukrainian government.

How the War in Ukraine Could Empower Maduro

Foreign Policy - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 14:00
Skyrocketing oil prices give Venezuela’s embattled leader less incentive to pursue sanctions relief.

Kyiv Readies For Russian Assault

Foreign Policy - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 12:07
President Zelensky has criticized the Western response as insufficient and has vowed to stay in Ukraine.

Women building a sustainable future: the Kenyan engineer fighting for equality

UN News Centre - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 06:15
Norah Magero, a Mechanical Engineer and Renewable Energy Expert from Kenya, is helping communities adapt to the changing climate, in the face of gender discrimination.

Ukraine’s Washington Envoy Becomes Wartime Ambassador Overnight

Foreign Policy - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 00:51
Kyiv’s ambassador pleads for the United States and Europe to do more to help the fight.

Is There a Risk of a NATO vs. Russia War?

Foreign Policy - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 00:13
Putin’s invasion of Ukraine marks a tectonic shift in world politics and increases the danger of superpower confrontation and the militarization of Europe.