Uganda is struggling to contain its second-deadliest Ebola outbreak

Uganda is struggling to contain its second-deadliest Ebola outbreak

Uganda is struggling to contain an Ebola outbreak that has already infected at least 156 people and killed 74, including in the capital Kampala. The outbreak, first detected on September 20 in a small farming town in central Uganda, is caused by a relatively rare strain of the virus for which there are no proven … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelensky sets conditions for ‘real’ peace talks with Russia

Ukraine’s Zelensky sets conditions for ‘real’ peace talks with Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was open to “genuine peace talks” with Russia after pressure from Western backers to signal readiness for talks amid concerns about the mounting costs of the eight-month war. Mr. Zelensky said Ukrainian conditions for talks included returning Ukrainian control over its territories, compensating Kiev for Moscow’s invasion and prosecuting … Read more

To keep helping Ukraine, the EU appears to be locking in financial aid

To keep helping Ukraine, the EU appears to be locking in financial aid

BERLIN – Amid U.S. pressure to increase aid to Ukraine, the European Union is seeking to lock in $18 billion in financial aid to Kiev next year in a way that would give Brussels greater power to ensure the money is delivered. With US economic and military aid to Ukraine far exceeding Europe’s since the … Read more

North Korea refuses to send weapons to Russia

North Korea refuses to send weapons to Russia

SEOUL – North Korea denied supplying Russia with artillery shells, days after the Biden administration alleged that Pyongyang was seeking secret ways to supply weapons to Moscow’s war with Ukraine. The United States suspects North Korea of ​​sending a significant number of artillery shells to Russia through countries in the Middle East and North Africa, … Read more

The West sees little else but to continue supporting Ukraine

The West sees little else but to continue supporting Ukraine

Washington and its allies see little prospect of a negotiated end to the war in Ukraine soon, given the high stakes for Moscow and Kiev and the fact that both sides believe they can win, Western diplomats say. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization and its members say they are determined to keep providing economic and … Read more

North Korea fires ballistic missiles off its west coast

North Korea fires ballistic missiles off its west coast

SEOUL – North Korea fired four short-range ballistic missiles off its west coast on Saturday as the United States and South Korea wrapped up joint air drills that were extended in response to Pyongyang’s provocations. The missiles were fired between 11:32 a.m. and 11:59 a.m. local time from North Pyongan province, located in the country’s … Read more

The Bank of England raises the main interest rate by 0.75 points

The Bank of England raises the main interest rate by 0.75 points

LONDON – The Bank of England raised its key interest rate by 0.75 percentage points on Thursday, the biggest increase since 1989, as it battles a surge in inflation from rising energy prices, even as the British economy slips into an expected recession. The central bank raised its benchmark lending rate for the eighth straight … Read more

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu edges closer to election victory

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu edges closer to election victory

TEL AVIV— Benjamin Netanyahu edged closer to victory in Israel’s election, which would mark a major comeback for the country’s longest-serving prime minister after more than a year out of power. With over 93% of the vote counted on Thursday morning, Mr Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party maintained its 32-seat lead and his right-wing religious and … Read more

Canada orders Chinese companies to divest from miners after safety review

Canada orders Chinese companies to divest from miners after safety review

Canada on Wednesday ordered three Chinese companies to divest their shares from domestic companies involved in the extraction of critical minerals, citing national security concerns. The move marks the latest move by Canada and other developed world economies to protect their critical mineral assets. Demand for minerals such as cobalt, lithium and nickel is increasing … Read more

North Korea fires 3 missiles, including one that sets off an alert in Japan

North Korea fires 3 missiles, including one that sets off an alert in Japan

SEOUL – North Korea fired one long-range and two short-range ballistic missiles on Thursday, including one that triggered emergency warnings for Japanese citizens in northern prefectures to seek shelter, officials in Seoul and Tokyo said. A long-range ballistic missile was fired from the Sunan area on the outskirts of Pyongyang at around 7:40 a.m. local … Read more