Petro and Colombia’s Rule of Law

Petro and Colombia’s Rule of Law

Former M-19 rebel Gustavo Petro won Colombia’s runoff presidential election Sunday with 50.5% of the vote. His opponent, businessman Rodolfo Hern├índez, received 47.3%. The rest of the votes were either left intentionally blank or annulled by electoral authorities. With nearly half of all voters declining to endorse Mr. Petro, there is no mandate for radical … Read more

US, Europe unity over Ukraine starting to crack amid Russia onslaught

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visits the positions of Ukrainian troops located in the Bakhmut city and Lysychansk districts, Ukraine on June 05, 2022. Ukrainian Presidency | Handout | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images LONDON – There are increasing signs that Western unity over the war in Ukraine could be starting to crack as the … Read more

Biden unhappy with officials saying US wants Ukraine to win

President Biden was reportedly unhappy with his secretaries of defense and state earlier this year after they publicly stated the US wanted Ukraine to defeat Russia in its brutal invasion that had begun months ago. Biden expressed his disapproval in a conference call with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin following … Read more

Putin is ‘another Hitler in the making,’ says Egyptian billionaire Sawiris

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris did not mince words when expressing his thoughts on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his country’s invasion of Ukraine. Asked by CNBC’s Hadley Gamble if he expected civil unrest in Egypt due to food shortages triggered by the war, Sawiris, the chairman and CEO of Orascom Investment Holding, said he did … Read more

Putin is ‘another Hitler in the making,’ says Egyptian billionaire Sawiris

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris did not mince words when expressing his thoughts on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his country’s invasion of Ukraine. Asked by CNBC’s Hadley Gamble if he expected civil unrest in Egypt due to food shortages triggered by the war, Sawiris, the chairman and CEO of Orascom Investment Holding, said he did … Read more

UK prompts EU backlash over plans to rip up Northern Ireland protocol

The UK government has pushed ahead with plans to unilaterally override parts of the Northern Ireland protocol it agreed with the EU in 2019. Liam Mcburney – Pa Images | Pa Images | Getty Images LONDON – The UK government has pushed ahead with controversial plans to unilaterally override post-Brexit trade rules, ratcheting up the … Read more

Biden juggles principles, pragmatism in stance on autocrats

WASHINGTON (AP) – As a candidate for president, Joe Biden was not shy about calling out dictators and authoritarian leaders as he anchored his foreign policy in the idea that the world is in a battle between democracy and autocracy. But Biden’s governing approach as president has been far less black and white as he … Read more

Russia and Ukraine battle over underwater mines in the Black Sea

Turkish Navy’s Aydin class mine hunting vessel TCG Akcay sails in the Bosphorus on its way to the Black Sea in Istanbul, Turkey March 26, 2022. Yoruk Isik | Reuters The world is facing a global food crisis as a result of the war in Ukraine, with soaring prices being felt around the world as … Read more

Why Ukraine membership of the European Union is not easy

Ukraine has requested to become a member of the EU, but the process is likely to take some time and it is unclear if there is a broad support to accept several new nations in the bloc. Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images The European Union could be about to throw its support behind Ukraine … Read more

US official vows ‘forceful response’ if N. Korea tests nuke

SEOUL, South Korea – US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Tuesday warned of a forceful response if North Korea carries out its first nuclear test explosion in nearly five years as she traveled to Seoul to meet with South Korean and Japanese allies and discuss the escalating standoff. US and South Korean officials … Read more