Putin instructed energy giant Gazprom to switch to ruble payments, Kremlin spokesperson says

US President Joe Biden attends a press conference after the special NATO summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on March 24. (Michael Kappeler/picture alliance/Getty Images) US President Joe Biden said on Thursday that NATO would respond if Russia used chemical weapons in Ukraine, and has previously warned that Moscow would “pay a severe price” … Read more

Biden visits Poland as region struggles with refugees

President Joe Biden is traveling to Poland on Friday for a briefing on the humanitarian crisis sparked by the month-old war in Ukraine and to meet with Ukrainian refugees displaced by the conflict. More than 2 million Ukrainians have fled to Poland since the start of Russia’s invasion of their country, and Biden will meet … Read more

EU targets Big Tech with sweeping new antitrust rules

Executive Vice President of the European Commission for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age Margrethe Vestager. Thierry Monasse | Getty ImagesNews | Getty Images The European Union agreed on landmark new antitrust regulations that could reshape the business models of US technology giants Meta, Apple, Amazon and Google dramatically. The rules are expected to … Read more

USMNT draws Mexico – How social media reacted to the CONCACAF World Cup qualifier at Estadio Azteca

The US men’s national team went to Mexico on Thursday to begin the crucial final window of 2022 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, and coach Gregg Berhalter promised they’d be aggressive. Unfortunately for Berhalter (and fans), that approach didn’t result in any goals for the US — and likewise for Mexico, The Tri could not find … Read more

Orsk landing ship: Ukrainians claim to have destroyed large Russian warship in Berdyansk

The port, which had recently been occupied by Russian forces with several Russian warships in dock, was rocked by a series of heavy explosions soon after dawn. Social media videos showed fires raging at the dockside, with a series of secondary explosions reverberating across the city. The Armed Forces of Ukraine said they had “destroyed … Read more

North Korea confirms test of its largest intercontinental ballistic missile yet | North Korea

North Korea has confirmed that it tested a new, powerful type of intercontinental ballistic missile, marking an end to a self-imposed moratorium on long-range testing in place since 2017 and drawing international condemnation. State media said on Friday that leader Kim Jong-un had directly guided the test of the Hwasong-17 – a “new type” of … Read more

Biden says he would be ‘fortunate’ if Trump ran against him again

The remarks are especially notable coming during an emergency overseas trip with Western allies, many of whom fear a return to the America First — and largely anti-NATO — politics of Trump at a time of heightened anxiety about European security. Between meetings with world leaders in Brussels to coordinate the global response to Russia’s … Read more

U.S. to welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainians fleeing war amid broader aid effort

A woman holds a child as people fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine queue at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine March 21, 2022. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US pledges $1 billion in aid Russian invasion triggers massive refugee crisis Several million Ukrainians have fled their homeland BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON, … Read more

Ketanji Brown Jackson hearing: 5 takeaways from Wednesday

Though there were plenty of lines of contentious questioning from Republicans on Tuesday, some GOP committee members took an even more aggressive approach on Wednesday, repeatedly interrupting Jackson, dismissing her attempts to answer their questions and squabbling with Democrats about whether they were being fair to the nominate. “To see what this highly qualified, remarkable … Read more