From food to inflation, the Russian-Ukrainian war has a global impact

From food to inflation, the Russian-Ukrainian war has a global impact

People attend the ‘March of Mothers’ as part of the international ‘Stand with Ukraine’ protest, in Krakow, Poland, April 10, 2022. Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images When Russia invaded Ukraine, no one knew how long the ensuing conflict would last, or how deep the shockwaves would be sent through Europe or the rest of … Read more

Russia-Ukraine Live News: UN chief warns of global food crisis | Russia–Ukraine War

Russia-Ukraine Live News: UN chief warns of global food crisis |  Russia–Ukraine War

blinking dotLive updateslive updates, Antonio Guterres says he is “hopeful” talks resume Ukrainian grain, Russian fertilizer exports can avoid shortages. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned of a “global food shortage” in the coming months, but says the talks can avert a crisis. Washington reopens its embassy in kyiv after abandoning the diplomatic post shortly … Read more

Russia excluded, Ukraine wins the political contest

Russia excluded, Ukraine wins the political contest

Italy will host the final of the 66th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday evening with a country notably absent: Russia was excluded from the competition in February following its invasion of Ukraine. Despite contest organizers’ insistence that the contest is an apolitical event, the conflict in Europe looks set to dominate the public vote. Bets … Read more

How Russia’s War in Ukraine Could Amplify Food Insecurity in the Mideast

How Russia's War in Ukraine Could Amplify Food Insecurity in the Mideast

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has jeopardized food supplies across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), a region where many countries rely heavily on imports, especially staples such as wheat. Food insecurity was already a major challenge in the region as a result of climate change, water stress, and the COVID-19 pandemic. How bad is … Read more

The Soft-Power Politics That Exploded Into War

The Soft-Power Politics That Exploded Into War

Mykola Riabchuk is a Ukrainian author and political analyst who has written extensively about questions of Ukrainian national identity. Riabchuk, who is based in Paris, spoke with me earlier this week about the Russian invasion of his country, and his frustrations with some of the ways the war has been covered in the Western media. … Read more

What Russia’s advance in east Ukraine means for food security | Russia-Ukraine war News

What Russia's advance in east Ukraine means for food security |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Cutting Ukraine off from its most fertile land and main export hub will have long-term repercussions on global food exports, analysts say. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sent food commodity prices soaring in March to the highest levels ever recorded, bringing to the forefront the global implications of its military offensive on the former breadbasket … Read more

Vilnius film festival’s boycott of Russian cinema sparks debate | Russia-Ukraine war News

Vilnius film festival's boycott of Russian cinema sparks debate |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Vilnius, Lithuania – Running from March 24 to April 3, the Vilnius International Film Festival is one of the first European events to act on the petition published by the Ukrainian Film Academy to boycott Russian cinema. Algirdas Ramaska, Vilnius film festival’s chief executive officer, told Al Jazeera that the festival has removed all five … Read more

US unveils latest sanctions targeting Russia

US unveils latest sanctions targeting Russia

Washington CNN — The United States on Wednesday unveiled its latest round of sanctions going after Russia over its war on Ukraine, this time targeting a key commercial bank and “a global network of more than 40 individuals and entities led by US-designated Russian oligarch Konstantin Malofeyev.” In a news release, the US Treasury Department … Read more