ingenuity and improvisation – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. LVIV, Ukraine — Russia’s missile barrages on Ukraine are having much less impact than Vladimir Putin might have wanted, thanks to Ukrainian improvisation and ingenuity. The Russian military targeted Ukraine’s power grid last week, firing an estimated billion-euros worth of missiles at the country’s energy infrastructure … Read more

Twitter must play by our rules – POLITICO

Europe has its own message for Elon Musk that it hopes will sink in: He’s about to face some of the world’s toughest online moderation rules and Brussels isn’t going to back down. Musk, who made headlines by bringing a sink to Twitter HQ as he took over the major social media platform, has European … Read more

44 glorious days of Liz Truss – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — Westminster is in turmoil, the U.K. economy is floundering, and Tory MPs are about to pick their fifth prime minister in just over six years. But in a sign of total normality in this fully-functioning Western democracy, Brits have instead spent much of the past week … Read more

Moscow rushes to repair Crimean bridge after fiery explosion – POLITICO

Russia is rushing to repair the bridge connecting occupied Crimea to Russia after a major blast on Saturday, in an attempt to downplay the attack. Suburban train lines are scheduled to start running again on the Kerch Bridge as of 7 p.m. local time, according to a message from the Russian Transport Ministry posted on … Read more

Global crypto markets face tougher rules under G20 plan – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Crypto’s Wild West era may be coming to an end. According to the Financial Stability Board (FSB), a global financial standard-setter, most of the cryptocurrency market should be subject to the same tough rulebook that governs traditional finance. The FSB, which was born in the wake of the … Read more

Putin is at war with all of Europe, Spain’s Pedro Sánchez says – POLITICO

NEW YORK — Russia is at war not only with Ukraine, but with the whole EU — and it’s losing, according to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. Russian President Vladimir Putin is “using energy as a war tool” because he is threatened by the EU’s values, Sánchez told POLITICO in New York, where more than 150 … Read more