World Bank to offer $30 bln as Ukraine war threatens food security

World Bank to offer  bln as Ukraine war threatens food security

The United States Department of the Treasury is seen in Washington, D.C., U.S., August 30, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BONN, May 18 (Reuters) – The World Bank said on Wednesday it will make $30 billion available to help stem a food security crisis threatened by Russia’s war … Read more

Senate confirms Bridget Brink as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. It was unanimous.

Senate confirms Bridget Brink as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. It was unanimous.

Washington — The Senate confirmed Bridget Brink late Wednesday as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, filling the post as officials plan to return American diplomats to Kyiv during the nation’s continuing battle against the Russian invasion. The veteran foreign service officer, who’s spent most of her career in the shadow of the former Soviet Union, was nominated … Read more

Biden visits Japan, South Korea carrying warning to China

Biden visits Japan, South Korea carrying warning to China

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attends a virtual meeting with the U.S. President Joe Biden at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan January 21, 2022, in this photo released by Japan’s Cabinet Public Relations Office via Kyodo. Japan’s Cabinet Public Relations Office via Kyodo/via REUTERS Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited … Read more

U.S. warns North Korea could greet Biden with nuclear, missile tests

U.S. warns North Korea could greet Biden with nuclear, missile tests

WASHINGTON/SEOUL, May 18 (Reuters) – U.S intelligence shows there could be a North Korean nuclear test, or a long-range missile test, or both, before, during or after President Joe Biden’s trip to South Korea and Japan starting this week, the U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan, said on Wednesday. The White House said Biden would … Read more

The incredible shrinking Global Britain – POLITICO

The incredible shrinking Global Britain – POLITICO

LONDON — For nearly 150 years, the United Kingdom’s embassy to Japan occupied a prime piece of Tokyo real estate across the river from the Imperial Palace. The compound weathered a host of tragedies, including a break in diplomatic relations during World War II — and a 1923 earthquake. What it didn’t survive — at … Read more