With Turkey’s economy in crisis, Erdoğan struggles abroad – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article ISTANBUL — Restaurants have invested in easy-to-clean menus so they can update their prices daily. Taxi drivers are asking passengers to increase their fares to cope with rising fuel prices. A cappuccino that cost 20 lira earlier this year now costs 30 lira. “It’s ridiculous,” said Osman, who … Read more

Russian forces leave Snake Island and continue the assault eastward

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia on Thursday withdrew its forces from a strategically placed island in the Black Sea where they faced relentless Ukrainian attacks, but maintained efforts to encircle the last bastion of Ukrainian resistance in the eastern province of Luhansk. The Russian Defense Ministry said it had withdrawn its forces from Zmiyinyy (Serpent) … Read more

As NATO summit ends, Canada promises more military aid to Ukraine – National

Canada is preparing to supply Ukraine’s armed forces with more than three dozen new armored personnel and new drone cameras, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at the end of the NATO leaders’ summit in Madrid on Thursday. In addition, Canada will host two new NATO research centres, one that will focus on the new security … Read more

Leigh Sales’ emotional farewell in final 7:30 program

Leigh Sales bid viewers a moving farewell as she signed off on her final program as 7.30am host. Leigh Sales presented her final program as host of ABC’s 7.30am show on Thursday night before stepping away to spend more time with her family. Sales barely held back tears as she signed for the final time. … Read more

Leigh Sales’ emotional farewell in final 7:30 program

Leigh Sales bid viewers a moving farewell as she signed off on her final program as 7.30am host. Leigh Sales performed her final program as host of ABC’s 7:30 show on Thursday night before stepping away to spend more time with her family. Sales barely held back tears as she signed for the final time. … Read more

F1 2022: Bernie Ecclestone, interview with Vladimir Putin on Good Morning Britain

Formula 1 kingpin Bernie Ecclestone has come under fire during a TV appearance at a castaway breakfast where he discussed his ‘friend’ Vladimir Putin. Formula 1 godfather Bernie Ecclestone has come under fire for claiming he would ‘take a bullet’ for Vladimir Putin – while calling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a ‘comical’. The veteran former … Read more

UK to provide additional $1.2 billion in military support to Ukraine

Britain will provide an additional £1 billion ($1.2 billion) in military support to Ukraine, the British government said on Wednesday (June 29) as NATO branded Russia the biggest “direct threat”. “for Western security. The funding will be used to boost Ukraine’s defense capabilities, including air defense systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, new electronic warfare equipment and … Read more

‘We cannot interrupt our lives’: Ukrainians begin to rebuild

YAHIDNE, Ukraine (AP) — On the outskirts of a Ukrainian village stand the remains of a small school that was partially destroyed in the first weeks of the Russian invasion. Surrounded by tall pine trees, the school’s shattered windows offer glimpses of abandoned classrooms that are unlikely to see students again anytime soon. This is … Read more

Families of Ukrainian prisoners of war await news – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Ukraine’s intelligence services said on Wednesday that 144 Ukrainian officers and soldiers had been returned from Russian captivity in exchange for Russian prisoners – the largest exchange since the Kremlin invasion on February 24. This number includes 95 soldiers who had defended the Azovstal steelworks in the southern … Read more

Chinese media slam Anthony Albanese as ‘ignorant’, say Australian PM is ‘misled by NATO’

Chinese media took aim at Anthony Albanese, saying the Australian prime minister was “misled by NATO” and that hopes for improved relations were “diminishing day by day”. China lashed out at Anthony Albanese in a pointed column, saying Australia’s new prime minister was “ignorant”, “misinformed” and misled by NATO on geopolitical issues. In an opinion … Read more