Senate votes to pass $40 billion Ukraine aid package

CNN — The Senate voted Thursday to pass a roughly $40 billion bill to send aid to Ukraine as the country fights back against Russia’s brutal and unprovoked attacks. The measure passed the House earlier this month and will now go to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. The final tally in the … Read more

Failure to open ports in Ukraine a “declaration of war” on global food security, says WFP chief

A farmer wears a bulletproof vest during crop sowing which takes place 30 km from the front line in the Zaporizhzhia Region, southeastern Ukraine, on April 8. (Dmytro Smoliyenko/Ukrinform/Future Publishing/Getty Images) A failure to open closed ports in Ukraine to ship grains out will bring millions of people to the brink of starvation, said the … Read more

Former Russian colonel contradicts earlier statements criticizing Russia’s military operations in Ukraine

Retired Russian colonel Mikhail Khodarenok speaks on Russian state TV on Wednesday. (Rossiya One) Retired Russian colonel Mikhail Khodarenok said any talk about Ukraine being able to counterattack is a “big exaggeration,” just a day after he criticized Russia’s military operations in Ukraine saying the situation for Russia could “get worse.” Speaking to a Russian … Read more

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to increase infant formula supply

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden took steps on Wednesday to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States, invoking the Defense Production Act to help manufacturers obtain the ingredients needed to ramp up supply, the White House said. Biden also directed US agencies to use Defense Department commercial aircraft to … Read more

‘I mean Ukraine’: Former U.S. president George Bush calls Iraq invasion ‘unjustified’

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – Former US President George W. Bush mistakenly described the invasion of Iraq as “brutal” and “unjustified” before correcting himself to say he meant to refer to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Bush made the comments in a speech during an event in Dallas on Wednesday, while he was criticizing Russia’s political … Read more

More Ukraine fighters surrender in Mariupol, Russia says

Ukrainian soldiers, many wounded, taken to Russian-held towns US reopens Kyiv embassy Ukraine says saboteurs targeted Russian armored train KYIV/MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 19 (Reuters) – Moscow said nearly 700 more Ukrainian fighters had surrendered in Russian-held Mariupol as it shored up a key gain in the south, while the United States became the latest Western … Read more

It’s nighttime in Kyiv. Here is the latest on Russia’s war in Ukraine

Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist, left, and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin stand during an enhanced honor cordon ceremony upon his arrival at the Pentagon today in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP) If Sweden joins NATO, the country will make the alliance “better at defending ourselves,” US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said during opening remarks ahead … Read more

PGA Championship 2022 first round live scores, leaderboard, tee times, latest news, stream, Bryson DeChambeau out

Bryson DeChambeau, the 2020 US Open champion, has withdrawn from the PGA Championship due to a left hand injury. The 28-year-old American, known for his long driving, underwent surgery for a broken bone at the base of his left hand after missing the cut at last month’s Masters. DeChambeau played a practice round, testing his … Read more

Finland, Sweden apply to join NATO, face Turkish objections

Application submitted at NATO headquarters Move seen redrawing geopolitical map of Europe Non-aligned for decades, Ukraine war caused policy upheaval Countries seeking to resolve Turkish objections to NATO bids BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) – Finland and Sweden formally applied to join the NATO alliance on Wednesday at allied headquarters, a decision spurred by Russia’s invasion … Read more

Fears for Mariupol defenders after surrender to Russia

Service members of Ukrainian forces who have surrendered after weeks holed up at Azovstal steel works are seen inside a bus, which arrived under escort of the pro-Russian military at a detention facility in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict in the settlement of Olenivka in the Donetsk Region, Ukraine May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register … Read more