NATO set to increase its high-readiness forces

Stoltenberg has said NATO’s updated Strategic Concept will likely refer to Russia as the “most significant and direct threat” to security. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday said the military alliance is poised to increase the number of its high-readiness forces to well over 300,000 as part … Read more

Baltic nations push for change at NATO summit

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has said he plans to bring up a stand-off with Russia at this week’s NATO summit. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Everything changed when Russia invaded Ukraine and NATO’s defense strategy must now account for the new security environment on Europe’s eastern flank. That’s the coordinated message from … Read more

Isolated Putin says trade with China and India is increasing

Russian President Vladimir Putin is here seen at during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping weeks before the launch of the unprovoked Russian attack on Ukraine. During the meeting, both countries signed a “no-limits pact” Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images In a transparent attempt to end his international isolation after the … Read more

Energy and these 2 other sectors led the S&P 500. Now they’ve tanked. Here’s why that could be good for the stock market.

An unwind of the stock market’s best performing sectors had to happen eventually. And that may be just what this bear market ordered, according to Jonathan Krinsky, chief market technician at BTIG. Since June 8, energy, utilities and materials have been the S&P 500’s SPX, +0.22% worst-performing sectors, dropping 20%, 12% and 14% respectively, he … Read more

Summary of weapons U.S. has given to Ukraine

A Soldier conducts registration and calibration for the M777A2 howitzer weapon system in Syria, Sept. 30, 2021. US Army Spc. Isaiah Scott | US Army WASHINGTON — From heavy artillery to tactical drones to armored vehicles, the US has committed $5.6 billion in military aid to Ukraine since Russia invaded in late February. The latest … Read more

Japan to boost its defense capability amid Ukraine war, China aggression

The Ukraine war and increasing Chinese aggression in the region have raised the stakes for Japan as a close neighbor to Taiwan. Taiwanese rescue workers here take part in an exercise simulating a missile attack by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in Chiayi, Taiwan, on Thursday. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Japan is looking … Read more

Dogecoin investor sues Elon Musk, Tesla, SpaceX for $258 billion, claiming ‘pyramid scheme’

A dogecoin investor is suing Elon Musk and two of his companies, Tesla Inc. and SpaceX, for $258 billion, accusing them of operating a “pyramid scheme” to inflate the price of the cryptocurrency. The lawsuit, filed Thursday by Keith Johnson in Manhattan federal court, accuses Musk and his companies of committing fraud, as well as … Read more

Biden to send another $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine

Ukrainian servicemen taking part in the armed conflict with Russia-backed separatists in Donetsk region of the country attend the handover ceremony of military heavy weapons and equipment in kyiv on November 15, 2018. Sergey Supinsky | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced another $1 billion in weapons for Ukraine on Wednesday, … Read more

Fighting in Severodonetsk; Zelenskyy asks for weapons

Heavy fighting between Ukrainian and Russian troops is taking place in the strategically important Donbas city of Severodonetsk. Aris Messini | Afp | Getty Images Intense fighting is ongoing in the streets of a critical eastern Ukrainian city now at the heart of Moscow’s invasion, as Kyiv implored the West to deliver more weapons to … Read more

Russia has failed in first 100 days of war, says ex-U.S. official

A destroyed Russian tank about 25 miles west of Kyiv. Russia failed in achieving its key tactical objectives in the first 100 days of the Ukraine war, according to a former US diplomat. (Photo by Sergei Chuzavkov/SOPA Images/Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Russia has failed to achieve its strategic goals in the first … Read more