NATO bolsters eastern flank as fears mount over Ukraine crisis

NATO said Monday it was sending jets and ships to bolster its eastern European flank, as the US and EU looked to coordinate a tough response to Russia if it invades Ukraine.  The US-led NATO alliance said its members were placing troops “on standby” and sending ships and jets to bolster eastern Europe’s defences in … Read more

Thousands protest COVID measures in Washington, Brussels and Barcelona

Thousands of demonstrators from across the United States descended on Washington DC to decry COVID-19 mandates on Sunday. Many participants, mostly maskless, shouted that the government is intervening in individual health issues after the capital adopted masks and vaccine mandates. “People shouldn’t be forced to do these things. We should have a choice,” said protester … Read more

Australian Open live: Rafael Nadal’s thrilling 28-minute tiebreak

Rafael Nadal has secured the opening set of his match against France’s Adrian Mannarino in thrilling scenes on Rod Laver Arena. Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev are in action at the Australian Open today before Ash Barty steps on court again later tonight. The Aussie faces young gun Amanda Anisimova on Rod Laver Arena while … Read more

Macron’s fair trade ‘crusade’ faces enemies within

French President Emmanuel Macron will have to fight familiar enemies — both outside and within the EU — as Paris vows a “crusade” to make Europe’s trade policy fairer for farmers and greener for the entire world. One of the central pillars of France’s presidency of the Council of the European Union over the next … Read more