5 things to know for June 20: travel chaos, COVID-19, Ukraine, January 6, Colombia

Here’s what you need to know Get up to speed and go about your day. (You can deliver “5 things you need to know today” to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) 1. Travel clutter A combination of severe weather, staff shortages and infrastructure challenges has left major airlines struggling to keep up with the … Read more

From coronavirus to war: Will travel become more expensive? | Travel

The epidemic is not over yet, there is a war in Europe and inflation is rising. In such difficult times, many people yearn for a vacation. However, going on vacation is not as easy as it used to be. The pandemic of more than two years has left its mark on many people, raising existential … Read more

Putin warns of strikes on missile supplies amid Kyiv bombings

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that Moscow would hit new targets if the West supplied Ukraine with long-range missiles, after several explosions rocked the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. Russian news agencies quoted Putin as saying that if Kyiv was provided with such missiles, “we will draw the appropriate conclusions and use our weapons … … Read more

Rock Kyiv explosions as the battle of Sievierodonetsk rages

Kyiv, Ukraine – Explosions rocked the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Sunday as a regional governor said Ukrainian forces were resisting Russian forces in the strategic city of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine. President Volodymyr Zelensky said the battle for the eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk was raging street by street, as explosions rocked the capital … Read more

Russia and Ukraine news live: powerful explosions rock Kyiv | war news between russia and ukraine

At least one person reported being injured in powerful explosions that rocked Kyiv after weeks of calm. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the main church in the Svyatohersk Lavra, one of the country’s holiest Orthodox Christian sites, had been burned down following a Russian attack. He says street fighting continues in the city of Severodonetsk, … Read more

Rising food costs rattle Middle Eastern economies and raise risks of unrest

Local government officials and a Ukrainian soldier inspect a grain depot earlier bombed by Russian forces on May 6, 2022 near the front lines in Kherson Oblast in Novovorontsovka, Ukraine. John Moore | Getty Images A new report by Standard & Poor’s global ratings shows that rising food and energy prices are echoing in the … Read more

Russian rock icon blasts Putin’s Ukraine war supporters

When Vladimir Putin gave a Paul McCartney concert on Red Square nearly two decades ago this month, Andrei Makarvich starred alongside the Russian president as the former Beatles performed on “Back In The USSR.” Five years later, Makarevich – one of Russia’s most famous rock stars – gave a concert in Red Square in support … Read more

Tech companies lost $17 billion in the first quarter as equity investments hurt

An Amazon electric delivery truck from Rivian takes to the street with the Hollywood sign in the background. Amazon The 2022 tech sell-off has accelerated in the past two weeks, as first-quarter earnings reports highlight challenges such as inflation, supply chain shortages and the war in Ukraine. For some tech leaders, the swoon in the … Read more

Multiple explosions rock western and southern Ukraine as Mariupol resists

Authorities in Ukraine’s western and southern regions of Lviv and Dnipropetrovsk reported early Monday morning several explosions apparently caused by missile attacks as Russia’s invasion of the country continued. District Governor Maxim Kozytsky said six people were killed and 11 wounded in Lviv, as missiles hit military installations and a tire service point. For his … Read more

Explosions rock Ukraine as bodies line the streets of Mariupol

Kyiv / Lev, Ukraine – Authorities reported several explosions in western and southern Ukraine on Monday as Russian forces declared almost complete control of the strategic southern port city of Mariupol after nearly two months of bloody fighting. After failing to overcome the Ukrainian resistance in the north, the Russian army refocused its ground offensive … Read more