Putin ‘to recognize’ independence of breakaway territories in Ukraine

Putin ‘to recognize’ independence of breakaway territories in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized two breakaway territories in eastern Ukraine as independent on Monday in a dramatic escalation of the crisis that Western leaders … Read more

Transparency watchdog boss: Conflict of interest reports ‘serious’ for Munich Security Conference

Transparency watchdog boss: Conflict of interest reports ‘serious’ for Munich Security Conference

BERLIN — Indications that outgoing Munich Security Conference Chairman Wolfgang Ischinger used the conference to further his personal business interests “are serious” and the forum … Read more

Defiant Zelenskyy promises Ukraine will defend itself 'with or without' allies

Defiant Zelenskyy promises Ukraine will defend itself 'with or without' allies

MUNICH — With his country under threat of imminent attack by Russia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy received a standing ovation at the annual Munich Security … Read more

Von der Leyen: Europe's winter will be fine without Russian gas

Von der Leyen: Europe's winter will be fine without Russian gas

Europe can survive this winter despite Russian energy giant Gazprom “deliberately” reducing gas supplies, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Saturday. “Even in … Read more

Western leaders implore Putin to step back from 'real' risk of war

Western leaders implore Putin to step back from 'real' risk of war

Press play to listen to this article Western leaders on Saturday appealed to Vladimir Putin to not give up on diplomacy amid warnings that the … Read more

Iran nuclear talks crash Munich Security Conference

Iran nuclear talks crash Munich Security Conference

VIENNA — The Munich Security Conference, the exclusive annual gathering of powerful decision-makers, can add one more event to its agenda this weekend: the Iran … Read more