The annual spring decree calling up around 150,000 conscripts to the Russian military signed by President Vladimir Putin was published in Moscow on Sunday in line with longstanding practice. The conscripts are called up every year on April 1 to serve for 12 months. A similar call-up occurs in the autumn. The Defence Ministry earlier…

President Joe Biden and his administration went all Thursday to play down a troubling new economic report that added to the evidence of a recession, trying to focus instead on major legislative progress on measures to tame inflation, reduce debt, and preserve America’s competitive edge. The desire to accentuate the […]

Richer countries failed to keep a $100 billion-a-year pledge to developing nations to help them achieve their climate goals, according to an analysis by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD. $83.3 billion in climate financing was given to poorer countries in 2020, a 4% increase from the […]