EU Agrees To Block Most But Not All Russian Oil

European Union leaders say they will block most Russian oil imports by the end of 2022 to punish Moscow for invading Ukraine. But the EU embargo will only affect oil that arrives by sea following opposition from Hungary.

US Mediating Talks Between Egyptians, Saudis and Israelis

The Biden administration has been quietly mediating among Saudi Arabia, Israel and Egypt on negotiations that, if successful, could be a first step on the road to the normalization of relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel.

NATO To Discuss Finland, Sweden Membership

Foreign ministers from NATO are gathering in Berlin as Finland and Sweden move closer to joining the Western military alliance despite warnings from Moscow amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Hungary To Pay In Rubles For Russian Gas

Hungary’s controversial prime minister said Wednesday that Hungary agreed to pay roubles for Russian natural gas and that he’d invited Russia’s leader for ceasefire talks in Budapest.

Relief Convoys In Ukraine Hampered By Attacks

Emergency relief and evacuation convoys for the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol remained in doubt Friday following reports of Russian interference. At the same time, Russian officials accused Ukraine of flying helicopter gunships across the border between the two countries and striking an oil depot inside Russia.

‘Historic’: Israel, UAE conclude free trade agreement

Economy and Industry Minister Maj.-Gen. (Ret.) Orna Barbivay and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Trade Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi announced the conclusion of negotiations on a comprehensive bilateral free trade agreement.

Fighting Overshadows Hopes For Peace In Ukraine

Moscow plays down hopes of a breakthrough following peace talks between Russian and Ukrainian delegates in Istanbul, Turkey. Fighting has continued in several areas as the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its 5th week.

Worthy Christian News