Who is the UK’s new prime minister?

Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer speaks ahead of the U.K.’s general election on July 4, 2024.  Anthony Devlin | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — After 14 years of tumultuous Conservative rule, Britain’s Labour Party is expected to shake up the country’s politics with a return to power this year. The left-of-center … Read more

Hezbollah leader warns Israel of war with ‘no red lines,’ threatens Cyprus

The leader of Hezbollah has vowed a fight with “no rules and with no red lines” if full-our war erupts between the Lebanese militant group and Israel, warning neighboring Cyprus against getting mired in the conflict. Lebanon and Israel have regularly traded cross-border fire since the start of the Jewish state’s war against Palestinian militant … Read more

what do Kim Jong Un and Putin get from each other?

People sit near a television showing a news broadcast with footage of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (R) greeting Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) at the Pyongyang Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, at a railway station in Seoul on June 19, 2024.  Anthony Wallace | Afp | Getty Images Even a long wait for … Read more

Putin visits North Korea’s Kim Jong Un for the first time in 24 years

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un during their meeting at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Amur region on September 13, 2023.  Vladimir Smirnov | Afp | Getty Images As Russian President Vladimir Putin visits North Korea for the first time in 24 years on Tuesday, Western officials will … Read more

U.S. sends senior adviser amid surging Israel-Lebanon tensions

Smoke and flame rise after Hezbollah carried out a missile attack on Safed city, northern Israel on June 12, 2024. Anadolu | Anadolu | Getty Images A senior U.S. adviser will travel to Israel in a bid to cool rising tensions at the Lebanon border, where recent rains of missiles have reignited the risk of … Read more

A battle of anti-western hardliners

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei leads funeral prayer for the late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other officials who died in a helicopter crash at the Tehran University campus in Tehran, Iran on May 22, 2024.  Iranian Leader Press Office | Anadolu | Getty Images Iran is holding snap elections on … Read more

He was ‘meandering,’ ‘doesn’t know what he’s talking about’

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump failed to impress everyone in a room full of top CEOs Thursday at the Business Roundtable’s quarterly meeting, multiple attendees told CNBC. “Trump doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” said one CEO who was in the room, according to a person who heard the executive speaking. The CEO also said Trump did not … Read more

Russia’s Putin outlines conditions for peace talks with Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his meeting with scientists while visiting the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research on June 13, 2024 in Dubna, Russia. Contributor | Getty Images News | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday set out the requirements for Moscow to start peace talks with Ukraine, more than two years … Read more

Ukraine’s peace summit lacks clout as Russia, China stay away

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy attends a military honour ceremony on June 7, 2024 in Paris, France.  Marc Piasecki | Getty Images News | Getty Images Ukraine’s leadership has been talking about this weekend’s peace summit in Switzerland for months, desperately trying to drum up international enthusiasm for — and investment in — Kyiv’s peace plan. … Read more

G7 taps Moscow’s frozen assets in support of Ukraine

A simple principle underpins a contentious Thursday decision by the U.S. and key allies to tap profits from Russian sovereign assets in support of Ukraine: Moscow must make reparations. “Russia has to pay,” European Council President Charles Michel told CNBC’s Steve Sedgwick, after the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) major democracies agreed in … Read more